Work in Water and Wastewater

Jobs in water and wastewater are rewarding, innovative, and diverse. Working in the water resource field offers the opportunity to protect public health and the environment. Employers can range from public utilities, consulting firms, vendors, nonprofits, or governing agencies. 

Water and Wastewater Career Fields

  • Plant operators
  • Engineers
  • Chemists
  • Vendor
  • Maintenance technicians
  • Industrial pretreatment specialists
  • Consultant
  • Electrical Instrumentation and IT specialists
  • Administrative professionals
  • Many more!

Visit the RMWEA Job Board to explore current career opportunities. 

Thinking of becoming a water or wastewater operator?

Certified operators protect public health by providing safe drinking water and protect the environment by cleaning wastewater before releasing it back to our waterways. Operators also protect the investments taxpayers have made in our water and wastewater infrastructure by ensuring proper facility operation.

Operator Certification Programs ensure that operators obtain the correct training to become certified, keep their certifications current. The programs also require that facilities are operated by certified operators.

How do I become an Operator?

Certification, Training Unit, and renewal requirements differ per state.