Supervisor, Petroleum Refining Activities

Foreman, Petroleum Refining Activities

The tasks a Supervisor & Foreman, Petroleum Refining & Related Activities is expected to perform include:

Supervising and guiding workers engaged in processing and refining petroleum and its by-products

Ensuring prescribed quality and standard of production

Guiding workers in operations, temperature control and upkeep of various plants and equipment used in petroleum refining and manufacture of its by-products

Ensuring prescribed quality standards of production of petrol, lubricants and other original and by-products

Arranging for materials, getting samples tested, and making necessary adjustments according to test results

Ensuring safety, upkeep and proper utilization and performance of men and material

Maintaining records and registers and submitting returns as prescribed

Competent in handling a large team of workers

Knowledge of petroleum products and by-products

Competent in petroleum refining processes and procedure

Knowledge about equipment used in petroleum refining process

Well-versed with the safety practices for plant and workers

Knowledge of testing samples while processing and operate plants if necessary

Alert and attentive

Sharp observation skills

Leadership and management skills

Good communication skills

Good interpersonal skills

Ability to think critically

It is a field job

Needs to handle a team

Local travelling is a part of this job

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours
Factories usually work for 6 days a week and 8/10 hours everyday. This may vary from factory to factory

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

The job is considered hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards may include blurred vision, headaches, slurred speech, convulsions, nose sores, ear infections, asthma, lung & throat infections, cardiac infections, skin rashes, digestive problems, etc.

Health risks include exposure to loud noise, petrol products, repetitive tasks, long working shifts, cramped and confined spaces, etc.

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 30,000 to INR 45,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of the Indian Oil & Petroleum Industry

India was the fourth largest consumer of crude oil and petroleum products in the world in 2013, after the United States, China and Japan. The petroleum industry (including oil and gas, and petrochemicals) encompasses and involves several processes globally including exploration, extraction, refining, transportation and marketing the petroleum products. Petroleum and hence petroleum products (fuel oil and gas, petrol and petrochemicals) are vital not just as directly consumable products, but also as raw materials for several other crucial industries, including pharmaceuticals, solvents, fertilizers, pesticides and plastics.

India projects an increase of the country?s refining capacity to 307.366 MMTPA by 2017 based on its current Five Year Plan (2012-17) to meet rising domestic demands and export markets.

In recent years, major discoveries in the Barmer basin in Rajasthan and the offshore Krishna-Godavari basin by smaller companies such as the Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation and Andhra Pradesh Gas Infrastructure Corporation hold some potential to diversify the country?s production.

Employment Opportunities in Indian Oil & Petroleum Industry

By 2015-16, India?s demand for gas is set to touch 124 MTPA against a domestic supply of 33 MTPA and higher imports of 47.2 MTPA, leaving a shortage of 44 MTPA, as per projections by the Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry of India. Moreover, Business Monitor International (BMI) predicts that India will account for 12.4 per cent of Asia-Pacific regional oil demand by 2015.

The industry employs approximately 3.5 million as skilled and semi-skilled labour. With the projected increase, this figure is expected to increase to 3.8 million in the 2012-2017 plan.

Petroleum refining and natural gas extraction companies in India

Crude oil extraction companies in India

Petroleum refining and natural gas extraction sites across India