American Water Utility F320O 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 Voorhees, N.J., the company employs over 7,000 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

Primary Role

Responsible for performing a variety of tasks including but not limited to locating, laying, repairing and extending underground water mains and distribution pipes and any other work as assigned by the supervisor.

Key Accountabilities

  • Sets up barricades and places safety lights around work site to protect workers from street traffic. Breaks up asphalt and concrete, using pneumatic power tools for trenching and compaction.

  • Manually digs of valve boxes and curb boxes using shovel and digging bar. Guides pipe sections, valves and fittings into position and holds pieces steady while works tightens connections.

  • Taps into pressurized water mains. Flares and connects copper piping.

  • Installs repair clamp on pressurized water mains and service lines.

  • Operates valves and fire hydrants. Investigates complaints and determines corrective action per Company procedure.

  • Operates pneumatic and/ or hydraulic boring equipment. Completes all necessary forms, sketches and field notes and be knowledgeable of usage of maps and records.

  • Drives vehicles and/or trucks in performance of general job, including housekeeping of vehicles. Conducts work as assigned by the supervisor or crew leader and to assist other personnel as required.


Functional / Technical Skills

Learning on the Fly

Organizational Agility

Problem Solving

Time Management

Experience / Education

High School diploma or state recognized Educational Equivalency Certificate required.

College degree desirable


Employees must acquire and maintain CDL within 90 days.

Hours: M-F 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

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