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American Water Maintenance Service Specialist in McMurray, Pennsylvania

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

Pennsylvania American Water is seeking a maintenance guru who can serve as our new Maintenance Service Specialist. The winning candidate will help lead maintenance and operations procedures at our McMurray, PA location. If you have a knack for engineering concepts and water systems, you may have met your match. Join our team today!

  • Primary Role*

Responsible for various activities within Network Operations and/or Maintenance departments. This may include acting in lead capacity for treatment facilities, ensuring that operating equipment is maintained in accordance with Company policies and procedures and all applicable governmental laws and regulations. May include specialized maintenance work on operating equipment and/or ongoing leak detection and/or valve and hydrant inspection program.

  • Key Accountabilities*

  • Maintain operational integrity (quality, environment, reliability, health, safety, security,etc.)

  • Provide input for preparing and controlling local maintenance and preventive maintenance within established budget limitations.

  • Ensure local water and/or wastewater operations meet the required maintenance standards and preventive maintenance standards on mechanical equipment, electrical equipment, instrumentation, and computer equipment.

  • Advise and/instruct company personnel on proper operation and maintenance procedures for equipment and systems.

  • Assist with implementation of standards, targets, policies, and plans to ensure the continuing and increasing operational efficiency, effectiveness, and profitability.

  • Implement effective reporting processes. Provide analysis and support to Production and/or Network Manager with information required for various reports, budgets, and business plans.

  • Implement and foster the coaching and development of employees, including idea generation, within respective functional areas. Contribute to effective communication by listening and providing constructive feedback; support

  • Assisting in the emergency support, even after-hours, to company facilities in the event of a major electrical, mechanical or hydraulic equipment failure or natural catastrophes and geophysical events.

  • Knowledge/Skills*

  • Knowledge of the regulated water/wastewater business within the region and the regulations impacting the business as well as applicable regulations, requirements, and trends within water/wastewater business.

  • Knowledge of company policies and procedures and knowledge of process and operational areas.

  • Knowledge of public water systems and/or wastewater system hydraulics

  • Possess working knowledge of basic electrical and mechanical measurement instrumentation including but not limited to: digital multi-meter, ampmeter

  • Be capable of understanding design engineering concepts and their application in an industrial application.

  • Experience/Education*

_ Experience:_

  • 7-10 years experience in operations, maintenance operations, performing hands-on specialized maintenance work on operating equipment, including mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, and computer equipment.

  • Technology degree and Internship experience in electrical and mechanical industrial equipment preferred

_ Education:_

  • Associates degree or technical school equivalent, plus additional experience and/or certifications and other education and training may be substituted for formal education

  • Travel Requirements*

  • Travel within designated geographic area, including overnight, as required

  • Work Environment*

  • Will require off hours work during evenings, nights, holidays and weekends.


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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.