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Chemist, Water Purification/ Water Treatment

Aliases: Water Treatment Chemist

Industry/Sector(s): Chemical and Petrochemicals


JOB DESCRIPTION 1
The tasks a Chemist, Water Purification is expected to perform include:
Analysing water in a purification plant to control chemical processes which soften it or make it suitable for drinking
Analysing samples of filtered water 
Ensuring that quantities of solids left in suspension are below prescribed limits
Determining the amount of chlorine to be used for chlorination 
Determining the types of chemicals to be used to remove minerals, acids, etc. from the water to soften the water
Testing samples of water collected from different points in the distribution system to control contamination
WORK ENVIRONMENT 
It needs one to be on their toes
Need not handle a team
Local travelling is not a part of this job
Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities
Work from home option is not available
Working hours
Working hours are 10/12 hours everyday for 5/6 days a week. This may vary from factory to factory
Shift system maybe available
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is suitable for candidates with One Arm (OA), One Leg (OL), One Arm and One Leg (OAL) and those who have Hearing Impaired (HH)

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 4

Minimum – B.Sc or M.Sc in Biochemistry/Environmental Science, Microbiology

KEY COMPETENCIES 1
Proficient in determining amounts of liquid chlorine to be used in chlorinators to destroy microbes and other harmful organisms, basing amounts on findings of Microbiologist
Adept in determining various kinds and amounts of chemicals to be used in removing minerals, acids, salts, and other inorganic compounds from water to soften it
Well-versed with testing samples extracted from various points in distribution system, such as mains, tanks, pumps, and outlets, etc. to discover possible sources of water
  contamination
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 

Not applicable

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 

All colleges across India

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

Coming soon

SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 

Coming soon

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 

Coming soon

Transfer option
India: Yes
Abroad: Yes
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EXPECTED EARNINGS 4
For freshers - ₹ 10,000 to ₹ 15,000 per month
For candidates with 2-3 years of experience or more - ₹ 15,000 to ₹ 20,000 per month
(These figures are indicative and subject to change)
REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 

Coming soon

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 

Water treatment/purification companies across India

KEYWORDS 
Chemist, Water Treatment
Water Purification Chemist
Water Treatment Chemist
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
StandardCodeDescription
NCO 20153116.0600Chemist, Water Purification/ Water Treatment
ISCO 20083116 Chemical Engineering Technicians
NIC 200820117Manufacture of distilled water
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