Dispatching Coordinator

Bring your customer service skills and whole self to work! Join our team! We operate a 24/7 center and have an opportuntiy on our 3rd shift.

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 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.

Primary Role

TheDispatching Coordinator will support service order related activities andevent management, planning and allocation.

This is a 3rd shift role (Tuesay-Saturday, 10:00pm-6:00 am)

Key Accountabilities

  • Provide local operations management with information necessary to manage field resources including monitoring of all FSR productivity and service order accuracy and identify needs for additional training or potential counseling.
  • Monitor and resolve Special Handling Service Order Requests and coordinate response to Emergency Service Orders.
  • Uses independent judgment to assign and re-allocate work assignments to meet the demands of the business.
  • Assign work,resolve issues and ensure timely completion of service orders.
  • Review the automatic assignment of work from the electronic scheduling system and modify/release service orders requiring manual intervention.
  • Perform event management services including maintenance of the Alerts
  • Database and coordination of customer notification system.
  • Create service orders as necessary.
  • Act as liaison between field personnel, field supervisors, customer service representatives, and emergency management personnel.


  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Knowledge of businesspolicies, practices and procedures
  • Knowledge of field operations policies, practices and procedures
  • Strong knowledge of technical terms as they apply to field activities
  • Highly proficient computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite). Knowledge of SAP is a plus.


  • Experience in a customer service or operations role.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Associate's Degree (2-year) and/or equivalent experience in a customer service environment.
  • Prior dispatching experience is highly desired.

Travel Requirements

  • As Needed

Short Description

  • 24 Hour - 365 Day operation

Join American Water... We Keep Life Flowing

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