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Technician Production

Company: American Water
Location: Whitwell
Posted on: July 6, 2024

Job Description:

Requisition ID: 106655

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 .

Primary Role

Responsible for maintaining the operation of the water and/or wastewater facilities including the pumping and booster stations and tank sites and work relating to other remote facilities. Lastly, inform other work area and personnel of situation which may impact company operations and the distribution of the water or wastewater system.

Key Accountabilities

  • Maintain constant surveillance of pumping and purification equipment.
  • Provide laboratory support for chemical and/or microbiological testing for wastewater and/or potable water and additional support for customers and employees. (25%)
  • Operate pumping and treatment equipment. Handle chemicals.
  • Set chemical feed equipment at the proper dosage.
  • Perform quality sampling and analysis, adjusting plant flow rated to meet system demands. (25%)
  • Operate remote facilities, backwash filters and record hourly readings.
  • Maintain plant cleanliness. Perform minor plant maintenance.
  • Maintain required records. (20%)
  • Complete and maintain all necessary local, state and federal records that are related to the water or wastewater system.
  • Assure proper reporting in accordance with regulatory requirements. (20%)
  • Provide support within the department for routine tasks including glassware, reagent preparation, Cl2 checks, water system checks, balance and temperature checks, and sample disposal. (10%)


    • Maintain water and/or wastewater system to include any necessary operation, monitoring, testing, analysis and reporting requirements.


      • High school diploma or recognized Education Equivalency Certificate.
      • Associate or Bachelor degree is a plus.
      • Five to seven years experience. Must be familiar with company procedures regarding water and/or wastewater system processes.

        Travel Requirements

        • Within the distribution system. Limited travel related to training.

          Work Environment

          Must be able to work in all types of weather conditions including but not limited to hot and cold temperatures, and other inclement weather conditions.


          Champions safety


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

          Nearest Major Market: Chattanooga

Keywords: American Water, Chattanooga , Technician Production, Professions , Whitwell, Tennessee

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