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American Water Operations Technician P555 in Alton, Illinois

/Diversity of backgrounds, ideas, thoughts, and experiences is vital to our culture and the way we do business. Creating an environment where differences are embraced and where every person feels engaged and included makes us safer, stronger, and more successful./ With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to 15 million people in 46 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to help make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Primary Role Performs skilled task associated with the construction, operation, maintenance of the water distribution system including but not limited to fire and domestic services, meter settings, water mains and valves. Routinely drives dump truck, vac truck, service truck and other related construction equipment. Key Accountabilities Perform all functions of the position in a safe and conscientious manner, with constant regard for the safety of fellow employees, general public, and environment. Cuts, threads, and joins pipe sections as directed. Performs wet taps using large and small tapping machines, installs repair sleeves, flares copper, installs meter setting and yokes. Cuts, threads, and screws together sections of pipe forming service line and lays service line into trench. Sets barricades and places safety lights around worksites to protect workers from street traffic, may flag traffic as required. Breaks up pavement, using air hammer, manually dig a ditch preparatory to laying or removing pipe or service lines. Repairs and lubricates machines and equipment, using hand tools and power tools. Collects water samples and tests to determine basic water quality parameters. Knowledge/Skills To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to ensure individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Broad working knowledge of distribution system components, including their installation, such as valves, hydrants, tapping devices and various types of pipe materials. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.. Ability to speak effectively before the customers of the organization. Certifications and Licenses: Class A CDL preferred, Valid motor vehicle operators license with acceptable driving record Knowledge/Skills Maneuvers pipe sections, valves, and fittings into position.Backfill excavations using compaction equipment on dirt, crushed stone and cold-mix asphalt. Remove and install water meters, reads meter after installation.Perform maintenance work on Company property and grounds. Drive Company vehicles, including dump truck, may pull trailers/equipment. Loads dump truck by operating mechanical loader. Inspects truck, equipment and supplies such as; tires, lights, brakes, gas/diesel, oil antifreeze and water. Work overtime as required, including on call rotation. Other duties may be assigned by management. Experience/Education H.S. Diploma or GED with experience in water distribution systems Experience in underground utility construction preferred. 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 he or she is an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.