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  • 1) Operates steam or internal combustion engines to transmit, compress, or recover gases, such as butane, nitrogen, hydrogen, and natural gas in various production processes: Moves controls and turns valves to start compressor engines, pumps, and auxiliary equipment.

  • 2) Monitors meters, gauges, and recording instrument charts to ensure specified temperature, pressure, and flow of gas through system.

  • 3) Observes operation of equipment to detect malfunctions.

  • 4) Records instrument readings and operational changes in operating log.

  • 5) May operate purification tanks to purify air or byproduct gases.

  • 6) May tend pumps to mix specified amounts of acids and caustics with water for use in purifying gases.

  • 7) May perform minor repairs on equipment, using handtools.

  • 8) May conduct chemical tests to determine sulfur or moisture content in gas.

  • 9) May be designated according to type of gas compressed or recovered as Butadiene-Compressor Operator; Butane-Compressor Operator; Ethylene-Compressor Operator.

  • 10) May operate equipment to control transmission of natural gas through pipelines and be designated Compressor-Station Engineer.




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Job Number: 4426