Treatment Plant Mechanic

Maintain and repair machines used to process water for human consumption.
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Salary Range
$30,000 – $68,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Treatment Plant Mechanics do?

Maintains and repairs machines and equipment used to process and distribute water for human consumption and industrial use: Dismantles, or partially dismantles electric motors, turbines, pumps, hydraulic valves, chlorinators, limers, meters, gauges, and other equipment, to gain access to or remove faulty parts, using hand and power tools, such as wrenches, screwdrivers, and hoists. Repairs or replaces defective parts. Inspects machines and equipment periodically, lubricating moving parts, or replacing worn parts to prevent breakdown or malfunctioning. May operate plant equipment to process and distribute water [WATER-TREATMENT-PLANT OPERATOR].


Should I be a Treatment Plant Mechanic?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • 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: Filtration-Plant Mechanic, Water-Treatment-Plant Mechanic, Water Treatment Plant Repairer

    How to become a Treatment Plant Mechanic

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