Small Crew Foreman I

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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 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to 15 million people in 46 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to help make sure we keep their lives flowing.For more information, visit amwater.comand follow American Water on Twitter, Facebookand LinkedIn.

Do you have experience leading a crew ? Are you a great communicator with a safety mindset ? If this sounds like you, come join our team!California American Water has a new and exciting opportunity available as a Crew Foreman. This role will help support our day-to-day operations and maintenance needs in Pacific Grove, CA. As the Crew Foreman, you will ensure that regulatory requirements are being met. If you are a natural born leader and have the hands-on experience in the utility space, we want to hear from you!

Key Accountabilities

  • Directs and participates in the work of a crew or crews engaged in the construction, maintenance and operation of water works facilities. Installs and maintains water pipelines, services, valves (including the operation of tapping machine for the installation of mechanical joint tapping sleeves and valves 4"- 12"), pumps, meters, tanks, connections, and other water facilities.
  • Trains and rates the work performance of crewmembers.
  • Prepares and submits reports of mileage cards, service requests, stock requisitions, timecards, and other reports.
  • Carries out long-term and daily work schedules.
  • Determines staff, equipment and material needs for each job.
  • Prepares "as-built" sketches of installations.
  • Reads blueprints and stakes alignments of installations.
  • Enforces safety regulations as required for the assigned work
  • Reports to the Operations Superintendent or Operations Supervisor in Distribution
  • Must have knowledge of the distribution system, including the different pressure zones, to direct activities such as, but not limited to, system flushing.
  • Must act or make decisions necessary for the assigned responsibilities. Data entry required

Work Performed

  • Prepares work areas including set up to include barricades, fencing, and traffic cones.
  • Breaks pavement by use of jackhammer or other means, dependent on conditions. Loads and unloads boxes, pipes, fitting, and other equipment.
  • Digs trenches by use of shovel or whatever methods conditions prescribe.
  • Installs or maintains pipes and fittings, trimming when necessary.
  • Tamps and backfills trenches.
  • Builds rough forms for cement work.
  • Acts as flagman to direct traffic.
  • Occasionally does various types of concrete work and makes tie-ins.
  • Repair's waterline breaks and leaks as required.
  • Works on services and maintains fire hydrants.
  • Operates valves, and maintains plant equipment, including pumps, piping, storage tanks, and buildings. Drives a Company Vehicle.

Tools and Equipment Used

  • iPad, Tablet or computer and Mapcall. Shovels, jackhammer, picks, digging bars, cement power saw, clay spade, wrenches, various other hand tools and any other tools necessary to complete the job.
  • Trucks, forklift, loader, water pumps, air compressors, cement mixer and any other equipment necessary to complete the job


  • Requires high school education or equivalent
  • At least three (3) years' water utility experience in construction and maintenance work.
  • Requires mechanical physical abilities.
  • Familiarity with database technology and any other electronic devices to perform job duties.
  • Must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move over 100 pounds.
  • Requires a valid California Driver's License.
  • Requires State Water Resources Control Board Water Distribution Operator Certificate Grade II within one year of becoming foreman . Certification must be maintained for employment.

Work Schedule

  • Forty (40) hours per week, exclusive of lunch periods.
  • Wednesday - Sunday, eight (8) hours per day, exclusive of lunch periods.
  • Position may be required to work overtime hours and is subject to 24-hour call out as needed.


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