Operator - Maintenance Mechanic II

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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.

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Primary Role

The Operator-Maintenance Mechanic may be assigned to perform any responsibility that lies within the capabilities of the employee based on experience, knowledge, qualifications, and training.

Key Accountabilities

  • Performs and/or assists with repairs to and maintenance of equipment and facilities such as chemical pump cleaning, piping repairs and modifications, cleaning and painting equipment and structures, machinery lubrication, pump adjustment, equipment analysis and data collection, vibration, temperature, electrical readings, and analytical water testing equipment.
  • Perform job tasks, activities, and responsibilities of the Systems Operator and Operator-Maintenance Mechanic I.
  • Assist in all phases of production facilities' operation, as required.
  • The Operator-Maintenance Mechanic II may be assigned to work all or a portion of scheduled hours at any production facility.


  • Working knowledge of all aspects of water treatment operations including hydraulic, chemical, and electrical equipment and processes, in addition to a thorough understanding of the distribution system network including, but not limited to, gradients, capacities, interconnections, mapping, service territory and facility locations, to ensure the safe, reliable, and efficient operation of the water treatment facility and related appurtenances.
  • Working knowledge of company policies, procedures, and safety practices as well as state and federal rules and regulations applicable to area of responsibility including, but not limited to, TCPA and OSHA and will be required to become a certified Emergency Responder Technician.The Operator-Maintenance Mechanic II must be capable of operating equipment and vehicles necessary for the completion of assignments and must possess and maintain a valid New Jersey Drivers' License.
  • The individual will also be required to pass an initial and annual TCPAand OSHA medical examination and must be able to perform the essential functions and meet the physical requirements for Operator-Maintenance Mechanic II.


  • The Operator-Maintenance Mechanic II must possess a T-1 or W-1 License and will be required to pass an entrance and qualification examination developed by the Company prior to the start and conclusion of the qualification period and attain a T-2License in accord with the educational and operational criteria established by the State of New Jersey.
  • Advancement: The Operator-Maintenance Mechanic II may advance to System Operator when a vacancy is posted and provided the individual meets the qualifications and requirements for System Operator.
  • High School diploma/GED required

Travel Requirements

  • Hours of Work
  • Operational Schedule I
  • In each eight (8) week period, four (4) weeks of thirty six (36) hours, four (4) weeks of forty-eight (48) hours
  • Maintenance Schedule
  • 5 8-hour days, Monday through Friday
  • 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Notification Requirements
  • In cases of an emergency or unexpected vacancy, the Operator-MaintenanceMechanic II's schedule may be changed with 8 hours' notice.
  • In all other instances, the Operator-Maintenance Mechanic II's schedule may be changed with 30 days' notice.


  • Certifications & Licenses:
  • Must possess and maintain a valid New Jersey Drivers' License.
  • The Operator-Maintenance Mechanic II must possess a T-1 or W-1 License


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