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Water Treatment Specialist Details


OVERVIEW
Water treatment specialists are primarily responsible for supervising or performing the installation and operation of water purification equipment, as well as dealing with water storage and distribution operations and activities. They also inspect facilities and food supplies for the presence of disease, germs or other conditions hazardous to health and the environment.

JOB DUTIES
  • Perform water quality analysis testing and verification
  • Assist in water reconnaissance and site preparation
  • Operate and maintain water treatment equipment
  • Assist in setup of water treatment activity


TRAINING
Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and 13 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instructions. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field, including practice in testing different products.

Advanced Individual Training: 13 weeks, Fort Lee, VA

Some of the skills you'll learn are:
  • Identification of health hazards
  • Inspection of food products, food service operations, wastewater and waste disposal facilities


HELPFUL SKILLS
  • Interest in algebra, biology, chemistry and general science
  • High attention to detail
  • Interest in protecting the environment


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
General Maintenance (GM): 88

WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
923A Petroleum Systems Technician

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with local, state or federal government agencies. You'll be able to consider a future as a food and drug inspector, public health inspector, health and safety inspector, or industrial hygienist.