Profession water plant technician

Water plant technicians maintain and repair water treatment and supply equipment in a water plant. They ensure the provision of clean water by measuring the water quality, ensuring it is filtered and treated correctly, and maintaining distribution systems.

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Personality Type

Knowledge

  • Water policies

    Have a solid understanding of policies, strategies, institutions, and regulations concerning water.

  • Water pressure

    Physical laws, qualities and applications of liquid or water pressure.

Skills

  • Operate pumping systems

    Operate pumps and piping systems, including control systems. Perform routine pumping operations. Operate the bilge, ballast and cargo pumping systems. Be familiar with oily-water separators (or-similar equipment).

  • Measure water quality parameters

    Quality assure water by taking into consideration various elements, such as temperature.

  • Ensure compliance with environmental legislation

    Monitor activities and perform tasks ensuring compliance with standards involving environmental protection and sustainability, and amend activities in the case of changes in environmental legislation. Ensure that the processes are compliant with environment regulations and best practices.

  • Monitor water quality

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

  • Maintain water storage equipment

    Perform routine maintenance tasks, identify faults, and perform repairs on equipment which is used to store wastewater and water prior to treatment or distribution.

  • Maintain water distribution equipment

    Perform routine maintenance tasks, identify flaws, and perform repairs on the equipment used in the supply and distribution of clean water.

  • Troubleshoot

    Identify operating problems, decide what to do about it and report accordingly.

  • Maintain specified water characteristics

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

  • Operate hydraulic machinery controls

    Use correctly the controls of specialized machinery by turning valves, handwheels, or rheostats to move and control flow of fuels, water, and dry or liquid binders to machines.

  • Maintain water treatment equipment

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

Optional knowledge and skills

maintain desalination control system perform water treatments ensure proper water storage test samples for pollutants document analysis results install plumbing systems carry out waste water treatment manage desalination control system use water disinfection equipment install hydraulic systems water reuse follow water supply schedule ensure equipment availability perform water testing procedures collect samples for analysis ensure equipment maintenance operate water purifying equipment perform water treatment procedures perform laboratory tests use personal protection equipment water chemistry analysis maintain records of maintenance interventions