Water Treatment Specialist (92W)
- Active Duty
- Army Reserve
- Open to Women
- Entry Level
Water treatment specialists are primarily responsible for supervising or performing the installation and operation of water purification equipment, as well as dealing with water storage and distribution operations and activities. They also inspect facilities and food supplies for the presence of disease, germs or other conditions hazardous to health and the environment.
- Perform water quality analysis testing and verification
- Assist in water reconnaissance and site preparation
- Operate and maintain water treatment equipment
- Assist in setup of water treatment activity
Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.
Job training for a water treatment specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 14 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instructions. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field, including practice in testing different products.
Some of the skills you’ll learn are:
- Identification of health hazards
- Inspection of food products, food service operations, wastewater and waste disposal facilities
- Interest in algebra, biology, chemistry and general science
- High attention to detail
- Interest in protecting the environment
Required ASVAB Score(s)General Maintenance (GM) : 88
Learn more about the ASVAB and see what jobs you could qualify for.
Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time. Learn more about total compensation.
In the Army, qualified students can earn full-tuition, merit-based scholarships, allowances for books and fees, plus an annual stipend for living expenses. Learn more about education benefits.
Future Civilian Careers
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with local, state or federal government agencies. You’ll be able to consider a future as a food and drug inspector, public health inspector, health and safety inspectors or industrial hygienists.