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Utility Worker

Pennsylvania American Water
Yardley, PA 19067
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Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Camden, NJ, the company employs over 6,800dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 46states.To learn more about American Water andadditionalcareer opportunities, visit www.amwater.com.

Pennsylvania American Wateris seeking a Utility Worker to join their team inYardley, PA! This role will be heavily involved in providing routinemaintenance to our field operationsincluding valve repair and main replacements. Inaddition, you will be responsible for keeping distrubution assets running smoothly. As a Utility Worker, you will work with contractors and our customers on a consistent basis.

Primary Role

Operates and controls plant machinery and equipment to purify and clarify water for human consumption and commercial and industrial use. Remotely controls distribution pumps, tanks, and equipment to maintain water and fire service in the distribution system. Monitors and tests water quality to ensure safe water quality.

Key Accountabilities

  • Monitors SCADA to operate and control electric motors, pumps, valves, and filters to regulate flow of water through the plant.

  • Dumps specified amount of chemicals, such as polymer, salt, and potassium permanganate into chemical feeders.

  • Makes adjustments to same devices to control the amount of chemical admitted into tanks, clearwells, and pipelines to disinfect, deodorize, clarify, and purify the water. (20%)

  • Controls, operates, and monitors mixers, vacuum pumps, sludge blanket levels, sludge blanket concentrations and sludge removal to clarify the water.

  • Monitors SCADA to remotely adjust and control pumps, motors, and chemical feed equipment, to regulate pressures, water elevations, flow of water, and quality of water in the distribution system. (10%)

  • Monitors filter operation to maintain water quality and determine backwashing scheduling.

  • Collects and tests water samples from various process points to determine acidity, color, turbidity, pH, bacteria content, treatment application, odor, and other impurities, using various laboratory equipment such as electrodes, colorimeters, mixers,turbidimeters, titrators, mixers and hot plates. (35%)

  • Maintains and tests online analytical instruments monitoring water quality.

  • Records data such as test results, chemical dosages, weights, and volumes, water quality information, operational problems, and compliance monitoring as required by various State and Federal regulations. (16%)

  • Responds to consumer complaints, emergencies, answers telephone or makes notification to appropriate supervisors about same.

  • Loads unloads / receives chemicals and materials used to purify and operate the water treatment systems.

  • Cleans and maintains work place. (12%)

  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor. (7%)


  • High school graduate or equivalent.

  • Specific Vocational Preparation includes an occupationally significant combination of vocational education, apprentice training, in-plant training, on-the-job training, or essential experience in less responsible jobs.

  • Company, state, federal, private, or county sponsored courses will be attended to improve job skills.


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American Water is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on his or her age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, or because he or she is an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.

Posted: 2021-01-05 Expires: 2021-02-03
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