Producer Gas Plant Operator

Gas Plant Operator

The tasks a Producer Gas Plant Operator is expected to perform include:

Operating producer gas plants for the manufacture of gas

Burning coal for metallurgical or other purposes

Igniting coal and opening valves

Injecting steam and air on red hot coal by blower

Watching frequently quality of gas produced

Removing ash by operating mechanical ash plough

Operating gas release valves

Directing gas to gas main for distribution to sections concerned or to gas chamber

Recording readings of meters, thermo-coupled indicators and gauges to assess quality, quantity and pressure of gas

Ability to remove and replace valves

Knowledge of precise and repeated motions when working in a control room

Well-versed in reading charts, meters, and gauges to monitor electricity flow

Proficient in preparing and processing gas for utility companies

Knowledge of introducing gas into new furnace and inspect furnace glues



Good technical skill

Detail oriented

Manual dexterity


Mechanical knowledge

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 lacerations, amputation, serious or fatal crushing injury, burns, loss of hearing, back aches, infection, allergies, slips and falls, general fatigue, nausea, behavioural problems, etc.

Health risks include exposure to harmful emissions, fluids or gas under pressure, electricity, noise, radiation, friction, vibration, fire, explosion, moisture, dust, ice, hot or cold parts, etc.

For fresher?s - 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, and 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 and natural gas refining plants across India

Petrochemical companies across India

Petroleum and natural gas refining sites across India

Will be updated

Government Industrial Training Institute Ankleshwar Bharuch

Directorate of Employment & Training Labour & Employment Department

Vijaya Technical Training Institute