Water Treatment Operator Duties

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Water Treatment Operators operate water purifying equipment in a plant. They treat wastewater to make it safe for the environment.

Some general duties of these professionals include are operating equipment, running tests, maintaining pumps, reading measurements, overseeing plant processes, and monitoring water quality.

An ideal candidate for this position should possess ability to analyse and test water samples. He/she should be capable of maintaining records, changing chemical feed rate, prioritising work and multitasking.

Water treatment operators typically need a high school diploma and a license to work. They also typically undergo on-the-job training

Given below is a list of duties for water treatment worker:

 
Water Treatment Operator Duties

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• Oversee plant operations and make adjustments to various equipment and processes.
• Monitor operating conditions, meters, and gauges.
• Administer treatment plants and perform operational adjustments for various residual and hardness.
• Record meter readings and operational data.
• Observe control panel, calculate solution temperatures, scrubber fan loads, and flow of treatment solutions, using charts and graphs.
• Disinfect water by adding chemical such as ammonia and chlorine.
• Maintain chemical feed pumps to ensure proper dosage of chemicals.
• Analyse equipment requirements for chemical and biology laboratory.
• Operate water treatment equipment to purify water or to process or dispose of sewage.
• Inspect and maintain equipment on regular basis.
• Ensure appropriate lubrication for all machines and monitor water pressure.
• Regularly maintain and upgrade the system to avoid any system breakdowns.
• Perform preventive as well as regular maintenance on assigned water treatment plants.
• Collect water and sewage samples and perform tests.
• Clean and maintain tanks, filter beds, and other work areas.
• Maintain and update records for treatment process.
• Monitor water purifying process and report any malfunctions.
• Ensure treated water meets or exceeds EPA standards.
• Ensure health and safety standards are met.
• Keep work and plant area neat and clean.
• Train workers and supervise the working of the staff.