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American Water Company Huntington , WV 25706

Posted 2 months ago

Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs over 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 46 states and Ontario, Canada. To learn more about American Water and additional career opportunities, visit

Short Description

Shift will be either Monday-Friday, dayshift or Tuesday-Saturday, dayshift--final determination to be made by management based on business needs.

Primary Role

Position exists to perform a variety of tasks to ensure efficent and reliable operation, maintenance, protection and appearance of all pipelines; services hydrants, valves and other appurtenances.

Key Accountabilities

  • Perform all functions of the position in a safe and conscientious manner, with constant regard for the safety of fellow employees and the general public.

  • Erects barricades and places safety lights around work sites to protect workers from street traffic; may flag traffic as required.

  • Ensure sites are secure before leaving.

  • Interprets system maps and field locates water company assets, remove and install water meters; Inspects, disassembles, and repairs damaged or malfunctioning control devices of water distribution systems, using hand and/or power tools.

  • Will break up pavement, using air hammer or other tools; manually digs ditches in preparation of laying or removing pipe or service lines; maneuvering pipe sections, valves and fittings in to position.

  • Must be able to lift and manuever equipment and materials of varying weights up to 100 lbs.

  • Backfills excavations using compaction equipment on dirt, crusted stone and cold-mix; may operate small backhoe.

  • Inspect meters, valves, hydrants, and pipes to detect leaks or malfunctioning.

  • Tighten pipe connections to prevent leaks using wrenches and other hand tools as required.

  • Use technology to prepare requisitions and/or reports to appropriately maintain service records.

  • May be assigned to perform responsibilities either individually or in conjunction with other employees.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge / Skills


  • Must have basic geographical knowledge of company's service area and must be adaptable to variations in topography and weather conditions. Working knowledge of company policies, procedures and safety practices as well as regulations regarding confined spaces.


  • Takes responsibility for own actions. Accepts responsibility for decisions, actions, mistakes and for "making it right." Motivation to perform one's job in a careful, thorough way, using prescribed procedures to meet commitments.

  • Comprehends written materials. Presents ideas, thoughts, and concepts clearly and concisely when writing or speaking. Ability to accurately listen and understand, and then respond when interacting with individuals and groups.

  • Demonstrates actions that support the community and the environment.

  • Motivated to add value by finding and implementing better, more efficient and more cost-effective ways of completing work. Being proactive.

  • Ability to be proactive; having the energy, aptitude and motivation to begin an activity relating to personal and work objectives.

  • Desire to constantly learn new skills and develop competencies that will improve performance and effectiveness; desire to build deep understanding of one's work, business and role within the organization.

  • Awareness, understanding and the management of the exposures (e.g., hazards at home, work, and everywhere else) that affect safety.

  • The ability to participate and work with others as part of a team to accomplish common goals.


Functional / Technical Skills

Learning on the Fly

Organizational Agility

Problem Solving

Time Management

Experience / Education


  • Able to operate company equipment and vehicles necessary for completion of assigned responsibilities.


  • GED/HS Diploma required.

Licenses & Certifications

Must maintain valid drivers' license and safe driving record; must maintain D.O.T. certification.

Work Environment

Field work, driving, and working outdoors


Work overtime as required

Join American Water...We Keep Life Flowing

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.

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Utility Worker

Expired Job

American Water Company