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American Water Senior Superintendent Operations (Water Utility) in Lexington, Kentucky

American Water is purpose-driven, people-powered, customer-obsessed and the trusted source *of everything *water. Our employees in Kentucky go to work every day knowing they have an impact on the environment and people’s lives. If you’re interested in being one of the next leaders in our Operations team and you have a passion in serving our Kentucky communities, this is the job for you! This position will oversee the Distribution and Outside Commercial areas. You will work with both internal and external stakeholders in ensuring we continue to provide the best service to our customers.

We built our business on our values—safety, trust, environmental leadership, teamwork and high performance. Our business partners have our commitment to perform responsibly and to behave ethically while in pursuit of the highest standards of quality and service in our industry.

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American Water offers a generous employment package including but not limited to a competitive salary, opportunities for bonus (based on performance), medical, dental, vision packages, 401k with company match, and much, much more!

  • 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.

  • 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/Skills*

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

  • Experience/Education*


  • 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.

  • Competencies*

Prioritizes & Role Models Safety


Develops Talent

Plans, Aligns, & Directs

Drives Engagement

Decision Quality

  • 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.