Gas Plant Operator Interview Questions & Answers

What are the main job duties and responsibilities of gas plant operator ?

Gas plant operator responsibilities are to adjust temperature, pressure, vacuum, level, flow rate, or transfer of gas to maintain processes at required levels or to correct problems; start and shut down plant equipment; record, review, and compile operations records, test results, and gauge readings such as temperatures, pressures, concentrations, and flows; monitor equipment functioning, observe temperature, level, and flow gauges, and perform regular unit checks to ensure that all equipment is operating as it should; clean, maintain, and repair equipment, using hand tools, or request that repair and maintenance work be performed; contact maintenance crews when necessary; collaborate with other operators to solve unit problems; read logsheets to determine product demand and disposition, or to detect malfunctions; control operation of compressors, scrubbers, evaporators, and refrigeration equipment to liquefy, compress, or regasify natural gas; test gas, chemicals, and air during processing to assess factors such as purity and moisture content, and to detect quality problems or gas or chemical leaks; determine causes of abnormal pressure variances, and make corrective recommendations, such as installation of pipes to relieve overloading; monitor transportation and storage of flammable and other potentially dangerous products to ensure that safety guidelines are followed; change charts in recording meters; calculate gas ratios to detect deviations from specifications, using testing apparatus; control equipment to regulate flow and pressure of gas to feedlines of boilers, furnaces, and related steam-generating or heating equipment; distribute or process gas for utility companies or industrial plants, using panel boards, control boards, and semi-automatic equipment; signal or direct workers who tend auxiliary equipment; control fractioning columns, compressors, purifying towers, heat exchangers, and related equipment to extract nitrogen and oxygen from air; operate construction equipment to install and maintain gas distribution systems.

What are the skills required for gas plant operator employee in order to success in his work?

Answer: Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly, Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action, Controlling operations of equipment or systems, Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems, Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.

Describe the abilities you have in order to work with us as gas plant operator?

Answer: I have the ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds, quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object, see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer), tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem, quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.

What are the knowledge elements you obtained from your education, training and work experience would support your gas plant operator career?

The Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance, relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions, raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods, principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction, circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

How would you describe (needed gas plant operator or your) work style?

My work style matching exactlty what cashier job requires by: being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations, being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks, being honest and ethical, analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems, developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.

What has disappointed you about a previous job?

Again, this question could get you in trouble so tread carefully. Some good answers might be that your previous job didn't provide any room for growth, that you were laid off due to a mandatory reduction in staff, that they closed their office in your state and required you to relocate, etc. Make sure not to mention anything negative about the people you worked with, the company in general or the job itself.

What type of salary are you looking for?

This can be a very tricky question as the individual asking it is probably digging for something other than a simple answer to the question. We recommend that you don't immediately respond to the question directly. Instead, say something like, “That a difficult question. What is range for this position?” More often than not the interviewer will tell you. If the interviewer insists on direct answer you may want say that it depends on the details of the job - then give a wide salary range.

When were you most satisfied in your job As Gas Distribution Plant Operator?

I'm a people person. I was always happiest and most satisfied when I was interacting with community residents, making sure I was able to meet their needs and giving them the best possible comfort in a tough situation. It was my favorite part of the job, and it showed. Part of the reason I'm interested in this job is that I know I'd have even more interaction with the public, on an even more critical level.

What motivates you?

I've always been motivated by the challenge – in my last role, I was responsible for training our new recruits and having a 100% success rate in passing scores. I know that this job is very fast-paced and I'm more than up for the challenge. In fact, I thrive on it.

Have you ever you have been in a position As Gas Plant Operator where you've had to fire someone? How did you feel about that experience?

Be very thoughtful about your answer. This is a very serious matter for most companies and requires a very serious answer. You need to express that you will do it when it is the right thing to do but you don't want to give the impression that you're callus to the process. Don't forget that firing is not the same as laying someone off - it typically is for the direct benefit of the company.

How did you handle meeting a tight deadline As Gas Plant Operator?

Review every deadline you need to meet. Prioritize your projects by deadline and factor in how important each project is. Record your deadlines on a digital calendar or spreadsheet.

Tell me why do you want this job As Gas Plant Operator?

Bad Answer: No solid answer, answers that don't align with what the job actually offers, or uninspired answers that show your position is just another of the many jobs they're applying for.

Good answer: The candidate has clear reasons for wanting the job that show enthusiasm for the work and the position, and knowledge about the company and job.

What do you think about Teamwork?

I enjoy teamwork and am used to shift work. I think I would adapt well to the role. I am looking for new challenges As Gas Plant Operator and I know I would learn a lot as cabin crew, not just about people and places, but skills like first aid too, how can I help others with in my limits.

Do you know anyone that works with our company?

Sometimes companies have policies relating to the hiring of individuals related to current company employees. If you are related to anyone working for the company make sure you're aware of company policies before you enter the interview. If you have a friend or acquaintance working for the company make sure have good relationship with this individual before mentioning them.

What position do you prefer on a team working on a project?

Do not claim to be comfortable with a specific role if you in are in fact not comfortable with it. However, if you have no problem working in certain roles or situations, be sure to discuss this with the interviewer.

If you were hiring a person for this job As Gas Plant Operator, what would you look for?

Discuss qualities you possess required to successfully complete the job duties.

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