Utility Person

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water 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 market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to more than 14 million people in 24 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing.

Our teams are committed to customer service, operational excellence and delivering high-quality, reliable drinking water and other water-related management services.

Our primary business involves the ownership of water and wastewater utilities that provide water and wastewater services to residential, commercial and industrial customers, treating and delivering more than 1 billion gallons of water per day.

Primary Role

Performs a variety of tasks in supervising and participating in the locating, laying, repairing, and extending underground water mains and distribution pipes. Responsible for the on-site inspection of construction work for water resource projects.Key Accountabilities

  • Sets up barricades and places safety lights around work site to protect workers from street traffic.
  • Breaks up asphalt and concrete, using pneumatic power tools for trenching and compaction.
  • Manually digs valve boxes and curb boxes, using shovel and digging bar.
  • Guides pipe sections, valves and fittings into position and holds pieces steady while worker tightens connections.
  • Taps into pressurized water mains.
  • Flares and connects copper and plastic piping
  • Installs repair clamps on pressurized water mains and service lines.
  • Operates valves and fire hydrants. Investigates complaints and determines corrective action per company procedure.
  • Operates pneumatic and/or hydraulic boring equipment.
  • Completes all necessary forms, sketches, field notes and uses maps and records.
  • Drives vehicles and/or trucks in performance of general job.
  • Directs the activities of any personnel assigned. Performs any other duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • On-call responsibilities
  • Commitment to safe working practices
  • Track inventory
  • Perform PA One Calls
  • Conducts on-site inspections of construction projects to ensure conformance to contract documents.
  • Represents the Water Company as the primary point of on-site contact for construction contractors.
  • Prepare project documentation in accordance with Company Standards.
  • Maintains records of work changes and assists in preparation of “as built” drawings.Knowledge/Skills
  • Customer Service skills; ability to handle difficult conversations
  • Attention to detail
  • Computer ability
  • Understands the mechanical operation of pumps, valves, motors and other mechanical equipment related to operations and maintenance.
  • Working knowledge of distribution/collection systems.
  • Knowledge of highway safety and trenching and shoringExperience/Education
  • GED/High School graduate with vocational preparation includes an occupationally significant combination of vocational education, apprentice training, on-the- job training, and/or in-plant training or essential experience in less responsible jobs which lead to the higher job or serving in other jobs.
  • At least 2 years of water utility or construction experienceCertifications and Licenses
  • Pass D.O.T. physical examination.
  • Valid driver’s licenseWork Environment
  • Work is in environmental conditions including contact with wastewater, chemicals, fumes, odors and dust as a result of working with handling potentially hazardous wastewater treatment and laboratory chemicals.
  • Exposure to potentially harmful pathogens and gases in raw unprocessed wastewater creating potential for blood borne/airborne disease.
  • Electrical hazard conditions.
  • Exposure to inclement weather mostly of short duration.Hours/Schedule
  • Full-time
  • Monday-Friday, 7am-3:30pm (day shift)
  • Rotating on-call responsibility CompetenciesChampions safetyCollaboratesCultivates innovationCustomer obsessedDrives ResultsNimble learning

Are you a utility professional with pipeline experience? Do want to work for an industry leader who provides safe, healthy and reliable water to customers and the community? If so, this Utility Person role with Pennsylvania American Water may be the perfect fit! Our dedicated team in Royersford is seeking a full-time utility member to join our crew. The focus of this role will be construction on water main replacements and main extensions. The utility person will be inspecting and overseeing contractors and working with them to make sure standards are being met. Our winning candidate will be detail-oriented and have strong customer service skils!

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