Reservoir Operator

Reservoir Controller

Minimum Bachelor of Engineering

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The tasks a Reservoir Caretaker is expected to perform include:

Controlling the equipment to regulate water flow and water level in reservoirs

Turning the valves and pulling the levers to regulate the water flow through aqueduct and floodgates

Reading the gauges and meters to control specified water flow, water levels and water pressure in reservoir

Recording the data

Proficient in operating the water flow equipment

Knowledge about reading the meters, gauges, etc.

Proficient in lubricating performing minor repairs to the equipment, using hand tools

Adept with patrolling the area to detect property damage and to prevent trespassing

Well-versed with formats of recording data for water level, turbidity, temperature and flow rate, etc.

Knowledge of tending heating apparatus to prevent freezing of valves and gates

Knowledge of adding chemicals to the water to retard organic growth such as algae

Eye for detail

Good hand eye co-ordination

Good observation skills

Diligent and hardworking

Good motor skills

Good numerical and analytical skills

Physically fit

It needs one to be on their toes

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours
Water plants usually work for 6 days a week and 8/10 hours every day. This may vary from one plant to plant

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

The job is listed as mildly hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards includes fatigue, stress, back ache, etc.

For freshers - INR 15,000 to INR 20,000 per month

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 20,000 to INR 30,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Water Supply, Sewerage; Waste Management & Remediation Activities Sector

Rapid industrialization and population explosion in India has led to the migration of people from villages to cities, which generate thousands of tons of MSW daily. The MSW amount is expected to increase significantly in the near future as the country strives to attain an industrialized nation status by the year 2020. The management of MSW requires proper infrastructure, maintenance and upgrade for all activities. The composition and the quantity of MSW generated form the basis on which the management system needs to be planned, designed and operated. The quantity of MSW generated depends on a number of factors such as food habits, standard of living, degree of commercial activities and seasons.

Growth Estimates and Latest Trends of Water Supply, Sewerage; Waste Management & Remediation Activities Sector in India

The two leading innovative mechanisms of waste disposal being adopted in India include composting (aerobic composting and vermin-composting) and waste to energy (WTE). WTE projects for disposal of MSW are a relatively new concept in India. Incineration is the process of control and complete combustion, for burning solid wastes. It leads to energy recovery and destruction of toxic wastes. The main purpose of the refuse derived fuel (RDF) method is to produce an improved solid fuel or pellets from MSW. In India, many RDF plants are in operation at

Hyderabad, Guntur and Vijaywada in Andhra Pradesh State. Gasification?combustion seems to be promising as it can reduce pollution and increase heat recovery. RDF is another promising technology, which is going to be used for producing power. All these factors put together is only going to increase the job opportunities across towns and cities in India.

Water plants across India

Towns and cities across India

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National Environment Engineering Institute, Nagpur

Suvidya Institute Of Technology, Mumbai

Industrial Training Institute, Mumbai

Indira Gandhi National Open University, Guwahati

Schwing Stetter India Pvt Ltd, Chennai

All Engineering colleges across India

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