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American Water Maintenance Technician in Lexington, Kentucky

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

  • Kentucky American Water* is seeking a Maintenance Technician to join our growing team! This person will play a vital role in making sure our every day operations keep flowing smoothly. As a Maintenance Technician, you will be responsible for preventative maintenance matters at two water treatment plants, as well as our remote site locations. If you are an indepedent self-starter with a strong maintenance or manufacturing background, this could be the job for you!

  • Primary Role*

Responsible for the preventive and corrective maintenance of the facility and support equipment. Also provides assistance with inventory control which may include shipping and/or receiving goods and equipment.l which may include shipping and/or receiving goods and equipment.

  • Key Accountabilities*

  • To perform work assigned by supervision.

  • To collect, compile, and record equipment data, involving some use of pc based documentation and test equipment.

  • To perform work necessary in the maintenance of production and wastewater facilities.

  • Must have a working knowledge of electrical electronic and mechanical equipment to include, but not limited to, multi-meters, ammeters, oscilloscopes, frequency counters, and sweep generators and calibrators.

  • Perform work on medium voltage equipment, Pumps, Motors, SCADA systems, Recorders, Mechanical / Electrical / Hydraulic / Electronic Valves and operators, Electronic monitoring and output devices, Ultrasonic Level reading devices, Air compressors, Blowers, Radio equipment, Diesel Generators, Plumbing.

  • Able to read and interpret electrical/electronic and mechanical drawings, prints, schematics, layouts, etc.

  • Be familiar with and proficient in the use of electrical/electronic test equipment

  • Responsible for routine checks of equipment, facilities, and security measures as deemed appropriate by the organization / supervisor.

  • To assist other employees in the performance of their work.

  • To report to supervisor requirements for adequate inventory of maintenance parts and supplies.

  • To maintain open communication with all team members.

  • To be on rotating call with other personnel.

  • Knowledge/Skills*

  • High school graudate or state recognized Educational Equivalency.

  • Certificate/degree required from a two-year course of study in electricty/ electronics (or related field)

  • Knowledge of basic math calculations such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference, & volume.

  • Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office products, such as MS Word, MS Excel

  • Finalist (s) will be required to successfully complete an occupational competency assessment (NOCTI)

  • Must be licensed to operate a motor vehicle

  • Work Environment*

  • To inform other work areas and other personnel of situations which affect company operations.

  • To follow all federal, state, local and company regulations and policies.

  • Must be able to satisfactorily pass company’s physical examination.

  • Must be able to perform such activities as walking, stooping, lifting 30 pounds, climbing, working in damp spaces, working in closed spaces, working outdoors in all weather conditions, working on and around watertreatment chemicals and feed systems with appropriate safety devices and measures.

  • Must be able to follow oral and written instructions.

  • Must be able to distinguish colors.

  • Must be able to obtain Hepatitis vaccine upon employment.

  • Must be able to follow company dress and conduct codes.

  • Must be able to use when needed self-contained breathing apparatus, dust masks, chemical hygiene suits, and other safety related equipment.


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  • Join American Water...We Keep Life Flowing*™

  • 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.