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Water Plant Operator - Class 4 Drinking Water Certification

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Kentucky American Water

Owenton, KY

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Job Description:

Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada.  To learn more about American Water and additional career opportunities, visit

TN Class IV-A Drinking Water Certification Required

The Plant Operator is responsible for maintaining the operation of the drinking water facilities including the pumping and booster stations and tank sites and work relating to other remote Owenton, KY facilities.

Key Accountabilities

Maintain constant surveillance of pumping and purification equipment. Provide laboratory support for chemical and/or microbiological testing for wastewater and/or potable water and additional support for customers and employees.

Operate pumping and treatment equipment. Handle chemicals. Set chemical feed equipment at the proper dosage. Perform quality sampling and analysis, adjusting plant flow rated to meet system demands.

Operate remote facilities, backwash filters and record hourly readings. Maintain plant cleanliness. Perform minor plant maintenance. Maintain required records.

Complete and maintain all necessary local, state and federal records that are related to the water or wastewater system. Assure proper reporting in accordance with regulatory requirements.

Provide support within the department for routine tasks including glassware, reagent preparation, Cl2 checks, water system checks, balance and temperature checks, and sample disposal.

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 he or she is an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.

Must have working knowledge of maintaining a drinking water system to include any necessary operation, monitoring, testing, analysis and reporting requirements.


Five to seven year’s experience. Must be familiar with company procedures regarding water and/or wastewater system processes.


High school diploma or recognized Education Equivalency Certificate.

Associate or Bachelor degree is a plus.

Licenses & Certifications

Class IV-A KY State Drinking Water Certification or able to obtain by start date.

At American Water, our people are our most valuable asset. When you become part of the American Water team, you enjoy many benefits including:  A values-based culture with a vision linked to our purpose.  A competitive pay package with pay-for-performance opportunities.  Comprehensive health and wellness benefits, including medical, dental, prescription, vision and disability insurance coverage.   Flexible spending accounts for health care, child care and elder care.  Employee assistance program (EAP).  Options to assist employees in saving for retirement (i.e., 401K).  Life insurance.  Holidays, floating holidays and vacation time.  Paid sick time.  Discounted Employee Stock Purchase Plan.  Employee discount program.  Tuition reimbursement.  Training and professional development opportunities.  Advancement opportunities.  Volunteer opportunities.  Support for causes and community organizations you care about with matching gifts from our corporate foundation.

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Kentucky American Water

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