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Water Supply Operator I 55.20

Company name
American Water Company

Santa Fe Springs, CA, United States

Employment Type

Entry Level, Bluecollar, Water Plant

Posted on
Oct 06, 2020

Valid Through
Jan 19, 2021

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities

are encouraged to apply.

Golden State Water Company is one of the largest investor-owned water utilities in the United States. We have been all about water for more than 80 years. Our team of professionals delivers reliable, quality water and great service to customers in 75 communities across California.


The Water Supply Operator I is an entry-level position and is considered to be in a training status requiring immediate to general supervision.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Operates and monitors a variety of water supply and treatment equipment such as: Pumping systems

Chemical feeders

Measuring and control systems

Assists with maintenance of plant equipment and facilities

Performs water level measurements on groundwater wells

Loads and unloads chemicals

Performs basic laboratory analytical techniques on water samples

Collects samples for analytical purposes

Performs calculations related to dosing, flow rates, and other weights and measures

Complies with all safety standards and practices as they pertain to equipment, facility operations and chemical handling

May require after hour work due to 24 hour operation.

Available for emergency response, 24 hours/day, seven days/week.

Must reside within 25 miles of the nearest water system boundary where assigned in order to respond to emergencies.

Performs other duties as assigned.

The above job description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills or competencies associated with this job.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent.

Familiar with PC applications such as Windows, Word Processing, Spreadsheets and Internet.

SWRCB Water Treatment Plant Operator 1 certification

SWRCB Water Distribution Operator 1 certification preferred

Have good communication (both written and verbal) and organizational skills.

Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities which may include standing for extended periods of time, lifting heavy loads, kneeling, crawling, and climbing

Valid California Driver’s license.

NOTE: Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with special needs to perform the essential functions.

May include working in all weather conditions, during all hours of the day. Physical demands include but are not limited to standing, climbing, walking, lifting, bending, pulling and/or pushing, grasping, reaching, stooping and crouching, sitting, typing, walking, reading, writing, color determination, speaking and listening for extended periods of time.

Technical Skills and Experience

One year as a Water Distribution Operator or two years’ experience in the water utility industry.

Basic math skills.

Knowledge of basic plumbing skills

Recognize unusual, inefficient or dangerous operating conditions

Qualities of a Successful Water Supply Operator I

Trustworthy; strong personal integrity

Demonstrates strong level of accountability and ownership

Collaborative/Team oriented

Emotional Maturity

Exhibits professionalism with internal and external customers

Organized with strong attention to detail and time management skills

High degree of initiative; self-starter



Company info

American Water Company
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