The average hourly pay for a Waste Water Plant Operator in Australia is AU$28.53.
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Job Description for Waste Water Plant Operator
Waste water plant operators ensure drinking water is safe for consumption by the general public. To conduct this task, operators use many types of equipment that are usually housed in very large plants. The machines inside the plants intake water from many sources ranging from rivers to streams to sewers. The main task of an operator is to monitor the machines, as well as maintain and take measurements/readings of the data the equipment collects. Operators must pay close attention to the smell o…Read more
Waste Water Plant Operator Tasks
- Operate machines to transfer or treat waste water.
- Test water and sewage samples.
- Inspect machines and operating conditions to detect malfunctions.
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Popular Skills for Waste Water Plant Operator
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Skills in Equipment Maintenance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include SCADA and Plant Maintenance.
Pay by Experience Level for Waste Water Plant Operator
An early career Waste Water Plant Operator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$28.19 based on 15 salaries. A mid-career Waste Water Plant Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$28.19 based on 9 salaries. An experienced Waste Water Plant Operator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$34.56 based on 5 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$0.
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