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Maintenance Relief Operator

Company: American Water
Location: Davenport
Posted on: February 10, 2024

Job Description:

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 .

Iowa American Water has an exciting, full-time opening for a Maintenance Relief Operator to join our team in Davenport. This role services both our water and wastewater plants in the area and handles the day-to-day routine and preventantive maintenance of equipment. As the Maintenance Relief Operator, you will work closely on feed pumps, motors, valves, and more. On occassion, this person will also serve as a plant operator and help oversee the treatment process at the plant. This role ensures that our plants run smoothly and continously move clean and safe water to our local residents and the community.

Primary Role

Maintains and repairs machinery, equipment, physical structures, piping and other operating systems in water treatment and pumping facilities.

Key Accountabilities

  • Visually inspects and tests machinery and equipment.
  • Listens for unusual sounds from machines or equipment to detect malfunction and discusses machine operation variations with supervisors or other maintenance workers to diagnose a problem or repair machinery.
  • Dismantles defective machines and equipment and installs new or repaired parts.
  • Cleans and lubricates shafts, bearings, gears and other parts of machinery.
  • Installs and repairs monitoring and water quality equipment.
  • Assembles, installs and maintains pipe systems and related hydraulic and pneumatic equipment, and repairs and replaces gauges, valves, pressure regulators and related equipment.
  • Operates, monitors, adjusts and calibrates chemical feed systems.
  • Operates and monitors all treatment facilities as needed.
  • Maintains written and computer record of operations.
  • Attends company training or outside training classes as assigned.
  • Performs other duties assigned.


    • Advanced knowledge and related experience in the maintenance and repair of machinery, process control and instrumentation.
    • Must have basic knowledge of electricity.
    • Knowledge of safety concerns associated with electrical, electronic, machinery and chemical applications.


      • High school diploma or state recognized Educational Equivalency Certificate.
      • Associate of Science degree accepted.
      • Two (2) years experience in machine and instrument maintenance and repair, including vocational education, apprentice training, in-plant training, on-the-job training or essential experience.


        Shifts/schedules subject to change when serving as an Operator.
        • Full-time
        • Monday-Friday, 7am-3:30pm
        • The Operator schedule will vary including a day shift (7am-3:30pm), 2nd shift (3pm-11pm) and swing shift.


          Champions safety
          Customer obsessed
          Cultivates innovation
          Nimble learning
          Drives Results

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

Keywords: American Water, Davenport , Maintenance Relief Operator, Professions , Davenport, Iowa

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