[Dwopcert] American Water Enterprises (AWE) employment opportunity
Mon May 12 11:14:05 MST 2008
American Water Enterprises(AWE), the non-regulated products and services
division of American Water, has a Water Plant Operator position
at its Surprise, AZ location.
AWE's non-regulated business units offer operations and maintenance
contract services across the United States and Canada, including design,
construction and operation of community onsite water and wastewater
systems, service-line protection programs, water and wastewater
for military bases, and other innovative solutions that address a
of challenges facing the industry.
The Primary Role of the Water Plant Operator is to be responsible for
operation of a drinking water treatment plant, including running
and managing a SCADA system in order to meet plant production goals.
very limited supervision, serve in a lead capacity in a variety of
semi-skilled maintenance work, and operate a variety of equipment in the
operation, repair, maintenance, and replacement of water and lift
Independently monitor and oversee the performance of all equipment,
and charts in the treatment plant and pump stations.
Maintain, operate, repair, and replace equipment as necessary
Perform and chart lab test results, trend analysis and maintain accurate
records of analysis and test results.
Collect samples and identify concentrations of chemical, physical or
biological characteristics of water as required in
accordance with local, state, and federal requirements; gather and test
water samples to operate the plant at maximum
efficiency and file reports as required.
Take a lead role in making plant operate within required standards by
suggesting and recommending SOP's including practicing good housekeeping
per applicable regulatory and departmental standards.
Respond to call-out as required in a timely fashion.
Monitor and calibrate all lab and process control equipment related to
Maintain a variety of records related to operations, inspections,
maintenance activity, water supply, consumption, etc. Perform a lead
and take responsibility when assigned, for working with regulatory
during inspections and audits.
Primary duty is the operation of the plant, however, will help with
maintenance as time allows
Perform all duties in conformance to appropriate safety, environmental,
Makes sure the Plant remains compliant while on duty
Communicate in an effective manner both oral and written with the
public and Company personnel. Read, understand, and follow instructions,
safety rules, etc.
Mathematical skills sufficient to be able to calculate dosages, surface
areas, volumes, weights, measures and algebraic formulas. Mechanical
ability sufficient to operate and maintain pumps, valves, motors and
mechanical equipment related to plant operation and maintenance.
Physical fitness- capable of moving and/or carrying 50 lbs. or more on a
frequent basis. Walking up and down stairs and long distances. Carrying,
climbing, and working from ladders. Working in confined areas.
Ability to wear a respirator or SCBA as required. Ability to work
periods of time, up to twelve hours, rotating shifts (Days/ Nights)
Environmental conditions including contact with water, chemicals, fumes,
odors and dust as a result of working with and handling potentially
hazardous water treatment and laboratory chemicals. May be required to
in inclement weather conditions for extended periods of time.
Must be able to work outside in temperatures above 110 degrees F.
Knowledge of water treatment processes, safe chemical handling
basic scientific concepts and water quality standards, Federal and State
regulations and Company procedures.
Knowledge of Actiflo, UV Disinfection, and Ozone systems is a plus
knowledge of basic mechanical and automated control systems.
Arizona Department of Environmental quality, WTPO Level III at time of
High School graduate or state recognized education equivalency
College course work and/or degree in biology, chemistry, environmental
science or engineering curriculum are desired. Attend continuing
as needed for Operator certification renewal.
Visit www.amwater.com/careers to learn more about American Water and
on line (preferred).
Search for Job Number 2301
If interested, please apply online at:
or contact Adam Pollack at 856-309-4683
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