Summary Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator in Canada
Find key facts and figures about working as a wastewater treatment plant operator. The following information is applicable to all Water and waste treatment plant operators (NOC 9243).
Water treatment plant operators monitor and operate computerized control systems and related equipment in water filtration and treatment plants to regulate the treatment and distribution of water. Liquid waste plant operators monitor and operate computerized control systems and related equipment in wastewater, sewage treatment and liquid waste plants to regulate the treatment and disposal of sewage and wastes. They are employed by municipal governments and industrial facilities. This unit group also includes waste treatment plant operators in composting plants and other waste management facilities.
College or apprenticeship
College education or apprenticeship training usually required
Median wage in Canada
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- Monitor and inspect plant equipment and systems to detect equipment malfunctioning and to ensure plant systems are operating normally
- Maintain and repair installation equipment, help with the installation, the assembly, and repairs to equipment
- Read recording instruments to measure output and consumption levels, bacterial content, chlorine and fluoride levels
- Operate and monitor computerized control systems and related equipment to regulate the treatment and distribution of water
- Transport and mix chemicals, and operate equipment used to unload chemicals
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