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American Water Works Company, Inc.

Fort Belvoir, VA

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SCA Water Operator-Part-time (Ft. Belvoir)


Fort Belvoir


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 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. To learn more about American Water and additional career opportunities, visit

Short Description:*

This is a part-time position with working hours of Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, and Fridays from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Primary Role: *Independently operate, maintain, repair and inspect water systems at water plant, wells and similar work in the water distribution system (pump stations, storage tanks, fire hydrants, etc.). Includes the collection of water samples per state regulations, recording data and preparing regulatory reports, adjusting chemical feed rates, and other similar duties. Position will also be required to assist with the wastewater collection system on a periodic basis, and participate in water and sewer main and service repairs

Key Accountabilities:*

Operates water system (wells, chemical feed systems, storage tank levels, filters, clear wells, control systems, etc.) to provide compliance with applicable state and federal regulations. Collects and analyzes samples required for compliance and process control.

Performs maintenance of the water systems.

Perform assigned general housekeeping duties. Maintains and calibrates hand-held and on-line monitoring equipment and water equipment as required.

Follows Company’s Environmental, Health, and Safety Policies, and report unsafe conditions.

Takes and records system operation readings according to prescribed schedules.

Maintains daily logs, records plant operating data as required in logs and operations software

Effective, timely, and respectful communication and interactions with other employees, supervisors, individuals from other organizations, and citizen customers.

Assist in repairs of water and sewer main and service repairs with other project staff.

Performs other related functions assigned or as they become apparent.


Able to read gauges and meters.

Prepare and maintain accurate paperwork such as records, logs, orders, surveys and routine reports as directed.

Able to perform accurate mathematical calculations related to this position.

Perform standardized water process control, monitoring, and compliance sampling and testing.

Past working knowledge using mechanical skills for making minor repairs to process equipment, piping, motors, etc.

Hands-on experience in light duty electrical power systems (240 V/single and three phase) and instrumentation calibration and use.

Excavation equipment experience and knowledge.

Some computer skills; MS Word, MS Excel and SCADA systems.

Collect water sample for analysis by state lab.

Knowledge of the techniques, equipment and materials used in the mechanical maintenance and repair of related equipment and systems.

Possesses a thorough knowledge of well operation and maintenance.

Specifically but not limited to knowledge of methods and precautions in storing and handling chlorine and other industrial chemicals.

Knowledge of health and safety regulations


Three years in operation of water processes, well systems and water distribution system operation and repair.

Must possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent.

Additional trade specific courses preferred.

Licenses & Certifications:*

The position requires demonstrated experience and possession of a valid Virginia Class 5 water operator license with ability to obtain Class 3 license.

.Must possess a valid, active state driver’s license, CDL preferred.

Work Environment:*

Employee may be required to work indoor or outdoor work during seasonal heat and cold or other adverse weather conditions.

Must be physically able to complete necessary tasks while wearing an approved respirator as required, as some required work may have potential for exposure to harmful contaminants, environments, noise, etc.

Must be able to lift 75 pounds, unassisted.

Join American Water. We care about water. It's what we do.*®

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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American Water Works Company, Inc.
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Company Profile
American Water Works Company, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides water and wastewater services in the United States and Canada. The company’s Regulated Businesses segment offers water and wastewater services to approximately 1,500 communities in 16 states. It operates approximately 80 surface water treatment plants; 500 groundwater treatment plants; 1,000 groundwater wells; 100 wastewater treatment facilities; 1,200 treated water storage facilities; 1,300 pumping stations; 87 dams; and 47,000 miles of mains and collection pipes. The company was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Voorhees, New Jersey.

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