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American Water Sr. Utility Repairer 1 in Camden, 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 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. To learn more about American Water and additional career opportunities, visit

Primary Role

Under direction of supervisor performs varied types of manual labor associated with the operation and maintenance of the water, wastewater, and stormwater facilities and appurtenances following company and the manufacturers’, policies, procedures, and recommendations to ensure contractual, and environmental compliance.

Key Accountabilities

  • Operation and routine maintenance on a variety of mechanical and electrical equipment such as pumps, pipelines, valves, motors, and appurtenances related to the water system.

  • Operation and routine maintenance on a variety of mechanical and electrical equipment such as pumps, pipelines, valves, motors, and appurtenances related to the wastewater system facilities (netting/pumping) to minimize sewer system surcharging and overflows/bypasses during wet weather, and to prevent sewer system overflows/bypasses during dry weather.

  • Perform any of the regular maintenance and construction duties as needed and assigned, including hydro-cleaning and video inspection of wastewater and storm water mains and associated appurtenances.

  • Performs maintenance of the water/wastewater system and general housekeeping duties; calibrate, modify, or repair instrumentation and control equipment including recorders, flow meters, and other monitoring equipment.

  • Mark locations of underground water mains, distribution lines, valves, etc. by accurately reading system maps. Informs supervisor of any physical changes noticed during field operations so that system maps can be corrected.

  • Digs, fills, and tamps earth excavations; levels ground using pick, shovel, tamper and rake. Shovels concrete and snow; cleans culverts and ditches; cuts tree and brush; operates power lawnmowers.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Follows Company Environmental, Health and Safety Policies, and reports unsafe conditions to supervision immediately.


  • Able to operate, maintain, troubleshoot and repair various type of mechanical and electrical equipment and systems, electric motors, install conduit and wiring, troubleshoot electrical and control problems.

  • Able to work from blue prints, drawings and schematics, and have a working vocabulary of procedures, parts and equipment required.

  • Able to install, maintain, service, and calibrate pneumatic, hydraulic, and electric controls and instruments.

  • Able to operate common power and hand tools, pneumatic hammers, air compressors and other small equipment related to the construction and maintenance trades.

  • Able to prepare and maintain accurate paperwork such as records, logs, orders, surveys and routine reports as directed.

  • Able to perform accurate mathematical calculations related to this position.

  • Able to plan, schedule, prioritize, and coordinate work within assigned work area.


  • Able to respond to emergencies.

  • Able to use of motorized vehicles and equipment such as fork lifts, heavy trucks, tamper, portable generators, portable pumps, ditch witch, etc. as required.

  • Experience in light duty electrical power systems (240 V/ single and three phase) and instrumentation calibration and use.

  • Able to establish effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, customers and the general public.

  • Able to work in a team environment.

  • Knowledge of techniques, equipment, facilities, materials, methods, and procedures used in operations, maintenance, construction, and mechanical repair of water/wastewater facilities and appurtenances.

  • Knowledge of health and safety regulations.


  • Must possess a high school diploma or GED.

  • At least 2 years as a Utility Repairer 3.

  • Must possess a valid state (of residence) driver’s license.

  • Must possess a NJDEP C2 or W2 Operator Certification.

Work Environment

  • Must be physically able to work indoor or outdoor work during seasonal heat and cold or other adverse weather conditions.

  • Must be physically able to complete necessary tasks while wearing approved personal protective equipment, as some required work may have potential for exposure to harmful contaminants, environments, noise, etc.

  • Must be physically able of lifting and/or carrying 80 lbs. or more on a frequent basis.

  • Must be physically able of walking up and down stairs and long distances.

  • Must be physically able of carrying, climbing, and working from ladders.

  • Must be physically able to work in confined space environments.

  • Must be physically able to wear a respirator or SCBA as required.

  • Must be physically able to remain alert and attentive to job requirements and co-workers.

Work Environment Continued

  • May be required to work day, night, early morning, or rotating shifts as needed.

  • May be required to work weekend, holiday and overtime.

  • Maintain a neat, clean, professional appearance at all times while in uniform or during working hours.

  • Maintain a courteous manner when speaking to customers and the general public.

  • Must be available for Call-Outs.


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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.