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Water Treatment Plant Operator

Company name
Pennsylvania American Water

Butler, PA
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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

Short Description

Position is rotating days/hours.  Plant operators 24/7.

Primary Role

Actively involved in or makes process control decisions associated with the operation and maintenance of water purification systems and related wastewater processes.

Key Accountabilities

Operates, maintains, controls and performs routine repair of plant equipment including preventive maintenance duties. Establishes, maintains and controls flow through the water treatment process and into and within the distribution system.

Maintains process control through the water treatment and wastewater processes including the establishment, maintenance, calibration and adjustment of chemical feed rates necessary to optimize the process operation.

Monitors the water treatment plant and water distribution system and makes adjustments as necessary to control their operation. Maintains all necessary records.

Performs water quality sampling, testing and analysis to determine compliance with federal, state and PAWC’s standards. Loads, unloads, handles, batches, and places water treatment plant chemicals into storage.

Operates and maintains raw water facilities including reservoir supply, transmission and pumping facilities.

Performs general maintenance duties at water treatment plant and related facilities and other assigned duties.

Knowledge / Skills

Working knowledge of basic mechanical and automated control systems.

Knowledge of water treatment processes, basic scientific concepts, water quality standards, and regulation and company procedures.


Functional / Technical Skills

Learning on the Fly

Organizational Agility

Problem Solving

Time Management

Experience / Education

GED/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.

Continuing education as needed for Operator certification renewal.

Work Environment

Environmental conditions including contact with water, chemicals, fumes, odors and dust as a result of working with and handling potentially hazardous water treatment and laboratory chemicals.

Minimum exposure to inclement weather mostly of short duration.

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 Profile
It's not always apparent just how far water reaches into our daily lives. We just know that when we need it, we expect it to be there. How it gets there, and more importantly, ensuring that it does get there and that it is of high quality, is what our skilled teams care about most. Our customers are our number one priority and every day, we are proud to deliver the highest quality water and wastewater service possible. We operate as regulated utilities in 16 U.S. states, which means that we follow regulations that are set by local authorities, as well as federal standards. It also means that we participate in community programs and invest in the infrastructure that is needed to keep service reliable and consistent. We serve an estimated 15 million people in more than 45 states and parts of Canada . The map below includes our market based business as well as our regulated operations.

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