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Utility Mechanic

Company: American Water
Location: Farmingdale
Posted on: July 3, 2024

Job Description:

Requisition ID: 106615

Share Our Purpose. Be Yourself. Feel Valued.

People are the heart of our business. As an American Water employee, you will be offered a competitive salary and health benefits package, along with opportunities to develop, grow, and evolve your career. Our benefits packages focus on key areas such as health & wellness, emotional & well-being, and savings for current & future goals.

We are Beautifully Different . We strongly believe having diversity across our company makes us more successful and helps us provide essential services to our customers. We are stronger because we embrace different ideas, viewpoints, experiences, and backgrounds. American Water is the best choice for your next role! Click here for more information on our inclusion, diversity, and equity journey.

About American Water
American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest regulated water and wastewater utility company in the United States. With a history dating back to 1886, We Keep Life Flowing - by providing safe, clean, reliable and affordable drinking water and wastewater services to more than 14 million people across 14 regulated jurisdictions and 18 military installations. American Water's 6,500 talented professionals leverage their significant expertise and the company's national size and scale to achieve excellent outcomes for the benefit of customers, employees, investors and other stakeholders.

As one of the fastest growing utilities in the U.S., American Water expects to invest $30 to $34 billion in infrastructure repairs and replacement, system resiliency and regulated acquisitions over the next 10 years. The company has a long-standing history of executing its core operations, aligned with sustainable best practices, through its commitments to safety, affordability, customer service, protecting the environment, an inclusive workforce and strengthening communities.

American Water has been recognized on the 2023 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Indexfor the fifth consecutive year, ranked 18th on Barron's 100 Most Sustainable U.S. Companies 2023 List, earned the U.S. Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act designation and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's WaterSense - Excellence Award, among additional state, local and national recognitions.

For more information, visit and join American Water on LinkedIn , Facebook , Twitter and Instagram .

New Jersey American Water is hiring a Full-Time Uility Mechanic.If you are looking to begin your career in the Water Utility Industry, then this role is for YOU! Apply TODAY for immediate consideration!

Primary Role

The Utility Worker may be assigned to perform any responsibility that lies within the capability of the employee based on experience, knowledge, qualifications, and training.
This position is a progression.

Progression for Advancement

  • The individual will be required to progress through the Utility Mechanic program to level II and will be required to pass qualification examinations developed by the company at each level.
  • Failure to achieve the skill required to successfully pass the qualification examinations and/or attain and maintain the required licenses to progress to the next level will result in the individual being displaced from the Utility Mechanic program.
  • Level 1 - Twelve ( 12) month's experience in the Utility Mechanic classification and successfully pass the Level 1 qualification examination developed by the company.
  • Level 2 - Twenty- Four ( 24) month's experience in the Utility Mechanic classification , successfully complete the introduction to water and wastewater course.

    Certifications and Licenses

    • Must possess a Commercial Drivers' License (Class A) with appropriate endorsements OR the ability to obtain within 6 months of hire.
    • Active state Driver's License required with the ability to pass a motor vehicle report.


      • High School Diploma or GED required.

        Qualifications and Requirements

        • The Utility Worker must possess geographical knowledge of the Company's service area and water distribution and sewer collection systems as well as an 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 possess a working knowledge of cross-connection control and reduced pressure zone backflow preventors.
        • The Utility Worker 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, trenching and shoring, and Competent Person.
        • The individual must possess a working knowledge of the various materials utilized in the sewer collection system and transmission and distribution systems and possess the ability to properly and safely make necessary taps, restraints, and repairs to insure the integrity of the sewer collection system and transmission and distribution systems.
        • The individual must be capable of operating Company equipment and vehicles necessary for the completion of assigned responsibilities.
        • The individual must be able to perform the essential functions and meet the physical requirements of Utility Worker.

          Scope of Responsibilities

          Utility Worker responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
          • Coordinate, monitor, and control the safe and efficient utilization of Company equipment and assigned personnel.
          • Calling out additional employees when needed using the on-call list.
          • Locate, access, operate, and repair Company facilities such as, but not limited to, mains, hydrants, blow-offs, services, curb stops, shutoff valves, and plumbing fixtures.
          • Investigate and diagnose hydraulic variations that may adversely impact system operations and customer service and initiate corrective action.
          • Perform distribution system tests including, but not limited to, fire flows, customer service lines, and pressure losses.
          • Complete house-to-house connections at customers' accounts to maintain service.
          • Locate Company facilities, and in accordance with the Underground Facility Program, mark-out Company facilities and initiate requests to mark-out other utilities' facilities.
          • Raise to grade Company facilities such as, but not limited to, meter hoods, tiles, and covers and curb, valve boxes, sewer openings and cleanouts.
          • Operate and repair Company facilities such as, but not limited to, fire hydrants and distribution system valves.
          • Calling out additional employees when needed using the on-call list.
          • Complete the installation of facilities including, but not limited to, water services, main extensions, fire hydrants, valves, blow-offs and wastewater assets.
          • Collect and evaluate water samples, as directed, in accord with established water quality practices.
          • Transport materials to and from Company facilities and/or job sites.
          • Prepare Company facilities for adverse weather conditions.
          • Restore service to frozen Company facilities, as required.
          • Capture Coordinates and Locate Assets using Mobile Devices.
          • Record pertinent data and maintain accurate records. Utilization of field computing devices (SAP, Clic, MapCapcall, W1V, Trimble, GIS Viewer etc other work management systems.).
          • Report conditions in the field that may adversely impact customer service or the public safety, as well as conditions that may result in potential damage to Company facilities.
          • Conduct water loss audits including, but not limited to, pipe and fixture inspections and usage patterns at customers' accounts.
          • Inspect and test cross-connection control prevention devices and backflow prevention devices.
          • Obtain and record meter readings to insure accurate billing of customers' accounts within established timeframes.
          • Respond to and investigate sewer backups, proper use of sewer vactor truck to clear and sewer cameras to investigate.
          • Respond to inquiries accurately and professionally and, when necessary, involve the appropriate individuals to resolve customer and Company-related issues and to achieve the highest level of customer service in all areas of responsibility.
          • The Utility Worker may be assigned to perform responsibilities either individually or in conjunction with other employees. The Utility Worker may also be assigned to direct other employees provided the work assignment does not involve excavation that requires shoring.
          • The Utility Mechanic is responsible for upholding all Company policies and procedures relative to safety and act in a professional manner to reduce the exposure of hazards to their crew members, customers, contractors, and themselves.
          • Maintain a safe and compliant Job site at all times. Satisfy all State, OSHA and traffic standards and report and document any unsafe acts.


            Champions safety

            Customer obsessed

            Cultivates innovation

            Nimble learning

            Drives Results


            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 they are an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.

            Nearest Major Market: New Jersey

Keywords: American Water, Lakewood , Utility Mechanic, Engineering , Farmingdale, New Jersey

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