Water Purification and Waste Plant Operator

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Control pumping, filtering and chemical treating equipment that processes water to make it available for domestic
and industrial use. May have similar duties related to
sewage treatment.

Outlook

Fair

Wage

Low: $11.78
Median: $21.77
High: $33.75

Training

  • Apprenticeship: Combination of in-school and on-the-job training. Apprenticeship training and certification in the trade is voluntary.

  • On the job training.

Places of Employment

Local government and municipal water utilities.

Regulated

Yes

Regulated Occupation Name

Water and Wastewater Facility Operator

Hours

Shift work