American Water SCA Electrician (Ft. AP Hill) in Bowling Green, Virginia

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 www.amwater.com.

  • Primary Role:* Provide general direction and oversight of electrical plans during planning and development of new or renovated plant and lift station projects. Performs other related functions and duties as assigned or as they become apparent and necessary.This position is required to carry out tasks with a minimum of directions. The person must demonstrate a high level of self-motivation and ability to complete jobs.

  • Key Accountabilities:*

  • Responsible for all project electrical work , including but not limited to, installation, repair, and maintenance of electrical equipment, lighting, outlets, switches, wiring motors, motor controls, instrumentation installation and troubleshooting, SCADA system hardware maintenance, start-up testing, control panel maintenance, and power tools.

  • Effective and respectful communication and interactions with other employees, supervisors, individuals from other organizations, and citizen customers. Coordinates and communicates with project personnel as well as other outside entities to ensure operational reliability and environmental compliance.

  • Capable of conducting duties in a safe, efficient manner that will insure safety to themselves, co-workers and the public. Follows Company’s Environmental, Health, and Safety Policies. Reports unsafe conditions.

  • Knowledge/Skills:*

  • Ability to properly utilize precision tools and instruments (electrical test equipment, thermo graphic analysis and vibration equipment)

  • Ability to properly utilize tools required by the job, including but not limited to, hand tools, power tools.

  • Capable of written and verbal communication to all necessary entities.

  • Demonstrates knowledge, ability and understanding of electrical tasks normally associated with water distribution and wastewater collection systems, as well as electro-mechanical related equipment.

  • Must have a thorough knowledge, understanding and ability to read and interpret electrical blueprints, schematics and ladder logic drawings.

  • Knowledge of and access to electrical commercial and industrial codes as defined by NEC, OSHA, NFPA

  • Understands and can operate basic computer software, including RSLogix and RS Link’s ladder logic electrical control diagnostic software. Has an understanding of computer hardware, SCADA and wiring instruments.

  • Education/ Experience:*

  • High School diploma, GED, or experience in related field.

  • 3-5 years as an electrician working with 480-volt electrical systems

  • Possess and maintain a valid Driver’s License

  • Certification as a licensed electrician desired, but not required as equivalent experience and training can be substituted.

  • Work Environment:* Subject to outdoor/indoor elements and to temperature changes, hot/cold, walking, kneeling standing, lifting, and bending. Must be able to lift up to 75lbs

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  • 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 he or she is an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.