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NJ AMERICAN WATER Operations Mechanic U391 in Washington, New Jersey

Diversity of backgrounds, ideas, thoughts, and experiences is vital to our culture and the way we do business. Creating an environment where differences are embraced and where every person feels engaged and included makes us safer, stronger, and more successful.
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.
PLEASE NOTE: In order for American Water to evaluate decisions about new regulations, reintegration, and safe operating practices, all employees are required to report their vaccination status.
Primary Role
The Operations Mechanic may be assigned to perform any responsibility that lies within the capability of the employee based on experience, knowledge, qualifications, and training.
This position may be subject to an alternate shift.
Key Accountabilities
Reviews, monitors, and adjusts hydraulic and chemical processes to achieve and maintain established water quality standards and system delivery requirements.
Operates and adjusts computer control systems.
Performs repairs to and maintenance of equipment and facilities such as, but not limited to, piping repairs and modifications, cleaning and painting of equipment and structures, machinery lubrication, pump adjustment, equipment analysis, data collection, vibration, temperature and electrical readings, and analytical water testing equipment.
Inspect and monitor remote water treatment facilities and related appurtenances, including, but not limited to chemical feeders and pumps to insure the safe, reliable delivery of the highest quality water.
Collect process control samples in accord with established water quality procedures.
Locates, accesses, operates, and/or repairs company facilities such as, but not limited to, 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. Completes house-tohouse connections at customers' accounts to maintain service.
Locates company facilities, and in accord with the Underground Facility Program, marks-out 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.
Collects process control samples in accord with established water quality procedures.
Prepares company facilities for adverse weather conditions. Restores service to frozen company facilities, asrequired. Records pertinent data and maintains accurate records.
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.
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.
Conducts water loss audits including, but not limited to, pipe and fixture inspections and usage patterns at customers' accounts. Inspects and tests cross-connection control prevention devices and backflow prevention devices.
Obtains and records water meter readings in company's service area to ensure accurate billing of customers' accounts within established timeframes.
May be assigned to perform responsibilities either individually or in conjunction with other employees.
Knowledge/Skills
The Operations Mechanic must possess a working knowledge of all facets of water treatment operations including, hydraulic chemical and electrical equipment and processes in addition to a working knowledge of the distribution system network including, but not limited to gradients, capacities, interconnections, and mapping to ensure the safe, reliable, and efficient operation of treatment and distribution facilities as well as a thorough understanding of gradients, piping networks, basic fluid and flow principles, and basic electrical theory and related safety procedures.
The individual must be capable of interpreting diagrams, blueprints, schematics and maps and process and possess a working knowledge of cross-connection controls and reduced pressure zone backflow prevention.
The individual must possess a geographical knowledge of the Companys service area, distribution system, and remote facilities and must be capable of recording numbers and operating data acquisition equipment with speed and accuracy.
The Operations Mechanic must have a working knowledge of Company policies, procedures, and safety practices applicable to area of responsibility as well as federal regulations regarding confined spaces and applicability to area of responsibility.
The Operations Mechanic must be capable of operating relevant company equipment and vehicles and possess a valid Drivers License.
The individual will be required to pass an initial and annua

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