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What Is a Sanitation Engineer?

A sanitation engineer is responsible for the proper handling of sewage and wastewater, as well as the sanitary treatment of wastewater and sewage. They use their skills to perform random sample testing of water in local streams and soil to make sure that the local environment remains safe from contamination. Some sanitation engineer jobs may also include the proper handling and disposal of certain hazardous waste materials, which includes helping to design facilities and processes to ensure proper disposal.