1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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7129-21 Water and Waste Water Plant Operator

Operates plant and equipment to store, distribute and purify water, and to remove wastes from waste water.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate II or higher qualification or at least 1 years relevant experience.

Tasks Include:

  • operates pumps, valves and gates to control the flow of water
  • regulates flow through stages of treatment such as filtering, the addition of chemicals and aeration
  • monitors flow meters, water pressure and level gauges
  • takes samples for analysis
  • prepares reports and logs detailing plant operations
  • performs routine servicing and cleaning of plant, pipes and channels
  • investigates and repairs faults in water supply and storage systems
  • operates waste disposal or water purification equipment

Specialisations:
Irrigation Supervisor
Sewage Plant Operator

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