Operator V U

Posted Date: Feb 12, 2024

Location: Duvall, WA, US, 98019

Company: American Water Works Company Inc

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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.

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Primary Role

Independently Operates, maintains, repairs and inspects water treatment systems at water facility (chemical feed systems, filters, buildings and grounds). Includes the collection of water samples per state regulations, recording data, adjusting chemical feed rates, and other similar duties. Position will also be required to assist with equipment, building and grounds maintenance activities.

Key Accountabilities

  • Operates water treatment plant (chemical feed systems, storage tank levels, etc.) to provide compliance with applicable state and federal regulations. Collects and analyzes samples required for compliance and process control. Troubleshoot technical and operational systems. Management of a SCADA system in order to meet plant production goals.
  • Performs maintenance of the plant systems. Perform assigned general housekeeping duties. Maintains and calibrates hand-held and on-line monitoring equipment and treatment equipment as required.
  • Follows Company’s Environmental, Health, and Safety Policies, and report unsafe conditions.
  • Takes and records system operation readings according to prescribed schedules.
  • Maintains daily logs, records plant operating data as required in logs and operations software
  • Effective, timely, and respectful communication and interactions with other employees, supervisors, individuals from other organizations, and customers.
  • Performs other related functions assigned or as needed.


  • Able to read gauges and meters.
  • Prepare and maintain accurate paperwork such as records, logs, orders, surveys and routine reports as directed.
  • Able to perform accurate mathematical calculations related to this position.
  • Good communication skills will all levels.
  • Perform standardized water process control, monitoring, and compliance sampling and testing.
  • Past working knowledge using mechanical skills, for making minor repairs to process equipment, piping, motors, etc.
  • Ability to respond to emergencies
  • Capable of lifting and/or carrying 50lbs. or more on a frequent basis. Walking up and down stairs and long distances. Carrying, climbing, and working from ladders. Working in confined areas. Ability to wear a respirator or SCBA as required.
  • Hands-on experience in light duty electrical power systems (120 V/ single and 480 V three phase) and instrumentation calibration and use.
  • Heavy equipment experience is a plus.
  • Computer skills; MS Word, MS Excel and SCADA systems.
  • Collect water samples for analysis by state lab.


  • 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. Must possess a valid State driver’s license. Attend continuing education as needed for Operator certification renewal.
  • Additional trade specific courses preferred.

Travel Requirements

  • Less than 5 %

Certifications & Licenses

  • The position requires demonstrated experience and possession of a current Washington State Dept. of Health, WTPO Level III or Level IV certification or the ability to obtain water operator license.
  • Must possess a valid, active state driver’s license.

Work Environment

  • Employee may be required to perform indoor or outdoor work during seasonal heat and cold or other adverse weather conditions.
  • Must be physically able to complete necessary tasks while wearing an approved respirator as required, as some required work may have potential for exposure to harmful contaminants, environments, noise, etc.
  • Must be able to lift 75 pounds, unassisted
  • Night, weekend, holiday and overtime work as needed, including on-call assignments


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