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American Water Sr Supt Opns in Joplin, Missouri

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 6,800 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

Short Description

Location: Southwest Division in Joplin, MO

Primary Role

Responsible for directing the day-to-day management, development and operation of the production treatment or the distribution and metering of water and/or wastewater operations for the Company.

Key Accountabilities

Distribution/Outside Commercial:

Administration, inventory control, supplier relations and contract integrity.

Assists in planning and construction of extensions and improvements to the distribution system.

Provides for meters and meter readings including installation, removal and repair, periodic testing and reading schedules. (50%)


Programs and directs the efficient and reliable operation, maintenance, protection and appearance of all water supply facilities, impoundments, watersheds, pumping, treatment, booster and storage facilities and properties.

Assists in planning and construction of new production facilities.

Plans and prepares that portion of the Company budgets within area of responsibility.

Manage employee and labor relations within area of responsibility. May serve as spokesman in union contract negotiations.

Prepares, files and maintains reports and records relating to the production and distribution of water and water service.

Develops a sound organization staffed with able and motivated employees and provides for or trains suitable replacements.

Assures that policies, procedures, programs, standards of performance and approved objectives are adhered to and/or achieved including those involving safety, affirmative action, community and labor relations.



Knowledge of Water Distribution system operations, Engineering and Construction concepts, Accounting and budgeting principles.



Four (4) to Six (6) years supervisory experience in water works or related field, three (3) of which are in distribution.


Requires a bachelors degree or an equivalent combination of undergraduate education and work experience that provides the knowledge and exposure to water distribution system operations, engineering and construction concepts, accounting and budgeting principles and the ability to direct the day-to-day operation of production treatment, distribution and metering of water or waste water operations for American Water.


Prioritizes & Role Models Safety


Develops Talent

Plans, Aligns, & Directs

Drives Engagement

Decision Quality

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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.