Top Wastewater Treatment Operator Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Wastewater Treatment Operator. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Wastewater Treatment Operator resumes they appeared on. For example, 13.1% of Wastewater Treatment Operator resumes contained Lab Analysis as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Wastewater Treatment Operator actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Wastewater Treatment Operator resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Lab Analysis

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Here's how Lab Analysis is used in Wastewater Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Conduct lab analysis on water samples for the purpose of process control and permit compliance.
  • Acquired samples and performed lab analysis to ensure state and EPA compliance.
  • Perform lab analysis on poultry by-product pet food and feather meal.
  • Perform Lab analysis on collected samples and record plant treatment efficiency.
  • Perform lab analysis for water quality assurance and process control.
  • Change daily sample jugs from plant samplers for lab analysis.
  • Performed lab analysis on specimen and waste samples.
  • Operated Wastewater Treatment Plant - Performed Lab Analysis -Read water meters
  • Maintained logs on hourly/daily plant flow rates as well as all lab analysis utilizing Microsoft Excel.
  • Collect samples & perform lab analysis such as settleometers, chlorine residuals, and MLSS.
  • Perform lab analysis on Wastewater and the water used to treat the metal parts.
  • Collect water and wastewater samples and perform lab analysis.
  • Performed Lab Analysis on water and wastewater.
  • Perform some lab analysis on Wastewater.

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2. Sludge Plant

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Here's how Sludge Plant is used in Wastewater Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Activated sludge plant with average flow of 10 MGD.
  • Operated a 7 MGD Activated Sludge plant.
  • Operate 10MGD activated sludge plant.
  • Trained in the process of a activated sludge plant.

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3. Wastewater Treatment Facility

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Here's how Wastewater Treatment Facility is used in Wastewater Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Performed water testing, equipment maintenance on related equipment/processes at Wastewater Treatment Facility
  • Managed operations at a Class IV Wastewater Treatment facility.
  • Operated Aerated Wastewater Treatment Facility.
  • Operated, monitor, maintain, and trouble-shoot the wastewater treatment facility, also worked with the Etching Process.
  • Job Duties: Perform a variety of skilled and semi-skilled tasks in the operation of a wastewater treatment facility.
  • Assisted in the building of an advanced wastewater treatment facility beginning with the construction phase through completion.
  • Operate, maintain, and troubleshoot a wastewater treatment facility with a daily discharge of 40,000 gal.
  • Work with contractors during construction of a new wastewater treatment facility.
  • Operated and maintained wastewater treatment facility and its processes for village community of approximately 1,000residents located in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana.
  • Preformed day-to-day operations of a Faculative Lagoon Wastewater Treatment Facility.
  • Optimized wastewater treatment facility by resizing pumps, improving tank mixing, and adding process vessels.
  • operate, monitor, maintain, and trouble-shooting the wastewater treatment facility and its processes.

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4. Plant Operations

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Here's how Plant Operations is used in Wastewater Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Scheduled and conducted part-time staff meetings, monitored plant operations and performed laboratory analysis.
  • Conducted plant tours to educate nonprofit environmental groups on plant operations.
  • Communicate with supervisor and fellow operators regarding plant operations.
  • Job Responsibilities- Waste water treatment plant operations, Oil processing & reclamation, waste coolant treatment & maintenance of associated machinery.
  • Utilized and operated front-end loader, backhoe, John Deere gators, and various vehicles in the performance of plant operations.
  • Qualify as Acting Journeyman qualified to run various process alone as well oversee entire plant operations on a given watch.
  • Monitor and inspect plant operations and make changes as necessary to ensure proper discharge permit compliance.
  • Prepare and maintain accurate reports/records for plant operations, including samples, lab tests, etc.
  • Work involves responsibility for the technical aspects of plant operations in the West Texas Oilfields.
  • Finalized all calculations of both belt press and plant operations into a Daily Log.
  • Full knowledge of daily plant operations from head works to effluent including lab analysis.
  • Recorded daily activities and statistical data concerning plant operations in the plant log book.
  • Learn to operate all the systems and day to day plant operations.
  • Handled all aspects of plant operations as one of only two operators.
  • Documented all belt press operations and plant operations into a Daily Log.
  • Enter data into spreadsheets and interpret data into plant operations and adjustments.
  • Monitor plant operations and record readings as required by state permit.
  • Report monthly to Board of Commissioners on plant operations.
  • Participated in the training of treatment plant operations personnel.
  • Operate and control treatment plant operations remotely through HMI.

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5. Chlorine Residual

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Here's how Chlorine Residual is used in Wastewater Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Monitored adequate chlorine residual throughout distribution by flushing hydrants.
  • Sample testing for chlorine residual, turbidity, PH verification, ordering & receiving chemicals and daily round sheets and logbook.
  • Performed measurements of chemical parameters(Chlorine residual, pH, D.O., etc.)
  • Perform basic laboratory tests such as pH, temperature, and chlorine residual.
  • Perform lab work, collect samples, and test chlorine residuals of water.
  • Record data such as chlorine residual and pressure readings in logbook.
  • Performed chlorine residual on chlorine contact tanks and effluent.
  • Tested in-plant wastestreams for pH, chlorine residual, and dissolved oxygen.
  • Test water samples to determine pH, color, chlorine residual and impurities using turbidimeter, colorimeter and other testing devices.
  • Sample Collection, transport and Analysis using PH meters , O2 meters and chlorine residuals.

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6. Preventative Maintenance

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Here's how Preventative Maintenance is used in Wastewater Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Prepare and implement a preventative maintenance program for full operation of infrastructure on property.
  • Maintained mixers in operable condition, and performed preventative maintenance for centrifugal pumps.
  • Performed routine preventative maintenance on plant equipment and general housekeeping.
  • Performed chemical feed, puma adjustments and preventative maintenance.
  • Coordinated maintenance repairs and preventative maintenance between departments.
  • Conducted preventative maintenance on plant treatment units.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on equipment as needed.
  • Performed preventative maintenance on all process equipment.
  • Performed preventative maintenance by inspecting equipment regularly.
  • Provided general building preventative maintenance and repair.
  • Unclogged, cleaned, repaired, and performed preventative maintenance on pumps and equipment at facility & pump stations as needed.
  • Performed routine preventative maintenance on industrial pumps, valves, motors, chemical injectors, weirs, vehicles, and tools.
  • Helped to develop and implement a preventative maintenance program that was efficient and cost effective for the plant operation.
  • Repair and preventative maintenance of above equipment including fleet vehicles, Vac Tron Jet Rod truck.
  • Performed routine preventative maintenance such as adjustments, cleaning, and painting equipment.
  • Perform necessary preventative maintenance on all equipment, as well as the grounds.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on pumps and motors.
  • Performed preventative maintenance and made necessary repairs to equipment and facilities according to prescribed standard operating procedures and responsibilities.
  • Performed preventative maintenance and corrective repair on dewatering and incineration equipment.
  • Perform routine calibration and preventative maintenance of the Wastewater Treatment System.

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7. Water Samples

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Here's how Water Samples is used in Wastewater Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Performed chemical analysis of water samples for treatment plant operational controls and records
  • Collect water samples for laboratory testing and analysis.
  • Acquired water samples and tested in the field for pH, dissolved oxygen, conductivity, residual chlorine, and temperature.
  • Collected water samples for quality control tests; ensured proper procedures for each test were followed.
  • Collect water samples and make standards chemical and physical tests of raw and treated water.
  • Analyze water samples, monitoring parameters, monthly report, calibration and related others.
  • Test water samples in lab on daily basis for state records/permit compliance.
  • Test water samples for analysis Maintain hydraulic equipment Clean up spills
  • Collected water samples and runs routine water quality tests.
  • Collect and test water samples, using test equipment.
  • Collect waste-water samples for testing.
  • Collected, analyzed and documented wastewater samples throughout a Dacron-polyester processing plant to maintained water quality within state standards.
  • Make routine chemical analyses on water/wastewater samples.
  • Gather and test wastewater samples for plant efficiency reports as required in accordance with Local, State, and Federal requirements.
  • Job duties included but were not limited to: Laboratory analysis of wastewater samples to monitor plant process.
  • Mow grass, plow and shovel snow, maintain lift stations, collect and test wastewater samples.
  • Collected wastewater samples and ran tests to record PH, Temperature, and CL Residual.
  • Collect water samples and add the correct chemicals to qualitize the water.
  • Gather and test wastewater samples for plant efficiency reports as required.
  • Collect and run wastewater samples daily.

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8. Test Water

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Here's how Test Water is used in Wastewater Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Test water, boiler test and samples.
  • Maintain Municipal wastewater plant, test water, calculate deficiencies, volumes etc.
  • Certified to test water samples for PH levels, salinity, biological oxygen levels, temperature, etc.
  • Test water samples for chlorine, turbidity and fluoride ion residuals and adjust as needed.
  • Managed Control Room, Report Data, Test Water for Impurities, Report to EPA.
  • Collect and test water and sewage samples, using test equipment and color analysis standards.

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9. Wastewater Treatment Process

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Here's how Wastewater Treatment Process is used in Wastewater Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Worked with operations crew in order gain hands on experience in the wastewater treatment process.
  • Perform daily checks of the wastewater treatment process.
  • Managed wastewater treatment process control * Conducted chemical lab analysis and performed equipment and plant maintenance.
  • Analyzed samples of streams, raw and treated wastewater, sludge and other byproducts of wastewater treatment process.
  • Perform daily checks of the wastewater treatment process and periodic checks of pump stations.
  • Started up, shut down and checked water and wastewater treatment processes.

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10. MGD

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Here's how MGD is used in Wastewater Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Operate a 0.60 MGD extended aeration oxidation ditch, effluent is used for irrigation of golf courses and other end users.
  • Assist in the daily operational aspects of a Grade IV 11.5 MGD activated sludge conventional aeration treatment plant.
  • Operate 3 MGD SBR, effluent is used for irrigation of golf courses and other end users.
  • Worked in Secondary Treatment Plant (93 MGD) using defused air, sampling, and lab.
  • Desert Dunes Water Reclamation Facility Plant operator is 3MGD and The average daily flow.
  • Full range of duties in the operation of 3 MGD WWTP and solids handling.
  • Assisted operator with day to day operations of a 2.5MGD Sequential Batch Reactor plant.
  • Managed the facility 0.350mgd Waste Water and 0.750mgd Water Systems.
  • Operate 8 MGD plant with extended aeration and U.V.
  • Performed Operation and Maintenance of 35MGD municipal wastewater treatment facility utilizing activated sludge process and UNOX oxygen systems.
  • Inspect and maintain a 10MGD Reuse/Reclaim DynaSand Filtration System used to transport Reuse water to the Wheelabrator Waste-To-Energy Facility.
  • Monitor and make adjustments of the operation of a 10 MGD wastewater plant and daily maintenance of equipment.
  • Performed operations and maintenance at the City's 13.5 MGD conventional activated sludge (MLE) facility.
  • Operate and maintain 0.4 MGD conventional plant using activated sludge and secondary clarifiers with U.V.
  • Operated and maintained a .100 MGD fixed film activated sludge wastewater treatment facility.
  • Lead operator for 2MGD activated treatment plant .
  • Worked on 1/2 MGD Oxidation Ditch, did sampling, lab.
  • Head of Operation and maintenance of 500 mgd wastewater plant.
  • Operate 80MGD treatment plant Hourly readings Daily samples Adjust chemical flow rates Operate plant auxiliary equipment

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11. Scada

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Here's how Scada is used in Wastewater Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Operate the distribution system via SCADA, adjusting and choosing different water sources Rotating 5 day shift duties every week.
  • Monitored the plant using the SCADA system and provided dispatch for all of Public Works, Police and Fire Departments.
  • Monitor and adjust various set-points of the facility and it's thirty-six remote pumping stations via the SCADA system.
  • Initiate computer work orders to correct equipment or Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system problems.
  • Monitor SCADA, SBR, and GRIT systems along with PLC usage and troubleshooting.
  • Monitor odor control at satellite stations and controls via SCADA computer programs.
  • Operate SCADA system, to include remote monitoring when functioning on call.
  • Use computers and SCADA to monitor and adjust plant/collections operating parameters.
  • Monitor and control waste water flows and processes using SCADA system.
  • Responded to Alarm Conditions as directed by SCADA and Supervisors.
  • Monitor plant processes using SCADA, and PCCS control systems.
  • Worked with the SCADA systems and logged all information needed.
  • General Control systems and operations were via SCADA systems.
  • Worked with centrifuge, SCADA, and PLC equipment.
  • Performed SCADA, VFD and DeviceNet troubleshooting and diagnostics.
  • Utilized the SCADA System for processing plant reports.
  • Work with outside contractor to build SCADA system.
  • Monitored SCADA to insure equipment is running properly.
  • Grab samples for monitoring and comparison against SCADA.
  • Gained experience with SCADA and other computer applications.

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12. Process Control

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Here's how Process Control is used in Wastewater Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Trained and supervised personnel in process control testing and laboratory procedures.
  • Operate laboratory equipment for process control and monitoring purposes.
  • Perform laboratory procedures and develop process control protocols.
  • Perform necessary process control adjustments.
  • Collected and performed routine laboratory analysis on process samples and made chemical feed adjustments and or process control changes as necessary.
  • Lead and mentor interns/OIT's and lower graded operators in process control and help them prepare for certification exams.
  • Performed trouble shooting of process controls and wrote work orders/assigned work to maintenance personnel and supervised assigned work.
  • Worked with other operators' to develop, implement, and produce written procedures for process control requirements.
  • Perform treatment process control and troubleshooting for the treatment train, effluent disposal, and solids management.
  • Perform basic laboratory test for process control and collect weekly samples for NPDES permit.
  • Trouble shooting of processes and adjusting of process controls to maintain quality of water.
  • Performed lab testing, machine maintenance, process control, and meter reading.
  • Interpreted process control data to inform supervising employee's results of tests.
  • Calibrate essential process control instruments such as ORP, pH and D.O.
  • Perform microbiology analyses and determine proper course of action for process control.
  • Process control testing including sample collection lab procedures and lab safety.
  • Run process control samples, analyze lab, collect daily samples.
  • Collected samples to conduct process control testing using standard methods.
  • Conduct daily laboratory testing for process control and NPDES permit.
  • Utilized daily process control techniques to assure quality effluent.

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13. Daily Operations

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Here's how Daily Operations is used in Wastewater Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Monitored press and recorded accurate reports to insure daily operations ran accordingly.
  • Preform daily operations of the City of Troy s membrane plant and package plants.
  • Performed the daily operations necessary to keep the plant in working condition.
  • Operate and maintain waste water treatment plant daily operations.
  • Executed daily operations of waste treatment plant.
  • Executed daily operations of sludge wasting.
  • Performed daily operations around the Plant.
  • Unsupervised daily operations of a 0.015 Million Gallon per Day wastewater package plant with tertiary treatment.
  • Conducted daily operations of a WWTP for the US Military in Kirkuk, Iraq.
  • Monitor and manage daily operations at Wastewater plant Maintenance for plant, lift stations, equipment and pumps.
  • Provided daily operations and maintenance to the town's water plant, wastewater plant and sewage pumping stations.
  • Managed the daily operations and maintenanc of three wastewater treatment package plants.

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14. Water Treatment Plant

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Here's how Water Treatment Plant is used in Wastewater Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Operated four different waste water treatment plants, two surface water plants, two ground water plants and numerous Lift Stations.
  • Operate Advanced water treatment plant with micro filtration and ultra violet disinfection to ASR wells.
  • Operated in all phases at a class four, 5 MGD waste water treatment plant.
  • Operate and maintain industrial water treatment plant.
  • Monitor all waste water treatment plant equipment.
  • Operate and maintain mechanical and electrical equipment in connection with the operation of wastewater/water treatment plant facilities.
  • Operated an industrial wastewater treatment plant, ensuring all discharge levels met required government regulations.
  • Learn and develop proficiency in wastewater treatment plant methods, techniques and operational procedures.
  • Evaluated existing treatment operations prior to completing expansion designs of wastewater treatment plants.
  • Conducted wastewater treatment plant evaluations for clients to analyze treatment effectiveness.
  • Monitored activity of Wastewater Treatment Plants utilizing the Honeywell 3000 system.
  • Supervised and operated the Laboratory of the Wastewater Treatment Plant.
  • Full responsibility for laboratory services for two wastewater treatment plants.
  • Supervised the profitable operation of several wastewater treatment plants.
  • Designed and managed several turnkey wastewater treatment plant projects.
  • Perform laboratory analysis and sampling of wastewater treatment plant.
  • Operated industrial wastewater treatment plant removing heavy oil and soils
  • Head operator of two municipal wastewater treatment plants.
  • Maintained and operated the Industrial Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • Operated modern surface water/wastewater treatment plants.

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15. Lab Tests

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Here's how Lab Tests is used in Wastewater Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Operate complex units, analyze process control information, and run routine lab tests of sludge for in-house process control.
  • Collected samples and performed lab tests for DO, Suspended Solids, pH, and Total Solids.
  • Conduct appropriate lab tests to ensure quality and compliance with local & federal regulations.
  • Run lab tests to make sure that the processes are working correctly.
  • Gathered samples for lab tests in accordance to DNR requirements.
  • Perform field lab tests using lab equipment to determine analysis.
  • Interpret lab tests for use in process control.
  • Gathered samples and ran lab tests on samples.
  • Performed lab tests for both W/WW plants.
  • Collect samples and perform various lab tests.
  • Perform lab tests and equipment maintenance.
  • Performed lab tests and analysis.
  • Perform lab tests including C.O.D., T.S.S.
  • Collected sewage and effluent samples, conducted lab tests using test equipment such as chlorometers or litmus.
  • Collect and perform lab tests on wastewater and record daily values.
  • run basic lab tests on basins, take d.o readings of influent, effluent and basins.
  • Locate water lines using blueprints and locate equipment.Perform lab tests on water and wastewater samples.

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16. Ammonia

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Here's how Ammonia is used in Wastewater Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Document quantities of chemical liquids and powder such as ammonia, phosphoric acid, bleach etc.
  • Dissolved oxygen, Ortho-p, ammonia, turbidity, and pH on effluent grab samples and composite samples.
  • Monitor dissolved oxygen levels, ammonia levels, ph levels and Sludge removal.
  • Received deliveries of chemicals- ammonia, caustic soda, coagulants, fluoride, ferric and 2000lb chlorine tanks.
  • Add chemicals such as ammonia, chlorine, or lime to disinfect and deodorize water and other liquids.
  • Add chemicals, such as ammonia, chlorine, or acids, to disinfect water.

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17. Pump Stations

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Here's how Pump Stations is used in Wastewater Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Worked directly with contractors on installation and maintenance of treatment plant equipment, pump stations, and telemetry upgrades.
  • Monitored the performance of all equipment, gauges and charts in the treatment plant and pump stations.
  • Supervised up to three laborers per shift Provided maintenance and emergency response for five satellite pump stations.
  • Complete regular and unscheduled maintenance of the physical plant and pump stations.
  • Check 4 pump stations and emergency generators and record data.
  • Check Pump Stations to make sure of no backups.
  • Preformed daily Inspection and testing of pump stations.
  • Overhaul of facility pumps and Pump Stations.
  • Operated and maintained sewage pump stations.
  • Performed preventive maintenance for pump stations.
  • Check lift pump stations Perform maintenance
  • Monitored pump stations throughout landfill.
  • Worked on machinery ran tests for the EPA cleaned and washed digesters out checked pump stations throughout the city
  • Evaluated computerized readings of pump stations levels and outputs on a daily basis, making adjustments accordingly.
  • Maintain facility, office building, vehicles, equipment and pump stations for the wastewater operation.
  • De-ragged pumps and skimmed pump stations as needed.
  • Assisted in design of several plant modifications to improve operations.of all wastewater plants,and pump stations..

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18. EPA

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Here's how EPA is used in Wastewater Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Served on Committee that revised standard operating procedure for the sampling division of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities Department.
  • Executed routine and emergency operational, maintenance, and repairs to infrastructure and equipment.
  • Performed troubleshooting techniques to evaluate, correct and repair all substandard equipment or operations.
  • Prepared technical reports ensuring accuracy for federal and state regulatory agency's inspection.
  • Collected and analyzed samples as well as prepared them for further laboratory analysis.
  • Performed semi-skilled and skilled maintenance and repairs to plant equipment and machinery.
  • Prepare all relevant information relevant to Natural Gas consumption on property.
  • Performed or supervised performance of all system repair and improvement projects.
  • Completed FEMA-instructed courses relevant to emergency preparedness and response.
  • Requisitioned and scheduled all necessary maintenance and repair work.
  • Prepared Compliance Permit paperwork for Texas Water Commission.
  • Worked on Construction Infrastructure Replacement and Repair Program.
  • Perform other minor repair/replacement of equipment as needed.
  • Prepared lab samples for determination of metal concentrations.
  • Prepared monthly reports for state regulatory agencies.
  • Prepared culture media and performed bacteriological tests.
  • Design and installation of modifications and repairs.
  • Prepared monthly monitoring reports to Senior Management.
  • Prepare technical and administrative reports as requested.
  • Prepare cleaning solutions for manufacturing equipment.

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19. TSS

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Here's how TSS is used in Wastewater Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Collect data such as TSS, DO, pH, Jar Test, Total Nitrogen, Ammonia and alkalinity.
  • Operated Centrifuge dewatering system, tested Cake and Centrate for TSS, Phosphorous,
  • Completed TSS testing (Total Suspended Solids).
  • Chain of Custody, Test TSS, pH, Temps, Calibrate meters.
  • Test samples for dissolved Oxygen, Temperature, PH, Ammonia, TSS levels per NPDES permit.

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20. Filter Press

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Here's how Filter Press is used in Wastewater Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Preform lab test on profile samples, operate belt filter press, and maintain process control.
  • Monitor of pump and filter press gauges to ensure press is run safely and properly.
  • Operated and maintained pumps, valves, filter presses, and various water testing equipment.
  • Maintained and operated Belt filter press and collection of cake and filtrate samples.
  • Dump filter press as needed and use forklift as necessary.
  • Operate a belt filter press to remove solids.
  • Filter Press Operations knowledge and experience.
  • Pressed out sludge from filter presses.
  • Maintain Filter press in operation condition.
  • Operated metal hydroxide sludge filter presses.
  • Operate centrifuge and filter press equipment.
  • Operate and maintain filter press.
  • Operated the plants solids de-watering belt filter press and associated equipment.
  • batch treatment of concentrate from recycling system and operation of filter press .

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21. Wastewater Operator

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Here's how Wastewater Operator is used in Wastewater Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Combined with IEUA, over 1800 OIT hours working as wastewater operator.
  • Obtained Wastewater Operator's License.
  • Second Shift Wastewater Operator, Industrial Wastewater Treatment.
  • State licensed Grade 3 industrial wastewater Operator.
  • Operate backhoe and other equipment when needed Accomplishments Class 3 wastewater operator license
  • Water and wastewater distribution and collections operator,Wastewater operator, Lab technician
  • Assisted Operator II in maintaining wastewater plant in compliance with TCEQrequirements per permit.Accomplishments Class C Wastewater Operator Licence

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22. Gauge Readings

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Here's how Gauge Readings is used in Wastewater Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Collected and maintained data in operational logs and recorded meter and gauge readings in handwritten forms and/or via computer.
  • Observe variations in operating conditions & interprets meter and gauge readings tests results for defining load requirements.
  • Observe variations in operating conditions, record meter, sensor and gauge readings.
  • Interpreted meter and gauge readings and tested results to determine load requirements.
  • Meter and gauge readings and test results to determine process adjustment requirements.
  • Observed variations in operating conditions of meter/gauge readings and test results.
  • Maintained log of operations and recorded meter and gauge readings.
  • Record operational and laboratory data, observations of processes, and meter and gauge readings on specified forms.
  • Shift logging and records meter and gauge readings. '

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23. BOD

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Here's how BOD is used in Wastewater Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Developed SOP for CBOD5 laboratory testing.
  • Conducted lab tests (PH, BOD, TS, TSS, SG, TVS, TC, etc.)
  • Obliged to explain to my supervisors, councils, civic bodies, and the general public what the plant does.
  • Take samples and test for TSS, MLSS, MLVSS, BOD, ph and alkalinity.
  • Performed Wastewater Laboratory Testing- PH, BOD, TSS, MLSS, CL2, etc.
  • Performed in-house testing of influent and effluent for TSS, pH, DO and CBOD using Winkler calibration of DO meter.
  • Maintain lift stations Laboratory work consists of MLSS, MLVSS, BOD ammonia and phosphorous tests, PH and fecal coliform tests

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24. Npdes

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Here's how Npdes is used in Wastewater Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Performed laboratory analysis and interpret results to comply with NPDES Permit.
  • Performed daily water sampling and laboratory tests in compliance with our National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit.
  • Monitored all plant equipment and generated daily reports for meeting NPDES requirements and plant performance.
  • Complete NPDES and operator laboratory, operation, and maintenance of WWTP facility.
  • Monitored & adjusted effluent discharge IAW County & NPDES permit.
  • Maintain treatment plant in compliance with NPDES permit.
  • Collect NPDES compliance and plant process samples.
  • Maintain effluent to meet NPDES permit.
  • Perform routine and unscheduled maintenance on WWTP equipment to ensure efficient processes.Completed sampling for NPDES permit.
  • Analyzed /monitored wastewater quality as required by NPDES permit.

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25. Sewer Lines

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Here's how Sewer Lines is used in Wastewater Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Locate district sewer lines and provide as build sketches of customer sewer infrastructure upon requests from utility locators and construction workers.
  • Study involved use of manhole flow meters, data loggers and video equipment in the sewer lines.
  • Call 811 for line locates replace of sewer lines and knowing of correct actions.
  • Assist with the installation and inspection of new sewer lines and services.
  • Used maps to find sewer lines and manholes.
  • Check man holes and sewer lines for leaks
  • Repair and replace sewer lines as required.
  • clean sewer lines, fix water leaks, collect samples for testing, other public water duties.
  • Raise manhole covers, measure and record flows thru sewer lines, pipeline cleaning and maintenance
  • Work the Vactor truck to clear stoppages in citywide sewer lines/manholes.
  • Used Vactor truck for rodding sewer lines and hydro excavation.

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26. UV

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Here's how UV is used in Wastewater Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Maintained UV system used for effluent disinfectant and water decontamination.
  • Perform plant checks of UV units, emergency generator, process pumps, blowers, chemical feed systems and associated equipment.
  • Keep the UV system running at required capacity, by changing bulbs, and ballast.
  • Monitor pumps valves on recirculating sand filters, maintain UV for disinfection.
  • Trained other employees in disinfection and maintenance of UV.
  • Performed maintenance on blowers and UV system.
  • Cleaned and replaced UV light filters.
  • Cleaned and maintained a UV system.
  • Experience with Filtration, Softening, Reverse Osmosis, UV, Electro-deionization, and other customized water purification equipment.
  • Maintain and keep clean pumps, blowers, digesters tank, UV lights and etc.

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27. Collection System

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Here's how Collection System is used in Wastewater Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Executed annual collection system inspection and cleaning.
  • Perform monthly checks of the collection system at manhole points for I and I and grease buildup.
  • Involved with the safety, preventive maintenance programs, inspection and maintenance of the collection system.
  • Perform duties to conduct inflow and infiltration investigation including smoke testing of the sewer collection system.
  • Perform daily checks of the plant's collection system and pump stations.
  • Experience with the city collection system, pumping stations and CSO's.
  • Create and publish GIS database and map of district sewer collection system.
  • Locate sources of inflow and infiltration in sewer collection system.
  • Oversee daily operation of a sewer collection system.
  • Inspect and maintain the collection system.
  • Performed collection system duties as required.
  • Maintained city collection system along with 8 duplex lift stations and 12 small residential simplix lift stations.
  • Maintain collection systems by jetting sewere lines and utilize a camera to video system
  • Describe the sources of wastewater and the types of collection systems.
  • Operate trickling filter wastewater treatment plant with aerobic digester and lagoon, maintain collection system, and lift stations.

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28. Osha

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Here's how Osha is used in Wastewater Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Reviewed and remained current on OSHA standards and regulations for general industry and performed safety audits.
  • Preformed all work in conformance to Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) regulations.
  • Settled complaints, EEO, Union, OSHA, local, federal and state regulators.
  • Educated on OSHA Standards * Learned the use of proper PPE for different environments.
  • Follow safety regulations to comply with OSHA, and NIOSH regulations.
  • Follow safety practices and procedures set forth by OSHA.
  • Conducted safety meetings in compliance with MSHA/OSHA regulations.
  • Conducted necessary weekend checks of the treatment plant on a rotating basis.Performed all work in conformance to OSHA regulations.
  • Test water and solids, abide by Osha's regulations, drive different machinery such as dump trucks.
  • Obtained OSHA 10 - General Industry Certificate Took advantage of overtime loading/unloading trucks.
  • Automated system operation Hazardous chemical handling procedures Maintaining OSHA standards
  • Work along with ehs manager for compliance with epa and osha.

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29. Proper Operation

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Here's how Proper Operation is used in Wastewater Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Document treatment process and maintenance of treatment facility equipment to assure proper operations and documents.
  • Inspect and maintain proper operation of chlorine disinfection systems and monitor residual.
  • Jet sewer main lines for preventive maintenance and maintained industrial equipment on the plant facilities to ensure proper operation.
  • Assure efficient and proper operation of the plant through inspections and by maintaining and reviewing operating records and reports.
  • Monitor pumping station and inspect facility on scheduled basis to ensure proper operation of plant.
  • Ensured the adequate maintenance of required chemicals, and equipment to ensure proper operations.
  • Performed Weekly Demister Cleaning on Air Scrubbers to ensure Air Quality and proper operation.
  • Inspected plant equipment and the process to ensure proper operation.
  • Inspect and maintain proper operation of waste and return pumps.
  • Monitor all plant equipment and processes for proper operation.
  • Inspect wastewater system for proper operation and maintained the amount of water being pumped.
  • Inspect and maintain proper operation of aerobic digesters and all relative components.

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30. Hazardous Materials

low Demand
Here's how Hazardous Materials is used in Wastewater Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Accomplished proper placarding of company vehicles in compliance of Department of Transportation standards during transport of hazardous materials.
  • Identify federal, state, and local regulations for the handling, storage, and use of toxic and hazardous materials.
  • Maintain and operate a waste water system, water sampling and collection and record keeping, handling of hazardous materials.
  • Communicated with outside vendors and the Eastman Terminal for the safe transport of hazardous materials to the cracking plants.
  • Ensured MSDS records for all hazardous materials were up to date and properly located.
  • Trained in hazardous materials and chemicals.
  • Monitor waste water through EPA standards before dump to the environment and handle hazardous materials with care through hazmats regulations
  • Worked around hazardous materials including wastewater, bio solids, dry and liquid chemicals.

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31. CL2

low Demand
Here's how CL2 is used in Wastewater Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Hooked up Cl2 lines to one ton cylinders.
  • Monitored and operates all plant equipment, calibrating select equipment; Handled hazardous chemical CL2, SO2 and NaoH.
  • Determine blanket depths.Monitor and adjust Cl2 feed in final effluent facility.
  • Titrate eight CL2 analyzers throughout plant.
  • Change flow, CL2, Ph, NTU and transfer charts on midnight shifts.
  • second protien nutrients) levels - Sniff tubes (O3) - Cl2 levels - D.O.

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32. Heavy Equipment

low Demand
Here's how Heavy Equipment is used in Wastewater Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Operate all necessary heavy equipment.
  • Operated backhoes, bobcats, skid loaders, mowers, and other heavy equipment.
  • Process residual solids with heavy equipment and cement.
  • Use of heavy equipment, Skid steer, front end loaders and back hoes.
  • Improved knowledge and productivity through continuous education and learning from instructors Performed tasks using various types of heavy equipment.
  • Experience in operating heavy equipment Backhoe, Bulldozer, Paddlescraper, Front Loader With box scraper Tractor skills.
  • Transport waste with tandem axle tanker Operate Heavy Equipment Sewer cleaning.

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33. Plant Processes

low Demand
Here's how Plant Processes is used in Wastewater Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Assisted the Operator II with in monitoring and controlling plant processes including, biological and chemical nutrient removal.
  • Determined efficiency of plant processes to ensure that plant effluent met water pollution control requirements.
  • Operate, monitor and troubleshoot water reclamation treatment plant processes and related equipment.
  • Checked chlorine analyzer and all plant processes.
  • Sampled plant processes to ensure quality effluent.
  • Maintained all wastewater plant processes and equipment including pumps, motors, and blowers to ensure efficient operation of the plant.

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34. Plant Maintenance

low Demand
Here's how Plant Maintenance is used in Wastewater Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Support maintenance technicians with plant maintenance in the total productive maintenance environment.
  • Operated heavy machinery during plant maintenance duties.
  • Perform general plant maintenance work such as sweeping, cleaning, sanding, and painting of equipment and facilities.
  • Conducted plant maintenance for the city on the lift stations and other components of the Treatment Plant Process.
  • Light housekeeping and general plant maintenance of pumps, tanks, analysis and Hand held monitoring equipment.
  • Performed plant maintenance including but not limited to cleaning of equipment, painting and general plant upkeep.
  • Light housekeeping and general plant maintenance of pumps, tanks, analysis and maintain lift stations.
  • Plant maintenance including rebuilding and trouble shooting of pumps, motors and compressors.
  • Performed any Plant maintenance and p/m work on a monthly basis.
  • Learned and completed routine plant maintenance.
  • Collected weekly samples.Performed plant maintenance on all equipment
  • Monitored plant controls through general plant maintenance by adjustment valves, washing filters and operate multi-hearth incinerates.
  • Plant maintenance including all PM's in wastewater treatment.Installation of equipment
  • Land Application System Maintenance Aerator / Centrifugal Pump Maintenance Waste-Water Plant Maintenance Water & Wastewater Testing

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35. Data Entry

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Here's how Data Entry is used in Wastewater Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Utilize a computer, including data entry and Word and Excel processing.
  • Excel data entry, experience with Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition.
  • Preformed daily data entry into Excel spreadsheets.
  • Treat incoming industrial waste water, chemical ordering, Maximo data entry, maintain lab equipment
  • Detailed Daily log Data entry of the events of the day.
  • Maintain records of equipment through data entry.

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36. Dump Truck

low Demand
Here's how Dump Truck is used in Wastewater Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Operate various types of equipment including commercial Vac-Con Hydro Excavator, front loader, and ten yard dump truck.
  • Operate; Utility type tractor, Water truck, Dump truck, Backhoe, and forklift.
  • Utilized tanker truck, skid-steer, dump trucks and boom truck as needed.
  • Drive all company vehicles including dump trucks and back hoe.
  • Operated backhoe, dump truck and water truck.
  • Operated dump truck/ transported sludge to land field.
  • Run equipment such as a Case Skid Steer as needed, dump truck, back hoe.
  • Dump truck, front loader etc..
  • Repaired and maintained submergible and dry pumps and drainage pipe systems Operated equipment: backhoe, dump truck, tractor

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37. Control Panels

low Demand
Here's how Control Panels is used in Wastewater Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Monitored control panels and adjusted valves and gates manually and by remote control to regulate flow within the plant.
  • Checked meters, gauges, pumps, and control panels to verify correct operation of equipment and recorded information.
  • Monitor control panels and adjusts valves gates manually or by remote control to regulate flow of sewage.
  • Replaced warning and running lights for control panels, replaced electrical and electronic components as needed.
  • Read and interpret meters, gauges, control panels, and testing and monitoring equipment.
  • Installed and serviced telemetry, electric motors, pumps, control panels.
  • Monitor gauges, alarms, meters, and control panels.
  • Monitored control panels and adjusted valves and gates.

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38. Hand Tools

low Demand
Here's how Hand Tools is used in Wastewater Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Used various power tools and hand tools, worked in all weather conditions, at all hours of day and night.
  • Clean and maintain tanks, using hand tools and/or power tools.
  • Experienced with a wide variety of hand tools.
  • Use of hand tools for maintenance.
  • Adjust shoes (guides) on pasting machine to size of grid, using hand tools.
  • Utilized welders, torches, grinders, power drills, chain falls, shoveled, sludge hammer and other hand tools.

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39. Load Requirements

low Demand
Here's how Load Requirements is used in Wastewater Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Inspect equipment or monitor operating conditions, meters, and gauges to determine load requirements and detect malfunctions.
  • Inspected equipment and monitored operating conditions, meters and gauges to determine load requirements and detect malfunctions.
  • Inspect equipment or monitor operating conditions, meters, and gauges to determine load requirements and detect malfunctions.
  • Interpreted meter and gauge readings and tested results to determine load requirements.
  • Inspected equipment, monitored operating conditions, meters, and gauges to determine load requirements and detect malfunctions.

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40. COD

low Demand
Here's how COD is used in Wastewater Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Directed shift operations for a plant which included aerobic and anaerobic digestion with a capacity of 12,000 COD at 25,000 GPD.
  • Observe all on-the-job safety regulations as well as ensuring compliance with Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations.
  • Executed morning lab analysis of tanks throughout the plant, monitored the COD and BOD results to maintain desired levels.
  • Point South Inc.: Grounds keeping, landscaping, trash removal in the Fall River ; Cape Cod area.
  • Complied with Good Laboratory Practices and Title 21 Code of Federal Regulations Part 11.
  • Do daily water analysis, pH, COD, suspended solids.
  • Perform tests on Alkalinity, Dissolved Oxygen, COD, Ph, Total Suspended Solids and volatility tests of TSS.
  • Conducted daily biological and chemical analyses of plant wastewater for solids, BOD, COD, and pH.
  • Performed tests for influent and effluent quality such as TSS, ammonia, COD and alkalinity.
  • Job duties: Operate wastewater plant, testing for BOD, COD, TSS, Ammonia, Chlorine.
  • Recoded operational data, personal attendance, meter/guage readings on specified forms.
  • Perform laboratory analysis for quality assurance such as pH, Total Solids, Volatile Solids, colorimetric COD and Ammonium.

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41. CDL

low Demand
Here's how CDL is used in Wastewater Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Inspect equipment for optimal operation - regardless of weather * Obtained certifications in Ornamental Pesticide Treatment and Class B CDL
  • Possess a Class B CDL with tanker endorsement and hazmat.
  • Hold Class A CDL with HAZMAT and Tanker endorsement's.
  • Obtained a Class B CDL.
  • Certified Waste Water Operator- Class C. Class A CDL with double/triple/air brake/tanker endorsements.
  • Still have class A CDL.

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42. Sewage Samples

low Demand
Here's how Sewage Samples is used in Wastewater Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Collected sewage samples with dipper and bottles as well as conducted local laboratory tests.
  • Collect and test water and sewage samples.
  • Perform's test's on sewage samples.
  • Collected and tested water and sewage samples, using test equipment and color analysis standards for lab submission and record keeping.
  • Collected sewage samples using dipper or bottle and conducted laboratory tests, using testing equipment, such as colorimeter.
  • Collect and test water and sewage samples, using test equipment and color analysis standards.

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43. Test Procedures

low Demand
Here's how Test Procedures is used in Wastewater Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Displayed excellent comprehension and retention of ever evolving test procedures.

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44. Water Systems

low Demand
Here's how Water Systems is used in Wastewater Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Performed maintenance of the water systems.
  • Monitored and maintained all Wastewater systems equipment.
  • Assisted in the operation, maintenance and control of the City of Dallas Water and Wastewater systems.
  • Monitored all services and supplies for the operation of all water and wastewater systems.
  • Managed five wastewater systems to make sure they were operating properly.
  • Operated various small water systems, Wastewater package plants, and ponds as a contractor.

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45. DAF

low Demand
Here's how DAF is used in Wastewater Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Waste water treatment using a Krofta DAF unit with an Allen Bradley PLC.
  • Walk plant, check pumps and perform hourly rounds, work with DAF, digesters, etc.
  • Enter lab results onto spreadsheets.Operate DAF and tricanter.
  • operate DAFs, Cyclones, pumps, chemicals

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46. Operational Data

low Demand
Here's how Operational Data is used in Wastewater Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Enter operational data into computer database as required.
  • Record operational data/readings on specified forms.
  • Operate and adjust controls on equipment to purify and clarify water and record operational data on specified forms.
  • Review and analyze historical and operational data to make independent decisions on changes to pumps and valves.
  • Record meter and gauge readings, and operational data.
  • Collected daily operational data for process control and regulatory reporting.

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47. Machine Operation

low Demand
Here's how Machine Operation is used in Wastewater Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Attended monthly safety meetings to ensure machine operation safety.

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48. General Maintenance

low Demand
Here's how General Maintenance is used in Wastewater Treatment Operator jobs:
  • General maintenance, pump repairs, HDPE pipe fusing, repairing piping systems as well as building additional systems.
  • Perform general maintenance and monthly pm work at plant.
  • Performed general maintenance duties at water treatment plant.
  • Ground care and general maintenance of plant all around thats needed.
  • Gained experience operating heavy equipment and performing general maintenance at the plant.
  • Conducted general maintenance to equipment and notified manager of any deficit found.

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49. Local Regulations

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Here's how Local Regulations is used in Wastewater Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Perform all aspects of sampling, monitoring and testing required to maintain compliance with Federal State and local regulations.
  • Perform sampling and testing prior to unload in compliance with Federal, State, and Local regulations.
  • Define federal, state, and local regulations that apply to water technologies.
  • Identify federal, state, and local regulations governing wastewater technology.
  • Perform all aspects of sampling, monitoring, and testing required maintaining compliance with federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Monitored treatment operations to ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Wastewater Treatment Operator

Lab Analysis17.2%
Sludge Plant10.7%
Wastewater Treatment Facility7.9%
Plant Operations7.2%
Chlorine Residual6.3%
Preventative Maintenance5.9%
Water Samples5.8%
Test Water5.2%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Wastewater Treatment Operator

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Lab Analysis
Lab Analysis
13.1%
13.1%
2
2
Sludge Plant
Sludge Plant
8.1%
8.1%
3
3
Wastewater Treatment Facility
Wastewater Treatment Facility
6%
6%
4
4
Plant Operations
Plant Operations
5.5%
5.5%
5
5
Chlorine Residual
Chlorine Residual
4.8%
4.8%
6
6
Preventative Maintenance
Preventative Maintenance
4.5%
4.5%
7
7
Water Samples
Water Samples
4.4%
4.4%
8
8
Test Water
Test Water
3.9%
3.9%
9
9
Wastewater Treatment Process
Wastewater Treatment Process
3%
3%
10
10
MGD
MGD
2.8%
2.8%
11
11
Scada
Scada
2.7%
2.7%
12
12
Process Control
Process Control
2.6%
2.6%
13
13
Daily Operations
Daily Operations
2.5%
2.5%
14
14
Water Treatment Plant
Water Treatment Plant
2.2%
2.2%
15
15
Lab Tests
Lab Tests
2%
2%
16
16
Ammonia
Ammonia
1.8%
1.8%
17
17
Pump Stations
Pump Stations
1.7%
1.7%
18
18
EPA
EPA
1.6%
1.6%
19
19
TSS
TSS
1.6%
1.6%
20
20
Filter Press
Filter Press
1.4%
1.4%
21
21
Wastewater Operator
Wastewater Operator
1.3%
1.3%
22
22
Gauge Readings
Gauge Readings
1.2%
1.2%
23
23
BOD
BOD
1.1%
1.1%
24
24
Npdes
Npdes
1.1%
1.1%
25
25
Sewer Lines
Sewer Lines
1.1%
1.1%
26
26
UV
UV
1%
1%
27
27
Collection System
Collection System
1%
1%
28
28
Osha
Osha
1%
1%
29
29
Proper Operation
Proper Operation
0.8%
0.8%
30
30
Hazardous Materials
Hazardous Materials
0.8%
0.8%
31
31
CL2
CL2
0.8%
0.8%
32
32
Heavy Equipment
Heavy Equipment
0.8%
0.8%
33
33
Plant Processes
Plant Processes
0.8%
0.8%
34
34
Plant Maintenance
Plant Maintenance
0.8%
0.8%
35
35
Data Entry
Data Entry
0.8%
0.8%
36
36
Dump Truck
Dump Truck
0.8%
0.8%
37
37
Control Panels
Control Panels
0.8%
0.8%
38
38
Hand Tools
Hand Tools
0.7%
0.7%
39
39
Load Requirements
Load Requirements
0.7%
0.7%
40
40
COD
COD
0.7%
0.7%
41
41
CDL
CDL
0.7%
0.7%
42
42
Sewage Samples
Sewage Samples
0.7%
0.7%
43
43
Test Procedures
Test Procedures
0.7%
0.7%
44
44
Water Systems
Water Systems
0.7%
0.7%
45
45
DAF
DAF
0.7%
0.7%
46
46
Operational Data
Operational Data
0.7%
0.7%
47
47
Machine Operation
Machine Operation
0.6%
0.6%
48
48
General Maintenance
General Maintenance
0.6%
0.6%
49
49
Local Regulations
Local Regulations
0.5%
0.5%

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