Top Water Treatment Operator Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Water Treatment Operator. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Water Treatment Operator resumes they appeared on. For example, 14.0% of Water Treatment Operator resumes contained Water Treatment Equipment as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Water Treatment Operator actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

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

1. Water Treatment Equipment

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Here's how Water Treatment Equipment is used in Water Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Alerted management of any abnormalities or performance issues with water treatment equipment.
  • Supervised soldiers while operating and maintain water treatment equipment.
  • Developed and executed layout and installation of water treatment equipment Accurately read, understood, and carried out written instructions.
  • Crossed trained eight employees from different fields on critical water treatment equipment which led to organization receiving high evaluation reports.
  • Performed basic maintenance on all Waste Water Treatment equipment.
  • Operate, maintain and troubleshoot water treatment equipment.
  • Cleaned holding tanks and water treatment equipment.
  • Camp Bucca, Iraq.Preventive maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of commercial ice equipment and operations of U.S. Army water treatment equipment.

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2. Lab Analysis

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Here's how Lab Analysis is used in Water Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Monitor, maintain and request chemicals for water treatment and lab analysis.
  • Make necessary adjustments to chemical feed pumps based on lab analysis.
  • Maintained water quality with field samples as well as lab analysis.
  • Collected lagoon samples for lab analysis on a weekly basis.
  • Conducted lab analysis, made flow changes and backwash filters.
  • Managed water treatment, plant processes and lab analysis.
  • Collect system sample for lab analysis and state readings.
  • Managed water treatment process control * Conducted chemical lab analysis and performed equipment and plant maintenance.
  • Perform lab analysis on water samples including Total Hardness, PH,Conductivity, Chlorine residues.

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3. Water Samples

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Here's how Water Samples is used in Water Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Tested and analyzed water samples, adhering to Environmental Protection Agency rules regarding water discharged into Grand Calumet River.
  • Collected water samples throughout distribution system to meet state monitoring requirements, and delivered to laboratory for testing.
  • Collect water samples for water quality analyses and microbiological testing.
  • Collected water samples, and operated chemical-feeding devices.
  • Collect water samples for laboratory and bacteriological analysis.
  • Collected water samples and performed laboratory analyses.
  • Collect water samples, perform laboratory testing/sampling.
  • Tested water samples in a laboratory environment.
  • Perform atomic absorption analysis to water samples.
  • Monitor water plants and wells and perform laboratory analysis of water samples within the guidelines of state and federal drinking water.
  • Collected and reported daily, weekly, and quarterly water samples to ensure that state and federal environmental regulations are upheld.
  • Analyzed water samples using a wide range of laboratory equipment as mandated by local, State and Federal regulations.
  • Collect representative water samples to be used by the laboratory for water analysis and testing for regulation compliance.
  • Collected hazardous and non-hazardous water samples, using sampling equipment and prepared samples for shipment to lab.
  • Maintain water quality standards through collection and testing of water samples and adjusting chemistry as required.
  • Perform testing of water samples, complete state reports, and manage plant during swing shifts.
  • Collected water samples at various locations in the city to be tested in the lab.
  • Take water samples to monitor and record pH, temperature and other related parameters.
  • Collected water samples at the end of treatment to ensure safety and satisfaction.
  • Gathered water samples to monitor the quality of water after treatment.

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4. Chlorine Residual

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Here's how Chlorine Residual is used in Water Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Monitored distribution system to determine customer demand, regulate pressures, pump stations, chlorine residuals, etc.
  • Run chlorine residual tests, pressure tests, conduct routine tests and collected any additional samples.
  • Tested for Chlorine and chlorine residual, TDS and morbidity of the different water samples.
  • Operated and monitored wells for total production, chlorine residual, and draw down measurements.
  • Maintain chlorine residual in service water.
  • Maintain and operate wastewater treatment plant performing duties of collecting and analyzing samples including, checking PH, chlorine residuals.
  • Operated several small water distribution plants Performed daily routine sampling such as chlorine residuals, iron and manganese etc.
  • Complete daily Lab testing of free chlorine residuals, iron, manganese, ph.

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5. Test Water

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Here's how Test Water is used in Water Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Take and test water samples at various sampling locations to monitor water treatment process and different chemical levels therein.
  • Collect and test water samples for PH and chlorine residual using testing equipment.
  • Test water samples to define acidity, color, and impurities, using colorimeter, turbid meter, and conductivity meter.
  • Test Water that was pumped from our shafts in the underground mine or tailings ponds.
  • Treat water on water tanks for production matter Test water for any bacteria accumulated that needs to be fixed.
  • Test water quality analyzed and verify.

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6. Water Treatment Facility

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Here's how Water Treatment Facility is used in Water Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Coordinated start up, expansion and operation of water treatment facility for Honda Manufacturing Of Alabama.
  • Assist to install water treatment facility and analyze equipment requirements for chemical and biology laboratory.
  • Collaborate with administration of the waste water treatment facility in order to ensure effective operations.
  • Experienced Process Operator trained and responsible for operating a water treatment facility.
  • Operate and perform all related duties involved with municipal water treatment facility.
  • Monitored all operations of Blast Furnace water treatment facility.
  • Operated water treatment facility using computer DCS program.
  • Oversee operations of water treatment facility.
  • Performed daily mechanical maintenance of the water treatment facility removing and replacing drain, pipe, and automatic valves.
  • Heat water and move from liquid recycling facility to water treatment facility using centrifugal pumps.
  • Worked as an industrial technician at a 20 MGD industrial waste water treatment facility.
  • Oversee operations on assigned shift at the City's water treatment facility.
  • Oversee all operations of EDR Water Treatment Facility during shift.
  • Controlled a water treatment facility in accordance with EPD standards.
  • surface water treatment facility, and associated distribution system.
  • Managed water treatment facility that provides drinking water to 9,000 consumers including schools ,hospitals, and correctional facilities
  • Operate and maintain a 72,000 GPD Wastewater Treatment facility that uses a Membrane Bio-Reactor process.
  • Operated, monitored, maintained, and trouble-shoot the wastewater treatment facility and its processes.
  • Monitored a twenty-five mgd water treatment facility including conventional treatment, up flow clarifiers, and ozone generation.
  • Operate an "A" Surface Water Treatment Facility on a 12 hr.

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7. Plant Operations

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Here's how Plant Operations is used in Water Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Monitored and adjusted plant operations based on microscopic analysis and laboratory results.
  • Monitored treatment plant operations and performed preventive maintenance.
  • Monitored and controlled daily plant operations.
  • Monitored waste water treatment plant operations.
  • Inspect water treatment plants and examine records and laboratory data to ensure proper plant operations and water quality.
  • Attend meetings to discuss future water plant operations and presentations to convey research findings.
  • Work with various contractors and consultants on maintenance, repairs and plant operations.
  • Trained new personnel on plant operations, safety, and license preparation.
  • Prepare and submit monthly reports for smooth functioning of plant operations.
  • Analyze plant operations, and develop trends in treatment operations.
  • Direct and oversee all plant operations during 12-hours shifts.
  • Keep log of plant operations and related records.
  • Cross trained in waste water treatment plant operations.
  • Full facet knowledge of plant operations.
  • Train new employees on plant operations.
  • Water and chemical knowledge.Skills UsedRecord keeping and normal plant operations.
  • Waste Water Treatment and Drinking Water Treatment, Daily plant operations, Onsite Labs Maintenance and Repairs
  • Optimize plant operations, direct integrations, and institute strategic process controls.
  • Assist in Water treatment plant operations and other city procedures i.e.

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8. Scada

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Here's how Scada is used in Water Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Monitored ground water treatment facility through SCADA computer system and data collection and analysis.
  • Maintained and operated associated SCADA system.
  • Provide front line system administration for the first generation LAN Networks and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) network.
  • Prepared and maintained treatment records, oversaw treatment processes utilizing SCADA and was available for any on-call responses to emergencies.
  • Monitored, reviewed and analyzed Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) data across the chemical delivery system.
  • Monitor all treatment plant processes and distribution system operations through the treatment plant SCADA system and make appropriate adjustments.
  • Assisted in testing various pumps and valves for plant operation, both manually, and remotely via SCADA system.
  • Elevated tank levels must be maintained and remotely operated via SCADA in case of emergencies such as fires.
  • Monitored the distribution of water through-out the city to ground and elevated storage facilities via SCADA system.
  • Employed extensive use of computer SCADA w/ radio telemetry to control treatment plant and distribution system operations.
  • Operated and trained personnel on operation of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) software.
  • Monitor distribution system through the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) computer system.
  • Operated computer system using SCADA software to monitor waste water plant two miles distant.
  • Programmed, operated, tested and maintained SCADA software for water and hydroelectric plants.
  • Operate the water distribution system via SCADA in conjunction with the water plant.
  • Monitor SCADA systems and making all needed adjustments to chemical feed systems.
  • Operate wells and treatment facilities utilizing SCADA and on-site controls and chemicals.
  • Worked to upgrade SCADA system and computers that operated the plant.
  • Monitor, review and analyze SCADA data/alarms and take appropriate action.
  • Monitored SCADA and calculated filter flow rates and chemical feed rates.

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9. Water Treatment Process

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Here's how Water Treatment Process is used in Water Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Order materials needed for the waste water treatment process including sulfuric acid, caustic sodium, and other chemicals.
  • Understand water treatment theory / technology and apply that knowledge to the water treatment process / production.
  • Gained hands-on experience of the entire water treatment process by assisting treatment plant operators during summer break
  • Monitored water treatment process for quality and compliance with state and federal regulations.
  • Monitored performance of the plant's water treatment process and systems.
  • Conducted various tests required by State and Federal agencies governing the wastewater treatment process and storm water and sludge management.
  • Waste Water Treatment Process Used plasma and Acetylene Torch Overhead Crane Operator Forklift Operator Hand Held Grinder

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10. Water Levels

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Here's how Water Levels is used in Water Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Managed water levels in town water system that produced 12-72 million gallons per day.
  • Monitored water levels of the 25 million gallon reservoir and 5 pump stations.
  • Monitored and adjusted water levels in irrigation ditches and domestic water wells.
  • Conduct hourly checks of water levels.
  • Utilized the Sceda computer system to monitor water levels and trends for smoothly operating the plant.
  • Clean slag from boilers Monitor various chemicals in water levels to maintain safety
  • Tested and monitored city of Lakeland water levels.Responsible to maintain state chlorine and environmentalwater levels.
  • Controlled and operated D.A.F unit as well as maintaining water levels in F.E.B, D.E.R, and S.H.T.

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11. Preventative Maintenance

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Here's how Preventative Maintenance is used in Water Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Introduced ongoing preventative maintenance program to anticipate and preempt equipment failures across all areas of operations.
  • Assure equipment is inspected and preventative maintenance is performed on assigned equipment.
  • Uphold preventative maintenance schedule, including cleaning and calibrating monitoring equipment.
  • Repaired pumps and implemented preventative maintenance program to decrease expenses.
  • Performed preventative maintenance of electric pumps and motors.
  • Performed preventative maintenance on electrical panels and water distribution systems, Installed, aligned, and balanced new equipment.
  • Plant start up and walk through, preventative maintenance, water metering and various maintenance duties.
  • Monitored all Preventative Maintenance Checks and Services of all Water Treatment and Distribution Systems.
  • Inspect and conduct preventative maintenance on equipment used on a daily work schedule.
  • Perform service and preventative maintenance on equipment, Complete daily reports.
  • Directed routine preventative maintenance such as adjustments, cleaning and equipment.
  • Performed chemical feed, pump adjustments and preventative maintenance.
  • Provided preventative maintenance for the Water Treatment System.
  • Monitor and perform preventative maintenance on HVAC systems.
  • Filter backwash / rewash procedures and preventative maintenance.
  • Perform preventative maintenance; troubleshoot and diagnosis electronic, electromechanical and pneumatic instrumentation malfunctions.
  • Completed instrumentation and controls systems checks, calibrations, and preventative maintenance.
  • Supervised and performed all plant preventative maintenance along with repair work needed to all plant equipment.I.E.P.A.
  • Generated Value Collect and test water samples Perform preventative maintenance on equipment Perform all other duties of a Public Works employee

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12. Turbidity

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Here's how Turbidity is used in Water Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Analyzed water for bacterial, turbidity and chemical changes as well as many other properties, and made adjustments as needed.
  • Maintain plant operational records; daily plant inspection; perform laboratory analysis including turbidity, hardness, pH, chlorine residual.
  • Process control sampling and analysis for pH, temp, turbidity, iron, aluminum, phosphates, nitrates and ammonia.
  • Analyze and take the proper decision when a critical situation present like high water turbidity or low distribution tank levels.
  • Complete various water quality tests hourly such as chlorine residual, pH, turbidity, alkalinity, and jar tests.
  • Treated and tested pH and the turbidity of water while digging out old pumps and replacing them carefully.
  • Check Permeate hourly for pH, turbidity (NTU), total dissolved solids, and chlorine residual.
  • Water testing included turbidity, Chlorine, pH, and fluoride as per ADEQ and Federal Water Regulations.
  • Recorded data, such as residual content of chemicals, water turbidity, and water pressure.
  • Water treatment treat water using caustic and acid doing bench tests turbidity tests bacteria tests strip tests
  • Perform lab and periodic samples for turbidity, color, odor, chlorine residual and demand.
  • Documentation/Tested: chlorine, fluoride, turbidity, jar test, pH, iron and magnesium.
  • Measure all the parameters of water like pH, chlorine concentration and turbidity to ensure that it complies with thefederals regulation.
  • make sure the PH levels turbidity readings and temperatures from the water samples are accurate and the readings are correct.
  • Perform filter washes and changes due to high turbidity, flow rate changes, high head loss and/or extended runtime.
  • Monitor and operate iron & manganese treatment plant ..daily grab sample chlorine residues PH iron turbidity
  • Monitor and insure that the turbidity of the clean water stays below a required amount.
  • Experienced in complex water analysis such as chlorine residual, ph and turbidity.
  • Used turbidimeter to measure turbidity in the water.
  • Calibrated and operated various plant equipment including: HACHchlorine analyzer, turbidity meter, spectrophotometry meter.

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13. Distribution Systems

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Here's how Distribution Systems is used in Water Treatment Operator jobs:
  • 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.
  • Maintained, tested and repaired waste water collection and water distribution systems.
  • Recorded all changes and modifications for all Water Treatment and Distribution Systems.
  • Design water distribution systems for potable or nonpotable water.

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14. Water Systems

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Here's how Water Systems is used in Water Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Water sampling and analysis of seven different communities water systems.
  • Maintain and operate boilers, water treatment, cooling water, and waste water systems.
  • Operated large scale water plant in treatment process control in advance water systems.
  • Installed and operated water lines for water systems throughout facility.
  • Operated utilities and water systems.
  • Maintain City Water Systems, document and record tests daily Keep inventory of water equipment, schedule repairs with customers
  • Processed slop oil to coker and operated fire water systems.
  • Repair wastewater and potable water systems as needed.
  • Treat and monitor municapal water systems.

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15. MGD

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Here's how MGD is used in Water Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Operate 15 MGD direct filtration plant using chlorine, soda ash, alum, ACH polymer, and activated charcoal.
  • Trained to maintain and fully operate a 1.5 MGD iron and manganese treatment plant for ground water.
  • Operate 6 MGD potable water plant and a 3 MGD non potable water plant for Duke Energy.
  • Project inspector for the city during construction of a 1.5 MGD biological treatment plant.
  • Operate and Maintain a 0.48 MGD Membrane Filtration recycled all Green Plant.
  • Plant capacity provides 11mgd of chemically treated water for consumption.
  • Performed Process Control of 110 MGD conventional treatment plant.
  • Maintain operation of lime softening plant producing .75 MGD.
  • Helped to commission a 290MGD Water Filtration Plant.
  • Activated Sludge/Extended Aeration average flow 2.8 MGD.
  • Monitor waste waters treatment plant (2.25 MGD).
  • Operated water treatment facilities treating a average of 13 MGD (million gallons day).
  • Adjusted chemical feed rates and plant flow (mgd), as to system demand.
  • Helped run a 3 MGD wastewater plant.
  • Operate the 12.5MGD (max.
  • Operated a 15 MGD conventional Rio Blanco potable treatment plant and a 6 MGD Humacao Potable Treatment Plant.
  • Utilized state of the art technology with a maximum of 120 mgd.

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16. Water Treatment Plant

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Here's how Water Treatment Plant is used in Water Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Supervised and coordinated activities of workers engaged in operating and maintaining equipment in water treatment plant.
  • Coordinated work engaged in operating and maintaining equipment in water treatment plant.
  • Operate water treatment plant including related sub-systems and instrumentation.
  • Make daily visits to plants to perform plant and equipment maintenance, and operational controls as required for water treatment plants.
  • Water testing for both water treatment plant and potable water facility to ensure water quality was maintained within state guidelines.
  • Trained and supervised other employees in the safe and correct operation and maintenance of both water treatment plants and distribution system
  • Produced 1.5 to 3.5 million gallons of fresh water per shift in state licensed Water Treatment Plant and Laboratory.
  • Collect water samples from cooling towers, boilers, DA system, evaporation ponds, and water treatment plant.
  • Trained one day per week in potable water treatment plant operation and distribution systems while studying water treatment.
  • Operate a surface water treatment plant, maintaining water quality as well as environmental concerns for public safety.
  • Light supervisory duties included in directing fellow employees in tasks to maintain overall functionality of water treatment plants.
  • Operate, maintain and manage the water treatment plant and intake structure facilities that provide safe drinking water.
  • Performed in the operation of waste water treatment plants running inorganic, organic and ground water remediation systems.
  • Water transfer, set up, water pumps, install main line water lines for waste water treatment plants
  • Performed operations and maintenance of water treatment plants, wells, industrial waste facility, and swimming pools.
  • Operate and maintain waste water treatment plant and equipment to generate clean effluent water to the public.
  • Operated and maintained waste water treatment plant in good operational conditions to carry out with all parameters.
  • Use safety practices and procedures to comply with rules and regulations pertaining to a water treatment plant.
  • Operate and maintain water treatment and chemical feed equipment at a Class III surface water treatment plant.
  • Assure all work is performed in accordance with procedures outlined by the Water Treatment Plant Superintendent.

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17. Lab Tests

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Here's how Lab Tests is used in Water Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Run lab tests, collect samples, operate belt filter press, and perform routine maintenance on all pumps and motors.
  • Conducted required lab tests on water samples to keep water within set limits of state and federal regulations.
  • Take daily water samples at all stages of treatment and conduct lab tests to ensure quality.
  • Performed lab tests to ensure drinking water is in compliance with state and federal regulations.
  • Monitor, evaluate and control the water plant and run lab tests every 2 hours.
  • Perform lab tests on samples representing 6 stages of water treatment system.
  • Performed various lab tests on the water to determine the quality.
  • Completed draw downs, jar tests, various lab tests.
  • Performed water quality lab tests and recorded results.
  • Performed lab tests; pH, Hi/Low manganese.
  • Clean and backwash filters and perform lab tests.
  • Perform lab tests and document findings.

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18. EPA

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Here's how EPA is used in Water Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Plant operation, calibrated and repaired chemical feed equipment, calculated chemical dosages and performed laboratory water quality checks.
  • Provide all laboratory examinations required by Arizona Department of Environment Quality to meet ground water disposal guidelines.
  • Facilitated the Electroplating department daily operations by keeping treatment process and equipment functioning properly at all times.
  • Performed water quality analysis testing and verification operation while, assisting in water reconnaissance and site preparation.
  • Prepared water quality reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing the information according to EPA regulations.
  • Worked collaboratively with Stallion Springs police department to assist with community issues that arose.
  • Served as Distribution Foreman maintaining the distribution system, repairing/installing service and main lines.
  • Prepare reports concerned with chemical and bacteriological analysis of waster for administrative purposes.
  • Monitor equipment performance, recommending and executing any necessary repairs or upgrades.
  • Operated heavy equipment for installing and repairing the water distribution system.
  • Operated heavy equipment- excavating and repairing water distribution lines.
  • Assisted in preparing budget related issues with Superintendent.
  • Provided electrical troubleshooting and minor electrical repairs.
  • Prepare and submit daily operational reports.
  • Prepared state mandated water quality papers.
  • Maintain excellent department safety record.
  • Operate Class IV WTP within EPA guidelines to maintain high quality potable water for residential, commercial, and industrial consumers.
  • Installed water and sewer taps and lines, repaired water breaks, completed city street repairs, and maintained city roadways.
  • Served in a combat service support unit that maintained operational readiness to be prepared for any contingency during peacetime and war.
  • Performed operation, repair, construction and maintenance of treatment plant, intake, wells, storage tanks and distribution system.

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19. Alkalinity

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Here's how Alkalinity is used in Water Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Run test to include Ph, Alkalinity, Hardness, Iron, Manganese, Chlorine, Fluoride, and Calcium Stability.
  • Measured acidity and alkalinity of clarifier overflow to determine efficiency of impurity recovery, using pH meter.
  • Measure fluoride residual and conduct tests of pH and alkalinity to confirm safe production of potable water.
  • Use of many chemicals for variety of areas such as nickel, nitrate, alkalinity and chromium.

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20. Process Control

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Here's how Process Control is used in Water Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Collect samples for state-certified, laboratory analysis for regulatory compliance and process control.
  • Utilized automated process controls to execute comprehensive plant functions.
  • Position Responsibilities: Process control including managing the WAS and RAS streams, Sample collection for our in plant lab analysts.
  • Obtain plant samples; perform treatment process control analyses as scheduled and required; make standardized observations; report results.
  • Perform laboratory tests (chemical and physical) in order to place chemical dosage for efficient process control.
  • Perform composite sampling and routine process control test of plant product to ensure quality within company guidelines.
  • Maintain and implement a process control plan for plant operation using manual and computerized systems.
  • Process Control using General, Nickel and Copper/Cyanide Settling Tanks.
  • Perform sampling and laboratory analyses for process control and compliance.
  • Monitor and make process control changes to optimize operations.
  • Perform ASTM laboratory procedures for process control.
  • Trained in statistical process control.
  • Water Treatment Implemented accurate process control decisions.
  • Process control, laboratory instrumentation competancies.
  • Interpreted results of process control analysis and make adjustments to optimize plant performance.
  • Apply the results of testing to the process.Make process control decisions.

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21. Ammonia

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Here's how Ammonia is used in Water Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Added chemicals such as ammonia or chlorine to disinfect deodorize water/other liquids.
  • Adjust chlorine and ammonia chemicals as needed for safe water consumption.
  • Operate plant chlorine and ammonia feed disinfection systems.
  • Adjusted pH and ammonia levels.
  • Adjusted chemical chloramine, ammonia and polymer feeds accordingly to insure proper disinfection of water.
  • Sampled process liquids and used results to maximize CO2 production.Dry Ice Operator Operated Ammonia and CO2 compressors and dry ice machines.

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22. Reverse Osmosis

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Here's how Reverse Osmosis is used in Water Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Operated and serviced reverse osmosis machines.
  • Used Reverse Osmosis Purification System.
  • Performed data collection and analysis of water samples from both reverse osmosis and filtration system.
  • Have a clear understanding of Reverse Osmosis process and maintenance requirements for membranes and elements.
  • Changed thousands of Reverse Osmosis membranes, cartridge filters, and bag filters.
  • Operate and maintain Reverse Osmosis units, Mixed Beds and De-Gas systems.
  • Included is knowledge of water softening process, and reverse osmosis process.
  • Conducted lab tests and preventive maintenance on reverse osmosis systems.
  • Replace cartridge filters and Reverse Osmosis elements when needed.
  • Operated a four and eight inch reverse osmosis system.
  • Operate and maintain high purity water systems Including Reverse OsmosisAnd mixed bed cation and anion Demineralization systems.
  • Maintain and operate Bureau of Reclamation's water treatment plant systems used for onsite reverse osmosis pilot systems and research units.
  • Perform labs, TDS and suspended solids, regular maintenance on clarifier's and pumps, and reverse osmosis systems.
  • Licensed Drinking Water Treatment Plant Operator at a Reverse Osmosis Production Facility in Palm Coast, FL 32137.
  • Operate Reverse Osmosis Machine, routine monitoring, and check the daily need of maintenance.3.
  • Rotate reverse osmosis trains for repair, maintenance and (cip) cleaning.
  • Operate and make changes 6M /BPD Reverse Osmosis ground water desalination plant.
  • Maintained Ultra Filtration, Reverse Osmosis Systems and De mineralizes for De-ionized water.

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23. Potable Water

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Here's how Potable Water is used in Water Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Operate treatment systems to inject chlorine, fluoride, alum and caustic to maintain proper concentrations for potable water specifications.
  • Conducted site set up, quality assurance and purification of potable water locations throughout all of Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • Conducted site set up, quality assurance and purification of potable water locations throughout Area 1 in Korea.
  • Adjust chlorine and fluoride injection equipment to maintain the chemical balance of the potable water system.
  • Produce potable water for Frederick County, in accordance with all state and Federal regulations.
  • Check potable water demand to maintain a stable the system according to consumer needs.
  • Received, issued, and stored potable water in compliance with TB MED 577.
  • Operate potable water ell, pump, pneumatic tank, 150 lbs.

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24. Raw Water

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Here's how Raw Water is used in Water Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Performed raw water management and lake monitoring activities.
  • Operate and control electric motors, pumps and valves to regulate flow of raw water into treating plant.
  • Tested raw water determining chemical dosages needed of lime, iron, chlorine, ammonia and carbon.
  • Prepare and documents all data for treatment facility for raw water and high service pump stations.
  • Supervised shifts, calculated chemical feeds derived from condition of raw water & flow amounts.
  • Operate and maintain raw water facilities including reservoir supply, transmission and pumping facilities.
  • Checked pumps/equipment and feeders for correct operation and application of chemicals to raw water.
  • Adjusted chemicals as needed to extract suspended particles in raw water to be filtered.
  • Monitored treatment process from raw water to the final finished product-finished water.
  • Removed any debris daily from raw water intake structure.
  • Clean and maintain raw water intake structures.
  • Operated and maintained raw water facilities including screening facilities.
  • Calculate the appropriate dose of chemicals depending on the state of the raw water that enter to the purification plant.
  • Performed laboratory tests on raw water for alkalinity, turbidity, and chemical presence.
  • Operate a T-3 Water treatment plant drawing raw water from Clearlake.
  • Maintain all mill water treatment from raw water clarification to feedwater zeolite softening.

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25. State Regulations

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Here's how State Regulations is used in Water Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Recorded laboratory test, entered data into computer in accordance with state regulations.
  • Treat and process facility waste water, meeting state regulations for disbursement to city and river.
  • Filter Press maintenance, and the Shipment of Hazardous Materials in accordance with state regulations.
  • Complete daily reports for compliance with state regulations and perform any other duties required.
  • Recorded and documented all shipments to comply with company and state regulations.
  • Make sure entire system is operating to Ms state regulations.
  • Followed OSHA and State regulations related to plant safety.

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26. Pump Stations

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Here's how Pump Stations is used in Water Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Maintain and operate jet pumps and submersible pumps; manage and maintain the operation of in-town pump stations and grinder pumps.
  • Monitor, control, inspect and perform minor maintenance at storage tanks and pump stations located throughout the distribution system.
  • Worked closely with the pipe crew and performed maintenance on PRV stations, pump stations, and distribution lines.
  • Inspect and perform minor maintenance at pump stations, records kWh readings, and pump hour readings.
  • Work at the city pump stations making sure equipment is operating correctly.
  • Operate and maintain the city's sewer pump stations.
  • Conduct manual checks on storage tanks and pump stations.
  • Write operating procedures Housekeeping and cleaning; plant facilities, pump stations, basins, tanks, ponds, etc.
  • Pump Stations Recording pump hours, checking oil levels, operating screen cleaner, air compressors and surge tanks.
  • Monitored incoming and outgoing water, clearwell levels, discharge pressures from pump stations.

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27. Clarify Water

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Here's how Clarify Water is used in Water Treatment Operator jobs:
  • 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.
  • Operate equipment to purify and clarify water.
  • Operate and adjust controls on equipment to purify and clarify water, at hydraulic fracturing sites ensuring safe ph levels.
  • Operate and adjust controls on equipment to purify and clarify water, and maintain appropriate pH levelsbased on EPA regulations.

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28. Heavy Equipment

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Here's how Heavy Equipment is used in Water Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Operated a variety of tools and heavy equipment including backhoe, bucket trucks, motor graders and hand held tools.
  • Assisted the maintenance department by running heavy equipment and snow removal of the whole town during the winter storms.
  • Operated various types of heavy equipment including gasoline or diesel powered with wheeled or crawler traction.
  • Operate various heavy equipment.Skills UsedClerical, Problem Solving and Mechanical
  • Maintain daily maintenance, welding, plumbing, chemical cleaning, operated IT front end loader, heavy equipment, bobcat.
  • Operate heavy equipment such as loaders, fork trucks, manlifts and dump trucks.
  • Install gas lines using heavy equipment Maintain those lines using a gas log Maintenance them when needed

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29. Daily Operations

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Here's how Daily Operations is used in Water Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Oversee the daily operations of reservoirs, pumping stations and other water treatment facilities with in my section.
  • General Manager - I scheduled all work for daily operations, assigned work responsibilities for daily operations.
  • Emptied filter presses and handled records and testing for daily operations.
  • Water Treatment Plant Operator/Public Works Laborer Oversaw the daily operations of a .5MGD Water Treatment Plant.
  • Maintained logs and records for daily operations of OWM facility including several treaty samples for respective international government agencies.
  • Document operations and inventory for daily operations.

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30. Chemical Treatment

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Here's how Chemical Treatment is used in Water Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Performed custodial duties of water/physical chemical treatment plant.
  • Monitor SCADA system indicting the amount and condition of raw and treated water through a chemical treatment and filtration process.
  • Experienced utilizing SCADA (HMI) to control and monitor chemical treatment and filtration processes.
  • Inspect, service and repair chemical treatment equipment, pipes, valves and pumps.
  • Adjust or alter chemical treatment of plant processes as required by state standards.
  • Performed tests on water to ensure that chemical treatment was at specified levels.
  • Maintain and operate plants system, filtering and chemical treatment.
  • Tracked and logged daily records of chemical treatment processes.
  • Maintain and operate the filtering and chemical treatment processes.
  • Adjusted chemical treatment of plant processes as instructed.
  • Handled equipment and adjusted chemical treatment in order for wastewater to meet permit requirements.
  • Monitor chemical treatment levels during frac stagesPull and test water samples using PalinExceptional customer service
  • Monitored chemical treatment in water Tested water samples from surrounding areas Started/operated water plant using automated system Replaced faulty piping

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31. Filter Beds

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Here's how Filter Beds is used in Water Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Clean and maintain tanks, filter beds, related equipment and machines used in routine operations and maintenance activities.
  • Clean and maintain equipment, tanks, filter beds, and other work areas.
  • Turn valves to regulate water through filter beds to remove impurities.
  • Wash filter beds and dredge the settling basin.
  • Cleaned tanks and filter beds.
  • Clean tanks and gravity filter beds including sedimentation clarifiers.
  • Maintained sand filter beds; operated gas chlorinator and applied copper sulfate for algal control in measured quantities.
  • Backwashed filter beds in auto/manual as needed.

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32. Gauge Readings

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Here's how Gauge Readings is used in Water Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Observe variations in operating conditions and interprets meter and gauge readings, and tests results to determine load requirements.
  • Maintain log of gauge readings, indicators, shift production and equipment malfunctions.
  • Interpreted meter/gauge readings and test results.
  • 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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33. Tank Levels

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Here's how Tank Levels is used in Water Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Monitored Tank levels and filled accordingly.
  • Read and record pressure, temperatures, tank levels and other operating conditions on log sheet and computer.
  • Monitor storage tank levels and when necessary work past scheduled hours.
  • Manage lake and tank levels throughout the system.
  • Record chemical tank levels and pump discharge pressures.
  • Observe soda caustic and phosphoric acid tank levels on automatic pH adjuster system.

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34. Flow Rates

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Here's how Flow Rates is used in Water Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Operated and maintained Waste Water Treatment System with flow rates as high as 120 gallons per minute.
  • Acquired single shift and state certified Water Treatment operator while monitoring chemical feeds/flow rates plant wide.
  • Allocated treatment chemicals to disinfect surface water running through plant at different flow rates.
  • Monitored panel board and adjusted controls to regulate flow rates and distribution of water.
  • Monitor & record pressures, levels, flow rates, and adjust as necessary.
  • Determined and maintain proper flow rates in accordance with water consumption demand.

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35. Proper Operation

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Here's how Proper Operation is used in Water Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Performed chemical analysis, preventive maintenance, and verify proper operation.
  • Check chemical feeders to verify proper operation.
  • Inspect equipment or monitor operating conditions, meters, and gauges to determine proper operation and detect malfunctions.
  • Operated distribution pumps, monitored flow rates, and discharge pressures to ensure proper operation.
  • Perform proper operation of sludge filter press system and various other related duties.
  • Inspected high speed service pumps to ensure proper operation.
  • Inspect and maintain plant equipment for proper operation.
  • Collected, recorded data and analysised water samples to insure proper operation of water treatment system.

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36. Storage Tanks

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Here's how Storage Tanks is used in Water Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Processed and treated all waste water in refinery into lift stations and storage tanks.
  • Operate, maintain and inspect wells, booster stations and water storage tanks.
  • Design water storage tanks or other water storage facilities.
  • Inspected water distribution system pipes and storage tanks.
  • Clean chemical storage tanks 21.
  • Operated a diesel pump to filter and transfer water to storage tanks.

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37. Customer Service

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Here's how Customer Service is used in Water Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Provided customer service to Foreign and domestic personnel during Operation IFOR and Operation during Bosnia and Herzegovina transition.
  • Provided mobile customer service to maintain client water supplies, cooling systems, coolant towers, boilers and other contracted services.
  • Worked primarily night shifts on 24/7 operation-handled after hours phone line for public works emergencies, locates and customer service.
  • Participated in monthly billing and in customer service requests.
  • Provided customer service and kept daily records as well.
  • Supported contracted services and met all customer service goals.
  • Talked to Customers - Telephone Customer Service.
  • Dispatched (After-Hours) for Customer Service (Water /Wastewater /Electric) Successfully prevented community outbreaks of various waterborne diseases.

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38. Water Meters

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Here's how Water Meters is used in Water Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Read residential and commercial water meters using computerized meter, recorded readings making necessary calculations, determined consistency of readings.
  • Read and repaired water meters for a city with a population of 5,000 & serviced over 1500 connections.
  • Maintained, read, serviced, and insulated water meters (digital and analog).
  • Tested water meters from 3/4 up to 6 when the water usage was questioned.
  • Install water meters and radio reading devices in customers homes.
  • Maintained, repaired and installed water meters and fire hydrants.
  • Execute daily checks of water meters and flow rates.
  • Install, read, and replace water meters.
  • Installed and maintained water meters.
  • Repair backflow devices, pressure reducers, and water meters.

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39. Data Entry

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Here's how Data Entry is used in Water Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Perform daily data entry into plants share drive and e-logger system.
  • Inventory control Data entry and surveys Maintenance of facility and grounds Water Treatment D license
  • Maintain records of equipment through data entry.
  • 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.

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40. Filter Press

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Here's how Filter Press is used in Water Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Operated a filter press and worked with chemicals such as peroxide and acid bases and drove a forklift
  • Plate and Frame Filter press and Sludge dryer operations and maintenance.
  • Perform sludge removal (vacuum filter and filter press).
  • Used filter presses with polymers to remove grit.
  • Operated a belt filter press.
  • Operate and clean filter presses.
  • Monitored drive motors on clarifier rakes to determine when to activate sludge pumps to belt press and filter press.
  • Filled clay and flocculant tanks, dumped filter press and sludge bins as needed.
  • Group Leader Operator Operation of DAF, SBR's, Filter Press, Polymers
  • Performed in the operation of dewatering centrifuge and sludge filter press systems.
  • Level A P/C Certified 80 GPM Metals removal settleable solids Plate filter press Recorded data for compliance
  • belt filter presses ) and operating a multi hearth sludge incinerator .

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41. Operational Data

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Here's how Operational Data is used in Water Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Provided operational data, metered and gauged reading on associative documenting forms.
  • Record meter and gauge readings and operational data.
  • Record operational data, inspect equipment and monitor operating conditions.
  • Recorded operational data before, during and after operations.
  • Enter operational data into computer database as required.
  • Collected daily operational data for process control and regulatory reporting.

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42. Hand Tools

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Here's how Hand Tools is used in Water Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Operate and maintain pumps valves, tanks and piping with power and hand tools.
  • Can run all kinds of power tools and hand tools.
  • Operate various pneumatic, power and hand tools.
  • Clean and maintain tanks, filter beds, and other work areas using hand tools and power tools.
  • Used hand tools, power tools, precision measuring instruments and electrical and electronic testing devices.
  • Used all hand tools used for carpentry and concrete work.

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43. Osha

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Here's how Osha is used in Water Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Keep abreast of current monitoring requirements and performance criteria for EPA, OSHA, and Health Departments.
  • Perform duties upholding the highest OSHA Standards, and recipient of Safety Employee of the Month.
  • Attend safety meetings and follow safety according to OSHA standards.
  • Completed raining in the safe handling of ton chlorine tanks, 10 hours of OSHA training and 30 hours HAZWOPER.
  • Monitored equipment and insured safety and lock out procedures were followed according to OSHA regulations.
  • Ensured that all osha standards were met and safety was a priority for employees involved in the process.
  • Schedule recycling of waste water and related materials in a timely fashion as to not effect production while meeting OSHA standards.
  • Process control, sampling, sample analysis, and basic maintenance Exide Safety/Lean/OSHA Required Team member

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44. Human Consumption

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Here's how Human Consumption is used in Water Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Control treatment plant machines and equipment to purify and clarify water for human consumption and for industrial use.
  • Performed chemical test to insure the safety of the plants effluent for human consumption or environmental protection.
  • Provide safe, aesthetically pleasing water for human consumption and industrial use.
  • Ensured an adequate supply of water for human consumption and firefighting activities.
  • Treat surface water and underground for human consumption.
  • Treated portable water for human consumption.
  • Treat water for human consumption, operate water treatment plant in accordance with city and state regulations.
  • Become different test of Ph .NTU and chlorine to make sure it is for human consumption, Warehouse.

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45. Water Pumps

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Here's how Water Pumps is used in Water Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment, daily and hourly log sheets filled out while keeping track of water pumps.
  • Use various hand and power tools common to the water pumps to monitor flow meters and charts.
  • Maintain and adjusted feed water pumps, chemical dosing pumps, and high pressure pumps.
  • Make adjustments to chemical pumps and water pumps.
  • Operated and maintained water pumps and motors.
  • Maintained oil levels in various pieces of equipment such as flocculators, rapid mixers and dilution water pumps.
  • Operated various water pumps, softeners, valves, cooling towers, and heat exchangers.

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46. CL2

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Here's how CL2 is used in Water Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Handle hazardous chemicals used in the Water Treatment process such as chlorine(Cl2) and ammonia.
  • Operated wells with CL2 injection, maintained tank levels manually and with S.C.A.D.A.
  • Maintain and calibrate PH, NTU, CL2 and temperature meters.
  • Monitor and adjust dosing of chemicals (CL2, Polymer).
  • Hooked up Cl2 lines to 150lb cylinders.
  • Performed lab tests; pH, mag, F/T Cl2, iron, NTU.
  • operate plant ,, take and run samples , read gages ,flow charts, and meters ,change cl2 tanks

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47. Chemical Analysis

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Here's how Chemical Analysis is used in Water Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Conducted chemical analysis - monitoring, calculating and recording water quality specs before and after treatment and required chemical concentration modifications.
  • Use a variety of test equipment such as pH meters and chemical analysis kits.
  • Perform chemical analysis of water to ensure proper treatment.
  • Collected & tested water for bacterial & chemical analysis and used chemicals to maintain proper pHlevels.
  • Monitored and maintained water quality through chemical analysis and chemical feed pump adjustments.
  • Performed chemical analysis of water, including hardness, pH, total dissolved solids, and chlorine levels.

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48. Plant Processes

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Here's how Plant Processes is used in Water Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Inspected process operations and recorded instrumental readings Ran required laboratory analysis Reported deficiencies IAW required regulations Adjusted plant processes for efficiency
  • Collected and reviewed historical data in determining need for chemical adjustments in plant processes.
  • Work with programmers, equipment manufacturers, industry specialists and other operators in striving to improve all plant processes.
  • Train new personnel on plant processes, safety, maintenance and record keeping.
  • Led tours which educated Georgia State Representatives and future Engineers on plant processes and techniques used in in water purification.
  • Monitored process units and quality control testing performance for plant processes and water quality sampling.
  • Monitor plant processes, transfer water, reuse thiosulfate for gold plant.

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49. Sewage Samples

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Here's how Sewage Samples is used in Water Treatment Operator jobs:
  • Collect and test water and sewage samples, using test equipment and color analysis standards.
  • 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.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Water Treatment Operator

Water Treatment Equipment18.2%
Lab Analysis12.1%
Water Samples9.4%
Chlorine Residual7%
Test Water6.5%
Water Treatment Facility4.8%
Plant Operations4.6%
Scada4.3%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Water Treatment Operator

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Water Treatment Equipment
Water Treatment Equipment
14%
14%
2
2
Lab Analysis
Lab Analysis
9.3%
9.3%
3
3
Water Samples
Water Samples
7.3%
7.3%
4
4
Chlorine Residual
Chlorine Residual
5.4%
5.4%
5
5
Test Water
Test Water
5%
5%
6
6
Water Treatment Facility
Water Treatment Facility
3.7%
3.7%
7
7
Plant Operations
Plant Operations
3.5%
3.5%
8
8
Scada
Scada
3.3%
3.3%
9
9
Water Treatment Process
Water Treatment Process
3.2%
3.2%
10
10
Water Levels
Water Levels
2.8%
2.8%
11
11
Preventative Maintenance
Preventative Maintenance
2.5%
2.5%
12
12
Turbidity
Turbidity
2.5%
2.5%
13
13
Distribution Systems
Distribution Systems
2.2%
2.2%
14
14
Water Systems
Water Systems
2.1%
2.1%
15
15
MGD
MGD
2.1%
2.1%
16
16
Water Treatment Plant
Water Treatment Plant
1.9%
1.9%
17
17
Lab Tests
Lab Tests
1.7%
1.7%
18
18
EPA
EPA
1.6%
1.6%
19
19
Alkalinity
Alkalinity
1.4%
1.4%
20
20
Process Control
Process Control
1.4%
1.4%
21
21
Ammonia
Ammonia
1.3%
1.3%
22
22
Reverse Osmosis
Reverse Osmosis
1.3%
1.3%
23
23
Potable Water
Potable Water
1.3%
1.3%
24
24
Raw Water
Raw Water
1.2%
1.2%
25
25
State Regulations
State Regulations
1.1%
1.1%
26
26
Pump Stations
Pump Stations
0.9%
0.9%
27
27
Clarify Water
Clarify Water
0.9%
0.9%
28
28
Heavy Equipment
Heavy Equipment
0.8%
0.8%
29
29
Daily Operations
Daily Operations
0.8%
0.8%
30
30
Chemical Treatment
Chemical Treatment
0.8%
0.8%
31
31
Filter Beds
Filter Beds
0.8%
0.8%
32
32
Gauge Readings
Gauge Readings
0.8%
0.8%
33
33
Tank Levels
Tank Levels
0.8%
0.8%
34
34
Flow Rates
Flow Rates
0.8%
0.8%
35
35
Proper Operation
Proper Operation
0.7%
0.7%
36
36
Storage Tanks
Storage Tanks
0.7%
0.7%
37
37
Customer Service
Customer Service
0.7%
0.7%
38
38
Water Meters
Water Meters
0.7%
0.7%
39
39
Data Entry
Data Entry
0.7%
0.7%
40
40
Filter Press
Filter Press
0.7%
0.7%
41
41
Operational Data
Operational Data
0.7%
0.7%
42
42
Hand Tools
Hand Tools
0.7%
0.7%
43
43
Osha
Osha
0.7%
0.7%
44
44
Human Consumption
Human Consumption
0.6%
0.6%
45
45
Water Pumps
Water Pumps
0.6%
0.6%
46
46
CL2
CL2
0.5%
0.5%
47
47
Chemical Analysis
Chemical Analysis
0.5%
0.5%
48
48
Plant Processes
Plant Processes
0.5%
0.5%
49
49
Sewage Samples
Sewage Samples
0.5%
0.5%

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