Profession wastewater treatment technician

Wastewater treatment technicians aid wastewater treatment operators in the operation and maintenance of wastewater treatment equipment, and the purification procedure of wastewater, in sewage plants. They perform repair duties.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Realistic
  • Realistic / Conventional

Skills

  • Interpret scientific data to assess water quality

    Interpret biological and physico-chemical data to assess water quality.

  • Replace machines

    Evaluate when to invest in replacing machines or machine tools and take the necessary actions.

  • Ensure equipment maintenance

    Ensure that the equipment required for operations is regularly checked for faults, that routine maintenance tasks are performed, and that repairs are scheduled and performed in the case of damage or flaws.

  • Use testing equipment

    Use equipment to test performance and operation of machinery.

  • Maintain desalination control system

    Maintain a system to obtain potable water from saline water.

  • Apply health and safety standards

    Adhere to standards of hygiene and safety established by respective authorities.

  • Maintain records of maintenance interventions

    Keep written records of all repairs and maintenance interventions undertaken, including information on the parts and materials used, etc.

  • Report test findings

    Report test results with a focus on findings and recommendations, differentiating results by levels of severity. Include relevant information from the test plan and outline the test methodologies, using metrics, tables, and visual methods to clarify where needed.

  • Maintain specified water characteristics

    Turn valves and place baffles in troughs to adjust the volume, depth, discharge, and temperature of water as specified.

  • Resolve equipment malfunctions

    Identify, report and repair equipment damage and malfunctions; communicate with field representatives and manufacturers to obtain repair and replacement components.

  • Maintain water treatment equipment

    Perform repairs and routine maintenance tasks on equipment used in the purification and treatment processes of water and waste water.

  • Monitor water quality

    Measure water quality: temperature, oxygen, salinity, pH, N2, NO2,NH4, CO2, turbidity, chlorophyll. Monitor microbiological water quality.

Optional knowledge and skills

perform sample testing perform water treatments operate hydraulic machinery controls maintain water storage equipment dispose of sewage sludge operate sewage treatment plans on ships use personal protection equipment test samples for pollutants operate pumping equipment operate water purifying equipment ensure proper water storage laboratory techniques ensure compliance with environmental legislation use water disinfection equipment prepare samples for testing repair plumbing systems