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Needle Valve Operator Salary
in Virginia, United States

$41,100 (USD)

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Last updated: April 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Needle Valve Operator is $41,100 a year and $20 an hour in Virginia, United States. The average salary range for a Needle Valve Operator is between $30,899 and $49,589. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Virginia, United States.

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Job Summary

  • Controls equipment to regulate waterflow and water level in reservoirs: turns valves and pulls levers to regulate waterflow through aqueduct and floodgates.
  • Reads gauges and meters to control specified waterflow, water levels, and water pressure in reservoir.
  • Records data, such as water level, turbidity, temperature, and flow rate.
  • Lubricates and performs minor repairs to equipment, using handtools.
  • Patrols area to detect property damage and to prevent trespassing.
  • May tend heating apparatus to prevent freezing of valves and gates.
  • May add chemicals to water to retard organic growth such as algae.
Needle Valve Operator Job Prevalence in Virginia, United States

Job family: Plant and System Operators, All Other

Job family population: 12,360

Estimated population of Needle Valve Operator jobs: 1,189

Rate of error: 3.6%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Needle Valve Operator Job Listings for Virginia, United States

Maintenance Mechanic I
Feb 12
Newington, United States
Fairfax Water
Operating a variety of tools and equipment to include: pressure gauges, gasoline pumps, oxygen ... Control valve maintenance and repair; Small engine repair; HVAC installation, maintenance and ...
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