Water treatment technician

Water treatment technician

“A water treatment technician is responsible for the development, installation and maintenance of water treatment programmes for water systems”

A water treatment technician is responsible for the development, installation and maintenance of water treatment programmes for water systems in industrial and commercial buildings, hotels and institutional premises such as colleges, schools, hospitals and care homes. Water use may be for drinking and washing, space heating and cooling, process/manufacturing heating and cooling, energy transport, power generation, industrial washing/cleaning processes, food production, healthcare, and direct product input. Water treatment programmes are required to minimise health risks such as legionnaires disease, reduce system corrosion, scale formation and prevent microbiological contamination. In this role, you’ll work for a specialist service provider that is contracted to maintain water conditions. You’ll be required to work on your own, proficiently and without supervision within both occupied and unoccupied buildings, and will be able to guide and supervise water treatment operatives, specialist sub-contractors and site staff completing specific water treatment tasks.

Duration: 24 months

Relevant school subjects: Science

Entry requirements: Depend on the employer

Achievement upon completion: Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £21,000 per annum

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