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  • 1) Operates steam- or electric-driven pumps to circulate crude, semiprocessed, and finished petroleum products, water, and chemical solutions through processing, storage, and shipping departments of refinery, according to work orders: Starts pumps in specified units, observes flowmeters and pressure meters, and turns valves and switches to change pumping rates, as directed by PUMPER.

  • 2) Turns handwheels to open or close tank and pipeline valves to direct flow of products to specified destinations.

  • 3) Observes operation of pumping equipment to detect malfunctioning and leakage.

  • 4) Lubricates cocks, valves, joints, and pumps, using oilcan and grease gun.

  • 5) Tightens bolts and screws to adjust and repair equipment, using handtools.

  • 6) Gauges contents of tank, using gauging tape.

  • 7) May record operating data, such as products and quantities pumped, stocks used, gauging results, and operating time.

  • 8) May remove sample from tank and test it for specific gravity and color.

  • 9) May repair and overhaul pumps.

  • 10) May communicate with PUMPER by radio or telephone to send and receive pumping and gauging information.

  • 11) May be designated according to specialty as Cooling-Tower Operator.




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Job Number: 9915