|Hourly Rate||$12.07 - $28.73|
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XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).)
|$25,722 - $81,543|
Job Description for A-Operator
An A-Operator is vital to any oil-welling organization. The A-Operator must operate the production facility, whether it is on land or offshore. A primary responsibility for the A-Operator is to test, maintain and inspect equipment to ensure proper function. This includes both testing the systems and cleaning them on a regular basis. The A-Operator is in charge of the unit of operators at each station, so interpersonal skills are essential as A-Operators will lead and delegate tasks to the lower-level operators.Read More...
All A-Operates must have at least a competency level in treating and handling hazardous chemicals. One job requirement is being adept at coordinating logistics for the facility onsite. Another requirement is being organized, due to the high-risk nature of the chemicals and materials used. Additional job duties include filling out paperwork for both customers and government agencies. Some advanced computer knowledge is essential to this job.
At least two years of experience as an A-Operator at another well is required. Additional experience as a B-Operator or a C-Operator is not required but is helpful. Hydrogen sulfide gas or H2S training is essential to this job and required by law. Also required is PEC Core Compliance training. This must be updated yearly to comply with environmental regulations. Crane certification, specifically for hydraulic drilling, is also required but can be obtained during job training. Additional training in production safety system T-2 is required by the Department of the Interior to comply with all government and environmental regulations. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
- Enters production data in computer of handwritten logs and reports.
- Monitors and interprets meters, gauges, pumps, compressors, instrument readings and charts.
- Notifies supervisory personnel of production and maintenance issues that require corrective action.
- Under direct supervision, responsible for performing operations and maintenance duties on a platform production facility.
- Starts, operates, inspects and performs routine maintenance of facility equipment.
Common Career Paths for A-Operator
A-Operators who go on to become Production Supervisors may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Production Supervisors is $51K annually. The most common promotion for A-Operators is Heavy Equipment Operator, a position that typically pays $42K annually. Another standard transition for A-Operators seeking advancement is to assume a Production Operator role, where pay is often $36K.
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Pay by Experience Level for A-Operator
Pay by Experience for an A-Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level A-Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 69 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An A-Operator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 37 salaries. An experienced A-Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 29 salaries. An A-Operator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 8 salaries.
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