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Waste Water Operator - OH Level 2 or higher Strongsville

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American Water Works Company, Inc.

Strongsville, OH

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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 7,200 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 46 states and Ontario, Canada. To learn more about American Water and additional career opportunities, visit

Primary Role:* Independently operates, maintains, repairs and inspects waste water treatment systems at waste water collection distribution system (pump stations, storage tanks, fire hydrants, etc) and similar work at wells. 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, etc) to provide compliance with applicable state and federal regulations. Collects and analyzes samples required for compliance and process control. Troubleshoot technical and operational systems. Management of a SCADA system in order to meet plant production goals.

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. Creates Regulatory reports.

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.

A thorough understanding of operation and maintenance of a waste water or drinking water purification treatment plant is required, with at least 3 yrs relevant exp. Requires Level II or III Ohio EPA Waste Water Treatment Plant Operator Certification or comparable ABC Certification Level II will be considered with the ability to obtain a Level I Cert. within in 2 years.

Current Ohio EPA Waste Water Operator certification is preferred.

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.

Good communication skills will all levels.

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.

Ability to respond to emergencies

Capable of lifting and/or carrying 50lbs. or more on a frequent basis. Walking up and down stairs and long distances. Carrying, climbing, and working from ladders. Working in confined areas. Ability to wear a respirator or SCBA as required.

Hands-on experience in light duty electrical power systems (440 V/ single and three phase) and instrumentation calibration and use.

Excavation equipment

Some computer skills; MS Word, MS Excel and SCADA systems.

Collect water samples for analysis by state lab


High School graduate or state recognized education equivalency certificate. College course work and/or degree in biology, chemistry, environmental science or engineering curriculum are desired. Must possess a valid State driver’s license. Attend continuing education as needed for Operator certification renewal.

Additional trade specific courses preferred.

3-6 years’ of experience in the operation and repair of a water treatment plant and wastewater treatment plant.

Licenses & Certifications:*

License: As required by state / project.

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

There will be some weekend, holiday and overtime work as needed, including on-call assignments.

Must reside within a 30-minute travel time to the Facilities.

Travel Requirements:*

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.

Company info

American Water Works Company, Inc.
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Company Profile
American Water Works Company, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides water and wastewater services in the United States and Canada. The company’s Regulated Businesses segment offers water and wastewater services to approximately 1,500 communities in 16 states. It operates approximately 80 surface water treatment plants; 500 groundwater treatment plants; 1,000 groundwater wells; 100 wastewater treatment facilities; 1,200 treated water storage facilities; 1,300 pumping stations; 87 dams; and 47,000 miles of mains and collection pipes. The company was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Voorhees, New Jersey.

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