Pump Station Operator

Petrol Pump System Operator

The tasks a Pump Station Operator is expected to perform include:

Operating electric, diesel, gas, or automated pumping equipment to pump and route petroleum products through pipelines at main-line or terminal stations according to instructions and destination

Turning valves and starting engines to pump oil through station

Reading flow and pressure meters, and turning valves to vary pumping rate and line pressure

Directing flow of oil to storage tanks according to grade, using hand wheel

Directing flow of oil through station and along pipeline, according to destination

Switching oil to alternative pipelines to prevent contamination between grades

Inspecting pumping equipment to detect malfunctioning and leaks

Lubricating machinery, repairing and adjusting pumps and equipment, using hand tools

Recording pressure, temperature and flow rates and maintaining records and receipts

Competent in handling and operating pumps and machinery

Well-versed with maintaining records and receipts

Basic reading and writing skills

Proficient in repairing pumping equipment

Well-versed with the safety procedures for petrol pumps

Knowledge of pumping natural gas or natural gas liquid products

Knowledge of gauging and testing oil

Knowledge of using radiotelephone equipment

Alert and attentive

Sharp observation skills

Basic reading and writing

Ability to follow instructions


Physically fit

It requires one to be on their feet

Need not 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, asthma, nausea, uneasiness, etc.

Health risks include exposure to petrol products, repetitive tasks, long working shifts, air pollution, etc.

For freshers - INR 180 to INR 300 per day

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 300 to INR 450 per day

(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

Petrol pumps stations across India

Towns and cities across India