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Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
$61,900 $61,900
Geological Sample Test Technicians
$52,000 $52,000

Similar skills & knowledge

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Computers and Electronics
Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

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

Writing
Writing things for co-workers or customers.

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.

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skills & knowledge Gaps

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Science
Using scientific rules and strategies to solve problems.

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Geography
Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.

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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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License required in WA

No license required in WA

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certification

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