Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Water Plant Operator is $25.68
What Do Water Plant Operators Do?
Water plant operators work in water treatment plants and facilities. They generally operate the plant equipment, as well as perform tests, adjust and change chemicals, monitor changes, and communicate with the control center. They also repair and maintain pumps and valves, as well as perform preventative maintenance on a firm schedule. In some locations, water plant operators work in shifts on a rotating basis. However, in many places, they have permanent shifts on a full-time basis. They may …Read more
- Maintain water testing and treatment plant equipment.
- Maintains documentation and records of plant operations and data.
- Collect, test, and analyze water samples.
- Operate wells and chemical feed systems, and oversee store tank levels to ensure compliance with regulations.