Albemarle waterworks operator wins award

Chen Vang, from the City of Albemarle Highway 52 Water Treatment Plant, has been honored with an N.C. Certified Waterworks Operator of the Year Award.

Vang received recognition in the NCWOA B-Surface Operator category.

Chen Vang recently received an honor for his work with the City of Albemarle. (Contributed)

In addition to his technical skill and expertise, Vang is known for his passion in helping fellow operators prepare for operator exams. He often makes note cards to help everyone study.

“Receiving this honor is truly satisfying,” said Vang. “I enjoy knowing that we’re making the best product possible to serve the people of our community.”

The Certified Operator of the Year Award recognizes water treatment professionals who achieve excellence at their level of certification (A Surface, B Surface, C Surface, A-Well, B-Well, C-Well, D-Well).

The candidate must be a waterworks operator who has demonstrated outstanding ability, devotion and technical expertise in the operation of a water treatment facility. In order to obtain these awards, the candidates must also be a member in good standing of the NCWOA and engaged in water treatment at least part-time or on a regular basis.

The North Carolina Waterworks Operators Association (NCWOA) is the premier trainer of water operator professionals for the state since 1939. They are industry leaders who come together to provide certification schools and continuing education opportunities. These opportunities keep water industry professionals informed about new technology and advances in the water industry.