How many careers can you think of that are rewarding, virtually recession proof, and give you exclusive behind-the-scenes access to a variety of fascinating locations? How about careers that also offer multiple options for personal advancement, a supportive employer, and opportunities to improve the environment? There certainly aren’t many, but here is one that might surprise you — industrial water treatment. Water is the lifeblood of many, if not most, facilities and the literal life blood of society; no one can survive without water. Let’s take a closer look at what industrial water treatment is, why it is important, and why you should consider a career in this vital, dynamic industry.
What is Industrial Water Treatment?
There are many uses for water beyond drinking and bathing; industrial operations, manufacturing, educational institutions, healthcare, and many other vital applications which all require treated water to function, including returning this water to the environment. Using water in these applications has its challenges, such as inefficient use, waste, corrosion, scale, microbiological activity, contamination, and safety to name a few. Industrial water treatment professionals help industrial, institutional, and commercial users manage their water-related assets to save money, energy, and time.
Why Pursue a Career in Industrial Water Treatment?
For both economic and personal reasons, industrial water treatment is an attractive career choice for many kinds of people.
Whether for drinking, farming, or manufacturing we cannot survive without water. There will always be a demand, which makes industrial water treatment a comparatively stable, recession-resistant industry. This is an important factor to consider with all of the financial and job market fluctuations the U.S. has seen over the past 10 years.
Working in industrial water treatment gives you the opportunity to directly impact the environment by reducing water pollution, energy usage, water consumption, and greenhouse gases. It also helps to prevent the spread of microbiological disease that can be found in some industrial waters.
With such an important job to do, there are many opportunities for personal advancement, education, and promotion in this dynamic industry. At the end of the day, you also have the personal satisfaction of knowing that you are conserving resources and helping keep others safe.
Who Might Be Interested?
This industry holds various types of roles, allowing for a wide range of people to find a career. Someone who likes dealing with people and solving problems could be a technical sales representative. A person who is experienced, scientifically-minded, and a good communicator would do well in a technical support role. Anyone who is mechanically adept or enjoys working with their hands might be inclined to be a service technician. Someone who is interested in research and development might be interested in lab work or product development. There are jobs from sales, service, technical support, and management to administrative, accounting, human resources, and marketing. Some roles require extensive travel and networking, allowing you to see the world and meet new people. There is a role for nearly everyone, especially people who love helping others.
Interested? Chem-Aqua has the capabilities and resources to train those with the desire to learn, and prior experience is not always necessary. Training for a water treatment sales representative is typically a blend of classroom, text, online, and field training over a period of 14 weeks, and our reps are some of the most highly trained and qualified in the country. Behind all of our staff are our award-winning, patent-holding, published engineers and chemists supporting their efforts every step of the way.
Why Should You Work for Chem-Aqua?
Chem-Aqua is the fastest growing international water treatment company, operating in over 28 countries and all over the United States. Part of a larger corporation that has been around for nearly a century, Chem-Aqua offers unparalleled training, support, and resources. There are incredible opportunities for advancement in a company with national and international reach. With such a vast network and a long history, Chem-Aqua knows it is the employees that make a company successful, and we recognize and reward our employees for their service and achievements.
The water treatment industry is vital, stable, and in need of great people right now! Chem-Aqua is a global leader in custom-designed programs for boiler, cooling, and process water systems. Since 1919, our success has been built upon our Total System Approach providing solutions for water treatment problems and improving water system efficiencies. We offer complete, comprehensive treatment solutions; we supply chemicals, equipment and service programs.
Long ago, we recognized that good results require a lot more than just adding chemicals and testing water. It requires a comprehensive program of products, equipment, and services that address the unique mechanical, operational, chemical, and people requirements of each system. The only way to accomplish this is to hire, train, and promote quality people. To learn more about working in this exciting industry, visit https://www.chemaqua.com/en-us/Careers.
Written by: Jessica Gray-Burnett