American Water Water Operator (Tampa) in Gibsonton, Florida

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 7,200 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 www.amwater.com.

  • Primary Role:* Under close supervision performs a variety of semi-skilled maintenance work, and operate a variety of equipment in the operation, repair, maintenance of water, belt press and lift station facilities.

  • Key Accountabilities:*

  • Monitor the performance of all equipment, gauges and charts in the treatment plant and pump stations; reports problems to others as they are encountered.

  • Under close supervision, operate, maintain, and repair malfunctions at the water treatment plant; repair gauges, pumps, filters, and other controls and equipment

  • Collect samples and identify concentrations of chemical, physical, or biological characteristics of water and wastewater as required in accordance with local, state, and federal requirements.

  • Become trained and perform water and wastewater quality control tests using appropriate methodology.

  • Respond to call-out as required in a timely fashion.

  • Respond to Tampa Bay complaints/inquires and report information to a senior operator or supervisor.

  • Under supervision, operate and maintain lift stations and water pump stations: under supervision, operate and maintain storage tanks

  • Under supervision, Inspect and/or repair disinfection equipment, booster pumping stations, read meters and check lift stations at frequent intervals to ensure that all aspects of the systems are functioning properly

  • Maintain a variety of records relating to inspections, maintenance activity, water supply, consumption, etc.

  • Perform all duties in conformance to appropriate safety, environmental, and security standards.

  • Assist maintenance personnel as needed

  • Learn belt press operations

  • General housekeeping

  • Maintain active SEDA membership

  • Knowledge/Skills:*

  • Knowledge of AWP corporate policies within one month of hire

  • Knowledge of AWP safety and environmental policies, practices and procedures within 1 year of hire

  • Basic knowledge of chemistry, biology, mathematics, hand tools and mechanical repair

  • Skill in planning, scheduling, prioritizing, and coordinating work within assigned work area

  • Skill in the use of motorized vehicles and equipment such as fork lifts, heavy trucks, tamper, portable generators, portable pumps, ditch witch, etc. as required

  • Skill in the use of power tools such as saws, compressors, sanders, grinders, etc. as required

  • Skill in the use of common hand tools

  • Skill in the use of communications equipment such as mobile radio, etc.

  • Ability to remain alert and attentive to job requirements and co-workers

  • Ability to work in a team environment

  • Education/Experience:*

  • H.S. diploma or G.E.D.

  • 0-1 years’ experience in water or wastewater operations maintenance or construction.

  • Licenses & Certifications:*

  • Class E driver's license; a CDL may be required

  • Florida Class C Water license required within 2 years’ of hire. Successful completion of SEDA’s training within 5 years’ of hire.

  • Work Environment:*

  • Ability to work in crouching, climbing, and bending positions

  • Able to climb ladders

  • Ability to lift heavy objects, walk and stand for extended periods of time, and perform strenuous physical labor under adverse field conditions

  • Ability to lift, carry, push and pull equipment up to 75 lbs.

  • Available to work weekends, holidays, and rotating shifts.

  • Work in extreme weather, work overtime when required

  • Able to work in confined spaces and wear respiratory protection and or an SCBA

  • Available to work weekends, holidays, and rotating shifts.

  • Travel Requirements:* <5%.

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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.