Sample 1 - State of California

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Wellhead Pumpers
(SOC Code : 53-7073)
in California

Operate power pumps and auxiliary equipment to produce flow of oil or gas from wells in oil field.

Employers usually expect an employee in this occupation to be able to do the job after Moderate-term on-the-job training (1-12 months) .

Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20131st Qtr$30.04$26.23$31.17$34.87

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
Projections for this occupation in California are not available.

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Support Activities for Mining 24058.5%
Oil and Gas Extraction 34341.0%

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Monitor control panels during pumping operations to ensure that materials are being pumped at the correct pressure, density, rate, and concentration.
Operate engines and pumps to shut off wells according to production schedules, and to switch flow of oil into storage tanks.
Perform routine maintenance on vehicles and equipment.
Repair gas and oil meters and gauges.
Unload and assemble pipes and pumping equipment, using hand tools.
Attach pumps and hoses to wellheads.
Start compressor engines and divert oil from storage tanks into compressor units and auxiliary equipment to recover natural gas from oil.
Open valves to return compressed gas to bottoms of specified wells to repressurize them and force oil to surface.
Supervise oil pumpers and other workers engaged in producing oil from wells.
Drive trucks to transport high-pressure pumping equipment, and chemicals, fluids, or gases to be pumped into wells.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Support - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.
Relationships - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.

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