Plant Operators

Earn up to $100,000 per year as an Refinery Operator or Utility Operator. Learn more about these high-demand careers and training courses in Mississippi by clicking the links below.

REFINERY OPERATOR

A classic petroleum career that is anything but ordinary. For workers who know that quality control is vital in production.

SALARY RANGE POTENTIAL:
$45,000 – $100,000+/YEAR

EDUCATION REQUIRED:
COMMUNITY COLLEGE OR TECHNICAL DEGREE  

SKILLS NEEDED:
PROBLEM-SOLVING + COMPUTER SKILLS

SECTORS HIRING:
OIL REFINERIES + PETROCHEMICAL MANUFACTURING

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Training is available across Mississippi to help you get the skills you need for a successful career. Please fill out the form below for more information about training school programs in your chosen field.

Job Overview

Job Overview

Refinery operators are in high demand. Petroleum refineries employ a range of skilled professionals who generate the energy used across all industries every day. Refineries are vast, complex operations, so refinery operators work to ensure that high quality and safety standards are consistently met.

The best refinery operators show an acute attention to detail and observation skills.  They are able to monitor multiple processes at once so that preventative measures can be taken before problems arise, and they work well as part of a shift team.

With the recent surge in U.S. oil and natural gas production, the Southeast is experiencing an enormous expansion of refining and chemicals manufacturing facilities.   Earning potential is high in petroleum and petrochemicals refining, with pay for trained professionals starting around $40,000 and the potential to grow to $100,000 or more with experience.

Salary Comparison
Bank Tellers - $24,1400%
Pharmacy Tech - $27,3400%
FireFighters - $30,7000%
Computer Support - $40,8600%
Refinery Operators - $45,0000%
Dental Hygienists - $50,2400%
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Mississippi Department of Human Services
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Recent Openings for Petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in Mississippi Works

Refinery "E" Operator Trainee / Vicksburg (#248276)
Ergon Refining, Inc (Vicksburg, MS)
February 14, 2018
This Position is for a Refinery "E" Trainee with a refinery location in Vicksburg MS.

Duties and Responsibilities include: Pull clean and ... more

Operator Trainee/ Sandersville (#248012)
Confidential Employer (Vicksburg, MS)
February 12, 2018
Job Description Hunt Southland Refining Company, LLC, an affiliate of Hunt Refining Company headquartered in Tuscaloosa, AL, is seeking ... more

UTILITY OPERATOR

The source of power in the industrial and energy sectors. A career for those who enjoy meeting needs in their communities.

SALARY RANGE:
$30,000 – $100,000/YEAR

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
COMMUNITY COLLEGE OR FOUR-YEAR DEGREE

SKILLS NEEDED:
COMPUTER EXPERIENCE, MEASUREMENT + ANALYZATION

SECTORS HIRING:
ELECTRIC POWER + NATURAL GAS UTILITIES

Help Me Get Trained

Training is available across Mississippi to help you get the skills you need for a successful career. Please fill out the form below for more information about training school programs in your chosen field.

Job Overview

Job Overview

Electric power and natural gas utilities offer a range of employment opportunities. In today’s highly automated and technical industrial world, skilled professionals are needed to construct and maintain energy delivery systems out in the field and monitor and operate the systems at power generating and dispatch centers. Because energy is demanded constantly in an instant, strong customer service is a key part of this industry.

Utility companies employ the following:  skilled technicians that can erect electric power infrastructure or lay natural gas delivery systems, service technicians that respond to customer problems and measure energy use, operators that monitor and control energy flow and output in central management facilities through automated systems, business professionals to maintain the multitudes of customer accounts, and IT professionals that manage the immense amount of data throughout the system.

Think about it: energy is really the lifeblood of our economy and way of life. Can you imagine life without electric power or natural gas for even a week?  Everyone daily depends on the job done by the range of people working at utility companies.

Utility company positions are sought after, offering above average pay opportunities, so competition is high for these positions. If you’re interested in investigating a career in the utility industry, you should consider which positions fit your aptitude and interests.

Salary Comparison
Bank Tellers - $24,1400%
Pharmacy Tech - $27,3400%
FireFighters - $30,7000%
Computer Support - $40,8600%
Utility Operators - $45,0000%
Dental Hygienists - $50,2400%
Need Help Getting Started?
Mississippi Department of Human Services
Families First
Mississippi WIN Job Centers

Available Training Programs

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Recent Openings for Power Plant Operators in Mississippi Works

Specialist, Controls Gas 506481 / Ashland (#239271)
Tennessee Valley Authority (Ashland, MS)
November 27, 2017

This position is for a Specialist, Controls Gas with a company location in Ashland, MS. Will provide ownership and expert ... more