Water Treatment Production Operator
Company: American Water
Location: Pacific Grove
Posted on: May 12, 2022
Diversity of backgrounds, ideas, thoughts, and experiences is
vital to our culture and the way we do business. Creating an
environment where differences are embraced and where every person
feels engaged and included makes us safer, stronger, and more
successful.With a history dating back to 1886, American Water
(NYSE:AWK) is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S.
publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company
employs more than 6,400 dedicated professionals who provide
regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater services
to an estimated 14 million people in 25 states. American Water
provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our
customers to help keep their lives flowing. For more information,
visit amwater.com and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook
and LinkedIn.PLEASE NOTE: In order for American Water to evaluate
decisions about new regulations, reintegration, and safe operating
practices, all employees are required to report their vaccination
status.Shift InformationShift will be 7:00-3:30 pm on scheduled
days(to potentially include weekends), on-call as scheduled, and
overtime if needed.Primary RoleUnder the supervision of the
Operations Supervisor, is responsible for the production and
treatment of drinking water to customers.Key Accountabilities
- Ensures facility start-up and shut-down and continuous
monitoring of water quality and treatment systems, including but
not limited to: wells, pumps, motors, analyzers/ instrumentation,
filters, chemical feed systems, auxiliary equipment such as
generators, measuring and control systems.
- Checks reservoir levels and release rates and makes adjustment
- Checks and maintains the fish trap at Los Padres
- Inspects and maintains all grounds around pumping plants,
tanks, reservoirs, and water treatment plants.
- Performs corrective maintenance and basic troubleshooting of
pumping and treatment systems.
- Maintains and repairs regulating stations valves and pilot
controls. Performs routine preventive maintenance, such as
lubrication, operating adjustments, cleaning, and painting
equipment at various water facility locations, including but not
limited to: wells, pumping plants, tank sites, regulating stations,
and water treatment facilities.
- Monitor the status of plant operating guidelines, such as
flows, pressures, chemical feeds, levels and water quality
- Load and unload chemicals either by hand or using
chemical-handling equipment, i.e. hand trucks, hoists and/or
chemical transfer pumps.
- Maintains recordkeeping, including operating logs, daily
diaries, chemical inventories, data logs, reports, and SCADA
data/trends.Knowledge/SkillsAbility to carry out oral and written
- Ability to read and interpret data, information and
- Ability to analyze and solve problems; observe and interpret
situations; and use math and mathematical reasoning.
- Ability to demonstrate effective communication skills, and meet
with the public as needed.
- Ability to perform basic computer skills. One to two years of
basic mechanical experience required. Requires physical and
- Knowledge to operate standard small hand tools.
- Knowledge to operate equipment, including but not limited to:
lifting winch, air compressor, grinder, power saw, chain saw,
calibration, electronic recording equipment, chlorine testing
equipment, and any other special tools necessary to complete duties
- High school diploma or equivalent.
- Related production and water treatment experience is
- Physical demands include, but not limited to: standing,
climbing, walking, lifting, bending, pulling, pushing, grasping,
reaching, stooping, crouching, sitting, etc.
- Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and
occasionally lift and/or move over 100 pounds.
- Vision abilities required by this job include close vision,
distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception,
etc. May require working in trenches tanks and/or elevated
- The employee frequently works in, but not limited to; extreme
outside weather conditions i.e. some potential exposure to poison
oak, insects, reptiles and animals. Additionally, the position
works near moving mechanical parts and in high or precarious
places, and is exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, vibrations,
fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and the
risk of electrical shock.
- Position has potential exposure to hazardous chemicals, and
requires use of appropriate safety equipment such as self-contained
breathing apparatus.Certifications and Licenses
- Must have and maintain certification as Water Distribution
Operator Grade 1 and Water Treatment Operator Grade 1, by the State
of California Water Resources Control Board, within one year of
hire or reclassification date. Must obtain a Water Treatment
Operator Grade 2 certification within two years of hire or
- Must have and maintain appropriate valid California Driver's
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