American Water Relief Utility Person in Bel Air, Maryland

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

Primary Role

This position performs a variety of tasks including but not limited to locating, laying repairing and extending underground water mains & distribution pipes; tasks associated with the operation, maintenance, control, & monitoring of pump stations, facilities, grounds, & equipment including electrical & mechanical pumps, motors, & chemical feed systems. This position assists in compliance of State & Federal standards as necessary

Key Accountabilities

  • Operates, inspects & controls electric motors, diesel engines, pumps & valves to regulate flow of water.

  • Feeds specified amounts of chemicals including, chlorine, ammonia, alum, fluoride, potassium permanganate, polymer, powered activated carbon & corrosion inhibitors into water supply and/or adjust automatic devices that admit specified amounts of chemicals into water for proper treatment.

  • Use good judgment to react to changing raw water conditions as they relate to proper treatment of water.

  • Fills treatment chemical day tans via the use of automated transfer equipment and/or manually convey materials from drums, bages, or barrels to fee equipment.

  • Documents chemical feed activities & system performance with written reports & automatic charts.

  • Records data.

  • Monitors SCADA system, checks charts, & adjust controls to regulate flow rates, water storage & distribution of water.

  • Collects & test water samples to determine basic water quality parameters.

  • Inspects, disassembles & repairs damaged or malfunctioning control devices of water distribution systems, using hand and/or power tools.

  • Adjust valves to control water pressure & flow for operating conditions.

Work Environment

  • Work is both inside and outside: a job is considered “both” if the activities occur inside or outside in approximately equal amounts.

  • Wet and humid: Wet: Contact with water or other liquids. Humid: Atmospheric condition with moisture content sufficiently high to cause marked bodily discomfort.

  • Noise and Vibration: Sufficient noise, either constant or intermittent, to cause marked distraction or possible injury to the sense of hearing, and/or sufficient vibration (production of an oscillating movement or strain on the body or its extremes from repeated motion or shock) to cause bodily harm if endured day after day.

  • Hazards: Situations in which the individual is exposed to the definite risk of bodily injury.

  • Exposure to: Odors, toxic conditions, chemical dust or dust or poor ventilation.

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