Sludge Processor

Sewage Flow Regulator

Sewage Treatment Plant Operator

The tasks a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator is expected to perform include:

Operating the sewage treatment, sludge processing, and disposal equipment in wastewater (sewage) treatment plant to control flow and processing of sewage

Monitoring the control panels and adjusting valves and gates manually or by remote control to regulate flow of sewage

Observing the variations in operating conditions and interpreting meter and gauge readings and test results to determine load requirements

Starting and stopping the pumps, engines, and generators to control flow of raw sewage through filtering, settling, aeration, and sludge digestion processes

Maintaining the log of operations and recording meter and gauge readings

Giving directions to Sewage-Disposal Workers in performing routine operations and maintenance

Knowledge about the processing of sewage

Knowledge of operating generators to control flow of raw sewage

Well-versed in manually and on remote control operating valves and gates

Adept with maintaining operation of logs and meter recordings

Working knowledge of collecting sewage sample

Knowledge of using testing equipment, such as a colorimeter

Knowledge of operating and maintaining power generating equipment to provide steam and electricity for plant

Working knowledge of using dipper or bottle and conducting laboratory tests

Eye for detail

Good hand eye co-ordination

Good observation skills

Diligent and hardworking

Good communication skills

Good motor skills

Physically fit

It needs one to be on their toes

Need 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 hazard includes respiratory problems, chemical burns, acute poisoning, acute intoxication, poisoning by phosgene, etc.

Health risk includes exposure to sharp tools, flammable gases, excessive noise levels, ultra violet radiation, acid and alkaline solutions, waste water, etc.

For freshers - INR 10,000 to INR 15,000 per month

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 16,000 to INR 20,000 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