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Water and Sewerage Plant Operatives

Water and sewerage plant operatives operate valves to control water supplies in mains and pipelines, attend screening, filtering, water purifying and sedimentation plant, clear any blockages and patrol and maintain sewerage systems.

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About this Career

£32,021

Average salary

New workers start around £21,186.99. Normal pay is £32,021 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £51,055.56.

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Annual Openings

Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons in Cornwall, and do<br /> not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Digs trench and assists pipe layers to lay, renew or repair sewerage pipes.
  • Patrols sections of sewer, examines for any blockages or gas releases and clears blockages by flushing or by using boring rods.
  • Cleans out screen compartments, sedimentation tanks and filtration beds manually or using mechanical scraper.
  • Regulates flow of raw sewage into screening plant, releases screened sewage and regulates its flow into detritus pits, sedimentation tanks and filtration beds.
  • Stops water supply in an emergency and informs consumers likely to be affected.
  • Opens and closes valves to regulate quantity and pressure of water and reports defective valves or abnormal water pressure.
  • Attends water filtration and purification plant, monitors chemical treatment and regulates treatment of water supply within strict guidelines.

Skills Employers Are Looking For

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Mathematics
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Critical Thinking
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Active Learning
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Monitoring
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Learning Strategies
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Active Listening
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Writing
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Speaking
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Science
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Truro College
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Truro
Cornwall
TR1 3XX

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