Wellhead Pumpers

OCCUPATION DESCRIPTION

Operate power pumps and auxiliary equipment to produce flow of oil or gas from wells in oil field.

SKILLS & REQUIRED SKILL LEVELS
Core Skill Levels Required:
  • Operation Monitoring: 3.88
  • Operation and Control: 3.88
  • Repairing: 3.75
  • Equipment Maintenance: 3.25
  • Monitoring: 3.25
Supplemental Skill Levels Required:
  • Troubleshooting: 3
  • Critical Thinking: 3
  • Speaking: 3
  • Judgment and Decision Making: 2.88
  • Complex Problem Solving: 2.88
  • Reading Comprehension: 2.88
  • Time Management: 2.75
  • Active Listening: 2.75
  • Quality Control Analysis: 2.5
  • Coordination: 2.38
  • Active Learning: 2.12
  • Equipment Selection: 2.12
  • Social Perceptiveness: 2.12
  • Writing: 2.12
  • Management of Personnel Resources: 2
  • Instructing: 2
  • Mathematics: 1.62
  • Learning Strategies: 1.38
  • Systems Analysis: 1.38
  • Systems Evaluation: 1.38
  • Service Orientation: 1.25
  • Persuasion: 1.25
  • Negotiation: 1
  • Management of Material Resources: 0.88
  • Technology Design: 0.5
  • Management of Financial Resources: 0.38
  • Operations Analysis: 0.38
  • Installation: 0.25
  • Programming: 0.25
  • Science: 0.12
CORE TASKS
  • Monitor pumps and flow lines for gas and fluid leaks.
  • Gauge oil and gas production.
  • Monitor control panels during pumping operations to ensure that materials are being pumped at the correct pressure, density, rate, and concentration.
  • Operate engines and pumps to shut off wells according to production schedules, and to switch flow of oil into storage tanks.
  • Perform routine maintenance on vehicles and equipment.
  • Repair gas and oil meters and gauges.
  • Start compressor engines and divert oil from storage tanks into compressor units and auxiliary equipment to recover natural gas from oil.

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