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American Water Laborer in Newbury Park, California

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 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

Read customer meters and perform various other functions related to customer billing and collections.

Key Accountabilities

  • Utilizing the electronic customer database and meter reading systems, load hand- meter reading equipment, accurately read customer meters and transmit the reads for billing. (70%)

  • Performs routine maintenance on valves, and fire hydrants. Changes water meters. (20%)

  • Sets up barricades and traffic cones. Breaks pavement where necessary by use of jackhammer or whatever methods conditions prescribe. Loads and unloads pipes and fittings. Digs trenches by means of shovel, or other methods as conditions prescribe. Repairs water line breaks and/or leaks as required. Places pipes and fittings. Tamps and backfills trenches. Builds rough forms for cement work. Acts as flagman to direct traffic. Sweeps. (5%)

  • Performs maintenance and paints. (5%)

  • Performs other duties on an as-needed basis.

  • Works under the supervision of the operations supervisor.

  • Maybe required to take after-hours emergency call-outs as per union contract. (After completion of a training period that will be determined by management)



Knowledge of equipment used, and of basic computer operating principles.

  • Skills:*

Ability to carry out oral and written instructions. Requires normal physical and mechanical ability. Able to lift and stack equipment/materials weighing up to 90 lbs.



Previous water industry experience preferable.


High school diploma or equivalent required.

Licenses & Certifications

Must possess a valid California Driver’s License. Water Distribution

Certificate Grade 1 or Water Treatment Certificate Grade 1 must be obtained within 12 months of hire date.

Equipment Used

  • Small hand tools and other tools necessary to complete the job.

  • Drives a company vehicle.


Champions safety

Customer obsessed

Cultivates innovation

Nimble learning

Drives Results


  • 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.