The average hourly pay for an A-Operator is $18.66.
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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-…Read more
- 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.
- Notifies supervisory personnel of production and maintenance issues that require corrective action.
- Enters production data in computer of handwritten logs and reports.
- Monitors and interprets meters, gauges, pumps, compressors, instrument readings and charts.
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Popular Skills for A-Operator
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in Machine Operation, Equipment Maintenance and Systems Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for A-Operator
An early career A-Operator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.39 based on 33 salaries. A mid-career A-Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.30 based on 23 salaries. An experienced A-Operator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.06 based on 21 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $28.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with A-Operator in their job title in Odessa, Texas earn an average of 84.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Baytown, Texas (41.3% more) and Vancouver, Washington (5.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Columbus, Ohio (31.9% less), San Antonio, Texas (22.3% less) and Memphis, Tennessee (6.2% less).
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