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Production- Water Treatment Operator

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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 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 ****Primary Role
Under the supervision of the Operations Supervisor, is responsible for the production and treatment of drinking water to customers.
Key Accountabilities
Ensures facility start-up and shut-down and continuous monitoring of water quality and treatment systems, including but not limited to: wells, pumps, motors, analyzers/ instrumentation, filters, chemical feed systems, auxiliary equipment such as generators, measuring and control systems.
Checks reservoir levels and release rates and makes adjustment as needed. Checks and maintains the fish trap at Los Padres reservoir.
Inspects and maintains all grounds around pumping plants, tanks, reservoirs, and water treatment plants.  Performs corrective maintenance and basic troubleshooting of pumping and treatment systems. Maintains and repairs regulating stations valves and pilot controls.  Performs routine preventive maintenance, such as lubrication, operating adjustments, cleaning, and painting equipment at various water facility locations, including but not limited to: wells, pumping plants, tank sites, regulating stations, and water treatment facilities.
Monitor the status of plant operating guidelines, such as flows, pressures, chemical feeds, levels and water quality indicators.  Load and unload chemicals either by hand or using chemical-handling equipment, i.e. hand trucks, hoists and/or chemical transfer pumps.
Key Accountabilities (cont.)
Maintains recordkeeping, including operating logs, daily diaries, chemical inventories, data logs, reports, and SCADA data/trends.  Make arithmetic calculations to determine chemical feed rates, flow quantities, detention and contact times, and hydraulic loadings as required for plant operations.
Performs routine water sampling for water quality, including but not limited to bacteriological, organic and inorganic, point of entry, and process sampling (turbidity, chlorine residuals, pH, etc.) as needed and field lab testing as required.
Conducts safety inspections and participate in safety tailgate meetings.  Follows safety rules as they pertain to equipment, facility operations, employees, and calibration of equipment. 
Trains new employees on key accountabilities and communicates effectively with other operators and supervisors on the technical level expected for the position.
Performs other similar work which he/she may be called upon, and any other work as necessary to satisfactorily complete the job which he/she has been assigned. 
Orders chemicals, parts, and tools.
Drives a company vehicle and operates equipment according to established safety procedures and policies.
Knowledge / Skills
Knowledge:
One to two years of basic mechanical experience required.  Requires physical and mechanical abilities.
Knowledge to operate standard small hand tools. 
Knowledge to operate equipment, including but not limited to: lifting winch, air compressor, grinder, power saw, chain saw, calibration, electronic recording equipment, chlorine testing equipment, and any other special tools necessary to complete duties assigned.
Skills:
Ability to carry out oral and written instructions. 
Ability to read and interpret data, information and documents.
Ability to analyze and solve problems; observe and interpret situations; and use math and mathematical reasoning.
Ability to demonstrate effective communication skills, and meet with the public as needed.
Ability to perform basic computer skills.
Competencies
Functional / Technical Skills
Learning on the Fly
Organizational Agility
Problem Solving
Time Management
Experience / Education
High school diploma or equivalent.  Related production and water treatment experience is required.
Licenses & Certifications
Must have and maintain certification as Water Distribution Operator Grade 1 and Water Treatment Operator Grade 1, by the State of California Water Resources Control Board, within one year of hire or reclassification date.  Must obtain a Water Treatment Operator Grade 2 certification within two years of hire or reclassification date.  Must have and maintain appropriate valid California Driver’s License.
Work Environment
Physical demands include, but not limited to: standing, climbing, walking, lifting, bending, pulling, pushing, grasping, reaching, stooping, crouching, sitting, etc.  Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move over 100 pounds. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, etc.  May require working in trenches tanks and/or elevated areas.
The employee frequently works in, but not limited to; extreme outside weather conditions i.e. some potential exposure to poison oak, insects, reptiles and animals.  Additionally, the position works near moving mechanical parts and in high or precarious places, and is exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, vibrations, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and the risk of electrical shock.  Position has potential exposure to hazardous chemicals, and requires use of appropriate safety equipment such as self-contained breathing apparatus.
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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.
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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 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 ****.
Primary Role
Under the supervision of the Operations Supervisor, is responsible for the production and treatment of drinking water to customers.
Key Accountabilities Ensures facility start-up and shut-down and continuous monitoring of water quality and treatment systems, including but not limited to: wells, pumps, motors, analyzers/ instrumentation, filters, chemical feed systems, auxiliary equipment such as generators, measuring and control systems. Checks reservoir levels and release rates and makes adjustment as needed. Checks and maintains the fish trap at Los Padres reservoir. Inspects and maintains all grounds around pumping plants, tanks, reservoirs, and water treatment plants.  Performs corrective maintenance and basic troubleshooting of pumping and treatment systems. Maintains and repairs regulating stations valves and pilot controls.  Performs routine preventive maintenance, such as lubrication, operating adjustments, cleaning, and painting equipment at various water facility locations, including but not limited to: wells, pumping plants, tank sites, regulating stations, and water treatment facilities. Monitor the status of plant operating guidelines, such as flows, pressures, chemical feeds, levels and water quality indicators.  Load and unload chemicals either by hand or using chemical-handling equipment, i.e. hand trucks, hoists and/or chemical transfer pumps. Key Accountabilities (cont.) Maintains recordkeeping, including operating logs, daily diaries, chemical inventories, data logs, reports, and SCADA data/trends.  Make arithmetic calculations to determine chemical feed rates, flow quantities, detention and contact times, and hydraulic loadings as required for plant operations. Performs routine water sampling for water quality, including but not limited to bacteriological, organic and inorganic, point of entry, and process sampling (turbidity, chlorine residuals, pH, etc.) as needed and field lab testing as required. Conducts safety inspections and participate in safety tailgate meetings.  Follows safety rules as they pertain to equipment, facility operations, employees, and calibration of equipment.  Trains new employees on key accountabilities and communicates effectively with other operators and supervisors on the technical level expected for the position. Performs other similar work which he/she may be called upon, and any other work as necessary to satisfactorily complete the job which he/she has been assigned.  Orders chemicals, parts, and tools. Drives a company vehicle and operates equipment according to established safety procedures and policies. Knowledge / Skills Knowledge: One to two years of basic mechanical experience required.  Requires physical and mechanical abilities.
Knowledge to operate standard small hand tools. 
Knowledge to operate equipment, including but not limited to: lifting winch, air compressor, grinder, power saw, chain saw, calibration, electronic recording equipment, chlorine testing equipment, and any other special tools necessary to complete duties assigned.
Skills: Ability to carry out oral and written instructions. 
Ability to read and interpret data, information and documents.
Ability to analyze and solve problems; observe and interpret situations; and use math and mathematical reasoning.
Ability to demonstrate effective communication skills, and meet with the public as needed.
Ability to perform basic computer skills.
Competencies Functional / Technical Skills Learning on the Fly Organizational Agility Problem Solving Time Management Experience / Education High school diploma or equivalent.  Related production and water treatment experience is required. Licenses & Certifications Must have and maintain certification as Water Distribution Operator Grade 1 and Water Treatment Operator Grade 1, by the State of California Water Resources Control Board, within one year of hire or reclassification date.  Must obtain a Water Treatment Operator Grade 2 certification within two years of hire or reclassification date.  Must have and maintain appropriate valid California Driver’s License. Work Environment Physical demands include, but not limited to: standing, climbing, walking, lifting, bending, pulling, pushing, grasping, reaching, stooping, crouching, sitting, etc.  Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move over 100 pounds. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, etc.  May require working in trenches tanks and/or elevated areas. The employee frequently works in, but not limited to; extreme outside weather conditions i.e. some potential exposure to poison oak, insects, reptiles and animals.  Additionally, the position works near moving mechanical parts and in high or precarious places, and is exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, vibrations, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and the risk of electrical shock.  Position has potential exposure to hazardous chemicals, and requires use of appropriate safety equipment such as self-contained breathing apparatus.
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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.
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