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Operator

Company: American Water
Location: Davenport
Posted on: July 5, 2024

Job Description:

Requisition ID: 106651

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 LinkedIn , Facebook , Twitter and Instagram .

Primary Role

Controls the operation of the pumping station and continuous monitoring of the distributive control system, including pumps, analyzers and other instrumentation. Controls treatment operation at East River Station and continuous monitoring of water quality and treatment control systems, including pumps. analyzers/instrumentation, filters, chemical feed systems, and SCADA control systems.

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 online or shut down pumps as the 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
  • Monitors and controls distribution control system (SCADA) to ensure system integrity.
  • 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.
  • Operates and monitors chemical feed systems and adjusts chemical dosages to ensure proper water treatment to meet water quality standards established by state and federal regulations.
  • Performs laboratory analysis and operates lab equipment for process control and water quality testing.
  • Monitors and controls distribution control system (SCADA) to ensure proper water treatment. Operates. controls and maintains raw settled water motors, pumps, valves and equipment to regulate flow and pressure of water pumped into and through the treatment plant.
  • Places pumps online or shut down pumps as system demand, electric demand management or water quality dictates.
  • Monitors and records conditions of pumps and treatment equipment.
  • Changes chlorine containers according to established safety procedures.
  • Prepares daily, weekly and monthly operations. chemical and water quality reports and maintains communication log.
  • Provides assistance in the safe unloading of chemical deliveries.
  • Assists operator, as required (e.g. pump changes, restore system after power outage, monitor and control SCADA system).
  • Performs housekeeping and other duties as needed.


    Knowledge/Skills

    • 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.


      Experience/Education

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

        Competencies

        Champions safety

        Customer obsessed

        Cultivates innovation

        Nimble learning

        Drives Results

        Collaborates

        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.

        Nearest Major Market: Davenport
        Nearest Secondary Market: Moline

Keywords: American Water, Davenport , Operator, Other , Davenport, Iowa

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