American Water Maintenance Mechanic II Instrument Repair L423 in Plainfield, New Jersey

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

  • Takes the lead position in a crew.

  • Performs building maintenance and repairs of the structure, mechanical systems and plumbing systems such as moving furniture, painting, repairing leaks.

Key Accountabilities

  • Calibrate/install/replace flow, pressure and tank level transmitters, and related wiring. Calibrate/check/install/repair water quality analyzers. Read SOS turbine meter readings and RTU readings. Prepare instrumentation facilities for Winter/Summer. Assist with pitometer flow testing. Calibrate/check/install miscellaneous instrumentation (e.g. air flow monitoring, well level monitoring, ultrasonic level probes, capacitance level probes etc.). Conduct routine troubleshooting- work with mechanics as required. Safeguard and rectify RTU malfunction problems. Resolve communication issues for telephone lease lines and/or MDS radio units. Install intrusion, pit flood alarms. Perform Maintenance Mechanic responsibilities, when required, such as, but not limited to: Conduct chemical feed system maintenance, including pump repair, pipe repair tools- individually handle and control a fire hose for basin cleaning; Operate large and small valves by hand, above and below ground level. Perform river water intake cleaning and maintenance, including raking and removal of river debris. Other responsibilities as assigned.

Knowledge / Skills

  • Must pass a written pre-qualification test to be eligible to apply for position. Complete and execute HAZWOPPER training and work in permit required confined spaces with PPE. If awarded the position, must pass training requirements which include, but are not limited to, TCPA for Ozone; 40 hour HAZWOPPER Training; confined space entry; Respiratory Protection training; fire extinguisher training; PPE training; Excavation-Competent Person, hot work; forklift; arc flash protection, scaffolding and Lockout/tag out "authorized" training.

  • Must have working knowledge of company policies, procedures, and safety practices applicable to area of responsibility, as well as federal regulations regarding confined spaces, lockout/tagout, etc. Must be capable of interpreting diagrams, blueprints, schematics.

Experience / Education

  • Calibrating, troubleshooting and repairing process control instrumentation, such as transmitters, process analyzers, and process gages. Undersanding and troubleshooting PLCs. Low voltage AC and DC control logic and wiring. Capable of operating electrical test equipment and meters.

  • GED/High School Diploma.

License & Certifications

Must possess and maintain a valid motor vehicle driver's license. NJ DEP T-1 License (must be obtained within two years of start date and maintained through re-certifications). Must obtain 40 hour Hazwopper certification within 3 months of accepting the position. Certification must be maintained annually.


  • The individual must be able to perform the essential functions and meet the physical requirements for the position. Physical requirements include, but are not limited to:

o Frequent lifting, pushing, pulling up to 60 lbs.;

o Frequent ladder and stair climbing;

o Bending, reaching, twisting;

o Prolonged periods of standing or walking;

o Frequent prolonged driving;

o Acceptable pulmonary function test and respirator medical approval;

o Perform job functions while utilizing the SCBA in a hazardous

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