Clarifying Plant Operator

Control equipment to clean and neutralize waste bleach water for discharge.
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Salary Range
$25,000 – $64,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Clarifying Plant Operators do?

Controls equipment to clean and neutralize waste bleach water preparatory to discharge into natural waterways: Starts pumps or opens valves to transfer waste bleach water from bleaching tanks to settling and mixing tanks. Tests water to determine acidity, using titration equipment, and calculates quantity of chemicals required to neutralize water. Opens valves to admit specified amount of chemicals into mixing tank and starts motor to mix chemicals with water. Starts pumps or opens valves to discharge water and accumulated sludge into waterway.

Should I be a Clarifying Plant Operator?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Disposal Plant Operator, Filtration Plant Operator, Lead Sewage Plant Operator, Pumping-Plant Operator See More

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    Clarifying Plant Operator

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