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Refinery Operator Reforming Unit Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$82,177 (USD)

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Last updated: May 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Refinery Operator Reforming Unit is $82,177 a year and $40 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Refinery Operator Reforming Unit is between $58,520 and $101,575. 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 Reforming Unit 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 Reforming Unit jobs: 6,363

Rate of error: 4.0%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Refinery Operator Reforming Unit Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Microscope Operator
Mar 6
Naperville, IL, USA
Kelly Services
... business unit and intervene as needed. Education * A scientific degree in Chemistry, Chemical ... Familiarity with petrochemical and/or refinery chemistry, process streams, catalyst properties, and ...
Manager of Finance and Accounting
Apr 6
Chicago, IL, USA
SMS Assist
Refine procedures for the month-end close process, working to streamline activities and accelerate ... Plan and implement operating procedures that will improve process efficiency and the control ...
VP, Claims Strategy and Operations
Mar 6
Chicago, United States
Combined Insurance
Evaluate current metrics to further refine departmental standards based on industry standards and ... Unit; preferably A&H or Workers' Compensation * Proven track record leading business process ...
Application Development Team Lead
May 1
Rosemont, IL, USA
Design, develop, and unit test applications in accordance with established standards. Participate ... Develop, refine, and tune integrations between applications. Manage cloud-based version control ...
Manager, FCRA
May 17
Green Oaks, IL, USA
Abbott Laboratories
DM/DS) to identify need for additional training and to create/refine processes that impact study ... Provides input to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Work Instruction (WIs). * Remains ...
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