American Water Relief Opr/Maint Technician CN1353 in Charleston, West 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 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

Position exists to perform maintenance required for treatment plant operations and provide operator relief as necessary in producing potable water for residential, commerical and industrial use.

Key Accountabilities

  • Operates and controls electric motors, pumps, and valves to regulate flow of raw and finished water during the treatment process.

  • Determines controls and applies appropriate feed rate of all chemicals required to produce high quality finished water through process control testing and manual or automatic adjustment of specific chemical feed systems.

  • Determines appropriate settings and adjust agitators and mixers to mix chemicals and treat water during coagulation, flocculation, and sedimentation processes.

  • Cleans bulk and day tanks and backwash filter beds as necessary to maintin control and quality of treatment.

  • Regulates high service pumps to transfer finished water to distribution mains and maintain adequate system storage volumes. Monitors and adjust master control panel to ensure sufficient control of flow rates, filter loss of head pressure, and water production to supply system demand.

  • Utilizes, as necessary, telemetry systems to monitor distribution tank levels and systems pressures. Monitors and adjusts booster pumps, pressure reducing valves and other required equipment to maintain system effectiveness in the deliver of finished water.

  • Lubricates, troubleshoots, and repairs machines and equipment.

  • Maintains chemical feed systems and other pumping equipment throughout the process.

  • Tests water samples at various stages of treatment to determine appropriate levels of necessary constituents through the use of laboratory equipment.

  • Maintains proper volume of chemicals and solutions require to provide complete treatement of source water and produce finished water that meets or exceeds all prescribed regularly contaminant levels.

  • Records required data, such as residual content of chemicals, turbidity, pressure, tank levels and flow rates to the daily operational log.

Knowledge / Skills

  • Must have basic geographical knowledge of company's service area and must be adaptable to variations in topography and weather conditions.

  • Working knowledge of company policies, procedures and safety practices.

  • Basic computer skills.


Functional / Technical Skills

Learning on the Fly

Organizational Agility

Problem Solving

Time Management

Experience / Education

  • Able to operate company equipment and vehicles necessary for completion of assigned responsibilities.

  • High school Diploma/GED; ability to read and comprehend instructions.

Work Environment

  • Work overtime as required.

  • Must maintain valid drivers' license and safe driving record;

  • Class III Operator license

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