American Water SCA Backhoe Operator/General Maintenance Worker (Ft. Belvoir) in Fort Belvoir, 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 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 www.amwater.com.
Position Summary: *This position safely drives, operates, and maintains the backhoe. In addition, will perform technical work in the maintenance and repair of water/wastewater systems. This position will spend approximately 90% in general maintenance work and 10% in equipment operations. Position may require some overtime, weekend, and holiday work as well as on-call responsibility.
Drives the backhoe to the job site. Operates in a safe manner to make required street openings, trenches, backfilling. Performs loading and unloading of excavated material from a work site.
Cleans, greases, and makes minor repairs to the backhoe.
When not operating the backhoe, the General Maintenance Worker performs the following:
o inspects, operates, maintains, troubleshoots, installs, and repairs water distribution and wastewater collection system facilities including not limited to a) water mains, valves, hydrants and service lines; b) sewer lines, manholes and service laterals; and c) pumping and flow control facilities.
o Performs repairs, preventive and corrective maintenance on water distribution systems, valves, hydrants, meters and mains and on wastewater collection systems, mains, manholes, clean outs etc, process equipment including; pumps, blowers, motors and maintains pumps, electrical controls, emergency signaling and related components. Cleans and maintains wet wells, lift stations, grounds, facilities and related equipment.
o Prepares orders for maintenance materials, supplies, spare parts and equipment.
o Makes equipment adjustments, and reports any serious equipment problems.
o Maintains computerized and manual records and prepares reports pertaining to the operation of the water distribution & collection systems, reviews daily work orders, completes daily reports, and makes changes as required to meet operating requirements.
o Identifies, schedules and coordinates the work of outside utility maintenance contractors in support of project
o Follows Company’s Environmental, Health, and Safety Policies. Wear and work in proper personal protective equipment.
o Assist with operational tasks in conjunction with operators or as directed by operators
o Performs other related functions assigned or as they become apparent or as management assigns
Five (5) years' experience in operating a backhoe or excavator around existing utilities.
Effectively and safely operates hand tools, pneumatic tools, air compressors and other small equipment related to the maintenance trades and water distribution and wastewater collection systems operations.
Hands-on experience in light duty electrical power systems (240 V/ single and three phase) and instrumentation calibration and use
Ability to use and direct excavation crews for repairs of underground utilities, including past demonstrated experience using backhoe and driving a small dump truck
Knowledge of mechanical operation, maintenance and repair of equipment and water and wastewater systems.
Knowledge of electrical systems related to equipment in assigned work area.
Knowledge of proper operation of hydraulic, pneumatic and telemetry equipment.
Knowledge of the National Electrical Code.
Knowledge of water and wastewater processes including ability to operate basic water distribution and wastewater collection systems independently.
Knowledge of health and safety regulations.
Must possess a high school diploma or GED.
Additional trade specific courses preferred.
Licenses & Certifications:*
Must possess a valid, active state driver’s license with CDL, or ability to obtain CDL within 12 months of hire.
Employee may be required to work indoor or outdoor work during seasonal heat and cold or other adverse weather conditions. Employee may be required to work where regularly they may be exposed to fumes, dust and odors.
Some high noise levels from operations of equipment.
Must be physically able to complete necessary tasks while wearing an approved respirator as required, as some required work may have potential for exposure to harmful contaminants, environments, noise, etc.
May have to work after normal work hours for on-call assignments.
Travel Requirements:* <5%
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