FIND PERSONALIZED JOBS
Sign up to Zippia and discover your career options with your personalized career search.
Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.

Float Operator

This job has expired and is no longer available.
APPLY NOW
Apply Now
×
FIND
PERSONALIZED JOBS

Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.

CONTENT HAS
BEEN UNLOCKED
Close this window to view unlocked content
or
find interesting jobs in

Log In

Log In to Save

Sign Up to Save

Sign Up to Dismiss

Sign Up

SIGN UP TO UNLOCK CONTENT

or

The email and password you specified are invalid. Please, try again.

Email and password are mandatory

Forgot Password?

Don't have an account? Sign Up

reset password

Enter your email address and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Back to Log In

Log In

Log In to Save

Sign Up to Save

Sign Up to Dismiss

Sign up to save the job and get personalized job recommendations.

Sign up to dismiss the job and get personalized job recommendations.

or

The email and password you specified are invalid. Please, try again.

Email and password are mandatory

Already have an account? Log in

reset password

Enter your email address and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Back to Log In

Company Saved

Answer a few questions and view jobs at that match your preferences.

Where do you want to work?

Job Saved

See your Saved Jobs now

or

find more interesting jobs in

Job Dismissed

Find better matching jobs in

Your search has been saved!

Become A Float Operator

Where do you want to work?

To get started, tell us where you'd like to work.
Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.

Working As A Float Operator

  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Getting Information
  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • Repetitive

  • $41,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Float Operator Do

Water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators manage a system of machines, often through the use of control boards, to transfer or treat water or wastewater.

Duties

Water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators typically do the following:

  • Add chemicals, such as ammonia or chlorine, to disinfect water or other liquids
  • Inspect equipment on a regular basis
  • Monitor operating conditions, meters, and gauges
  • Collect and test water and sewage samples
  • Record meter and gauge readings and operational data
  • Operate equipment to purify and clarify water or to process or dispose of sewage
  • Clean and maintain equipment, tanks, filter beds, and other work areas
  • Follow U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations
  • Ensure safety standards are met

It takes a lot of work to get water from natural sources—reservoirs, streams, and groundwater—into people’s taps. Similarly, it is a complicated process to convert the wastewater from drains and sewers into a form that is safe to release into the environment.

The specific duties of plant operators depend on the type and size of the plant. In a small plant, one operator may be responsible for maintaining all of the systems. In large plants, multiple operators work the same shifts and are more specialized in their duties, often relying on computerized systems to help them monitor plant processes.

Water treatment plant and system operators work in water treatment plants. Fresh water is pumped from wells, rivers, streams, or reservoirs to water treatment plants, where it is treated and distributed to customers. Water treatment plant and system operators run the equipment, control the processes, and monitor the plants that treat water to make it safe to drink.

Wastewater treatment plant and system operators do similar work to remove pollutants from domestic and industrial waste. Used water, also known as wastewater, travels through sewer pipes to treatment plants where it is treated and either returned to streams, rivers, and oceans, or used for irrigation.

Show More

Show Less

How To Become A Float Operator

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

Education

Water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators need a high school diploma or equivalent to become operators. Employers may prefer applicants who have completed a certificate or an associate’s degree program in a related field such as environmental science or wastewater treatment technology, as it reduces the amount of training a worker will need. These programs are generally offered at community colleges, technical schools, and trade associations.

Training

Water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators need long-term on-the-job training to become fully qualified. Trainees usually start as attendants or operators-in-training and learn their skills on the job under the direction of an experienced operator. The trainees learn by observing and doing routine tasks, such as recording meter readings, taking samples of wastewater and sludge, and performing simple maintenance and repair work on plant equipment.

Larger treatment plants usually combine this on-the-job training with formal classroom or self-paced study programs. As plants get larger and more complicated, operators need more skills before they are allowed to work without supervision.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators must be licensed by the state in which they work. Requirements and standards vary widely depending on the state.

State licenses typically have multiple levels, which indicate the operator's experience and training. Although some states will honor licenses from other states, operators who move from one state to another may need to take a new set of exams to become licensed in their new state.

Advancement

Most states have multiple levels of licenses for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators. Each increase in license level allows the operator to control a larger plant and more complicated processes without supervision.

At the largest plants, operators who have the highest license level work as shift supervisors and may be in charge of large teams of operators.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators must conduct tests and inspections on water or wastewater and evaluate the results.

Detail oriented. Water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators must monitor machinery, gauges, dials, and controls to ensure everything is operating properly. Because tap water and wastewater are highly regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, operators must be careful and thorough in completing these tasks.

Math skills. Water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators must have the ability to apply data to formulas that determine treatment requirements, flow levels, and concentration levels.

Mechanical skills. Water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators must know how to work with machines and use tools. They must be familiar with how to operate, repair, and maintain equipment.

Show More

Show Less

Do you work as a Float Operator?

Send To A Friend

Float Operator Jobs

NO RESULTS

Aw snap, no jobs found.

Add To My Jobs

Do you work as a Float Operator?

Top Skills for A Float Operator

  1. Safety Issues
  2. Customer Service
  3. Production Floor
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Go over daily runs and safety issues and company news if any.
  • Performed numerous aspects of operational bank processing and customer service.
  • Perform quality checks on all start-up samples.
  • Operate, set-up, troubleshoot two different 5 Meter polypropylene winding machines.
  • Operated various machines (drill presses, CNC machines, saws, etc.).

Float Operator Demographics

Gender

Male

54.6%

Female

32.8%

Unknown

12.6%
Ethnicity

White

66.7%

Hispanic or Latino

14.3%

Black or African American

11.4%

Asian

4.7%

Unknown

2.9%
Show More
Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

50.0%

Hawaiian

14.3%

Mandarin

14.3%

Portuguese

7.1%

Chinese

7.1%

French

7.1%
Show More

Float Operator Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

12.8%

American Institute of Baking

7.7%

Brewton-Parker College

5.1%

Spokane Community College

5.1%

Sinclair Community College

5.1%

Southwestern Michigan College

5.1%

Pratt Community College

5.1%

Washtenaw Community College

5.1%

Houston Community College

5.1%

Denmark Technical College

5.1%

Texas A&M University

5.1%

Morris County School of Technology

5.1%

Florida International University

5.1%

Rasmussen College

5.1%

The Academy

5.1%

Baker College of Muskegon

2.6%

University of Connecticut

2.6%

Shorter College

2.6%

Northeastern State University

2.6%

Bucks County Community College

2.6%
Show More
Majors

Business

28.1%

Health Care Administration

7.3%

General Studies

7.3%

Finance

6.3%

Accounting

5.2%

Nursing

5.2%

Criminal Justice

5.2%

Management

4.2%

Legal Research And Advanced Professional Studies

3.1%

Electrical Engineering Technology

3.1%

Social Work

3.1%

Computer Science

3.1%

Economics

3.1%

History

3.1%

Psychology

2.1%

Public Health

2.1%

Music

2.1%

Industrial Technology

2.1%

Biology

2.1%

Electrical Engineering

2.1%
Show More
Degrees

Other

40.8%

Bachelors

26.1%

Associate

17.2%

Certificate

7.0%

Masters

6.4%

Diploma

2.5%
Show More

Job type you want
Full Time
Part Time
Internship
Temporary

Top Float Operator Employers

Jobs From Top Float Operator Employers

Related To Your Recently Viewed Content