Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Water or Liquid Waste Treatment Plant / System Operator is $18.94
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Water or Liquid Waste Treatment Plant / System Operators?
An entry-level Water or Liquid Waste Treatment Plant / System Operator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.54 based on 6 salaries. An early career Water or Liquid Waste Treatment Plant / System Operator with 1-4 years of experience …Read more
What Do Water or Liquid Waste Treatment Plant / System Operators Do?
A water treatment plant operator oversees the operation of a water plant and makes sure that all systems are running smoothly. The water treatment plant operator operates the water treatment systems. The operator also maintains and repairs the equipment involved in water processing, such as the pumps, filtration equipment, and piping.
When problems are encountered, it is important to be able to work well under pressure, to troubleshoot and determine the cause of problems, and to fix these …Read more
- Operate and maintain equipment to filter and monitor waste and wastewater.
- Record data and inventory to track performance and identify problems.
- Add chemicals and clean and maintain equipment and processing beds.
- Take samples and test water and/or sewage for microorganisms, solid matter, and other contaminants.