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Sewer Operator L423

Company: American Water
Location: Elizabeth
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Job Description:

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.

American Water is the best choice for your next role! 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 approximately 6,400 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater services to an estimated 14 million people in 24 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable, and reliable water services to our customers to help keep their lives flowing. For more information on American Water, visit--- amwater.com ---and follow American Water on--- Twitter ,--- Facebook ---and--- LinkedIn .

Primary Role

Maintains, Operates, and repairs sewer system under the Contract with the City of Elizabeth.

Key Accountabilities

  • Coordinate, monitor, and control the safe and efficient utilization of Company resources, when assigned.
  • Locate, access, operate and repair Sewer facilities such as, but not limited to mains, catch-basins, manholes and pump stations.
  • Investigate and diagnose flow variations that may adversely impact sewer system operations and customer service and initiate corrective measures.
  • Locate Sewer system facilities, and in accord with the Underground Facility Program, mark-out system facilities and initiate requests to mark-out other utilities' facilities.
  • Operate and repair Sewer system facilities such as but not limited to cleaning mains, cleaning catch-basins and catch basin laterals, and maintaining sewer and storm water pump stations.
  • Collect and evaluate effluent samples, as directed, in accordance with established practices.
  • Transports materials to and from Sewer system facilities and job sites.
  • Prepare Sewer system facilities for adverse weather conditions.
  • Record pertinent data and maintain accurate and complete records.


    • Able to speak, read, write and understand the English language.
    • Must possess a working knowledge of the various materials utilized in the Sewer system and possess the ability to properly and safely make necessary repairs to ensure the integrity of the system.
    • Customer Service focused.
    • Possess geographic knowledge of the Sewer system service area and collection system.
    • Must have 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.
    • Must be capable of interpreting diagrams, blueprints, schematics and maps and possess a working knowledge of sewer dynamics, pumping stations and backflow preventers.


      • High School diploma or G.E.D
      • Capable of operating Company equipment and vehicles necessary for the completion of assigned.
      • Ability to operate and maintain a Jet-vac truck and honey-dipper truck.
      • Basic understanding of Sewer pumping stations and related equipment

        Work Environment

        • Field environment, both indoors and outdoors.

          Travel Requirements

          • Daily local travel


            • May be assigned to perform any responsibility that lies within the capability of the employee based on experience, knowledge, qualifications, and training.
            • The individual must be able to perform the essential functions and meet the physical requirements for the position.
            • May be assigned to perform responsibilities either individually or in conjunction with other employees.


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

Keywords: American Water, Elizabeth , Sewer Operator L423, Other , Elizabeth, New Jersey

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