Maintenance & Relief Water Plant Operator
American Water

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Posted in Utilities

$30.00 per hour


Job Info


Requisition ID: 106599

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About American Water
American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest regulated water and wastewater utility company in the United States. With a history dating back to 1886, We Keep Life Flowing® by providing safe, clean, reliable and affordable drinking water and wastewater services to more than 14 million people across 14 regulated jurisdictions and 18 military installations. American Water's 6,500 talented professionals leverage their significant expertise and the company's national size and scale to achieve excellent outcomes for the benefit of customers, employees, investors and other stakeholders.

As one of the fastest growing utilities in the U.S., American Water expects to invest $30 to $34 billion in infrastructure repairs and replacement, system resiliency and regulated acquisitions over the next 10 years. The company has a long-standing history of executing its core operations, aligned with sustainable best practices, through its commitments to safety, affordability, customer service, protecting the environment, an inclusive workforce and strengthening communities.

American Water has been recognized on the 2023 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Indexfor the fifth consecutive year, ranked 18th on Barron's 100 Most Sustainable U.S. Companies 2023 List, earned the U.S. Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act designation and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's WaterSense® Excellence Award, among additional state, local and national recognitions.

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Hours/Schedule

Full-time On Site

  • Day shift, Monday-Friday 7:00am-3:30 pm.
  • Coverage for plant operators occur either 6am-6pm or 6pm-6am.

Primary Role

Responsible for water treatment plant operations when the Plant Operator is absent and performs related duties. Performs and/or assists with repairs to and maintenance of equipment and facilities such as, but not limited to, centrifugal and positive displacement machinery, transducers, recorders, data collection devices, diesel engines, generators, chemical feed equipment, analytical measuring devices, electrical distribution equipment, piping systems, process control equipment, telemetry equipment, etc.

Key Accountabilities

  • Performs and/or assists with repairs to and maintenance of equipment and facilities such as, but not limited to, centrifugal and positive displacement machinery, transducers, recorders, data collection devices, diesel engines, generators, chemical feed equipment, analytical measuring devices, electrical distribution equipment, piping systems, process control equipment, telemetry equipment, etc.
  • Performs calibration and routine maintenance of control systems including troubleshooting and diagnostics of related software and hardware.
  • Maintains the appearance of facilities and grounds in accord with company standards.
  • Prioritizes and coordinates tasks and/or activities required for the efficient, safe, and reliable operation of treatment and pumping facilities and related appurtenances.
  • Receives and distributes chemicals in accord with established company, state, and/or federal safety standards and/or practices.
  • May be assigned to perform any responsibility that lies within the capabilities of the employee based on experience, knowledge, qualifications, and training.
  • Pursues educational opportunities and professional development to enhance performance and contributions to the organization.

Knowledge/Skills

  • Working knowledge of hydraulic, electrical, computer theories, applications, and hardware configurations.
  • Thorough understanding of the distribution system network including, but not limited to, gradients, capacities, interconnections, mapping, service territory and facility locations to ensure the safe, reliable, and efficient operation and maintenance of water treatment facilities and related appurtenances.
  • Working knowledge of company policies, procedures, and safety practices, as well as state and federal regulations applicable to area of responsibility including, but not limited to, OSHA.

Experience/Education

  • High School graduate or equivalent.

Job Requirements

  • Required to pass an initial and annual OSHA medical examination.
  • Valid state driver's license.
  • PA-DEP water treatment certification required or to be obtained within 24 months (2 years) of hire.

Competencies

Champions safety

Customer obsessed

Cultivates innovation

Nimble learning

Drives Results

Collaborates

Join American Water...We Keep Life Flowing

American Water is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on his or her age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, or because they are an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia



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