We surveyed 311 water treatment plant operators to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical water treatment plant operator. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a water treatment plant operator?

Low

High

Working as a water treatment plant operator typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become a water treatment plant operator?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a water treatment plant operator typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as a water treatment plant operator?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically not very difficult to find a job as a water treatment plant operator. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for water treatment plant operators.

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Do water treatment plant operators work full-time or part-time?

95% of water treatment plant operators work in full-time roles while 5% work part-time.

Is being a water treatment plant operator stressful?

Low

High

Water treatment plant operators tend not to find their jobs stressful, which likely contributes positively to career satisfaction.

Is being organized important as a water treatment plant operator?

Low

High

Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a water treatment plant operator.

How competitive is the workplace for water treatment plant operators?

Low

High

Competition at work is not common for water treatment plant operators.

Does being a water treatment plant operator require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

Time pressure tends not to be a major contributor of stress for water treatment plant operators.

Are water treatment plant operators allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Water treatment plant operators rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.

Do water treatment plant operators have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

Water treatment plant operators tend to have a set and inflexible work schedule that they are unable to deviate from too much.

Is being a water treatment plant operator physically demanding?

Low

High

Being a water treatment plant operator may occasionally require demanding physical activity, which may make it not a suitable career choice for everyone.

Are water treatment plant operators exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

Water treatment plant operators tend to have a monotonous work routine, with little variety in their day-to-day tasks.

Does being a water treatment plant operator require attention to detail?

Low

High

Attention to detail isn't necessarily required to be successful as a water treatment plant operator.

Does being a good water treatment plant operator require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

The ability to be compassion and empathetic isn't considered fundamental to success as a water treatment plant operator.