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  • 1) Operates power-driven pumps that transfer liquids, semiliquids, gases, or powdered materials, performing any combination of following duties: Observes pressure gauges and flowmeters, and adjusts valves to regulate speed of pumps and control pressure and rate of flow of materials.

  • 2) Transfers materials to and from storage tanks, processing tanks, trucks, railroad cars, ships, canals, and mines.

  • 3) Pumps crude oil from wells.

  • 4) Maintains pumps and lines by replacing filters and gaskets, tightening connections, and adjusting pumps, using handtools.

  • 5) May transfer liquids by siphoning.

  • 6) May connect pipelines between pumps and containers or storage tanks being filled or emptied.

  • 7) May collect samples of materials for laboratory analysis.

  • 8) May determine density of liquids, using hydrometer.

  • 9) May record quantity of item pumped.

  • 10) May inventory contents of storage tank, using calibrated rod, or by reading mercury gauge and tank charts.

  • 11) Usually receives verbal or written orders from superior as to amount to be pumped and is not responsible for mixing or processing.

  • 12) May be designated according to material pumped or area of work as Acid Pumper; Glycol-Service Operator; Irrigating-Pump Operator; Tailings-Dam Pumper; Yard Pumper.




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DOT:   914.682-010

Job Number: 8080