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Water and Sewerage Plant Operatives

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About this career

£33,107

Median salary

New workers start around £22,680.17. Normal pay is £33,107 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £50,361.98.

Jobs

Subjects achieved a 100% pass rate, including Maths, Further Maths, Physics, English Literature and Spanish.

Daily Tasks

  • Digs trench and assists pipe layers to lay, renew or repair sewerage pipes.
  • Patrols sections of sewer, examines for any blockages or gas releases and clears blockages by flushing or by using boring rods.
  • Cleans out screen compartments, sedimentation tanks and filtration beds manually or using mechanical scraper.
  • Regulates flow of raw sewage into screening plant, releases screened sewage and regulates its flow into detritus pits, sedimentation tanks and filtration beds.
  • Stops water supply in an emergency and informs consumers likely to be affected.
  • Opens and closes valves to regulate quantity and pressure of water and reports defective valves or abnormal water pressure.
  • Attends water filtration and purification plant, monitors chemical treatment and regulates treatment of water supply within strict guidelines.

Skills

Job postings

Reading Comprehension
65
Mathematics
65
Critical Thinking
64
Active Learning
62
Monitoring
62
Learning Strategies
61
Active Listening
56
Writing
56
Speaking
51
Science
48