Utility Mechanic

Posted Date: Jul 9, 2024

Location: Lawnside, NJ, US, 08045

Company: American Water Works Company Inc

Requisition ID:  106663 


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.


New Jersey American Water has a Full-Time opening for a Utility Mechanic! If you posess OR have the ability to obtain a CDL Class A within 120 days of hire, then this role is for YOU!

Primary Role

Performs any responsibility that lies within the capability of the employee based on experience, knowledge, qualifications, and training.


  • Must possess geographical knowledge of the company's service area and distribution system, as well as an understanding of gradients, piping networks, basic fluid and flow principles, and basic electrical theory and related safety procedures.
  • Able to interpret diagrams, blueprints, schematics, and maps. Working knowledge of company policies, procedures, and safety practices, as well as state and federal regulations regarding confined spaces, trenching and shoring, and Competent Person.
  • Knowledge of various materials utilized in the transmission and distribution system and an ability to properly and safely make necessary taps, restraints, and repairs to ensure the integrity of the transmission, distribution, and collection system.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of contracts covering the installation of water mains, valves, fittings, fire hydrants, and services to ensure that facilities are installed in accord with the contract.

Certifications and Licensures

  • Active state driver's license required with the ability to pass a motor vehicle report.
  • CLASS A Commercial Driver's License(Tanker and Hazmat Endorsements) OR the ability to obtain within 120 days of hire.


  • Able to operate company equipment and vehicles necessary for the completion of assigned responsibilities.
  • Able to perform the essential functions and physical requirements of Utility Mechanic I.
  • The Utility Mechanic I will be required to pass a qualification examination developed by the company prior to the end of the qualification period.
  • High School Diploma OR GED required..


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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: Philadelphia