American Water Station Operator in Egg Harbor Township, 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 Voorhees, N.J., the company employs 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. To learn more about American Water and additional career opportunities, visit

Primary Role

The Station Operator may be assigned to perform any responsibility that lies within the capability of the employee based on experience, knowledge, qualifications, and training.

Key Accountabilities

  • Operates water treatment facilities and related appurtenances including, but not limited to, chemical feeders, pumps, purification units, and standby generation and residual processing equipment to ensure the safe, reliable production and delivery of the highest quality water.

  • Performs and/or assists with repairs to and maintenance of equipment and facilities.

  • Reviews, monitors, and adjusts hydraulic and chemical processes to achieve and maintain established water quality standards and system requirements. Operates and adjusts computer control systems to ensure the integrity of remote water treatment facilities, transmission and distribution systems and removes hydraulic and chemical systems. Prioritizes and coordinates tasks and/or activities required for the efficient and reliable operation of water treatment facilities and related appurtenances. Receives and distributes chemicals and materials in accord with established company, State, and/or Federal safety standards and/or practices. Maintains the appearance of water treatment facilities and grounds in accord with company standards. Prepares and maintains accurate facility and system records and reports.

  • Collects process control samples, as directed. Performs water treatment tests and evaluates water samples, as directed, to ensure process water quality is within established parameters and, if necessary, adjusts treatment process to ensure the integrity of the water supply.

  • Responds to inquiries accurately and professionally and, when necessary, involves the appropriate individual(s) to resolve customer and companyrelated issues and to achieve the highest level of customer service in all areas of assigned responsibilities.

  • May be assigned to perform any responsibility that lies within the capability of the employee based on experience, knowledge, qualifications, and training.

Knowledge / Skills

  • Working knowledge of all aspects of water treatment operations including hydraulic, chemical, and electrical equipment and processes.

  • Thorough 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.

  • 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.

  • The Station Operator must be capable of operating equipment and vehicles necessary for the completion of assignments and must possess a commercial driver’s license with appropriate endorsements.

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


Functional / Technical Skills

Learning on the Fly

Organizational Agility

Problem Solving

Time Management

Experience / Education

Required to pass a qualification examinations developed by the company prior to the conclusion of the qualification period.

Licenses & Certifications

  • The Station Operator must possess a T-2 and W-2 license and will be required to pass a qualification examination developed by the Company prior to the conclusion of the qualification period.

  • The Station Operator will also be required to attain and maintain a T-3 license in accord with the educational and operational criteria established by the State of New Jersey.

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