Low Lift Operator

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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.

Primary Role

Performs operational, maintenance, and laboratory activities

Key Accountabilities

  • Operations: Daily activities include but are not limited to:
  • receipt of chemical deliveries; recordkeeping (i.e equipment run hours, chemical inventories and chemical dosages, and chemical analysis results);
  • Operating communication equipment such as telephones, 2-way radios and cell phones; operating and calibrating chemical feed equipment; operating low service pumps equipped with electric and diesel motors; operating traveling screens; conducting safety and security inspections; resolving or reporting any unsafe conditions or security concerns immediately; and handling chemical transfers.
  • Maintenance: Daily activities include but are not limited to: chemical feed pump repairs and calibration checks; inspection of all treatment equipment. All malfunctioning equipment is to be taken out of service, made safe, and reported to supervision at the earliest opportunity. Back flushing sample pumps. Maintaining cleanliness of work area and building.
  • Laboratory Procedure: Daily activities include but are not limited to: laboratory testing conducted hourly to confirm accuracy of process control analyzers and to ensure compliance with EPA and NJ DEP regulations (pH, turbidity, chloride, odor, color); EPA and NJ DEP compliance sampling. Sampling protocols include, but are not limited to, bacteriological, DBP, VOC, SOC, nutrient, and metals analysis.
  • Other responsilbilities as assigned.


  • Must have working knowledge of: company policies, procedures, and safety practices applicable to area of responsibility, as well as state and federal regulations regarding safe drinking water operations, confined spaces, trenching and shoring, and Competent Person.
  • Must pass training requirements which include, but are not limites to, HAZWOPPER Training, confined space entry, Respiratory Protection training, fire extinguisher training, Lockout/ tag out training, Arc Flash Protection and Competent Person Training.
  • Company policies, procedures, and safety practices applicable to area of responsibility.


  • Capable of operating Company equipment and vehicles necessary for the completion of assigned responsibilities.
  • High School diploma or G.E.D.

Travel Requirements

  • Routine local travel.


  • Must be able to perform the essential functions and meet the physical requirements for the position.
  • Physical requirements include, but are not limited to: Ability to physically withstand the following for long periods of time: walk, stand, climb stairs, and sit in a chair. Wear and use a SCBA and a respirator.
  • Push, pull or lift up to 60 pounds.
  • Operate manual valves via hand cranks, valve wheels, valve keys or levers.
  • May be assigned to perform responsibilities either individually or in conjunction with other employees.
  • Maintains professionalism in appearance and demeanor at all times.
  • The total cumulative time to obtain both the NJ DEP T-1 and T-2 license is 4 years from the position start date.
  • If an employee enters the position with a NJ DEP T-1 license the employee will be granted up to two (2) years to obtain the NJ DEP T-2 license.
  • Once obtained the license(s) must be must be maintained through re-certifications.
  • If the treatment license is not obtained, lost or revoked for any reason at any time, the employee will be displaced from the position and will not be eligible for any Production position until the required license is obtained/reinstated or the twenty-four (24) month stay out period has expired. The twenty-four (24) month stay out period begins to accrue on the date that the employee vacates the position requiring the license.
  • The employee is personally responsible for maintaining the good standing of his/her license(s).
  • Must possess a valid drivers license

Work Environment

  • Rotating shift, including but not limited to, holidays and weekends;
  • Must remain at position until relieved by another trained Operator, OMM or Supervisor. Understand and follow Company safety procedures; wear appropriate PPE at all times. Adhere to Company dress code.


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