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Oxygen Plant Operator Salary
in Abilene, Texas

$48,289 (USD)

Average Salary

$23/hr

Average Hourly

$787

Average Bonus

Last updated: July 21, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Oxygen Plant Operator is $48,289 a year and $23 an hour in Abilene, Texas, United States. The average salary range for an Oxygen Plant Operator is between $35,420 and $59,049. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for an Oxygen Plant Operator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Abilene, Texas.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Controls fractionating columns, compressors, purifying towers, heat exchangers, and related equipment to extract nitrogen and oxygen from air for industrial and therapeutic use: turns valves in specified sequence to control flow of air through series of units that compress and liquefy it, remove carbon dioxide and impurities, and separate resulting product into nitrogen and oxygen.
  • Observes pressure, temperature, level, and flow gauges to ensure standard operation.
  • Tests oxygen for purity and moisture content at various stages of process, using burette and moisture meter.
  • Adjusts equipment according to test results and knowledge of process and equipment.
  • Opens valves to transfer liquid or gaseous oxygen through heat exchanger to cool air, to heat and vaporize liquid oxygen, and to store gaseous or liquid oxygen in storage tanks at specified temperature and pressure.
  • Turns valves to transfer compressed oxygen to storage cylinders.
  • Cleans and repairs equipment, such as replacing defective valves and removing carbon from valves, using handtools and airhose.
  • Records gauge readings and test results.
  • May open valves to convey hot nitrogen through alternate batteries of driers to remove moisture.
  • May clean and refill drier with activated alumina.
  • May operate equipment to extract, compress, and liquefy hydrogen from natural gas and be designated liquid-hydrogen-plant operator.
Oxygen Plant Operator Job Prevalence in Abilene, Texas, United States

Job family: Gas Plant Operators

Job family population: 14,890

Estimated population of Oxygen Plant Operator jobs: 2,912

Rate of error: 3.6%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$55,981
5 Year Change:
16 %

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Description: Abilene ( AB-i-leen) is a city in Taylor and Jones counties in Texas, United States. The population was 117,463 at the 2010 census, making it the 27th-most populous city in the state of Texas. It is the principal city of the Abilene Metropolitan Statistical Area, which had a 2017 estimated population of 170,219. It is the county seat of Taylor County. Dyess Air Force Base is located on the west side of the city. Abilene is located off Interstate 20, between exits 279 on its western edge and 292 on the east. Abilene is 150 miles (240 km) west of Fort Worth. The city is looped by I-20 to the north, US 83/84 on the west...

Oxygen Plant Operator Job Listings for Abilene, Texas

Cryogenic Service Technician - North/West Texas
Jun 11
Abilene, TX, USA
Airgas
Gases include (but are not limited to) oxygen, nitrogen, argon, helium, hydrogen, acetylene, carbon ... plant systems. * Perform preventative maintenance checks, on a regularly scheduled basis, of all ...

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Oxygen Plant Operator is $48,289 a year and $23 an hour in Abilene, Texas, United States. The average salary range for an Oxygen Plant Operator is between $35,420 and $59,049. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for an Oxygen Plant Operator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Abilene, Texas.

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Cryogenic Service Technician - North/West Texas
Jun 11
Abilene, TX, USA
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