Desulphurizer Operator

Gas Plant Operator (Petrol Refining)

Still Man Gas Plant

Minimum - Diploma in Instrumentation/Mechanical/ Chemical engineering

Will be updated

The tasks a Still Man Gas Plant is expected to perform include:

Tending operation of unit in which pressure distillate and non-condensable gases are treated to extract the gases which are used as fuel

Observing various temperature, pressure and flow gauges of the unit

Ensuring that the unit is functioning properly and recording readings

Adjusting valves to regulate height of liquid level in dephlegmator to obtain maximum separation of vapours from liquid and prevent vapours from flowing back into unit

Regulating flow of gases through the unit

Operating and controlling speed of pumps to regulate flow of liquids through the unit

Controlling temperature and pressure of the unit by setting automatic regulators at required points

Winding and changing charts on recording meters

Shutting down the unit and cleaning it with steam and water

Exercising caution to prevent explosion

Knowledge of interpreting temperature, pressure and flow gauges of the unit

Proficient in following safety procedures while working at the unit

Well-versed in ensuring correct functioning of the unit

Knowledge of shutting down unit and cleaning it with steam and water

Basic knowledge of oiling and greasing pumps

Attention to detail





It requires one to be on their feet

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not 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 mildly hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards may include back aches, infection, allergies, slips and falls, general fatigue, nausea, burns, tremors, nervousness, personality changes and vision and hearing problems, etc.

Health risks include exposure to loud noise, exposure to harmful levels of diesel particulate matter from operations of machinery, hazardous by products of oil and gas drilling and radioactive materials, electrical equipment, lifting, pushing, pulling, and repetitive tasks, confined spaces, etc.

For freshers - INR 10,000 to INR 12,000 per month

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 13,000 to INR 15,500 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

An 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.

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