QUALIFICATION FILE_ETP Operator_Ver1.2 - 22Sep2020 (2)-converted.pdf

Effluent Treatment Plant Operator – Life Sciences (Pharma, Bio-Pharma Research)

  • Job DescriptionEffluent Treatment Plant operator also known as ETP operator, is responsible for operating the machines and carry out waste disposal activities. This person provides support to Incharge and EHS team to ensure effluent treatment and activities are carried out while adhering to correct procedures, regulations, health and safety guidelines. S/he is responsible to monitor quantity and quality of effluent streams. The individual is also responsible for site inspection for environmental monitoring. He/She maintains the statutory records for quantity, quality and operating parameters for ETP operations.
  • Originally Approved2nd NSQC – NCVET, September, 2020
  • Last Revised
  • Code2020/LS/LSSSDC/03904
  • SectorLife Sciences
  • NSQF LevelLevel 4
  • Notional Hours342
  • Accrediting BodiesLife Sciences Sector Skill Development Council
  • Certifying BodiesLife Sciences Sector Skill Development Council
  • Proposed Occupation


  • International Comparability

    While preparing the NOSs, detailed secondary desk research was conducted. The European, South African and Australian NOSs were referred to. The relevant International NOSs for the job role are listed below for reference
    UK NOS
    •COGLS201 Follow health and safety procedures in life sciences •SEMEMI2-31 Carrying out maintenance on environmental control equipment
    •COGWT5 Apply a water treatment program for effluent
    treatment systems
    •COGLS215 Carry out sampling operations in life sciences
    •COGLS301 Maintain health and safety in life sciences
    •COGPIO1.3 prepare process materials
    •COGPIO2.15 identify and deal with industry hazards
    •COGPIO3.2 control emergencies
    •SFHPHARM23 check documentation and materials
    Australia NOS
    •Communicate workplace information
    •Participate in work teams and groups
    •Apply Good Manufacturing Practice procedures
    •Participate in OHS processes
    •Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances
    South Africa NOS
    •Act in accordance with ethical and legal codes of pharmaceutical representation and the laws of the country

  • Progression Pathway

    Upward progression
    1. Executive- EHS (Level 5)
    Horizontal progression
    Possible horizontal progression across manufacturing and RD based sectors as well as in the Municipal Corporation and Gram Panchayat as Wastewater Treatment Plant Technician.

  • Planned arrangements for RPL

    The process to award the qualification via RPL mode and detailed methodology is given in point No.22

  • Qualification File QUALIFICATION FILE_ETP Operator_Ver1.2 - 22Sep2020 (2)-converted.pdf
  • Supporting Documents
  • Formal structure of the qualification
    Title of unit or other component Estimated size (Hours) Level
    Bridge 04:00
    Introduction of Life Sciences industry and applicable regulations 04:00
    SGJ/N6601 – Operate the Wastewater Treatment Plant NOS Version No. 1 NSQF Level-4 122:00
    Introduction of Wastewater Treatment plant industry 16:00
    Types of Wastewater and its Treatment 16:00
    Wastewater treatment plant and its components 18:00
    Wastewater Treatment Process 36:00
    Operate Wastewater Treatment Plant 36:00
    SGJ/N6602 – Monitor and Maintain Wastewater Treatment Plant NOS Version No. 1 NSQF Level-4 42:00
    Monitoring and Maintenance of Wastewater Treatment Plant 42:00
    SGJ/N6605 – Work Safety at Wastewater treatment plant NOS Version No. 1 NSQF Level-4 36:00
    Work Safety at Wastewater Treatment Plant 36:00
    LFS/N0256 – Carry out GMP-critical (Good Manufacturing Practices) activities and their documentation NOS Version No. 1 NSQF Level-4 42:00
    ETP operations for compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices 30:00
    Reporting & Documentation for regulatory compliance 12:00
    LFS/N0253 – Coordinate and communicate with EHS Supervisor, teams and auditors NOS Version No. 1 NSQF Level-4 36:00
    Coordination activities for ETP Operator Sensitivity towards genders and people with disability 24:00
    Apprenticeship Training 12:00
    Duration 500:00
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