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American Water Supervisor Water Quality & Environmental Compliance in East St. Louis, Illinois

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We’re the nation’s largest investor-owned water and wastewater services company. At American Water, you can have more than a job. You’d have a purpose. We provide essential water and wastewater services to more than 15 million people every day.

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Primary Role

Carries out the day to day management of personnel or multiple operations to continually meet all Water Quality and/or Clean Water Act Requirements. Provides technical support on water quality, treatment, permitting, laboratory management, and regulatory compliance issues.

Ensures Company policy on water quality and related environmental matters.

Key Accountabilities

Assists local, State and Federal regulatory agencies during inspections. Responds (on-call) to Water Quality problems, taking appropriate corrective action including documentation to advise management. Ensures that customer complaints or inquiries are properly addressed to attempt to resolve any issues. Reports on problems and issues regarding Water Quality and standards. Must be able to obtain certification for coliform analysis of water and directs activities of the certified bacteriological laboratory. (60%) Assures that policies, programs, standards of performance and approved objectives related to water quality are adhered to. (10%) Assists in the procurement of treatment chemicals and manages receipt of chemical supplies to assure adequate supply along with monitoring equipment, chemical feeds, etc. to ensure standards are maintained. Assists with training of plant operating staff, field services and other water quality personnel in treatment practices and environmental initiatives. (10%) Supports water quality activities related to the Environmental Management Program to ensure compliance with SDWA/CWA regulations are continually met. (10%) Plan, prepare and control the portion of the financial plan related to area of responsibility. (5%) Conduct special projects and prepare reports. (5%)


Strong working knowledge of water and/or wastewater treatment. Thorough knowledge of water quality and environmental regulations affecting the business.



Minimum Two (2) to four (4) years experience in water, and/or wastewater, and laboratory operations.


Bachelors in a science field

Travel Requirements

Must hold valid Driver’s License.

Work Environment

Laboratory Environment

Water and Wastewater Plant Environment

Licenses & Certifications

Class A Drinking Water license preferred.

Certification for bacteriological examination (coliform) of water preferred

Water and wastewater license preferred.


Prioritizes & Role Models Safety


Develops Talent

Plans, Aligns, & Directs

Drives Engagement

Decision Quality

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