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American Water Laborer in Rosemead, California

Primary Role

Construct, operate and maintain a water distribution system.

Key Accountabilities

  • 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.

  • Places pipes and fittings.

  • Tamps and backfills trenches.

  • Builds rough forms for cement work.

  • Acts as flagman to direct traffic.

  • Sweeps. Repairs water line breaks and/or leaks as required. Changes water meters.

  • Performs maintenance and paints.

  • Performs routine maintenance on valves and fire-hydrants.

  • Required to take after-hours emergency call-outs and be on-call.

  • Performs duties of other job classifications as needed.

  • Does other similar work as called upon to perform, and any other work as necessary.


  • Knowledge of power-tool equipment and construction materials.

  • Ability to work in inclement weather daily.

  • Ability to carry out verbal and written instructions

  • Requires normal physical and mechanical ability.

  • Ability to frequently lift and/or move 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.


  • High School diploma or state recognized Educational Equivalency Certificate required

Equipment Used

  • Shovels, jackhammer, picks, digging bar, cement power saw, clay spade, wrenches, hand tools and power tools necessary to complete the job.

  • Drives a company vehicle.

Licenses & Certifications

  • Must possess a valid California Driver’s License.

  • Water Distribution Certification Grade I must be attained within 18 months of hiring.


  • Position reports to the Ops Supervisor - Distribution.


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