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NOC 9243 – Water and waste treatment plant operators

NOC 9243 – Water and waste treatment plant operators

December 27, 2019

The National Occupational Classification (NOC) code 9243 is for Water and waste treatment plant operators

NOC skill type/level: Skill Level B

Employment requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is required.
  • College or industry training courses in chemistry, pollution control or related subjects are usually required.
  • Certification in water treatment and distribution (level according to the classification of the plant) is required for water treatment plant operators.
  • Drinking water certification is required in Quebec and Ontario for operators whose work involves water treatment and distribution.
  • Certification in wastewater collection and wastewater treatment (level according to the classification of the plant) is required for wastewater treatment plant operators.
  • Solid waste, landfill or compost facility operator certification may be required for operators in waste treatment plants.
  • Certification in workplace hazardous materials information system (WHMIS), transportation of dangerous goods (TDG), and courses in safety practices may be required.
  • On-the-job training is provided.
  • Previous experience as a worker in the water treatment or wastewater field may be required.

List of Job Titles for NOC 9243 – Water and waste treatment plant operators

  • Environmental systems operator – water treatment
  • Filter plant operator – water treatment
  • Filtration plant controller – water treatment
  • Industrial waste treatment plant operator
  • Liquid waste process operator
  • Liquid waste processing plant operator
  • Liquid waste treatment plant operator
  • Pump station operator – water treatment
  • Pumphouse operator – water treatment
  • Sewage plant operator
  • Sewage-processing equipment tender
  • Waste treatment plant operator
  • Wastewater collection operator
  • Wastewater collection systems operator
  • Wastewater treatment operator
  • Wastewater treatment plant operator
  • Wastewater treatment plant worker
  • Water and wastewater technician
  • Water filtration plant operator
  • Water gate operator
  • Water plant pump operator
  • Water purification plant operator
  • Water treatment operator
  • Water treatment plant operator
  • Water treatment plant process technician
  • Water treatment systems operator
  • Water utility operator
  • Waterworks pump house operator
  • Waterworks pumping station operator
  • Well-point pump operator
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