Pump Operator

Petroleum Pump Operators work with pumps and machinery in petroleum refining. If you enjoy problem solving, technical work, and science, this could be the career for you!

What You'll Do

As a Pump Operator, you’ll:

  • Operate or control petroleum-refining or petroleum-processing units
  • Test oil storage tanks
  • Regulate oil flow in pipelines


  • Operating Tools and Equipment
  • Problem Solving
  • Research and Exploration


Want to be a Pump Operator?

Explore the education and training opportunities currently available through Louisiana’s 13 community and technical college campuses across the state.

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Total Working Population

High School Diploma

No High School Diploma

High School + Post Secondary Credential

Louisiana Calling

9331 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70810

1-844-LA-CALLS (1-844-522-2557)