Assistant Plant 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 a variety of tasks for the proper and efficient operation of the water treatment process. This includes, but is not limited to,ensuring a sufficient water supply, which complies with state and federal water quality regulations to ensure public safety.

Either this position or Assistant Plant Operator, Class 1 License, requisition # 100728 will be filled.

Key Accountabilities

  • Performs all functions of the position in a safe and conscientious manner, with constant regard for the safety of fellow employees and the general public.
  • Complies with all company prescribed safety policies and procedures.
  • Performs all duties as assigned by supervision.
  • Some duties may be directed by the Plant Operator, who is the licensed operator in charge of the plant.
  • Operates, inspects, and controls electric motors, diesel engines, pumps, and valves to regulate the water treatment process.
  • Monitors and controls feed rates of chemicals including, but not limited to, chlorine, ammonia, alum, fluoride, potassium permanganate, polymer, powdered activated carbon and corrosion inhibitors into water treatment process.
  • Understands the impact of the chemicals on the finished product.
  • Uses judgment to react to changing raw water conditions as they relate to proper treatment of water.
  • Fills treatment chemical day tanks via the use of automated transfer equipment and/or manually conveys materials from drums, bags, or barrels to feed equipment.
  • Documents chemical feed activities and system performance with written reports and automatic charts.
  • Records data, such as residual content of chemicals, water pressure, power consumption, water output, and chemical consumption.
  • Monitors SCADA system, checks charts, and adjusts controls to regulate flow rates and water storage and distribution of water.
  • Cleans and lubricates machines and equipment, using hand tools and power tools.


  • GED/HS Diploma


  • Works overtime as required.


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