Lead Operations Support Rep

Posted Date: May 8, 2024

Location: Joplin, MO, US, 64804

Company: American Water Works Company Inc

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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.


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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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Do you have experience with variety of complex administrative duties such as accounting information including, but not limited to, payroll, accounts payable, invoices, inventory issues/receipts, purchase orders, customer payments, and bank deposits then this role is for YOU! Apply TODAY to become the newest member of the Missouri American Water family!

Primary Role

Responsible for performing a variety of complex administrative activities and support involving the operations of water treatment and distribution systems, field operations and/or regulatory compliance. 

Key Accountabilities

  • Processes and maintains a variety of complex accounting information including, but not limited to, payroll, accounts payable, invoices, inventory issues/receipts, purchase orders, customer payments, and bank deposits.
  • Researches, compiles and updates information in various systems, including database, spreadsheet and word processing programs.
  • Maintains financial and/or other business records, journals and ledgers. 
  • Interacts with internal/external customers regarding various issues and provides any additional assistance.
  • Researches and resolves critical customer questions, concerns, difficulties, inquiries and/or problems. 
  • Prepares and responds to data requests and executes work orders, service orders, error reports, set-ups, etc. in various configurations such as Powerplant, Advantex and Orcom.
  • Compiles and reviews numerous multifaceted reports on a daily/weekly/monthly basis. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 


  • Excellent knowledge of office procedures.
  • Excellent math knowledge.
  • Excellent knowledge of water distribution systems and water and wastewater field operations.
  • Excellent working knowledge of computer programs.
  • Excellent knowledge of network and maintenance related issues.
  • Excellent knowledge of company billing guidelines and state billing regulations. 


  • Minimum of 3+ years related clerical experience required.
  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Some college courses preferred.
  • Clerical Certification preferred. 

Work Environment

  • General office environment.
  • In some instances must be able to lift up to 10 lbs. maximum and occasionally lift various items. 

Travel Requirements

  • None or minimal travel.


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Nearest Major Market: Joplin