American Water Water/Wastewater Utility Person in Garden City, Missouri
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With a history dating back to 1886, American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs approximately 6,400 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater services to an estimated 14 million people in 24 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable, and reliable water services to our customers to help keep their lives flowing. For more information on American Water, visit amwater.com and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Primary Role Under direction of supervisor performs varied types of manual labor associated with the operation and maintenance of the water, wastewater, and stormwater facilities and appurtenances following company and the manufacturers’, policies, procedures, and recommendations to ensure contractual, and environmental compliance Key Accountabilities * Operation and routine maintenance on a variety of mechanical and electrical equipment such as pumps, pipelines, valves, motors, and appurtenances related to the water system. * Operation and routine maintenance on a variety of mechanical and electrical equipment such as pumps, pipelines, valves, motors, and appurtenances related to the wastewater system facilities (netting/pumping) to minimize sewer system surcharging and overflows/bypasses during wet weather, and to prevent sewer system overflows/bypasses during dry weather. * Perform any of the regular maintenance and construction duties as needed and assigned, including hydro-cleaning and video inspection of wastewater and storm water mains and associated appurtenances. * Performs maintenance of the water/wastewater system and general housekeeping duties; calibrate, modify, or repair instrumentation and control equipment including recorders, flow meters, and other monitoring equipment. * Digs, fills, and tamps earth excavations; levels ground using pick, shovel, tamper and rake. * Shovels concrete and snow; cleans culverts and ditches; cuts tree and brush; operates power lawnmowers. * Performs other duties as assigned. * Follows Company Environmental, Health and Safety Policies, and reports unsafe conditions to supervision immediately Knowledge/Skills * Knowledge of techniques, equipment, facilities, materials, methods, and procedures used in operations, maintenance, construction, and mechanical repair of water/wastewater facilities and appurtenances. * Knowledge of health and safety regulations. * Able to read gauges and meters. * Able to perform standardized water process control, monitoring, and compliance sampling and testing. * Able to prepare and maintain accurate paperwork such as records, logs, orders, surveys and routine reports as directed. * Able to communicate effectively will all levels of the organization. * Some computer skills; MS Word, MS Excel and SCADA systems. * Able to perform accurate mathematical calculations related to this position. * Able to plan, schedule, prioritize, and coordinate work within assigned work area. * Ability to respond to emergencies Experience/Education * Must possess a high school diploma or GED. * 2 – 5 years of experience in the operation and maintenance in either water, wastewater, or stormwater industries, or 6 - 8 years’ experience in similar industry preferred. Travel Requirements * Local travel to various worksites only. Work Environment * Must be physically able 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 approved personal protective equipment, as some required work may have potential for exposure to harmful contaminants, environments, noise, etc. * Must be physically able of lifting and/or carrying 80 lbs. or more on a frequent basis. * Must be physically able of walking up and down stairs and long distances. * Must be physically able of carrying, climbing, and working from ladders. * Must be physically able to work in confined space environments. * Must be physically able to wear a respirator or SCBA as required. * Must be physically able to remain alert and attentive to job requirements and co-workers. * _ Specific Conditions_ * May be required to workday, night, early morning, or rotating shifts as needed. * May be required to work weekend, holiday and overtime. * Maintain a neat, clean, professional appearance at all times while in uniform or during working hours. * Maintain a courteous manner when speaking to customers and the general public. * Must be available for Call-Outs Other * Look for opportunities to improve efficiency and find ways to save budget expenses. * No reportable accidents occur within work area of responsibility * No environmental regulation violations. * No legitimate complaints from co * No preventable breakdown of equipment. * Regular and Punctual attendance-workers * Must possess a valid driver’s license. Competencies Champions safety Collaborates Cultivates innovation Customer obsessed Drives Results Nimble learning * 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 they are an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.