Utility Worker

Posted Date: Apr 4, 2024

Location: Davenport, IA, US, 52807

Company: American Water Works Company Inc

Share Our Purpose.  Be Yourself.  Feel Valued. 


People are the heart of our business. As an American Water employee, you will be offered a competitive salary and health benefits package, along with opportunities to develop, grow, and evolve your career.  Our benefits packages focus on key areas such as health & wellness, emotional & well-being, and savings for current & future goals.


We are Beautifully Different. We strongly believe having diversity across our company makes us more successful and helps us provide essential services to our customers. We are stronger because we embrace different ideas, viewpoints, experiences, and backgrounds. American Water is the best choice for your next role!  Click here for more information on our inclusion, diversity, and equity journey.


About American Water
American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest regulated water and wastewater utility company in the United States. With a history dating back to 1886, We Keep Life Flowing® by providing safe, clean, reliable and affordable drinking water and wastewater services to more than 14 million people across 14 regulated jurisdictions and 18 military installations. American Water’s 6,500 talented professionals leverage their significant expertise and the company’s national size and scale to achieve excellent outcomes for the benefit of customers, employees, investors and other stakeholders.

As one of the fastest growing utilities in the U.S., American Water expects to invest $30 to $34 billion in infrastructure repairs and replacement, system resiliency and regulated acquisitions over the next 10 years. The company has a long-standing history of executing its core operations, aligned with sustainable best practices, through its commitments to safety, affordability, customer service, protecting the environment, an inclusive workforce and strengthening communities.

American Water has been recognized on the 2023 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Indexfor the fifth consecutive year, ranked 18th on Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable U.S. Companies 2023 List, earned the U.S. Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act designation and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense® Excellence Award, among additional state, local and national recognitions.

For more information, visit amwater.com and join American Water on LinkedInFacebookTwitter and Instagram.




Work Schedule

We are recruiting for several positions:

Work Schedule could be a first shift schedule of 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or second shift of 2:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.


Primary Role

Inspects, tests, repairs, maintains and operates hydrants, valves, water mains and other facilities and equipment within the distribution system to assure efficient and reliable operation with minimal interruption of water service to customer.

Key Accountabilities

  • Locates, inspects, operates and maintains valves in the distribution system.
  • Locates, inspects, operates and maintains water mains in the distribution system. 
  • Locates, inspects, operates and maintains hydrants in the distribution system.
  • Conducts leak detection on water mains, hydrants, valves and services to reduce lost water. Conducts distribution system flushing program.
  • Performs hydrant flow test to monitor system flows and pressures.
  • Replaces or installs water main facilities and equipment as required to maintain the distribution system.
  • Qualifies as a Competent Person per OSHA guidelines. Attends company training or outside training classes as assigned. Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of safety concerns associated with trenching and shoring, and other OSHA regulations. 
  • Knowledge of basic hydraulics.
  • Must be computer proficient.


  • High school diploma or state recognized Educational Equivalency Certificate.


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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 they are an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.

Nearest Major Market: Davenport
Nearest Secondary Market: Moline