Petroleum Refinery Operator

Oil Refinery Operator

Refining Machine Machinist

The tasks a Refining Machine Operator (Oils and Fats) is expected to perform include:

Tending machine to refine crude oils such as, groundnut, peanut, soya bean, etc., for preservation or for making hydrogenated oil

Turning valve to pump oil and caustic solution from storage tanks into machine tanks as specified

Starting machine to separate caustic from oil by centrifugal force

Setting thermostat, observes gauges and regulating valves to maintain prescribed temperature in wash and dryer tanks

Turning valves to pump mixtures to wash and dryer tanks to remove by-products with water and impurities with heat

Turning valve to pump refined oil to storage tanks or for further processing

Cleaning vessels, using water and steam

Knowledge of testing samples of crude and refined oil

Ability to use hydrometer and refractometer

Well-versed with maintaining prescribed temperature in wash and dryer tanks

Knowledge of analyzing oil samples

Competent in operating heaters, furnaces, compressors, exchangers, reactors, quenchers, stabilizers, fractionators, rechargers, absorbers, strippers, debutanizers, stills, and towers, etc.

Will be updated

Ability to follow instructions

Physically fit

Good hand-eye co-ordination

Attention to detail

Problem-solving skills

Motor skills

Ability to focus for long hours

It requires one to be on their toes

Need to handle a team of workers

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

Chemical & petrochemical companies 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
This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL) and Hearing Impaired (HH)

The job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards may include injuries, burns, mental and physical stress, breathing problems, uneasiness, etc.

Health risks include possible injuries due to exposure to toxic material or fumes, working in congested and cramped spaces, continuous exposure to chemicals, contaminated work spaces, etc.

For freshers - INR 19,000 to INR 20,000 per month

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 46,000 to INR 47,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Industry Outlook of Chemicals and Petrochemicals Sector

Indian chemical industry generates around 70,000 commercial goods ranging from plastic to toiletries and pesticides to beauty products. It is regarded as the oldest domestic sector in India and in terms of volume, it gives a sense of pride to India by featuring as the 12th largest producers of chemicals. With an approximate cost of US$ 28 billion, it amounts to 12.5% of the entire industrial output of India and 16.2% of its entire exports. Under Chemical industries, some of the other rapidly emerging sectors are petrochemical, agrochemical, and pharmaceutical industries.

Indian chemical industry comprises both small and large scale units, and presently, there are about 70,000 chemical manufacturing units located in the country. The industrys current turnover is about USD 30.8 billion which is 14 per cent of the total manufacturing output of the country.

Indian chemical industry is expected to register a growth of 8-9% in the next decade and is expected to double its share in global chemical industry to 5-6% by 2021.

Even though this industry is capital and technology intensive, the sector is a major avenue for large scale employment. The downstream plastic processing is the largest employer with over 3.53 million people deriving their livelihood from this sector. As the industry grows, so will the job opportunities for Refining Machine Operator (Oils and Fats).

Chemical and petrochemical companies across India

Cities and towns across India