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Salary

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Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
$61,900 $61,900
Environmental Engineering Technicians
$73,500 $73,500

Similar skills & knowledge

These skills are commonly used in both your current job and your selected occupation.

Chemistry
Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.

Education and Training
Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

Public Safety and Security
Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.

Biology
Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.

Mechanical
Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

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Physics
Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.

Customer and Personal Service
Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

Quality Control Analysis
Testing how well a product or service works.

Monitoring
Keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements.

Mathematics
Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

Complex Problem Solving
Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

Judgment and Decision Making
Thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one.

Engineering and Technology
Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.

Mathematics
Using math to solve problems.

Critical Thinking
Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

Reading Comprehension
Reading work-related information.

Active Learning
Figuring out how to use new ideas or things.

Active Listening
Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

Speaking
Talking to others.

Building and Construction
Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.

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skills & knowledge Gaps

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Science
Using scientific rules and strategies to solve problems.

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Design
Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

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English Language
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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Typical Level Of Training

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High school diploma or equivalent

Licensing

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No license required in WA

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certification

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