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Refinery Operator Polymerization Plant Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$81,896 (USD)

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Last updated: May 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Refinery Operator Polymerization Plant is $81,896 a year and $39 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Refinery Operator Polymerization Plant is between $58,320 and $101,227. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Assesses specifications and controls continuous operation of petroleum refining and processing units to produce products, such as gasoline, kerosene, and fuel and lubricating oils, by such methods as distillation, absorption, extraction, adsorption, thermal and catalytic cracking and reforming, polymerization, isomerization, coking, visbreaking, and alkylation.
  • Reads processing schedules, operating logs, test results of oil samples, and laboratory recommendations to determine changes in equipment controls required to produce specified quantity and quality of product.
  • Moves and positions controls, such as knobs, valves, switches, levers, and index arms, on control panels to control process variables, such as flows, temperatures, pressures, vacuum, time, catalyst, and chemicals, by automatic regulation and remote control of processing units, such as heaters, furnaces, compressors, exchangers, reactors, quenchers, stabilizers, fractionators, rechargers, absorbers, strippers, debutanizers, stills, and towers.
Refinery Operator Polymerization Plant Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers

Job family population: 38,700

Estimated population of Refinery Operator Polymerization Plant jobs: 6,363

Rate of error: 4.0%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,716,450 (2017), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Refinery Operator Polymerization Plant Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Laboratory Technician
May 20
Naperville, IL, USA
... refineries operated by the BP Group. The Technology Development (TD) Group within RTE is based in ... Perform laboratory and pilot plant testing as directed by the team leader(s) * Collect and analyze ...
Reliability Manager
May 20
Whiting, IN, USA
... plant needs and development-in-place plans. • Provide oversight and self-verification to ... for the Operating Units. • Support development of the LRP (Long Range Plan) and refinery ...
SIS & OTS Superintendent
May 20
Whiting, IN, USA
... refinery units to ensure they are operating in a safe and optimal manner. This includes short term ... This includes projects, long term planning and strategy, and lifecycle needs for the plant systems. ...
Construction Project Manager
May 15
Cook County, IL, USA
Dubak Electrical Group
... and operated industrial contractor servicing the manufacturing, production, processing, refining ... plant relocations, and preventative maintenance programs to all of our clients. Our disciplined ...
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