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Water Quality Tester Salary
in Idaho, United States

$31,965 (USD)

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Last updated: February 22, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Water Quality Tester is $31,965 a year and $15 an hour in Idaho, United States. The average salary range for a Water Quality Tester is between $24,324 and $38,242. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Water Quality Tester. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Idaho, United States.

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Job Summary

  • Tests water quality to ensure compliance with government standards.
  • Checks data from meters, recorders, and sampler, and inspects equipment in mill.
  • Records readings from plant measuring devices, such as recorders and meters.
  • Removes and replaces record charts.
  • Computes effluent flow from chart for sampling period.
  • Collects waste water samples, using sample bottle.
  • Submits samples to laboratory for testing.
  • Writes report on findings.
  • Observes operation of mill effluent system to determine areas of abnormal pulp spills, leaks, or defects in piping.
  • Inspects machine sampling and measuring devices to determine source of problem or if equipment is malfunctioning.
  • Reviews sampling and operational reports to ensure that results are within limits of water quality standards.
  • Conducts tests, such as ph and dissolved oxygen, to ascertain effluent levels.
  • Notifies supervisor of excessive fluctuation in waterflow or major breakdown in equipment.
  • Records findings on daily log sheet.
Water Quality Tester Job Prevalence in Idaho, United States

Job family: Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers

Job family population: 537,500

Estimated population of Water Quality Tester jobs: 210

Rate of error: 0.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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Water Quality Tester Job Listings for Idaho, United States

Intern, Quality
Feb 12
Twin Falls, United States
Testing may include, but is not limited to, % moisture, water activity, % fat protein, sugar ... Our food philosophy of crafting quality products with simple ingredients is what makes Chobani a ...
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Jan 9
Nampa, ID, USA
Utah Disaster Kleenup
... quality' and "customer service.' Our goal is to add to our Disaster Kleenup team, additional ... They are responsible for making sure our customer's emergency needs are met by mitigating water ...
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