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Career Opportunities: Operator (102872)

Company: American Water Company
Location: Davenport
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

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 (NYSE:AWK) is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,400 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater services to an estimated 14 million people in 25 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to help keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit amwater.com and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

PLEASE NOTE: In order for American Water to evaluate decisions about new regulations, reintegration, and safe operating practices, all employees are required to report their vaccination status.

Primary Role

Controls the operation of the pumping station and continuous monitoring of the distributive control system, including pumps, analyzers and other instrumentation.

Starting Pay Rate: $29.09/hourly

Work Schedule is a swing shift schedule

Key Accountabilities

* Operates, controls and maintains motors, pumps, valves and equipment to regulate flow and pressure of water pumped into the treatment plant and distribution system.
* Monitors and records condition of pumps and equipment.
* Monitors charts and chart-recording equipment.
* Places pumps on line or shut down pumps as system demands, electrical demand management or water quality dictates.
* Monitors and controls electric feed systems and standby emergency electric generation systems to ensure continuous operation.
* Monitors and controls distribution control system (SCADA) to ensure system integrity.
* Assists treatment operator, as required (e.g. change chlorine ton containers, wash filters, monitor and control SCADA system for the production of water.
* Monitors and answers telephone and radio systems, and monitor plant and distribution system surveillance and security systems.
* Maintains a log of operations.
* Prepares daily, weekly and monthly pumping and operational reports.
* Performs housekeeping and other duties as assigned.


* Knowledge of basic computer programs such as Windows based products and productivity tools (e.g. word processing, spreadsheet, Lotus Notes).
* Familiarity with the operation of SCADA computer systems for utilities.


* High school diploma or state recognized Educational Equivalency Certificate.1-3 years experience

Certifications and Licenses

* Ability to obtain Grade 1 within 18 months, Grade II within 42 months, Grade III within 60 months


Champions safety


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

Keywords: American Water Company, Davenport , Career Opportunities: Operator (102872), Other , Davenport, Iowa

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