wastewater treatment operator




Wastewater treatment operators operate equipment used in a water or wastewater plant. They treat and clean drinking water before it is distributed to the consumer and process wastewater to remove harmful substances before returning it to rivers and seas. They take samples and perform tests to analyse the water quality.

Scope notes

Excludes wastewater treatment technician.

Alternative label

  • drinking water treatment system operator

  • drinking water treatment system worker

  • waystewater safety tester

  • waystewater quality operative

  • drinking water treatment system operative

  • waystewater treatment plant operative

  • waystewater safety operative

  • waystewater quality tester

  • wastewater treatment system worker

  • water treatment system operative

  • waystewater treatment plant worker

Regulatory aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/single-market/services/free-movement-professionals/qualifications-recognition_en


Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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