American Water Sr Maintenance Service Specialist - Electrician in Bridgewater, 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 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 www.amwater.com.

Primary Role

Supervises the day-to-day activities of maintenance operations within a water and/or wastewater plant(s), and associated distribution systems in accordance with Company policies and procedures and all applicable governmental laws and regulations.

Key Accountabilities

  • Assist with preparing and controlling local maintenance and preventive maintenance within established budget limitations.

  • Ensure local water and/or wastewater operations meet the required maintenance standards and preventive maintenance standards on mechanical equipment, electrical equipment, instrumentation, and computer equipment.

  • Supervise the implementation of standards, targets, policies, and plans to ensure the continuing and increasing operational efficiency, effectiveness, and profitability.

  • Ensure that operational integrity (quality, environment, reliability, health, safety, security, etc.) is maintained.

  • Develop and direct cost effective solutions to meet customers’ expectations and technical requirements and to encourage best practice and innovation throughout maintenance functions.

  • Implement effective reporting processes. Provide analysis and support to Production and/or Network Manager with information required for various reports, budgets, and business plans.

  • Implement and foster the coaching and development of employees, including idea generation, within respective functional areas. Ensure effective people management policies and practices are developed and implemented (e.g., time and attendance, workforce management, etc.) and ensure resources are developed and deployed appropriately. Continue to reinforce the importance of developing a diverse workforce. Support the Business Development function in the operational analysis pricing and integration of water and wastewater business opportunities in both the regulated and non-regulated markets. Work collaboratively with other functional leads to mitigate business risks. Implement effective communications at all levels of our operations. Provide effective leadership that will enhance our abilities to be flexible to changing business environments. Contribute to effective communication by listening and providing constructive feedback; supporting the creation of an open and honest work environment; cascading and sharing knowledge and information relevant to other members of the team and colleagues across the business.

Knowledge / Skills

  • Knowledge of the regulated water/wastewater business within the region and the regulations impacting the business as well as applicable regulations, requirements, and trends within water/wastewater business,

  • Knowledge of company policies and procedures and management theories,practices, and trends, expert knowledge of process and operational areas.

Competencies

Functional / Technical Skills

Learning on the Fly

Organizational Agility

Problem Solving

Time Management

Experience / Education

  • 2-4 years experience in supervising maintenance operations, and managing and meeting performance targets.

  • Additional 5+ years in maintenance, performing hands-on specialized maintenance work on operating equipment, including mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, and computer equipment.

  • 2 year or 4 year degree in operational discipline, management, or related technical discipline or equivalent.

  • 5 years as an electrical apprentice strongly preferred

  • NJ Electrical contractor's license strongly preferred.

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