Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators Skills

Below are the skills needed to be wastewater treatment plant operators according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Skill NameImportanceCompetence
Operation Monitoring3.883.75
Operation and Control3.753.25
Monitoring3.623.75
Active Listening3.383.12
Quality Control Analysis3.383.38

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators Abilities

Below are the abilities needed to be wastewater treatment plant operators according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Ability NameImportanceCompetence
Oral Comprehension3.754
Oral Expression3.753.88
Near Vision3.623.62
Written Comprehension3.623.5
Deductive Reasoning3.53.38

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators Knowledge

Below are the knowledge areas needed to be wastewater treatment plant operators according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Knowledge AreaImportanceCompetence
Chemistry3.984.71
Biology3.94.11
Mechanical3.894.47
Mathematics3.624.21
Public Safety and Security3.484.1

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators Work activities

Below are the work activities involved in being wastewater treatment plant operators according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest).

   
Work ActivityImportanceCompetence
Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards4.485.45
Controlling Machines and Processes4.385.1
Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings4.295.39
Making Decisions and Solving Problems4.264.72
Processing Information4.265.13

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators Work styles

Below are the work styles involved in being wastewater treatment plant operators according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest).

   
Work StyleImportance
Integrity4.15
Dependability4.11
Attention to Detail4
Independence3.96
Initiative3.76

Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for
Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators

Listed below are the 10 largest metro areas based on the total number of people employed in Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators jobs , as of 2019

   
Metro AreaTotal EmploymentAnnual Mean Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim2,610 $81,250
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land2,210 $45,110
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater2,060 $40,470
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington1,970 $43,220
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario1,460 $71,230
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell1,450 $44,900
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach1,440 $52,030
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale1,130 $52,370
Pittsburgh1,080 $59,440
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue1,040 $70,940

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Total employment and salary for professions similar to wastewater treatment plant operators

Source : 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2018-28 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 24.3 Database, O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, onetonline.org