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Senior Maintenance Specialist & Relief Treatment Plant Operator

Company: American Water
Location: Muncie
Posted on: May 4, 2022

Job Description:

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 (NYSE:AWK) is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,400 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater services to an estimated 14 million people in 25 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to help keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit and follow American Water on Twitter , Facebook and LinkedIn .

Indiana American Water - Munice where we know just how important water is to daily life. It's somehow involved in everything thing we do, everything we use. When you need it, you expect it to be there - and you expect it to be clean and safe.

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

Responsible for plant maintenance and operations, analyzing water samples and making needed adjustments.

Key Accountabilities

  • Performs plant maintenance and relief operations which include the following:
  • Electrical, pump and motor maintenance, chlorinators and chemical feed equipment.
  • Calibration of process control equipment and instrumentation.
  • Receiving and unloading chemical deliveries.
  • Facility maintenance and snow/ice removal. Valve maintenance and operations.
  • Operates backhoe, forklift and company vehicles.
  • Walks to the carbon feed room.
  • Must walk up/down flights of stairs with railing.
  • Must wear appropriate safety apparel. Open door to hopper 3#. Lifts 50# bag of powdered activated carbon from pallet. can be stacked from 6" to 53" high.
  • Trunk flexion and/or squatting, forward reaching, lifting from floor to waist height.
  • Can use pallet jack to raise pallet height so that all lifting is done at waist height.
  • Pushing down on pallet jack handle.
  • Uses utility knife to open bags.
  • Lift door back into position 3#. Tools used: gloves, apron, respirator, utility knife, pallet jack, electrical and process meters, computer, hand tools and power tools.
  • Performs cleaning daily as needed which include the following:
  • Responsible for cleaning lab and computer area.
  • This task requires standing, walking and going up/down stairs.

    Additional Key Accountabilities

    • Must walk up/down flight of stairs.
    • Sampling performed from wet lab.
    • Tools used sample bottles.
    • Analyzes samples occasionally on a daily basis which include the following:
    • Works standing at lab table 36" high.
    • Constant standing with occasional walking short distances.
    • May have to reach overhead to obtain glassware from shelving (weighs less than 2#) May have to side bend with trunk flexion and/or squat to obtain items from lower shelving.
    • Pours samples into beakers, wrist deviation, shoulder flexion gripping.
    • Pours packets into samples and swirls beakers to mix.
    • Gripping with wrist deviation.
    • Places samples into analyzers and pushes buttons to start.
    • This task may require neck flexion, trunk flexion and once daily.
    • Tools used: measuring devices (beakers, test tubes), forward reaching.
    • May lift a full water pitcher 10# to fill equipment analyzers, microscope, pipettes.
    • Measures the level of chemical bulk tanks which include the following:
    • Climbs ladder on the outside of the tank.
    • Readings from level indicators are obtained. Neck flexion, forward reaching.
    • Tools used: ladder

      Additional Key Accountabilities

      • Sweeps and mops the floor.
      • Trunk and neck flexion, trunk rotation and gripping of handle, elbow flexion and extension.
      • Seated task which includes data entry and uses mouse and keyboard to turn pumps on and off.
      • Fine motor coordination task and slight neck flexion and rotation to look at the computer screens.
      • Tools used are computer, mouse and keyboard, adjustable office chair and keyboard tray.
      • Performs sample collection occasionally on a daily basis which include the following: Walks outside in all weather conditions to the basin.
      • Washes glassware in the lab-slight trunk flexion, grip, material handling less than 5#.
      • May squat or reach overhead to put away glassware.
      • Shovels walkway and steps as needed.
      • May be walking on slippery surfaces.
      • Tools used are cleaning supplies, mop, broom and shovel.
      • Occasionally on a daily basis uses a computer which include the following:


        • Valid, active state drivers license required and ability to pass motor vehicle background check.
        • Must obtain Indiana Department of Environmental Water Treatment Level 5 (WT5) after two testing periods.
          • Approximate timeline to complete license is 2-years.


            • Champions safety
            • Collaborates
            • Cultivates innovation
            • Customer obsessed
            • Drives Results
            • Nimble learning

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

Keywords: American Water, Muncie , Senior Maintenance Specialist & Relief Treatment Plant Operator, Professions , Muncie, Indiana

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