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Refinery Operator Vapor Recovery Unit 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 Vapor Recovery Unit is $81,896 a year and $39 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Refinery Operator Vapor Recovery Unit 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 Vapor Recovery 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 Vapor Recovery Unit jobs: 6,363

Rate of error: 4.0%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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About Chicago, Illinois

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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 Vapor Recovery Unit Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Trading Operator
Mar 29
Chicago, IL, USA
Knowledge of refinery, shipping, or terminal operations * Basic understanding of physical trading ... The business unit and majority of our 800+ staff are headquartered in downtown Chicago, IL, with a ...
Travel Nurse - PACU RN - North Platte, NE
Mar 30
Chicago, United States
General Healthcare Resources - Travel Nursing
Ratios Pre-Op 1:1, recovery 1:2, Post-op 1:3 * 12-bed Pre-op, 12-bed Post-op, 8 PACU * Epic charting Job Requirements * Nebraska or compact Registered Nurse (RN) license. * BLS, ACLS, PALS, CNOR ...
Registered Nurse / RN - PACU
May 9
Waukegan, United States
Advanced Medical
... as well as practice in recovering and stabilizing patients after cardiovascular, plastic ... Expectations include daily evaluations of operating room patients, care planning, and ...
Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Great Wages
Mar 13
Portage, IN, USA
Golden LivingCenters
... residents on a nursing unit. Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) ... At Golden LivingCenters, our patients and residents may focus on their short- or long-term recovery ...
Laboratory Technician
May 20
Naperville, IL, USA
... refineries operated by the BP Group. The Technology Development (TD) Group within RTE is based in ... Contribute ideas, observations, recommendations and solutions to unit operations * Maintain an ...
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