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American Water Relief Plant Operator - Maintenance in Norristown, Pennsylvania

Do you enjoy a job that is never the same two days in a row? Do you have a love of troubleshooting, fixing things, and providing a critical service in your community? This might be the job for you! This position has the opportunity to work on reactive and preventative maintenance in our facility, while also serving as a relief drinking water plan operator when needed. Our position will require you to be able to work various hours across all shifts, including weekends and holidays. This position will be based out of our water treatment facility in Norristown, PA. Apply now!

  • Primary Role*

  • To operate, control, repair and maintain, in accordance with diagrams, sketches, operating manuals, and manufacturer’s specifications, machinery, and mechanical equipment used to process water treatment equipment using hand tools, power tools, precision measuring and testing instruments.

  • Operate the water treatment plant when needed including but not limited to vacations & illnesses both short term and long term.

  • Operate, clean and maintain sludge dewatering equipment.

  • Shift/Schedule*

    • Tuesday - Saturday, 7:00AM to 3:30PM*
  • Required to assist/fill in for operators on 12-hour shifts when needed

o May fill in from 6:00AM to 6:00PM or 6:00PM to 6:00AM

o $0.30 shift differential when these shifts are worked

  • Key Accountabilities*

  • Observes mechanical devices in operation and listens to their sounds to locate causes of trouble.

  • Dismantles devices to gain access to and remove defective parts, using hoists, cranes, hand tools, and power tools.

  • Examines form and texture of parts to detect imperfections.

  • Inspects used parts to determine changes in dimensional requirements, using rules, calipers, micrometers, and other measuring instruments.

  • Adjusts functional parts of devices and control instruments using various electronic meters not limited to non-contact amp meters, multimeters, calibration meters, voltage detectors, and hand tools

  • Repairs or replaces defective parts, using hand and power tools.

  • Starts devices to test their performance.

  • Lubricates and cleans parts and equipment.

  • May set up and operate drill press, grinder, and other metal working tools to make repairs or repair parts.

  • Acquire materials and parts for repairs to machinery to maintain orderly operation of plant and processes.

  • Key Accountabilities (cont.)*

  • Repair, install, and perform preventive testing of electrical equipment.

  • Repair, install, and perform preventive testing of process control equipment.

  • Maintain records, drawings, and reports within area of responsibility using computerize maintenance management software.

  • Perform treatment plant operator duties including sampling, testing, adjusting chemical feeds needed for plant operation.

  • Operate and maintain sludge dewatering equipment.

  • Compliance with all safety programs, not limited to process safety, confined space entry, lock out tag out, fall protection, arc flash.

  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

  • Knowledge/Skills*

  • /Knowledge:/*

  • Must possess a valid PA driver’s license.

  • Applicant will obtain Pennsylvania Operator Certification within allotted time frames set forth in the bargaining agreement.

  • Must be able to operate a forklift safely and maintain their operating license.

/ Skills:/

  • Skillfully use hand & power tools or machines needed for your work.

  • Read blueprints or drawings needed to make repairs or troubleshoot problems.

  • Measure, cut or otherwise work on materials or objects with great precision.

  • Use arithmetic to figure calibrations or tolerances needed to repair or fine tune equipment.

  • Accept responsibility for the accuracy of the work as it is turned out.

  • Differentiate between colors.

/ Physical Demands: /

  • Lifting 80 lbs maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects.

  • Stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling

  • Walking up and down flights of stairs.

  • Working in confined areas.

  • Climbing up and down ladders both fixed and portable.

  • Work on a ladder.

/ Environmental Conditions: /

  • Both: inside and outside

  • Ability to wear a respirator and work in confined spaces.

  • Knowledge/Skills (cont.)*

  • Requires mathematical development sufficient to be able to:

o Calculate surface, volume, weights and measures.

o Calculate square roots, variable formulas.

o Calculate plane and solid figures circumference, area and volume.

  • Must have developed language skills to the point to be able to:

o Read and understand instructions, safety rules, state/federal regulations, etc.

  • Ability to acquire knowledge to perform simple procedures and techniques related to the water industry.

  • Write reports with proper format, punctuation, spelling and grammar, using all parts of speech.

  • Compiling: gathering, collating or classifying information about date, people or things.

  • Reporting and/or carrying out a prescribed action in relation to information is frequently involved.

  • Taking/giving instructions, helps with training and guiding personnel.

  • Starting, stopping, controlling, and adjusting the progress of machines, chemical feeders or equipment.

  • Operating devices involves setting up and adjusting the machines as needed.

  • Controlling involves observing progress of operations and tuning devices to regulate reactions of apparatus.

  • Experience/Education*

/ Experience:/

  • Specific Vocational preparation includes an occupationally significant combination of:

o vocational education, apprentice training, in-plant training, on-the-job training, or essential experience in less responsible jobs.

/ Education:/

  • High school graduate or equivalent.

  • Two years experience working in electrical, mechanical, and/or process instrumentation and equipment.

/ Continuing Education:/

  • Company, state, federal, private, or county sponsored courses will be attended to improve job skills.

  • Applicant will obtain Pennsylvania Operator Certification within allotted time frames set forth in the bargaining agreement.

  • Competencies*

  • Champions safety

  • Customer obsessed

  • Cultivates innovation

  • Nimble learning

  • Drives Results

  • Collaborates

  • 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.