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American Water Production Mechanic I in Delran, 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

The Production Mechanic I may be assigned to perform any responsibility of the Production Mechanic I that lies within the capabilities of the employee based on experience, knowledge, qualifications, and training.

Key Accountabilities

  • Perform and/or assist with repairs to, and the maintenance of, equipment and facilities such as, but not limited to chemical pump cleaning, piping repairs and modifications, cleaning and painting of equipment and structures, machinery lubrication, pump adjustments, equipment analysis and data collection, vibration, temperature, and electrical readings, and analytical water testing equipment.

  • Calibration and routine maintenance of control systems, including troubleshooting and diagnostics of related software and hardware.

  • Maintain the appearance of water treatment facilities and grounds in accord with Company standards.

  • Prioritize and coordinate tasks and/or activities required for the efficient, safe, and reliable operation of water and sewerage treatment facilities and related appurtenances.

  • Receive and distribute chemicals in accord with established Company, state, and/or federal safety standards and or practices.

  • The Production Mechanic I may also be assigned to perform any responsibility that lies within the capabilities of the employee based on experience, knowledge, qualifications and training.


  • The Production Mechanic Level I must possess a working knowledge of hydraulic, electrical, and computer theories, applications, and hardware configurations.

  • An understanding of the distribution system network including, but not limited to, gradients, capacities, interconnections, mapping, service territory and facility locations to ensure the safe, reliable, and efficient operation of the water treatment facility and related appurtenances.

  • The Production Mechanic I must be capable of operating equipment and vehicles necessary for the completion of assignments and must possess or obtain a commercial driver’s license with appropriate endorsements.

  • The Production Mechanic I will be required to pass a qualification examination developed by the Company prior to the conclusion of the qualification period.

  • The individual will also be required to pass an initial and annual OSHA medical examination, and must be able to perform the essential functions and meet the physical requirements for Production Mechanic I.

  • Working knowledge of company policies, procedures, and safety practices as well as State and Federal rules and regulations applicable to area of responsibility including, but not limited to, OSHA.

Work Environment

Will be required to obtain and maintain a NJ DEP T-1 within 3 years of start date.


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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.