Top Water Plant Operator Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Water Plant Operator. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Water Plant Operator resumes they appeared on. For example, 11.0% of Water Plant Operator resumes contained Lab Tests as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Water Plant Operator actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

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

1. Lab Tests

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Here's how Lab Tests is used in Water Plant Operator jobs:
  • Conducted required lab tests on water samples keep water within set limits of state and federal regulations.
  • Recorded information observed and obtained from computers, lab tests, meters, gauges and other instruments.
  • Mixed chemicals and performed lab tests on water for state and federal regulations.
  • Collected and performed routine lab tests while analyzing daily water quality samples.
  • Collect water samples for monthly lab tests.
  • Performed daily chlorine lab tests.
  • worked on various shifts ; performed preventive maintenance; performed various lab tests; checked several wells daily ;

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2. Water Treatment Plant

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Here's how Water Treatment Plant is used in Water Plant Operator jobs:
  • Performed routine operational and general maintenance tasks associated with the operation of water treatment plant equipment and facilities.
  • Operate pumps, electric motors, metering equipment, chlorinating equipment, and related water treatment plant machinery and equipment.
  • Operated a waste water treatment plant so the machines waste products could be sent to the city sewage.
  • Operated a surface water treatment plant in accordance with the regulations and laws set forth.
  • Passed multiple state exams to acquire certification as a water treatment plant operator level two.
  • Operate and treat a water treatment plant with a 60 million gallons capacity per day.
  • Operate 4 MGD Lime Softening Water Treatment Plant regulated NC DEQ, Water Resources Division.
  • Supervised the daily operations of a 5.5 million gallon per day water treatment plant.
  • Set water treatment plant production per Water System Control water consumption forecast.
  • Operate, Maintain, Troubleshoot and repair two water treatment plants.
  • Run and maintain water treatment plant and distribution system.
  • Performed maintenance of water treatment plant and related facilities.
  • Operated a waste water treatment plant and pump stations.
  • Run and maintain a 12 MGD water treatment plant.
  • Operate the city's potable water treatment plants.
  • Monitor and adjust chemicals in water treatment plant
  • Run and operate water treatment plant.
  • Operate and maintain the 30 MGD North Fork Water Treatment Plant and the 10 MGD William Debruhl Water Treatment Plant.
  • Assisted in operation, maintenance and malfunction repair of wastewater treatment plants, sewage lift stations, and storage tanks.
  • Water Treatment Plant used to provide water to the City of Wynnewood and Rural Water District 6.

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3. Water Samples

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Here's how Water Samples is used in Water Plant Operator jobs:
  • Collected water samples, operated chemical-feeding devices, and performed laboratory tests.
  • Performed laboratory analysis of water samples.
  • Collect and analyze water samples; perform pH, dissolved oxygen, and suspended solids tests.
  • Collect and analyze water samples to ensure compliance with EPA and AWWA standards.
  • Operate and control entire process or system of machines Collect water samples Data entry
  • Take and record water samples and put in computers using excel and access
  • 52801Tested water samples for discharge sewer, industrial and residential runoffs.
  • Pull monthly water samples and sent to lab for processing.
  • Complete Iron, and suspended solids testing on water samples.
  • Tested water samples daily and adjusted chemical feeds when needed.
  • Collected Bac-T, THM and Lead & Copper water samples.
  • Collected waste water samples and analyzed them in the lab.
  • Preform lab work and collect bi-monthly distribution water samples.
  • Collected water samples from different locations for testing.
  • Take water samples for storage.
  • Collected and examined wastewater samples throughout testing in laboratory.
  • Collect disinfecting zone, filter, clarifier, raw, and tap water samples.
  • Operate, maintain, and collect water samples at Tinian Ice & Water.
  • Tested for coliform bacteria and fecal on water samples.
  • Monitored computer operation of water plant Tested water samples during processing stages Replaced additives for processing procedures Maintained plant equipment

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4. Chlorine Residual

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Here's how Chlorine Residual is used in Water Plant Operator jobs:
  • Monitored chlorine residuals within the distribution system.
  • Monitor system chlorine residuals and ammonia residuals
  • Run turbidity, chlorine residuals, PH, temperature, chlorine dioxide, and mono/free ammonia.
  • Check chlorine residual level; collect water samples and perform other duties as assigned.
  • Check pumps and motors, Chlorine residual, and ground storage tanks.
  • Analyze water to make adjustments in pH, hardness and chlorine residual.
  • Grab water samples every two hours and check for chlorine residual.
  • Analyze water samples and conduct reports for chlorine residuals.

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5. Treatment Plant Systems

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Here's how Treatment Plant Systems is used in Water Plant Operator jobs:
  • Maintained water treatment plant systems in order to ensure the availability of a clean community water supply.
  • Monitored smooth functioning of treatment plant systems and involved in filtering and chemical treatment process.
  • Inspect the treatment plant systems on a daily basis to ensure effective operations.
  • Maintain the treatment plant systems.

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6. Plant Operations

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Here's how Plant Operations is used in Water Plant Operator jobs:
  • Monitored and regulated controls for local water plant operations, including testing water samples and monitoring water distribution.
  • Maintained plant operations and water production.
  • Trained and mentor 14 new operators in water cleaning plant and oil cleaning plant operations.
  • Perform required laboratory tests as required by State Agencies and for plant operations.
  • Monitor and maintain parameters and standards for water plant operations through SCATA system.
  • Run tests associated with plant operations and distribution systems.
  • Conducted water plant operations training for clients.
  • Maintain a record of plant operations.
  • Waste Water Plant Operations Includes:.
  • Train new personnel on plant operations, safety, and license preparation.
  • Water plant operations PA 1 calls Install water services Record keeping Replaced and repaired water mains

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7. Scada

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Here's how Scada is used in Water Plant Operator jobs:
  • Utilized Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, SAP, and SCADA to enter data into company database.
  • Keep records and prepare reports as needed within SCADA, Delta V and Microsoft Office Systems
  • Utilize the SCADA system and reporting tools to verify and optimize treatment.
  • Operated 13 MGD surface water plant and associated distribution system via SCADA.
  • Monitor SCADA systems to maintain proper and adequate flow through plant.
  • Monitored water distribution levels and sewer lift stations using SCADA.
  • Work with continuous monitoring system SCADA (windows viewer).
  • Use SCADA system to monitor and control plant operation.
  • Use SCADA to monitor water treatment process and distribution.
  • Monitor SCADA system to ensure plant production parameters.
  • Operated the SCADA system for filling water tanks.
  • Operated system control with a SCADA system.
  • Monitored and responded to facility SCADA system.
  • Worked on maintaining Parish wide SCADA system.
  • Monitored SCADA systems for plant operation.
  • worked night shift; clean sand filters clean plant and grounds preventive maintenance some experience with SCADA systems etc
  • Use SCADA throughout the plant via PLC interfaces and operating room.
  • Read gauges and knowledge of running scada view computer software
  • Read gauges, and SCADA For proper operation.
  • Operate Scada computer system and Pall filtration unit.

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8. Water Treatment Process

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Here's how Water Treatment Process is used in Water Plant Operator jobs:
  • Operated various water treatment processes remotely through computer command and control system.
  • Prepared the daily and monthly report of the potable water treatment process.
  • Maintain proper levels of chlorine in the water treatment process.
  • Started up, shut down and checked water treatment processes.
  • Processed and analyzed daily reports of operating data and activities for the water treatment process and remote facilities operation.
  • Performed daily checks of the wastewater treatment process.
  • Started up,shut down and checked water and wastewater treatment processes.

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9. Water Flow

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Here's how Water Flow is used in Water Plant Operator jobs:
  • Maintain and operate all technical equipment such as control pumps and computer and monitor efficient water flow for treatment process.
  • Adjust water flow and supply of over 4 million gallons of drinking water to the community daily.
  • Prepare reports showing test results, water flow, pressures, and temperatures
  • Make daily reports of chlorine, turbidity and raw water flow.
  • Monitor water flows and chemical treatment dosages to water.
  • Monitor and adjust water flow from outside sources.
  • Maintained pumps, helped monitor water flow by reading charts, meters and guages.
  • Water Plant Operator , operator 12 mil gal water flow plant , mix and add chemcial as needed .

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10. MGD

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Here's how MGD is used in Water Plant Operator jobs:
  • Plant capacity is 13 million gallons per day with a typical daily demand of 9.5 MGD.
  • Performed standard operation, data entry and related duties of an 11 MGD water plant.
  • Operated and maintained a 5 MGD surface water plant for the City of Snyder.
  • Water plant operator for 3 MGD ground well lime softening plant.
  • Supervised the thirty six employees of the 15 MGD facility.
  • Operated 1.5 MGD Water Plant.
  • Make appropriate chemical adjustment for water quality for a 30MGD recycle plant * Set rate for plant (load plant).
  • Have operated Aurora Water's Griswold WTP 80MGD Direct Filtration plant under supervision.
  • Monitered and maintained the 8mgd water plant.
  • Work at a 27 mgd nanofiltration treatment plant.

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11. Distribution Systems

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Here's how Distribution Systems is used in Water Plant Operator jobs:
  • Managed water and waste water plant and distribution systems.
  • Maintained and monitored distribution systems.
  • Perform sanitary surveys of distribution systems with DEQ representative and correct any problems found within the system.
  • Run test on raw and treated water from the plant, well houses, and distribution systems.
  • Inventoried all end items for each Water Treatment and Distribution Systems in our section.
  • Conduct routine maintenance and inspections of wells, pumps and resort distribution systems.

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12. Water Systems

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Here's how Water Systems is used in Water Plant Operator jobs:
  • Performed maintenance, repairs, and operation of multiple ground and surface water systems.
  • Worked with various contractors and engineers for water and waste water systems.
  • Work and training in public water systems.
  • Water sampling and analysis of seven different communities water systems.
  • Performed maintenance of the water systems.
  • Maintain and operate boilers, water treatment, cooling water, and waste water systems.

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13. Chemical Treatment Processes

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Here's how Chemical Treatment Processes is used in Water Plant Operator jobs:
  • Maintain and operate the filtering and chemical treatment processes.

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14. Preventative Maintenance

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Here's how Preventative Maintenance is used in Water Plant Operator jobs:
  • Performed and maintained preventative maintenance on all plant equipment.
  • Performed preventative maintenance on various equipment.
  • Calibrated meters, monitored multiple pumps and performed preventative maintenance to ensure the plant could continue running 24 hours a day.
  • Performed all preventative maintenance on machine as well as cleaning of acid and washing dip tanks.
  • Created a preventative maintenance program for pumps, motors, and other equipment.
  • Performed plumbing repairs, HVAC preventative maintenance and repairs.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on pumps and filters.

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15. Potable Water

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Here's how Potable Water is used in Water Plant Operator jobs:
  • Preformed tasks related to the safe and quality standards to provide potable water from a mid-sized treatment plant.
  • Operate all full functions of potable water treatment systems by either computer remote command or by hand/manual mode.
  • Maintained and insured an adequate amount of potable water at the proper pressures to our member communities.
  • Processed an average of 1 million gals of potable water per day for public consumption.
  • Have excellent water filtration skills, comply with federal and local regulations of potable water.
  • Performed the potable water treatment within the Health Department and EPA regulations.
  • Operated evaporators and chlorinators for chlorination of potable water.
  • Maintain and treat potable water .

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16. Raw Water

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Here's how Raw Water is used in Water Plant Operator jobs:
  • Job Duties: Operate water distribution pumps, raw water pumps, screen houses, and filtration system.
  • Operate controls electric motors, pumps and valves to regulate flow of raw water into treating plant.
  • Conducted daily analysis of treated and raw water, calibrated lab testing equipment, kept accurate files.
  • Operate raw water well pump equipment and auxiliaries to ensure equipment is maintained per established guidelines.
  • Monitored chemicals used to purify raw water/drinking water to ensure federal and state standards are met.
  • Collect and prepare composite samples from raw water and effluent water for laboratory analysis.
  • Filled out regulator papers dealing with raw water discharge and NPDS Permits.
  • Monitor and test raw water supply to detect chemical and biological contaminants.
  • Plant receives raw water from 19 wells.
  • Run test on raw water /add proper chemicals to make water drinkable * Flush hydrants/clean pipes to allow clean water to flow
  • Check for chlorine levels test for alkalinity, ammonia, chlorine dioxide, ph readings on raw water.
  • Performed all tasks necessary to treat raw water into potable drinking water for the general public.

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17. Lab Analysis

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Here's how Lab Analysis is used in Water Plant Operator jobs:
  • Performed lab analysis of potable water and QA testing on all lab reagents.
  • Performed lab analysis of samples for regulatory and process control of both plants.
  • Perform lab analysis and documents results in accordance with policies.
  • Operated 6 MGD water treatment plant-Performed Lab analysis -upkeep of grounds
  • Performed quality control tests on lab equipment and lab analysis.
  • Perform hourly lab analysis of influent and effluent water.

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18. Heavy Equipment

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Here's how Heavy Equipment is used in Water Plant Operator jobs:
  • Operate and service heavy equipment including trash pumps, air pumps, filter press, centrifuge, forklift, and backhoe.
  • Water Class B operator, Maintenance Crew leader in repairing leaks & system repairs, operator of heavy equipment.
  • Operated heavy equipment and aerial lifts to perform various job duties for 3 years.
  • Position: Parts Manager / Water Plant Operator Tasks: Find and order parts for cars and heavy equipment.
  • Operate heavy equipment such as backhoes, trackhoes and excavators.
  • Operated vehicles/heavy equipment to load, unload and transport hazardous and recyclable waste around facility as required.

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19. Process Control

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Here's how Process Control is used in Water Plant Operator jobs:
  • Performed process control samples in various labs, coordinated data quality assurance and performed equipment maintenance.
  • Interpret computerized information and relate it in decision making of plant operational process control.
  • Scheduled sampling and process control tests as needed to stay on a progressive track towards the completion of the disinfection conversion.
  • Manage Process Control (Turbidity, PH, OD, Temperature, Jar Test, Residual Chlorine and Daily Reports).
  • Waste Water Plant Operator, lab testing of BOD and TSS alkalinity acid of processed water and all process control.
  • Collect and analyze samples of raw and finished water for process control every two hours.
  • Operated panel mates and statistical process controls to monitor plant.
  • Collect and run process control samples every 4 hrs.
  • Process control tests on water being treated.
  • Bleach Range, Process controls Caustic recovery Water treatment.
  • Shift operator All maintenance and repairs Emergencies Sample collections and testing Process Control Decisions

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20. Water Meters

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Here's how Water Meters is used in Water Plant Operator jobs:
  • Read water meters, changed water meters, ran water plant, tested water, fixed water main breaks.
  • Optimized water meters reading procedures by localizing readout locations in an easy to interpret Excel file.
  • Calibrate liquid flow devices and meters including fuel, chemical, and water meters.
  • Participated in the installation of water meters, meter reader and maintenance.
  • Installed and maintained water meters, pipes, and fire hydrants.
  • Change, repair, and read water meters.
  • Read customer water meters monthly for proper billing.
  • Read 500-850 water meters for billing purposes.
  • Test and rebuild Neptune water meters.
  • Repaired water main breaks, replaced water meters, and etc.

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21. Test Water

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Here's how Test Water is used in Water Plant Operator jobs:
  • Sample and test water for turbidity, zinc and other chemicals.
  • Test water and take samples of water.
  • Collect and analysis test water samples.
  • Test water for various bacterial/fungus.
  • Test water samples to define acidity, color, and impurities, using colorimeter, turbidimeters, and conductivity meter.
  • Monitor levels in Water in Plant Daily Inspections and Logs Test Water samples & Maintain Equipment
  • Treat water, operate plant, test water to ensure safety , maintain paperwork.. etc
  • test water to maintain Quailty treatment and proper records doc keeping .

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22. Storage Tanks

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Here's how Storage Tanks is used in Water Plant Operator jobs:
  • Monitor the reservoirs and elevated storage tanks of the above mentioned entities and maintain the usage.
  • Perform Daily Testing on all water storage tanks.
  • Monitor and take reads of elctrical water pumps and level of water in storage tanks.
  • Operated and maintained city water and wastewater plant facilities, grounds and dispersed storage tanks.
  • Controlled and monitored pressure vessels, storage tanks, hot air product dryer and many other chemicals in processing equipment.
  • Transfer fluid throughout plant from mixing pits or storage tanks and to boats, barges, tanks and trucks.

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23. Daily Operations

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Here's how Daily Operations is used in Water Plant Operator jobs:
  • Performed daily functions to maintain and record data for daily operations
  • Perform daily operations of monitoring a 300psi Steam boiler, that supplies steam to the Paper Machine to manufacture the Paper.
  • Record daily operations in computer log.
  • Maintained logs and records for daily operations of OWM facility including several treaty samples for respective international government agencies.
  • Monitored press and recorded accurate reports to insure daily operations ran accordingly.
  • Process and conduct daily operations of production of material for distribution.

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24. Calibrate

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Here's how Calibrate is used in Water Plant Operator jobs:
  • Calibrated laboratory equipment and performed quality control testing throughout the treatment process.
  • Calibrated laboratory instruments and performed quality control testing.
  • Calibrated dissolved oxygen meters, pH meters, and lab scales.
  • Calibrated machines, monitored equipment and performed DEC testing.
  • Calibrate with different types of water and chemicals.
  • Calibrate and standardize pH and ORP probes.
  • Calibrate the sampling equipment daily.
  • Calibrate closed loop ph controller and PH meters.

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25. Customer Service

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Here's how Customer Service is used in Water Plant Operator jobs:
  • Respond to incoming calls and provide customer service to residents regarding any issue they may have.
  • Facilitate in the safety and cleaning of the plant, provide customer service and documentation.
  • Provided customer service to general public and outside vendors.
  • Meter reader Detailed record keeping Customer service Fixing leak repair Plant operator
  • Provided customer service to Foreign and domestic personnel during Operation IFOR and Operation during Bosnia and Herzegovina transition.
  • Provided excellent customer service to patrons.

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26. Pump Stations

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Here's how Pump Stations is used in Water Plant Operator jobs:
  • Performed the installation, maintenance and repair of the physical plant and pump stations and their components.
  • Check wells and pump stations daily, as well as daily tests and procedures.
  • Ground and elevated storage tanks, booster pump stations and laboratory work.
  • Worked directly with contractors on installation and maintenance of treatment plant equipment, pump stations, and telemetry upgrades.
  • Adjusted pumping systems, chemical feeders, auxiliary equipment, control systems storage tank levels and pump stations indicators.
  • Maintained open communications with the Chief Operator regarding the treatment process and pump stations operation and malfunctions.

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27. Tank Levels

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Here's how Tank Levels is used in Water Plant Operator jobs:
  • Monitor elevated storage tank levels and pumps/motors.
  • Analyze and record units in chemical tank levels.
  • Monitor tank levels, pressures, and flows.
  • Monitor tank levels and process instrumentation; perform adjustments as necessary.
  • Monitored Tank levels and filled accordingly.
  • Monitored feed rates, tank levels, product blends, and temperatures on all equipment in a large industrial plant.

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28. Chemical Analysis

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Here's how Chemical Analysis is used in Water Plant Operator jobs:
  • Operate plant and pumping equipment to maintain proper flow, pressures and chemical analysis of treated water.
  • Perform biological and chemical analysis on collected water sample and ensure compliance to standard.
  • Perform routine chemical analysisof plant water to determine the chemical constituents and take corrective action and maintain plant water withinprescribed limits.
  • Conducted chemical analysis - monitoring, calculating and recording water quality specs before and after treatment and required chemical concentration modifications.
  • Monitored and maintained water quality through chemical analysis and chemical feed pump adjustments.
  • Use a variety of test equipment such as pH meters and chemical analysis kits.

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29. Water Levels

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Here's how Water Levels is used in Water Plant Operator jobs:
  • Provide production test on well pumping stations for flow rate, and water levels.
  • Managed water Levels in town water system that produced 12-20 million gallons per day.
  • Maintained oil levels and water levels throughout the field vessel and tanks.
  • Ensured that the water levels were consistent and in order.
  • Monitor and control water levels in storage tanks.
  • Communicated water levels plus needed water to officials from various company's on job site.

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30. Reverse Osmosis

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Here's how Reverse Osmosis is used in Water Plant Operator jobs:
  • Combined off-site analysis of water quality parameters with on-site conductivity sampling and operations at an advanced reverse osmosis treatment plant.
  • Monitored reverse osmosis water plant through complex computer system.
  • Lime softening and reverse osmosis.
  • Operate and maintained a .500 MGD reverse osmosis water processing plant and a .350 MGD activated sludge wastewater treatment plant.
  • Operate Reverse Osmosis Microfiltration Multimedia Filtration Actiflo Clairifier Filter Press Multiple Chemical Feed Systems Run Forklift General Maintenance Trained Employees
  • Operated and maintained water treatment equipment including multiple reverse osmosis filtration systems.

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31. Direct Supervision

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Here's how Direct Supervision is used in Water Plant Operator jobs:
  • Function independent of direct supervision.
  • Managed projects without direct supervision to meet time schedule.

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32. Filter Beds

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Here's how Filter Beds is used in Water Plant Operator jobs:
  • Operated valves to regulate the water through filter beds and to remove the impurities.
  • Clean tanks filter beds, using backwashing reverse flow of water.
  • Clean tanks and filter beds, using backwashing.
  • Cleaned tanks, and filter beds, using backwashing method (reverse flow of water).Repacked pumps and lubricated motors.
  • Clean and maintain tanks, filter beds, and other work areas using hand tools and power tools.
  • Clean and maintain tanks, filter beds, and other work areas using hand tools and power tools.

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33. Water Lines

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Here's how Water Lines is used in Water Plant Operator jobs:
  • Read meters, complete service orders, install new and repair water lines or services, flag traffic as needed.
  • Supervised water maintenance crew during the repair of water leaks and replacement of water lines.
  • Monitored water plants and rural water lines to meet standards set by regulatory agencies.
  • Assisted in repairs to commercial construction of ductile iron, cp90 water lines.
  • Maintained and serviced water and waste water lines throughout the city.
  • Operate backhoe to dig up water lines.
  • Installed and repaired city water lines.

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34. Water Pressure

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Here's how Water Pressure is used in Water Plant Operator jobs:
  • Resolve customer complaints caused by discoloration or foul smell of water, low water pressure, and water leaks.
  • Record data, like residual content of chemicals, water turbidity, and water pressure.
  • Adjust and note all SCADA readings, water flow and water pressure out in public.
  • Keep all elevated tanks above the 75 percentile range to maintain adequate water pressure.
  • Log usage and demand on MOR sheets wright down water pressure readings from gages from high service pumps.
  • Monitor and Control System water pressure Collect Water samples and perform chemical analysis Monitor Chemical feed systems
  • Water plant operator - disinfection and proper water pressure - leak repair - grounds maintenance

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35. Water Mains

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Here's how Water Mains is used in Water Plant Operator jobs:
  • Maintain the underground hydraulics, water mains, valves, service lines, meter pits, and hydrants.
  • Operated heavy equipment to assist in repair and maintenance of city water mains.
  • Pump purified water into water mains.
  • work with the distribution crew to repair/replace water services and water mains.
  • Worked with other employees and independently to fix problems with water mains, sewage systems, and associated systems.
  • Worked extensively with cathodic protection in Water storage tanks and underground water mains(Anode bags).

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36. Gauge Readings

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Here's how Gauge Readings is used in Water Plant Operator jobs:
  • Observe variations in operating conditions and interprets meter and gauge readings and test results to determine process adjustment requirements.
  • Interpreted meter gauge readings and tests results to determine load requirements.
  • Maintain shift log and records meter and gauge readings.
  • 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.

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37. Human Consumption

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Here's how Human Consumption is used in Water Plant Operator jobs:
  • Conducted daily operating procedures required to maintain drinking water system machinery and equipment to provide safe water for human consumption.
  • Processed water for human consumption and preformed routine maintenance on equipment and surrounding buildings.
  • Control treatment plant machines and equipment to purify and clarify water for human consumption for industrial use.
  • Ensured an adequate supply of water for human consumption and fire fighting activities.
  • Treat raw water so it can be potable for human consumption.
  • Control treatment plant machines and equipment to purify and clarify water for human consumption and for industrial use.

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38. Chemical Feeders

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Here's how Chemical Feeders is used in Water Plant Operator jobs:
  • Performed minor maintenance on chemical feeders, valves, pumps, and other associated equipment.

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39. Hand Tools

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Here's how Hand Tools is used in Water Plant Operator jobs:
  • Performed maintenance on toilets, sinks, and other plumbing systems using a variety of trade hand tools and equipment.
  • Assist in repair of valves and machinery and use various power and hand tools for same.
  • Repair and lubricates machines and equipment, using hand tools power tools.
  • Used various power tools and hand tools, worked in all weather conditions, at all hours of day and night.
  • Clean and maintain tanks, filter beds, and other work areas using hand tools and power tools.
  • Operate hand tools; air compressor, forklift, welding machine, and other related equipment.

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40. Clarify Water

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Here's how Clarify Water is used in Water Plant Operator jobs:
  • Adjust automatic devices that admit specified amounts of chemicals into tanks to disinfect, deodorize, and clarify water.
  • Operate and adjust controls on equipment to purify and clarify water, process or dispose of sewage, generate power.
  • Operate and adjust controls on equipment to purify and clarify water.
  • Operate and adjust controls on equipment to purify and clarify water, process or dispose of sewage, and generate power.
  • Adjusted specified amounts of chemicals into tanks to disinfect, deodorize, clarify water and remove impurities.
  • Operate and adjust controls on equipment to purify and clarify water.

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41. Water Treatment Facility

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Here's how Water Treatment Facility is used in Water Plant Operator jobs:
  • Performed complete operation of water treatment facility.
  • Operate 133 MGD water treatment facility.
  • Operated a waste water treatment facility with biofilters, samplers monitoring, preventive maintenance and other duties.
  • Start up of new WTF * Operate 85 MGD water treatment facility.
  • Operated the water treatment facility efficiently Purchased and stocked chemicals necessary for operation Maintained facility grounds and building
  • Operated wastewater treatment facility to control flow and processing of wastewater, sludge, monitor gauges,meters and control panels.

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42. Chemical Usage

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Here's how Chemical Usage is used in Water Plant Operator jobs:
  • Perform nightly chemical usage, analysis data, and flow calculations and update State regulatory forms and reports.
  • Monitor pump equipment and chemical usage used in drinking water treatment.
  • Computed water production, chemical usage and inventory consumption.
  • Recorded necessary data into computer to keep track of chemical usage and changing trends in treatment.

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43. Chemical Levels

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Here's how Chemical Levels is used in Water Plant Operator jobs:
  • Performed chemical test on all tanks to maintain the correct chemical levels of each individual tank to produce a quality product.
  • Checked boiler pressure, chemical levels and refilled as needed, maintained up to- date logbook of chemical usage.
  • Monitor and adjust plant instrumentation, chemical levels, line pressures and pump functions, and chemical doses.
  • Maintain chemical levels within prescribed standards, diagnose, repair and maintain systems.
  • Added chemicals to raw water, performed testing and monitored chemical levels.

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44. Tceq

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Here's how Tceq is used in Water Plant Operator jobs:
  • Completed TEEX water courses to obtain Class D water license issued by TCEQ.
  • Plant Operator III, Class B Surface Water License-TCEQ
  • Prepared daily reports and MOR reports for TCEQ.
  • Maintained plant to TCEQ specifications.
  • Make daily work logs and send them to TCEQ.
  • Comply with all TCEQ and OSHA guidelines.

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45. CL2

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Here's how CL2 is used in Water Plant Operator jobs:
  • Worked with CL2 gas, HTH, and Bleach systems.
  • Hooked up Cl2 lines to one ton cylinders.
  • Collected samples for fecal, T.S.S., Nh3, B.O.D.5, and Cl2Completed monthly water and sewer reports
  • Sampled for CL2 contact times, chloroform, flushed wells and sampled for new construction.
  • Sampled/logged wells and Chicago water for CL2-PO4 and pressure station.
  • Handle hazardous chemicals used in the Water Treatment process such as chlorine(Cl2) and ammonia.

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46. Osha

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Here's how Osha is used in Water Plant Operator jobs:
  • Played an instrumental role in the command effort to have full company compliance of all OSHA and HAZMAT safety regulations.
  • Documented the MGD's for TECQ and OSHA inspectors.
  • sign in all hazardous chemicals that has been delivered and store them in proper locations required by OSHA.
  • Plant Monitering, waste vaults, pump and motorMaintenance.Health and Safety training, Hazordous waste training.Osha certificates.
  • Promoted to Safety Coordinator responsible for tracking and implementing OSHA procedures.
  • Trained in OSHA Electrical generation and management procedures.

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47. Data Entry

low Demand
Here's how Data Entry is used in Water Plant Operator jobs:
  • Perform data entry for the city's storm water, water and sanitary sewer mapping system.
  • Preformed setup and data entry into Operator 10 O&M software package.
  • 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.
  • Maintain records of equipment through data entry.

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48. Operational Data

low Demand
Here's how Operational Data is used in Water Plant Operator jobs:
  • Maintained operational database and records.
  • Record or report operational data such as readings on meters, instruments, and gauges.
  • Record operational data such as chemical feed rates and residuals.
  • Enter operational data into computer database as required.
  • Record operational data/readings on specified forms.
  • Provided operational data, metered and gauged reading on associative documenting forms.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Water Plant Operator

Lab Tests14.1%
Water Treatment Plant12.3%
Water Samples10.6%
Chlorine Residual9.1%
Treatment Plant Systems8.4%
Plant Operations6.7%
Scada5.6%
Water Treatment Process5.4%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Water Plant Operator

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Lab Tests
Lab Tests
11%
11%
2
2
Water Treatment Plant
Water Treatment Plant
9.7%
9.7%
3
3
Water Samples
Water Samples
8.3%
8.3%
4
4
Chlorine Residual
Chlorine Residual
7.1%
7.1%
5
5
Treatment Plant Systems
Treatment Plant Systems
6.6%
6.6%
6
6
Plant Operations
Plant Operations
5.3%
5.3%
7
7
Scada
Scada
4.3%
4.3%
8
8
Water Treatment Process
Water Treatment Process
4.2%
4.2%
9
9
Water Flow
Water Flow
3.1%
3.1%
10
10
MGD
MGD
2.4%
2.4%
11
11
Distribution Systems
Distribution Systems
2.1%
2.1%
12
12
Water Systems
Water Systems
2%
2%
13
13
Chemical Treatment Processes
Chemical Treatment Processes
2%
2%
14
14
Preventative Maintenance
Preventative Maintenance
1.8%
1.8%
15
15
Potable Water
Potable Water
1.7%
1.7%
16
16
Raw Water
Raw Water
1.6%
1.6%
17
17
Lab Analysis
Lab Analysis
1.5%
1.5%
18
18
Heavy Equipment
Heavy Equipment
1.4%
1.4%
19
19
Process Control
Process Control
1.2%
1.2%
20
20
Water Meters
Water Meters
1.2%
1.2%
21
21
Test Water
Test Water
1.1%
1.1%
22
22
Storage Tanks
Storage Tanks
1%
1%
23
23
Daily Operations
Daily Operations
1%
1%
24
24
Calibrate
Calibrate
0.9%
0.9%
25
25
Customer Service
Customer Service
0.9%
0.9%
26
26
Pump Stations
Pump Stations
0.9%
0.9%
27
27
Tank Levels
Tank Levels
0.9%
0.9%
28
28
Chemical Analysis
Chemical Analysis
0.9%
0.9%
29
29
Water Levels
Water Levels
0.9%
0.9%
30
30
Reverse Osmosis
Reverse Osmosis
0.9%
0.9%
31
31
Direct Supervision
Direct Supervision
0.8%
0.8%
32
32
Filter Beds
Filter Beds
0.8%
0.8%
33
33
Water Lines
Water Lines
0.8%
0.8%
34
34
Water Pressure
Water Pressure
0.8%
0.8%
35
35
Water Mains
Water Mains
0.7%
0.7%
36
36
Gauge Readings
Gauge Readings
0.7%
0.7%
37
37
Human Consumption
Human Consumption
0.7%
0.7%
38
38
Chemical Feeders
Chemical Feeders
0.7%
0.7%
39
39
Hand Tools
Hand Tools
0.7%
0.7%
40
40
Clarify Water
Clarify Water
0.7%
0.7%
41
41
Water Treatment Facility
Water Treatment Facility
0.7%
0.7%
42
42
Chemical Usage
Chemical Usage
0.7%
0.7%
43
43
Chemical Levels
Chemical Levels
0.6%
0.6%
44
44
Tceq
Tceq
0.6%
0.6%
45
45
CL2
CL2
0.6%
0.6%
46
46
Osha
Osha
0.6%
0.6%
47
47
Data Entry
Data Entry
0.6%
0.6%
48
48
Operational Data
Operational Data
0.6%
0.6%

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