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Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators :

Operate or control an entire process or system of machines, often through the use of control boards, to transfer or treat water or wastewater.


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Indiana Average Salary $42,430.00
Average Time to Fill 36 days
Typical Education High school diploma or equivalent
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2014-2024) 1,010
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2014-2024) 8.40 %

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Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Information Gathering
Following Directions

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Controlling Machines and Processes

Prepare plant for startup and/or shutdown
Operate chemical processing or water treatment systems or equipment
Control operation of compressors
Operate processing equipment
Operate power or hand tools in industrial, production, or manufacturing environments
Operate power driven pumps, equipment, or systems
Operate power generation equipment
Operate laboratory equipment

Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment

Repair production equipment or tools
Repair gas, steam, oil, sewer, or water piping or fixtures
Repair mechanical equipment or machinery
Lubricate production equipment
Maintain manufacturing or production equipment
Clean water, chemical, or gas processing tools, equipment, or machinery
Clean production equipment

Handling and Moving Objects

Operate pipe fitting equipment
Adjust industrial, manufacturing, or production equipment
Install water or sewer treatment plant equipment
Don/Doff public, community, or government services related Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Load/unload material, products, or workpieces into or from machinery or equipment
Collect samples for analysis or testing


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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Process Control
Water Quality Analysis
Record Keeping
Occupational Health and Safety
Budgeting
Biology
Legal Compliance


Related Licensing Requirements


Wastewater Operator Class I (18-0000000182)

Class I certified operator is certified to operate: (A) Class I-SP; (B) Class I;(C) Class A-SO; and (D) Class A;wastewater treatment plants. 327 IAC 5-22-7.3 Educational and experience requirements necessary for a certified operator Authority: IC 13-14-8; IC 13-18-11-3; IC 13-18-11-13 Affected: IC 13-18-11 Sec 7.3. Educational and experience requirements necessary to become a certified operator in each of the classes of wastewater treatment plants are as follows: (1) Class I-SP and Class A-SO certified operator applicants must have attained the following: (A) A high school diploma or equivalent education.(B) Six (6) months of acceptable experience in a wastewater treatment plant.(2) Class I and Class A certified operator applicants must have attained the following:(A) A high school diploma or equivalent education.(B) One (1) year of acceptable experience at a wastewater treatment plant.(3) Class II and Class B certified operator applicants must have attained the following:(A) A high school diploma or equivalent education.(B) Three (3) years of acceptable experience at a wastewater treatment plant.(4) Class III and Class C certified operator applicants must have attained the following:(A) A high school diploma or equivalent education.(B) Three (3) years of acceptable experience at a wastewater treatment plant of one (1) or more of the following classes: (i) Class II. (ii) Class III. (iii) Class IV.(iv) Class B.(v) Class C.(vi) Class D.(C) Two (2) years of the three (3) years experience required by clause (B) must be in a position of responsible charge operator at a wastewater treatment plant of one (1) or more of the following classes: (i) Class II.(ii) Class III. (iii) Class IV.(iv) Class B.(v) Class C.(vi) Class D.

- Indiana Department of Environmental Management~Office of Water Quality, Wastewater Branch~Room 1255 (3172328791)
- http://www.in.gov/IDEM/4222.htm

Wastewater Operator Class II (18-0000000183)

Class II certified operator is certified to operate: (A) Class A-SO; (B) Class A; (C) Class I-SP; (D) Class I; and (E) Class II; wastewater treatment plants. 327 IAC 5-22-7.3 Educational and experience requirements necessary for a certified operator Authority: IC 13-14-8; IC 13-18-11-3; IC 13-18-11-13 Affected: IC 13-18-11 Sec 7.3. Educational and experience requirements necessary to become a certified operator in each of the classes of wastewater treatment plants are as follows: (1) Class I-SP and Class A-SO certified operator applicants must have attained the following: (A) A high school diploma or equivalent education. (B) Six (6) months of acceptable experience in a wastewater treatment plant. (2) Class I and Class A certified operator applicants must have attained the following: (A) A high school diploma or equivalent education. (B) One (1) year of acceptable experience at a wastewater treatment plant. (3) Class II and Class B certified operator applicants must have attained the following: (A) A high school diploma or equivalent education. (B) Three (3) years of acceptable experience at a wastewater treatment plant. (4) Class III and Class C certified operator applicants must have attained the following: (A) A high school diploma or equivalent education. (B) Three (3) years of acceptable experience at a wastewater treatment plant of one (1) or more of the following classes: (i) Class II. (ii) Class III. (iii) Class IV. (iv) Class B. (v) Class C. (vi) Class D. (C) Two (2) years of the three (3) years experience required by clause (B) must be in a position of responsible charge operator at a wastewater treatment plant of one (1) or more of the following classes: (i) Class II. (ii) Class III. (iii) Class IV. (iv) Class B. (v) Class C. (vi) Class D.

- Indiana Department of Environmental Management~Office of Water Quality, Wastewater Branch~Room 1255 (3172328791)
- http://www.in.gov/IDEM/4222.htm

Provisional Drinking Water (18-0000000167)

Provisional Certification. Provisional Water Works Operator certification is a temporary certification with an expiration date that is issued to an individual who has met the application and experience criteria required to sit for the appropriate grade level of examination outlined in Rule 327 IAC 8-12 and is only applicable to water distribution systems or water treatment plants which have a vacancy due to death, resignation, extended illness or a justifiable cause due to some unforeseen circumstance beyond their control.

- Indiana Department of Environmental Management~Office of Water Quality, Drinking Water Branch~Permit Certification and Capacity Section (3172347431)
- http://www.in.gov/IDEM/4221.htm

Wastewater Operator Class III (18-0000000184)

Class III certified operator is certified to operate: (A) Class A-SO; (B) Class A; (C) Class I-SP; (D) Class I; (E) Class II; and (F) Class III; wastewater treatment plants. 327 IAC 5-22-7.3 Educational and experience requirements necessary for a certified operator Authority: IC 13-14-8; IC 13-18-11-3; IC 13-18-11-13 Affected: IC 13-18-11 Sec 7.3. educational and experience requirements necessary to become a certified operator in each of the classes of wastewater treatment plants are as follows: (1) Class I-SP and Class A-SO certified operator applicants must have attained the following: (A) A high school diploma or equivalent education. (B) Six (6) months of acceptable experience in a wastewater treatment plant. (2) Class I and Class A certified operator applicants must have attained the following: (A) A high school diploma or equivalent education. (B) One (1) year of acceptable experience at a wastewater treatment plant. (3) Class II and Class B certified operator applicants must have attained the following: (A) A high school diploma or equivalent education. (B) Three (3) years of acceptable experience at a wastewater treatment plant. (4) Class III and Class C certified operator applicants must have attained the following: (A) A high school diploma or equivalent education. (B) Three (3) years of acceptable experience at a wastewater treatment plant of one (1) or more of the following classes: (i) Class II. (ii) Class III. (iii) Class IV. (iv) Class B. (v) Class C. (vi) Class D. (C) Two (2) years of the three (3) years experience required by clause (B) must be in a position of responsible charge operator at a wastewater treatment plant of one (1) or more of the following classes: (i) Class II. (ii) Class III. (iii) Class IV. (iv) Class B. (v) Class C. (vi) Class D.

- Indiana Department of Environmental Management~Office of Water Quality, Wastewater Branch~Room 1255 (3172328791)
- http://www.in.gov/IDEM/4222.htm

Water Treatment Plant Class: WT1 (18-0000000168)

WT1 (Water Treatment 1) - (A) serves a population less than 501; (B) is a community water system; (C) acquires water from one or both of the following: (1) ground water, (2) purchase; and (D) has one or both of the following: (1) ion exchange softening process for cation removal, (2) inline filtration device with no chemical treatment.Requirements:Must meet all the following:A.Education: All grades require a minimum of high school or its equivalent B.Experience: Hands-on operation in the class system applied for, as follows: DSS - 1 year, DSM -1 year, DSL - 1 year, WT1 - 1 year, WT2 - 1 year, WT3 - 2 years, WT4 - 2 years, WT5 - 3 years

- Indiana Department of Environmental Management~Office of Water Quality, Drinking Water Branch~Permit Certification and Capacity Section (3172347431)
- http://www.in.gov/IDEM/4221.htm

Wastewater Operator Class I-SP (18-0000000185)

Class I-SP certified operator is certified to operate a Class I-SP wastewater treatment plant. 327 IAC 5-22-7.3 Educational and experience requirements necessary for a certified operator Authority: IC 13-14-8; IC 13-18-11-3; IC 13-18-11-13 Affected: IC 13-18-11 Sec 7.3. Educational and experience requirements necessary to become a certified operator in each of the classes of wastewater treatment plants are as follows: (1) Class I-SP and Class A-SO certified operator applicants must have attained the following: (A) A high school diploma or equivalent education. (B) Six (6) months of acceptable experience in a wastewater treatment plant. (2) Class I and Class A certified operator applicants must have attained the following: (A) A high school diploma or equivalent education. (B) One (1) year of acceptable experience at a wastewater treatment plant. (3) Class II and Class B certified operator applicants must have attained the following: (A) A high school diploma or equivalent education. (B) Three (3) years of acceptable experience at a wastewater treatment plant. (4) Class III and Class C certified operator applicants must have attained the following: (A) A high school diploma or equivalent education. (B) Three (3) years of acceptable experience at a wastewater treatment plant of one (1) or more of the following classes: (i) Class II. (ii) Class III. (iii) Class IV. (iv) Class B. (v) Class C. (vi) Class D.(C) Two (2) years of the three (3) years experience required by clause (B) must be in a position of responsible charge operator at a wastewater treatment plant of one (1) or more of the following classes: (i) Class II. (ii) Class III. (iii) Class IV. (iv) Class B. (v) Class C. (vi) Class D.

- Indiana Department of Environmental Management~Office of Water Quality, Wastewater Branch~Room 1255 (3172328791)
- http://www.in.gov/IDEM/4222.htm

Water Treatment Plant Class: WT2 (18-0000000169)

WT2 (Water Treatment 2) - with no population limitations, meets the requirements of clause (A) and either (B) or (C), or both as follows: (A) acquires water from one or both of the following: (1) ground water, (2) purchase; (B) utilizes chemical feed to achieve one of the following: (1) disinfection, (2) fluoride standardization, (3) water stabilization; (C) has one or both of the following: (1) ion exchange softening for cation removal, (2) inline filtration, if the population served is greater than 500 and less than 3,301.Requirements: Must meet all the following: A.Education: All grades require a minimum of high school or its equivalent B.Experience: Hands-on operation in the class system applied for, as follows: DSS - 1 year, DSM -1 year, DSL - 1 year, WT1 -1 year, WT2 - 1 year, WT3 - 2 years, WT4 - 2 years, WT5 - 3 years

- Indiana Department of Environmental Management~Office of Water Quality, Drinking Water Branch~Permit Certification and Capacity Section (3172347431)
- http://www.in.gov/IDEM/4221.htm

Wastewater Operator Class IV (18-0000000186)

Class IV certified operator is certified to operate: (A) Class A-SO; (B) Class A; (C) Class I-SP; (D) Class I; (E) Class II; (F) Class III; and (G) Class IV; wastewater treatment plants. 327 IAC 5-22-7.3 Educational and experience requirements necessary for a certified operator Authority: IC 13-14-8; IC 13-18-11-3; IC 13-18-11-13 Affected: IC 13-18-11 Sec 7.3. Educational and experience requirements necessary to become a certified operator in each of the classes of wastewater treatment plants are as follows: (1) Class I-SP and Class A-SO certified operator applicants must have attained the following: (A) A high school diploma or equivalent education. (B) Six (6) months of acceptable experience in a wastewater treatment plant. (2) Class I and Class A certified operator applicants must have attained the following: (A) A high school diploma or equivalent education. (B) One (1) year of acceptable experience at a wastewater treatment plant. (3) Class II and Class B certified operator applicants must have attained the following:(A) A high school diploma or equivalent education. (B) Three (3) years of acceptable experience at a wastewater treatment plant. (4) Class III and Class C certified operator applicants must have attained the following: (A) A high school diploma or equivalent education. (B) Three (3) years of acceptable experience at a wastewater treatment plant of one (1) or more of the following lasses: (i) Class II. (ii) Class III. (iii) Class IV. (iv) Class B.(v) Class C.(vi) Class D.(C) Two (2) years of the three (3) years experience required by clause (B) must be in a position of responsible charge operator at a wastewater treatment plant of one (1) or more of the following classes: (i) Class II.(ii) Class III.(iii) Class IV.(iv) Class B.(v) Class C.(vi) Class D.

- Indiana Department of Environmental Management~Office of Water Quality, Wastewater Branch~Room 1255 (3172328791)
- http://www.in.gov/IDEM/4222.htm

Water Treatment Plant Class: WT3 (18-0000000170)

WT3 (Water Treatment 3) - (A) acquires water from one or both of the following: (1) ground water, (2) purchase; (B) utilizes chemical feed; and (C) has one or more of the following: (1) pressure or gravity filtration; (2) lime soda softening; (3) reverse osmosis; (4) ion exchange processes if the population served is greater than 3,300; (5) inline filtration if the population served is greater than 3,300.Requirements: Must meet all the following: A.Education: All grades require a minimum of high school or its equivalent B.Experience: Hands-on operation in the class system applied for, as follows: DSS - 1 year, DSM -1 year, DSL - 1 year, WT1 - 1 year, WT2 - 1 year, WT3 - 2 years, WT4 - 2 years, WT5 - 3 years

- Indiana Department of Environmental Management~Office of Water Quality, Drinking Water Branch~Permit Certification and Capacity Section (3172347431)
- http://www.in.gov/IDEM/4221.htm

Water Treatment Plant Class: WT4 (18-0000000171)

WT4 (Water Treatment 4) - (A) serves a population less than 10,001; (B) acquires water from (1) surface water, or (2) GWUDI.Requirements:Must meet all the following: A.Education: All grades require a minimum of high school or its equivalent B.Experience: Hands-on operation in the class system applied for, as follows: DSS - 1 year, DSM -1 year, DSL - 1 year, WT1 - 1 year, WT2 - 1 year, WT3 - 2 years, WT4 - 2 years, WT5 - 3 years

- Indiana Department of Environmental Management~Office of Water Quality, Drinking Water Branch~Permit Certification and Capacity Section (3172347431)
- http://www.in.gov/IDEM/4221.htm

Water Treatment Plant Class: WT5 (18-0000000172)

WT5 (Water Treatment 5) - (A) serve a population greater than 10,000; (B) acquires water from (1) surface water, or (2) GWUDI.Requirements:Must meet all the following: A.Education: All grades require a minimum of high school or its equivalent B.Experience: Hands-on operation in the class system applied for, as follows: DSS - 1 year, DSM -1 year, DSL - 1 year, WT1 - 1 year, WT2 - 1 year, WT3 - 2 years, WT4 - 2 years, WT5 - 3 years

- Indiana Department of Environmental Management~Office of Water Quality, Drinking Water Branch~Permit Certification and Capacity Section (3172347431)
- http://www.in.gov/IDEM/4221.htm

Wastewater Operator Class A (18-0000000177)

Class A certified operator is certified to operate: (A) Class A-SO; and (B) Class A; wastewater treatment plants. 327 IAC 5-22-7.3 Educational and experience requirements necessary for a certified operator Authority: IC 13-14-8; IC 13-18-11-3; IC 13-18-11-13 Affected: IC 13-18-11 Sec 7.3. Educational and experience requirements necessary to become a certified operator in each of the classes of wastewater treatment plants are as follows: (1) Class I-SP and Class A-SO certified operator applicants must have attained the following: (A) A high school diploma or equivalent education. (B) Six (6) months of acceptable experience in a wastewater treatment plant. (2) Class I and Class A certified operator applicants must have attained the following: (A) A high school diploma or equivalent education. (B) One (1) year of acceptable experience at a wastewater treatment plant. (3) Class II and Class B certified operator applicants must have attained the following: (A) A high school diploma or equivalent education. (B) Three (3) years of acceptable experience at a wastewater treatment plant. (4) Class III and Class C certified operator applicants must have attained the following: A) A high school diploma or equivalent education. (B) Three (3) years of acceptable experience at a wastewater treatment plant of one (1) or more of the following classes: (i) Class II. (ii) Class III. (iii) Class IV. (iv) Class B. (v) Class C. (vi) Class D. (C) Two (2) years of the three (3) years experience required by clause (B) must be in a position of responsible charge operator at a wastewater treatment plant of one (1) or more of the following classes: (i) Class II. (ii) Class III. (iii) Class IV. (iv) Class B. (v) Class C. (vi) Class D.

- Indiana Department of Environmental Management~Office of Water Quality, Wastewater Branch~Room 1255 (3172328791)
- http://www.in.gov/IDEM/4222.htm

Water Treatment Plant Class: WT6 (18-0000000173)

WT6 (Water Treatment 6) - utilizes newly emerging treatment technology not commonly in use for drinking water treatment in Indiana.Requirements: Must meet all the following: A.Education: All grades require a minimum of high school or its equivalent B.Experience: Hands-on operation in the class system applied for, as follows: DSS - 1 year, DSM -1 year, DSL - 1 year, WT1 - 1 year, WT2 - 1 year, WT3 - 2 years, WT4 - 2 years, WT5 - 3 years

- Indiana Department of Environmental Management~Office of Water Quality, Drinking Water Branch~Permit Certification and Capacity Section (3172347431)
- http://www.in.gov/IDEM/4221.htm

Wastewater Operator Class C (18-0000000180)

Class C certified operator is certified to operate: (A) Class A-SO; (B) Class A; (C) Class B; and (D) Class C; wastewater treatment plants. 327 IAC 5-22-7.3 Educational and experience requirements necessary for a certified operator Authority: IC 13-14-8; IC 13-18-11-3; IC 13-18-11-13 Affected: IC 13-18-11Sec 7.3. Educational and experience requirements necessary to become a certified operator in each of the classes of wastewater treatment plants are as follows: (1) Class I-SP and Class A-SO certified operator applicants must have attained the following: (A) A high school diploma or equivalent education. (B) Six (6) months of acceptable experience in a wastewater treatment plant. (2) Class I and Class A certified operator applicants must have attained the following: (A) A high school diploma or equivalent education. (B) One (1) year of acceptable experience at a wastewater treatment plant.(3) Class II and Class B certified operator applicants must have attained the following:(A) A high school diploma or equivalent education.(B) Three (3) years of acceptable experience at a wastewater treatment plant.(4) Class III and Class C certified operator applicants must have attained the following:(A) A high school diploma or equivalent education.(B) Three (3) years of acceptable experience at a wastewater treatment plant of one (1) or more of the following classes:(i) Class II.(ii) Class III.(iii) Class IV.(iv) Class B.(v) Class C.(vi) Class D.(C) Two (2) years of the three (3) years experience required by clause (B) must be in aposition of responsible charge operator at a wastewater treatment plant of one (1) or more of the following classes:(i) Class II.(ii) Class III.(iii) Class IV.(iv) Class B.(v) Class C.(vi) Class D.

- Indiana Department of Environmental Management~Office of Water Quality, Wastewater Branch~Room 1255 (3172328791)
- http://www.in.gov/IDEM/4222.htm

Wastewater Operator Class A-SO (18-0000000178)

Class A-SO certified operator is certified to operate a Class A-SO wastewater treatment plant.327 IAC 5-22-7.3 Educational and experience requirements necessary for a certified operator Authority: IC 13-14-8; IC 13-18-11-3; IC 13-18-11-13 Affected: IC 13-18-11 Sec 7.3. Educational and experience requirements necessary to become a certified operator in each of the classes of wastewater treatment plants are as follows: (1) Class I-SP and Class A-SO certified operator applicants must have attained the following: (A) A high school diploma or equivalent education. (B) Six (6) months of acceptable experience in a wastewater treatment plant. (2) Class I and Class A certified operator applicants must have attained the following: (A) A high school diploma or equivalent education. (B) One (1) year of acceptable experience at a wastewater treatment plant. (3) Class II and Class B certified operator applicants must have attained the following: (A) A high school diploma or equivalent education. (B) Three (3) years of acceptable experience at a wastewater treatment plant. (4) Class III and Class C certified operator applicants must have attained the following: (A) A high school diploma or equivalent education. (B) Three (3) years of acceptable experience at a wastewater treatment plant of one (1) or more of the following classes: (i) Class II. (ii) Class III. (iii) Class IV. (iv) Class B. (v) Class C. (vi) Class D. (C) Two (2) years of the three (3) years experience required by clause (B) must be in a position of responsible charge operator at a wastewater treatment plant of one (1) or more of the following classes: (i) Class II. (ii) Class III. (iii) Class IV. (iv) Class B. (v) Class C. (vi) Class D.

- Indiana Department of Environmental Management~Office of Water Quality, Wastewater Branch~Room 1255 (3172328791)
- http://www.in.gov/IDEM/4222.htm

Wastewater Operator Class D (18-0000000181)

Class D certified operator is certified to operate: (A) Class A-SO; (B) Class A; (C) Class B; (D) Class C; and (E) Class D; wastewater treatment plants. 327 IAC 5-22-7.3 Educational and experience requirements necessary for a certified operator Authority: IC 13-14-8; IC 13-18-11-3; IC 13-18-11-13 Affected: IC 13-18-11 Sec 7.3. Educational and experience requirements necessary to become a certified operator in each of the classes of wastewater treatment plants are as follows: (1) Class I-SP and Class A-SO certified operator applicants must have attained the following: (A) A high school diploma or equivalent education. (B) Six (6) months of cceptable experience in a wastewater treatment plant. (2) Class I and Class A certified operator applicants must have attained the following: (A) A high school diploma or equivalent education. (B) One (1) year of acceptable experience at a wastewater treatment plant. (3) Class II and Class B certified operator applicants must have attained the following: (A) A high school diploma or equivalent education. (B) Three (3) years of acceptable experience at a wastewater treatment plant. (4) Class III and Class C certified operator applicants must have attained the following: (A) A high school diploma or equivalent education. (B) Three (3) years of acceptable experience at a astewater treatment plant of one (1) or more of the following classes: (i) Class II. (ii) Class III. (iii) Class IV. (iv) Class B. (v) Class C. (vi) Class D. (C) Two (2) years of the three (3) years eperience required by clause (B) must be in a position of responsible charge operator at a astewater treatment plant of one (1) or more of the following classes: (i) Class II. (ii) Class III.(iii) Class IV. (iv) Class B. (v) Class C. (vi) Class D.

- Indiana Department of Environmental Management~Office of Water Quality, Wastewater Branch~Room 1255 (3172328791)
- http://www.in.gov/IDEM/4222.htm

Wastewater Apprentice (18-0000000176)

327 IAC 5-22-7 Qualifications to become a wastewater treatment apprentice or certified operator Authority: IC 13-14-8; IC 13-18-11-13 Affected: IC 13-18-11 Sec. 7.(a) Before applying for the commissioner's wastewater treatment certification examination, a person must have the educational skills necessary to do the following: (1) Make computations. (2) Calculate volumes. (3) Keep records. (4) Read and write the English language to the extent of interpreting service manuals and work orders and submitting written reports. (b) A person may take the commissioner's wastewater treatment certification examination before obtaining the educational and experience requirements specified in section 7.3 of this rule. In order to become classified as a wastewater treatment apprentice, a person must pass the wastewater treatment certification examination required by the commissioner. (c) In order to become a wastewater treatment certified operator, a person must: (1) pass the wastewater treatment certification examination required by the commissioner unless exempted by statute or rule; (2) have the formal education specified in section 7.3 of this rule; and (3) have the experience that is specified in section 7.3 of this rule and acceptable to the commissioner in the field of wastewater treatment that: 57 (A) demonstrates the applicant's technical knowledge; (B) can be verified based on information from available sources, primarily the applicant's wastewater treatment plant employer; and (C) is the result of satisfactory accomplishment of wastewater treatment plant work. (d) In accordance with 327 IAC 8-12-3.2(e), a grade WT3, WT4, and WT5 operator shall be considered to have met the educational and experience requirements necessary to apply for the appropriate wastewater treatment certification to treat wastewater from a water treatment plant provided the operator is certified to operate that classification of water treatment plant. A wastewater treatment apprentice shall not be designated as the certified operator in responsible charge of a wastewater treatment plant.

- Indiana Department of Environmental Management~Office of Water Quality, Wastewater Branch~Room 1255 (3172328791)
- http://www.in.gov/IDEM/4222.htm

Wastewater Operator Class B (18-0000000179)

Class B certified operator is certified to operate: (A) Class A-SO; (B) Class A; and (C) Class B; wastewater treatment plants. 327 IAC 5-22-7.3 Educational and experience requirements necessary for a certified operator Authority: IC 13-14-8; IC 13-18-11-3; IC 13-18-11-13 Affected: IC 13-18-11 Sec 7.3. Educational and experience requirements necessary to become a certified operator in each of the classes of wastewater treatment plants are as follows: (1) Class I-SP and Class A-SO certified operator applicants must have attained the following: (A) A high school diploma or equivalent education. (B) Six (6) months of acceptable experience in a wastewater treatment plant. (2) Class I and Class A certified operator applicants must have attained the following: (A) A high school diploma or equivalent education. (B) One (1) year of acceptable xperience at a wastewater treatment plant. (3) Class II and Class B certified operator applicants must have attained the following: (A) A high school diploma or equivalent education. (B) Three (3) years of acceptable experience at a wastewater treatment plant. (4) Class III and Class C certified operator applicants must have attained the following: (A) A high school diploma or equivalent education. (B) Three (3) years of acceptable experience at a wastewater treatment plant of one (1) or more of the following classes: (i) Class II. (ii) Class III. (iii) Class IV. (iv) Class B. (v) Class C. (vi) Class D. (C) Two (2) years of the three (3) years experience required by clause (B) must be in a position of responsible charge operator at a wastewater treatment plant of one (1) or more of the following classes: (i) Class II. (ii) Class III. (iii) Class IV. (iv) Class B.(v) Class C. (vi) Class D.

- Indiana Department of Environmental Management~Office of Water Quality, Wastewater Branch~Room 1255 (3172328791)
- http://www.in.gov/IDEM/4222.htm

Provisional Wastewater (18-0000000175)

The certification rule (327 IAC 5-22) states: (c) The commissioner may issue a provisional wastewater treatment operator's certificate if the following occur: (1) The governing body or owner of a wastewater treatment plant submits a written request specifying a reason necessitating the provisional certification, including one (1) of the following: (A) To fill a vacancy created by death. (B) Resignation of the certified operator in responsible charge. (C) extended illness of the certified operator in responsible charge. (D) Suspension or revocation of the certification of the operator in responsible charge. (E) Similar cause as determined by the commissioner. (2) The written request required by subdivision (1) provides the: (A) name; (B) education; and (C) experience; of the person for whom the provisional certificate is requested. (3) The provisional certificate nominee named under subdivision (2) submits, simultaneously with the request submitted under subdivision (1), an application as required by section 11(b) of this rule requesting examination and certification. (4) The provisional certificate nominee named under subdivision (2) currently meets the educational and experience requirements for the appropriate class of certification. (d) A provisional certificate shall be: (1) issued by the commissioner in the form of a letter that specifies the conditions of the certification; and (2) valid for the shorter of the following lengths of time: (A) The period between the date of application and sixty (60) days following the next examination that is available to the provisional certificate nominee. (B) One (1) year.

- Indiana Department of Environmental Management~Office of Water Quality, Wastewater Branch~Room 1255 (3172328791)
- http://www.in.gov/IDEM/4222.htm


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