Gas and Oil Plant Operators

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Gas and Oil Plant Operators

Gas and Oil Plant Operators - Preparation

To work as a gas and oil plant operator, you typically need to:

  • have a high school diploma or equivalent; and
  • complete long-term, on-the-job training.

Education after high school

No formal education beyond high school is required for this occupation.

On-the-job training

Larger companies have their own training programs. Smaller companies usually send new employees to training workshops. Many gas and oil plant operators learn their skills on the job from experienced workers. Professional organizations, businesses, universities, and community colleges all offer training workshops.

On-the-job training includes classroom and hands-on work experience. Your training may also include computer simulated plant operations.

After training, another worker supervises your work for a period of time. Training may last up to two years.

Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.