Utility Mechanic I L423American Water Works Company, Inc. - Plainfield, NJ
Utility Mechanic I L423
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 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. To learn more about American Water and additional career opportunities, visit
Coordinates, monitors, and controls the safe and efficient utilization of company equipment and assigned personnel. Locates, accesses, operates, and/or repairs company facilities such as, but not limited to, mains, hydrants, blow-offs, services, curb stops, shutoff valves, and plumbing fixtures. Investigates and diagnoses hydraulic variations that may adversely impact system operations and customer service, and initiates corrective action.
Performs distribution system tests including, but not limited to, fire flows, customer service lines, and pressure losses. Completes house-to-house connections at customers' accounts to maintain service. Locates company facilities, and in accord with the Underground Facility Program, marks-out company facilities and initiates requests to mark-out other utilities' facilities. Raises to grade company facilities such as, but not limited to, meter hoods, tiles and covers, and curb and valve boxes. Operates and repairs company facilities such as, but not limited to, fire hydrants and distribution system valves.
Completes the installation of facilities including, but not limited to, water services, main extensions, fire hydrants, valves, and blow-offs. Collects and evaluates water samples, as directed, in accord with established water quality practices. Transports materials to and from facilities and/or job sites. Prepares company facilities for adverse weather conditions. Restores service to frozen company facilities, as required. Records pertinent data and maintains accurate records. Reports conditions in the field that may adversely impact customer service or the public safety, as well as conditions that may result in damage to company facilities. Responds to inquiries accurately and professionally and, when necessary, involves the appropriate individuals to resolve customer and company-related issues and to achieve the highest level of customer service in all areas of responsibility.
May be assigned to perform responsibilities either individually or in conjunction with other employees and may be assigned to direct other employees. In the absence of Foreman, assumes lead role.
Adheres to all company policies. Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge / Skills
Must possess geographical knowledge of the company's service area and distribution system, as well as an understanding of gradients, piping networks, basic fluid and flow principles, and basic electrical theory and related safety procedures.
Working knowledge of company policies, procedures, and safety practices applicable to area of responsibility, as well as federal regulations regarding confined spaces, trenching and shoring, and Competent Person.
Knowledge of various materials utilized in the transmission and distribution system and an ability to properly and safely make necessary taps, restraints, and repairs to ensure the integrity of the transmission and distribution system.
Knowledge of company computer systems and programs.
Functional / Technical Skills
Learning on the Fly
Experience / Education
High School diploma or GED
CDL license preferred or must be obtained.
Work is indoors and outdoors.
Required to work in all adverse weather conditions; e.g., rain, snow, sleet, heat.
Required to stand and/or walk for long distances on a daily basis.
Must understand and follow company safety procedures, wear appropriate PPE at all times, and adhere to company dress code.
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applyUtility Mechanic I L423 American Water Works Company, Inc. - Plainfield, NJ, United States
American Water Works Company, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides water and wastewater services in the United States and Canada. The companys Regulated Businesses segment offers water and wastewater services to approximately 1,500 communities in 16 states. It operates approximately 80 surface water treatment plants; 500 groundwater treatment plants; 1,000 groundwater wells; 100 wastewater treatment facilities; 1,200 treated water storage facilities; 1,300 pumping stations; 87 dams; and 47,000 miles of mains and collection pipes. The company was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Voorhees, New Jersey.
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