Water industry treatment process technician (level 3)
Maintain site process standards for water or wastewater.
- Qualification level
Equivalent to A level.
- Typical duration
- 36 months
- Apprenticeship category
- Engineering and manufacturing
- Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
- Also known as
- Recycling technician
- Sewage production operator
- Treatment works controller
- Wastewater process controller
- Wastewater treatment process technician
- Water process controller
- Water process technician
- Water production operator
- Water treatment process technician
Skills an apprentice will learn
- Comply with (water or wastewater) industry regulations and procedures.
- Follow alarm intervention procedures. Resolve alarm issues.
- Inspect (planned) and check assets (reactive) and identify action.
- Follow procedures to remove assets for routine maintenance and recommission.
- Carry out validation or instrument checks of online equipment and identify action.
- Monitor first line maintenance of process control equipment and instrumentation.
- Identify issues. Apply fault-finding and problem-solving techniques: identify root cause. Resolve faults.
- Consider, identify, and promote areas for improvement for example, in relation to quality, cost, time, safety, and impact.
- Interrogate and interpret electronic control systems. For example, HMI or SCADA.
- Use data monitoring and control systems to monitor and control equipment.
- Inspect and check safety equipment: identify and take action.
- Identify and instigate incident escalation procedures.
- Apply site standards for housekeeping.
- Conduct risk assessments: identify and document risks and hazards in the workplace. Apply control measures.
- Comply with health and safety regulations and safe working practices and procedures.
- Follow site security procedures.
- Follow procedures for emergency situations.
- Comply with environmental and sustainability regulations and requirements. For example, safe disposal of waste, re-cycling or re-use of materials, and efficient use of resources.
- Apply principles of sustainable development. For example, in choice of materials.
- Conduct and assess impact of activity for example, environmental, cost, reputation, safety, and health. Apply control measures.
- Identify and escalate issues.
- Read and interpret written information. For example, work instructions, and service level agreements.
- Complete work records.
- Use information technology. Follow cyber security procedures. Comply with GDPR.
- Plan tasks. Identify and organise resources to complete work tasks.
- Communicate verbally and in writing. For example, with colleagues, stakeholders, or others. Use water industry terminology where appropriate.
- Liaise with, negotiate with, and handle conflict in individual or group environments.
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