Treating-Plant Operator

Plant Operator

Refinery Operator

Minimum - Graduate in any field

Will be updated

The tasks a Treating-Plant Operator is expected to perform include:

Controlling continuous-treating or batch-treating equipment to process petroleum products to remove impurities and to improve colour, odour, and stability, according to specifications

Moving and setting levers, switches, dials, and hand-wheels to admit products and treating agents to processing units in specified ratio

Directing flow of products through treating stages, such as mixing, precipitating, and neutralising; and regulating temperatures, pressures, and circulation rates of treating equipment

Observing temperature gauges, pressure gauges, and flowmeters; records readings; and complying operating records

Patrolling unit to detect malfunctions and leaks

Opening bleeder valves to sample products and testing them for chemical characteristics, specific gravity, and colour, or sending sample to laboratory for analysis

Reprocessing products or pumping them to storage tanks, according to test results and laboratory recommendations

Opening valves to drain sludge from units.

Repairing and lubricating equipment

Treating products, using hydrogen-catalytic process

Knowledge of operating refinery equipment and controlling the operations of refining and processing units

Ability to monitor refinery process indicators, instruments, and related meters in order to detect and report any potential problems

Knowledge of setting controls through local and computer controlled systems, and observe gauges and instruments on equipment

Well-versed with reprocessing products

Knowledge of recording and monitoring temperature gauges, pressure gauges and flowmeters

Will be updated

Attention to detail

Mechanical aptitude

Good written and verbal communication skills

Good mathematical skills

Hand eye co-ordination

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 15,000 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.

Oil and petrochemical companies across India

Oil and petrochemical sites across India