Distribution Technician U
Company: Illinois American Water
Posted on: September 15, 2019
Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest and most
geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater
utility company. With headquarters in Camden, NJ, the company
employs over 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide regulated
and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related
services to an estimated 15 million people in 46 states and
Ontario, Canada. To learn more about American Water and additional
career opportunities, visit www.amwater.com.
Maintains, operates, repairs, and installs water utility related
items; reads meters; checks for proper metering of water and
reports any discrepancies between company records and what is found
in the field.
Uses all types of hand tools normally used in performing duties of
the job. Operates boring and tapping machines, ditch pumps,
generators, compressors, utility tractors and backhoes, trailers,
trucks, truck crane, pipe cutters, jack hammers, tampers, etc.
Installs and maintains all types and sizes of pipeline, mains,
services, fittings, hydrants, valves, meter boxes, and other
Changes charts, picks up water samples, and sterilizes water
Paints, services, and inspects fire hydrants. Checks mains, fire
hydrants, and services for leaks. Repairs leaks in all sizes and
types of pipelines, mains, services, and hydrants. Reads meters and
records readings via various meter reading and recording devices.
Inspects meters to see if they have been tampered with or if seals
are broken and reports conditions. Reports any plumbing which may
be in violation of the rules and regulations of the company.
Raises, lowers, removes, and relocates mains, fire hydrants,
services, service boxes, valve boxes, and other appurtenances.
Reports occupied houses where a meter is not set or any houses or
buildings that are vacant or torn down.
Digs, rakes, picks, shovels, hand tamps, caulks joints, installs
clamps, cuts and threads pipe, lifts and moves pipe and fittings
and other materials or equipment used on jobs. Operates valves,
curb stops, and fire hydrants' flushes mains, services, and
hydrants, as required.
Performs maintenance work on standpipes, elevated tanks, ground
storage tanks, and associated structures. Cleans trucks and various
other equipment used; puts tools in proper location.
Secures meter reading and recording devices from the time they are
removed from the office until they are returned to the office.
Perform general building and grounds maintenance, as required.
Cleans up storeyard, garage, and other properties; changes and
repairs meters; repairs and paints equipment; paints buildings.
Assists Serviceperson during inclement weather or when not needed
read meters. Follows instructions and/or performs other related
duties as required by supervision.
Able to meet the physical requirements of the position. Able to
speak clearly and be understood over a two-way radio and able to
understand others over a two-way radio. Able to operate a vehicle
with manual transmission and drive a vehicle to transport one or
more associates reading meters, as needed. Able to read meters
accurately after a brief training period. Courteous in contacts,
both internal and external.
Able to learn the proper names and terminology of materials used in
the water utility industry. Mechanical aptitude for the work
High school graduate or equivalent
Licenses & Certifications
Must possess a valid IL Commercial Driver's license or have the
ability to obtain within 90 days.
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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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