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Water Treatment Plant Operator(SCA) - Military Services Group

Company: American Water
Location: Bowling Green
Posted on: July 1, 2024

Job Description:

Requisition ID: 106267

Share Our Purpose. Be Yourself. Feel Valued.

People are the heart of our business. As an American Water employee, you will be offered a competitive salary and health benefits package, along with opportunities to develop, grow, and evolve your career. Our benefits packages focus on key areas such as health & wellness, emotional & well-being, and savings for current & future goals.

We are Beautifully Different . We strongly believe having diversity across our company makes us more successful and helps us provide essential services to our customers. We are stronger because we embrace different ideas, viewpoints, experiences, and backgrounds. American Water is the best choice for your next role! Click here for more information on our inclusion, diversity, and equity journey.

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.

For more information, visit and join American Water on LinkedIn , Facebook , Twitter and Instagram .

Primary Role

Independently operate, maintain, repair and inspect water treatment systems at treatment plant, wells and similar work in the water distribution system (pump stations, storage tanks, fire hydrants, etc.). Includes the collection of water samples per state regulations, recording data and preparing regulatory reports, adjusting chemical feed rates, and other similar duties. Position will also be required to assist with the wastewater collection system on a periodic basis and participate in water and sewer main and service repairs.

Key Accountabilities

  • Operates water system (wells, chemical feed systems, storage tank levels, filters, clear wells, control systems, etc.) to provide compliance with applicable state and federal regulations.
  • Collects and analyzes samples required for compliance and process control.
  • Performs maintenance of the water systems.
  • Perform assigned general housekeeping duties.
  • Maintains and calibrates hand-held and on-line monitoring equipment and treatment equipment as required.
  • Follows Company's Environmental, Health, and Safety Policies, and report unsafe conditions.
  • Takes and records system operation readings according to prescribed schedules.
  • Maintains daily logs, records plant operating data as required in logs and operations software.
  • Effective, timely, and respectful communication and interactions with other employees, supervisors, individuals from other organizations, and citizen customers.
  • Assist in repairs of water and sewer main and service repairs with other project staff.
  • Performs other related functions assigned or as they become apparent.


    • Knowledge of the techniques, equipment and materials used in the mechanical maintenance and repair of related equipment and systems.
    • Possesses a thorough knowledge of well operation and maintenance Specifically but not limited to knowledge of methods and precautions in storing and handling chlorine and other industrial chemicals.
    • Knowledge of health and safety regulations.
    • Able to read gauges and meters.
    • Prepare and maintain accurate paperwork such as records, logs, orders, surveys, and routine reports as directed.
    • Able to perform accurate mathematical calculations related to this position.
    • Perform standardized water process control, monitoring, and compliance sampling and testing.
    • Past working knowledge using mechanical skills, for making minor repairs to process equipment, piping, motors, etc.
    • Hands-on experience in instrumentation calibration and use.


      • Three years in operation of water treatment processes, well systems and water distribution system operation and repair.
      • The position requires demonstrated experience and possession of a current Virginia Class 4 operator license.
      • Must possess a valid, active state driver's license.
      • Must possess a high school diploma, GED equivalent.
      • Additional trade specific courses preferred.

        Certifications & Licenses

        • Must possess a valid, active state driver's license and the ability to pass a motor vehicle background check.
        • Water and/or wastewater license required.

          Work Environment

          • Employee may be required to work indoor or outdoor work during seasonal heat and cold or other adverse weather conditions.
          • Must be physically able to complete necessary tasks while wearing an approved respirator as required, as some required work may have potential for exposure to harmful contaminants, environments, noise, etc.
          • Must be able to lift 75 pounds, unassisted.
          • This position works Saturday and Sunday. Training will be performed Monday - Friday.
          • In addition to American Water's pre-employment screenings, this position requires the ability to pass a Department of Defense background check for access to the military installation.


            Champions safety

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            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: Richmond

Keywords: American Water, Richmond , Water Treatment Plant Operator(SCA) - Military Services Group, Professions , Bowling Green, Virginia

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