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Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators

Operate an entire system of machines to transfer or treat water.

Quick Facts


Above the statewide median
$32.97 / hour    Read more about wages


Growth rate:  -2.5%    Read more about outlook


High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Operate chemical processing or water treatment systems or equipment.
  • Inspect production equipment.
  • Test chemical or physical characteristics of materials or products.
  • Record operational or production data.
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Job Title Examples:

Process Operator
Waste Water Operator

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