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Wastewater Treatment Plant Attendant

Tend equipment used to decontaminate wastewater.

What does a Wastewater Treatment Plant Attendant do?

Tends pumps, conveyors, blowers, chlorinators, vacuum filters, and other equipment used to decontaminate wastewater by settling, aeration, and sludge digestion: Removes obstructions, such as coarse materials from bar-screens, to accelerate influent through initial screening process. Adjusts pipe valves to regulate flow velocity through settling tanks to separate sludge by sedimentation. Turns air and steam valves to aerate effluent, and to control temperature in sludge digestion tanks. Observes temperature gauges to determine lubrication of equipment. Reads charts, flow meters, and gauges to detect equipment malfunctions. Collects samples, makes process reports, and performs minor repairs on equipment as directed by WASTEWATER-TREATMENT-PLANT OPERATOR. May be designated according to station assignments as Activated-Sludge Attendant; Grit Station Attendant; Pump-And-Blower Attendant; Sludge-Control Attendant; Sludge-Filtration Attendant.