Foreman (Utility Mechanic IV)

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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

The Utility Mechanic IV may be assigned to perform any responsibility that lies within the capability of the employee based on experience,knowledge, qualifications, and training.

There are multiple positions available.

Key Accountabilities

  • Coordinates, monitors, and controls the safe and efficient utilization of company equipment and assigned personnel.
  • Locates, accesses, and operates company facilities at customers' accounts such as, but not limited to, mains, hydrants, blow-offs, services, curb stops, shutoff valves, and plumbing fixtures. Investigates and diagnoses hydraulic variations that may adversely impact system operations and customer service, and initiates corrective action.
  • Performs distribution system tests including, but not limited to, fire flows, customer service lines, and pressure losses.
  • Locates company facilities, and in accord with the Underground Facility Program, marksout company facilities and initiates requests to mark-out other utilities' facilities.
  • Raises to grade company facilities such as, but not limited to, meter hoods, tiles and covers, and curb and valve boxes.
  • Operates and repairs company facilities such as, but not limited to, fire hydrants and distribution system valves.
  • Completes the installation of facilities including, but not limited to, water services, main extensions, fire hydrants, valves, and blow-offs.
  • Collects and evaluates water samples, as directed, in accord with established water quality practices.
  • Transports materials to and from facilities and/or job sites.
  • Prepares company facilities for adverse weather conditions.
  • Restores service to frozen company facilities, as required.
  • Records pertinent data and maintains accurate records.
  • Responds to inquiries accurately and professionally and, when necessary, involves the appropriate individuals to resolve customer and company related issues and to achieve the highest level of customer service in all areas of responsibility.
  • Completes house-to-house connections at customers' accounts to maintain service.

Additional Key Accountabilities

  • Records pertinent data and maintains accurate and complete records.
  • Conducts water loss audits including, but not limited to, pipe and fixture inspections and usage patterns at customers' accounts.
  • Inspects and tests cross-connection prevention devices and backflowprevention devices.
  • Reports conditions in the field that may adversely impact customer service or the public safety, as well as conditions that may result in damage to company facilities.
  • May be assigned to perform responsibilities either individually or in conjunction with other employees.


  • Geographical knowledge of the company's service area and distribution system, as well as an understanding of gradients, piping networks, basic fluid and flow principles, basic electrical theory, and related safety procedures.
  • The individual must be capable of interpreting diagrams, blueprints, schematics, and maps and possess a Working knowledge of cross-connection control and reduced pressure zone backflow preventors.
  • The individual must possess a working knowledge of the various materials utilized in the transmission and distribution system and possess the ability to properly and safely make necessary taps, restraints, and repairs to insure the integrity of the transmission and distribution system.
  • The Utility Mechanic IV must be detail-oriented and capable of preparing and maintaining accurate records and documents.
  • The Utility Mechanic IV must be capable of directing a workforce involved in an excavation that requires shoring.
  • The Utility Mechanic IV must be capable of operating Company equipment and vehicles necessary for the completion of assigned responsibilities and possess a Commercial Drivers' License with appropriate endorsements
  • The individual must be able to perform the essential functions and meet the physical requirements of Utility Mechanic IV.


  • The Utility Mechanic IV must have a minimum of 5 years' experience as aUtility Mechanic II and attain and maintain a W-1 License.
  • The UtilityMechanic IV will be required to pass a qualification examination developed by the Company prior to the conclusion of the qualification period.
  • HS Diploma/GED required


  • Valid Drivers license. CDL with appropriate endorsements preffered. Ability to obtain CDL in company's required time fram.
  • NJ DEP W-1 License preferred or ability to obtain within company's required time frame.


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