Petroleum Blender

Ethyl Blender

Asphalt Blender

The tasks a Blender (Petroleum Refining) is expected to perform include:

Controlling equipment to blend straight run of natural gasoline with chemicals, tetra-ethyl leads, and light distillates of crude oil to produce commercial fuel, according to formula

Reading blending schedules specifying components and quantities to be blended

Turning, controlling, to open valves and starting pumps or directing pump man to transfer

gasoline to blending tanks

Completing the amount of addition or setting the weighing machine that automatically weighs quantities of additives in ratio to quantity of gasoline

Turning hand wheel to open valves to spray jets to admit and circulate specified quantities of gasoline, additives and chemicals in mixing tanks

Moving the controls of pumps, agitators and mixtures to blend mixture mechanically or with air agitation

Repeating the blending process

Regulating and manning the valves, sampling the mixtures for analysis and maintaining records

Proficient in handling control panel in petrochemical units

Competent in testing of various chemicals and analysis of the results

Proficient in handling petroleum chemicals, machine and equipment

Well-versed with testing products for chemical characteristics

Proficient in following safe practices at the plant

Ability to blend asphalt with petroleum products to improve their quality, viscosity, and performance be designated asphalt blender

Knowledge of testing products

Knowledge of operating the control panel utilizing electronic computer and controls to blend products in pipelines

Will be updated

Physically fit

Alert and attentive

Sharp observational skills

Basic analytical skills

Attention to detail

It requires one to be on their toes

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

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 listed as mildly hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act 1948 (section 87)

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

Health risks include exposure to strong chemicals, harmful levels of diesel particulate matter from operations of machinery & equipment, repetitive tasks, confined spaces, etc.

Will be updated

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% 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. As the industry grows, so will the job opportunities for Blender (Petroleum Refining).

Petroleum & natural gas refining plants across India

Petroleum & natural gas refining sites across India