Gas controllers work with gas and oil companies to prevent major and unforeseen problems, as they are often tasked with adjusting the temperature, pressure, flow rate, etc. in gas chambers to maintain productivity. They often oversee the facility and record, review, and compile records of operation, as well as test results and gauge readings, and they may work for a single facility or move between plants in a region.
Gas controllers may be responsible for cleaning, maintaining, and repairing equipment used in gas and oil processes, or securing the right contractors for this work. Co-workers may include other controllers and maintenance crews depending on the tasks at hand, and solving problems may occasionally require collaboration with other professionals.
Some gas controllers also monitor the transport of gas and oil and ensure that safety guidelines are followed throughout the facility, as well as conduct or oversee regular safety checks. Safety guidelines should be taught and enforced for other employees and any operators working with gas and oil, and some controllers may operate machinery on their own or train other professionals to do so.