Operator Trainee - Water Plant

American Water is consolidating employees based at multiple sites in southern New Jersey into one Corporate Headquarters location in Camden, New Jersey for a greater sense of community, efficiency and collaboration. More than 600 people from each of the four existing buildings will move in a phased approach beginning in early October and continuing through November. Positions posted in Voorhees, Mount Laurel, and Cherry Hill, NJ will ultimately be based in Camden, NJ.
Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs over 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 46 states and Ontario, Canada. To learn more about American Water and additional career opportunities, visit www.amwater.com.
Short Description
The Utility Operator Trainee will learn the operations of the water and wastewater treatment plants and have the responsibility of operating the treatment facility, both water and wastewater. The position will act as a back-up to the wastewater operator in our Maplewood, MO facility on occasion. In addition, this role will require the trainee to perform various utility and FSR duties, to include, meter reading, troubleshooting and repairs, line locates, etc. The shift for this role will be Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 4:00pm, with rotating on-call responsibilities every 5 weeks.
Primary Role
Meter Reading, Service Orders, (turn on's / Off's, Non Pays, readings, etc.) Line Locates, Distribution System Troubleshoot and Repairs, Service Watch.
Key Accountabilities
Reads meters. FSR (Ons, Offs, Non-Pays, Rereads, Ext.). Locates. Makes
repairs to distribution system.
Operates valves and hydrants.
LOS meters. Operates and maintains Ozone Treatment plant. Performs
preventive and corrective maintenance using CMMS.
Operates and maintains booster pumps and wells.
Performs flow tests.
Performs all other duties as assigned.
Knowledge / Skills
(PPE) Personal Protective Equipment, OSHA Regulations; Construction and General Industry. Hand tools and Power Tools, General Computer uses, General Plumbing, General Electrical, Skid Steer, Forklift, General Automotive
Functional / Technical Skills
Learning on the Fly
Organizational Agility
Problem Solving
Time Management
Experience / Education
GED/High School diploma
Drinking Water, Waste Water, Environmental, Water Quality.
Licenses & Certifications
All newly hired associates are required to obtain a minimum State of Missouri Water Supply Operators Class "C" Certification within 18 months of associate's eligibility to test.
After obtaining a Class "C" license employees are required to obtain Operator Class "B" certification within 18 months of their eligibility to test.
As a condition of continued employment, all associates are expected to achieve and maintain required certification.
Exisiting Class "C" or above licensees are preferred.
Work Environment
Indoor office environment
Outdoor work during seasonal heat and cold, and other adverse weather conditions
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