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American Water Utility Person in Branson, Missouri

Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Camden, NJ, 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

Primary Role

If you love working outdoors, working with your hands and have underground utility experience, being a Utility Person with Missouri American Water may be the perfect fit. The Utility Person can learn all aspects of the business in their assigned area and will perform a variety of tasks including supervising and participating in the locating, laying, repairing, and extending underground water mains and distribution pipes.

Key Accountabilities

  • Sets up barricades and places safety lights around work site to protect workers from street traffic. Breaks up asphalt and concrete, using pneumatic power tools for trenching and compaction. Manually digs valve boxes and curb boxes, using shovel and digging bar. (45%)

  • Guides pipe sections, valves and fittings into position and holds pieces steady while worker tightens connections. Taps into pressurized water mains. Flares and connects copper and plastic piping. (20%)

  • Installs repair clamps on pressurized water mains and service lines. Operates valves and fire hydrants. Investigates complaints and determines corrective action per company procedure. (20%)

  • Operates pneumatic and/or hydraulic boring equipment. Completes all necessary forms, sketches, field notes and uses maps and records. Drives vehicles and/or trucks in performance of general job. (10%)

  • Directs the activities of any personnel assigned. Performs any other duties as assigned by supervisor. (5%)

Knowledge / Skills

Mechanical ability enough to understand the operation of pumps, valves, motors and other mechanical equipment related to operations and maintenance.

Working knowledge of distribution/collection systems.


Champions safety

Customer obsessed

Cultivates innovation

Nimble learning

Drives Results


Experience / Education

High School diploma or Educational Equivalency Certificate is required. High School diploma or Educational Equivalency Certificate with vocational preparation that includes an occupationally significant combination of vocational education, apprentice training, on-the- job training, and/or in-plant training or essential experience in less responsible jobs which lead to the higher job or serving in other jobs.

Class A CDL is preferred and a Water or Wastewater Operator’s License is recommended.

Work Environment

Work is in environmental conditions including contact with wastewater, chemicals, fumes, odors and dust as a result of working with handling potentially hazardous wastewater treatment and laboratory chemicals.

Exposure to potentially harmful pathogens and gases in raw unprocessed wastewater creating potential for blood borne/airborne disease.

Electrical hazard conditions. Exposure to inclement weather mostly of short duration.


Pass D.O.T. physical examination.

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