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American Water Senior Maintenance Service Specialist in Monterey, California

California American Water (CalAm) a member of the American Water Family is seeking a highly technical /Senior Maintenance Service Specialist/ to support the Monterey service area. Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company.

CalAm is committed to our employees and their continuous professional and personal development through a generous tuition program and internal training to enable them to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to reach their professional career goals and personal goals.

Primary Role

Supervises the day-to-day activities of preventive and predictive maintenance operations within a water and/or wastewater plant(s), and associated distribution systems.

Key Accountabilities

  • Assist with 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 computerequipment.

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

  • Ensure that operational integrity (quality, environment, reliability, health, safety, security, etc.) is maintained.

  • Develop and direct cost effective solutions to meet customers’ expectations and technical requirements and to encourage best practice and innovation throughout maintenance functions.

  • 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.

  • Ensure effective people management policies and practices are developed and implemented (e.g., time and attendance, workforce management, etc.) and ensure resources are developed and deployed appropriately.

  • Continue to reinforce the importance of developing a diverse workforce.

  • Support the Business Development function in the operational analysis pricing and integration of water and wastewater business opportunities in both the regulated and non-regulated markets.

  • Work collaboratively with other functional leads to mitigate business risks.

  • Implement effective communications at all levels of our operations.

  • Provide effective leadership that will enhance our abilities to be flexible to changing business environments.

  • Contribute to effective communication by listening and providing constructive feedback; supporting the creation of an open and honest work environment; cascading and sharing knowledge and information relevant to other members of the team and colleagues across the business.


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,


  • 2-4 years experience in supervising maintenance operations, and managing and meeting performance targets.

  • Additional 5+ years in maintenance, performing hands-on specialized maintenance work on operating equipment, including mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, and computer equipment.

  • 2 year or 4 year degree in operational discipline, management, or related technical discipline or equivalent.

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

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

  • 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.