American Water Utility Worker U525 in Davenport, Iowa

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

Inspects, tests, repairs, maintains and operates hydrants, valves, water mains and other facilities and equipment within the distribution system to assure efficient and reliable operation with minimal interruption of water service to customer.

Key Accountabilities

  • Locates, inspects, operates and maintains valves in the distribution system.

  • Locates, inspects, operates and maintains water mains in the distribution system. Locates, inspects, operates and maintains hydrants in the distribution system.

  • Conducts leak detection on water mains, hydrants, valves and services to reduce lost water. Conducts distribution system flushing program.

  • Performs hydrant flow test to monitor system flows and pressures.

  • Replaces or installs water main facilities and equipment as required to maintain the distribution system.

  • Qualifies as a Competent Person per OSHA guidelines. Attends company training or outside training classes as assigned. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge / Skills

  • Knowledge of safety concerns associated with trenching and shoring, and other OSHA regulations. Knowledge of basic hydraulics.

  • Must be computer proficient.

  • Must possess a CDL


Functional / Technical Skills

Learning on the Fly

Organizational Agility

Problem Solving

Time Management

Experience / Education

High school diploma or state recognized Educational Equivalency Certificate required


2nd Shift=M-F 2:30 pm -10:30 pm

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