Gas Storage Attendant

Fuel Storage Attendant

Minimum 10th standard pass

Will be updated

The tasks a Gas Storage Attendant is expected to perform include:

Operating pumps and equipment to store gas

Maintaining constant pressure in gas storage tanks and compensating for withdrawal of gas by commercial users by observing pressure gauges on tanks

Pumping replacement quantities into tank as needed

Observing pressure gauges on storage tanks to determine need for increasing or decreasing pressure

Opening valves in gas-lines and permitting gas to flow into and out of pumps

Adjusting valves on gas or steam engines or throwing electric switch to control appropriate high or low pressure pumps for achieving desired pressure

Reading gas meters and recording amount of gas received and dispensed from holders

Adjusting and lubricating pumps and prime movers

Ability to process gas for utility companies or industrial plants

Knowledge of panel boards, control boards, and semi-automatic equipment

Well-versed with monitoring transportation and storage of flammable gases

Proficient in calculating gas ratios and changing charts in recording meters

Ability to refill propane tanks, check pressure gauges and restock supplies

Knowledge of adjusting governors to maintain desired pressure

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Mechanical knowledge

Physical stamina

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 every day. 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 breathlessness, suffocation, allergies, general fatigue, nausea, burns, respiratory problems, etc.

Health risks include risk of spill of fuel, exposure to gas cylinders and other fuel storage areas, release of flammable gases, exposure to extreme heat sources and lack of good mechanical ventilation systems, loud noise from heavy machinery, fire, explosion, leaks, 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 15,500 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% 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 Gas Storage Assistant.

Petroleum & natural gas refining plants across India

Petrochemical companies across India

Petroleum & natural gas refining sites across India

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Directorate General of Employment & Training (DGET)

National Power Training Institute,

Department of Technical Education and Industrial Training (IT Wing)