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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.

Pennsylvania American Water is looking for an energetic utility person to add to our team in Norristown, PA.This person will have exposure to valves, pipes and other mechanical equipment relatedto operations. This person will be working with our customers and team members. The majority of your time will be focused on the distribution side ofour business.

Primary Role

To perform a variety of tasks including but not limited to locating, laying, repairing and extending underground mains and distribution pipes

Key Accountabilities

  • Sets up barricades and places safety lights around work site to protect workers from street traffic.
  • Breaks up asphalt and concrete, using pneumatic power tools for trenching and compaction.
  • Manual digging of valve boxes and curb boxes using shovel and digging bar.
  • Guide pipe sections, valves and fittings into position and holds pieces steady while workers tightens connections.
  • Tapping into pressurized water mains.
  • Flaring and connecting copper and plastic piping.
  • Installation of repair clamp on pressurized water mains and service lines.
  • Operating of valves and fire hydrants.
  • Investigates complaints and determines corrective action per
  • Company procedure.
  • Operating of pneumatic and/or hydraulic boring equipment.
  • Completes all necessary forms, sketches and field notes and be knowledgeable of usage of maps and records.
  • Drives vehicles and/or trucks in performance of general job including housekeeping of vehicle.
  • Use of company technology to perform assigned duties.
  • Responsible for environmental compliance with DEP and other government agencies and company regulations.
  • Adhere to all safety regulations and company policies, practices and procedures.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned by the Supervisor.


Knowledge/Skills

  • Precision Working: Using body members and/or tools or work aids to work, move, guide or place objects or materials in situations where ultimate responsibility for the attainment of standards occurs and selection of appropriate tools, objects or materials and the adjustment of the tool to the task require exercise of considerable judgment
  • Must possess and maintain Aa valid Pennsylvania driver's license.
  • Must possess and maintain DEP Water Class E operator's license as per union contract.


Experience/Education

  • Must meet all of the requirements above to be eligible for this position.
  • High school graduate or equivalent.


Work Environment

  • Work may be outdoors with no effective protection from the weather.


Other

  • Skillfully use hand tools or machines needed to work.
  • Requires mathematical development sufficient to be able to: add, subtract, multiply and divide all units of measure.
  • Measure, cut or otherwise work on materials or objects with great precision.
  • Use arithmetic or shop geometry to figure amounts of material needed, dimensions to be followed and cost of materials.
  • Accept responsibility for the volume and accuracy of work.
  • Work outdoors with the use of proper safety equipment, and PPE (personal protective equipment).
  • Must be able to: Read, understand, and followinstructions, safety rules, maps, diagrams, etc.
  • Communicate in an effective manner both oral and written with
  • Company personnel.Draw sketches.
  • Data: Compiling, gathering, collating or classifying information about work performed people or things.
  • Reporting and/or carrying out a prescribed action in relation to information is frequently involved.
  • Pass Department of Transportation's physical examination.
  • Capable of lifting and/or carrying 50 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying objects weighing up to 50 lbs.
  • Stooping. Kneeling. Crouching. Crawling. Reaching. Handling. Fingering, Feeling.
  • Draw sketches.
  • Data: Compiling, gathering, collating or classifying information about work performed, people or things.
  • Reporting and/or carrying out a prescribed action in relation to information is frequently involved.
  • Pass Department of Transportation's physical examination.
  • Capable of lifting and/or carrying 50 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying objects weighing up to 50 lbs. Stooping.Kneeling. Crouching. Crawling. Reaching. Handling. Fingering, Feeling.


Competencies

Champions safety

Collaborates

Cultivates innovation

Customer obsessed

Drives Results

Nimble learning

Join American Water... We Keep Life Flowing

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