Military bases operate their own water treatment plants, which provide drinking water and safely dispose of sewage when public facilities cannot be used. Water and sewage treatment plant operators control processes and equipment that remove pollutants from the water so that it is safe to drink and can be returned safely to natural areas or be reused. Water and sewage treatment plant operators run the equipment, control the processes, and monitor the plants that treat the water.Explore this career outside the military
Water and sewage treatment plant operators work indoors and outdoors. They may be exposed to strong odors.
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Water and Sewage Treatment Plant Operators in the Military
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All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Water and sewage treatment plant operators in the Military will gain skills through classroom study and on-the-job experience. Job-specific training content may include: Operation of water and sewage treatment systemsWater testing and analysisMaintenance and repair of pumps, compressors, and other equipmentIdentification of health hazardsInspection of food products, food service operations, wastewater, and waste disposal facilitiesRead More
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