Key job categories in the water/wastewater industry

BAYWORK, a consortium of water and wastewater utilities in the Bay area, has identified seven mission-critical job categories. Water and wastewater utilities need well-trained candidates in all of these areas in order to meet their responsibilities to the communities they serve. The jobs listed and salary ranges provided vary from utility to utility.

electric

Electrician

Maintains, repairs, tests, installs, modifies, calibrates, and trouble-shoots electrical equipment used in the facilities and systems of water and wastewater utilities.

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electronic maintenance technician/instrument technician

Electronic Maintenance Technician/Instrument Technician

Maintains, repairs, tests, installs, modifies, calibrates, and trouble-shoots electronic, pneumatic, and control equipment associated with the facilities and systems of water and wastewater utilities.

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Engineer, career

Engineer

Plans, designs, constructs, operates and maintains water and wastewater utilities. Disciplines include chemical, structural, electrical, civil, environmental, and mechanical engineers.

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mechanic, machinist

Machinist/Mechanic

Maintains mechanical equipment associated with water and wastewater transmission, distribution, storage, and treatment.

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fish

Wastewater Treatment Operator

Manages and controls the unit processes at a wastewater treatment plant. Usually requires Grade 3 certification by Regional Water Quality Control Board.

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water distribution operator

Water Distribution Operator

Operates water transmission and distribution systems (e.g., pumps and valves), often using a SCADA control system. Generally does not perform construction, maintenance, or plumbing work. D-3 certification from Department of Health Services is generally where the journey level starts.

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water treatment operator, water

Water Treatment Operator

Manages and controls the unit processes at a water treatment plant.

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manhole

Wastewater Collections Operator Jobs in the Bay Area

Definition Wastewater Collections Operators are responsible for skilled tasks in the construction, maintenance, and repair of wastewater system facilities; operating a variety of light and moderately heavy power driven equipment; and ensuring public health and safety by preventing and/or responding to sewage overflows and blockages. They inspect, clean, maintain, construct, and repair wastewater collection systems...

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