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WQ & Environmental Compliance Specialist

Company: American Water
Location: Champaign
Posted on: January 23, 2023

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? follow American Water on?Twitter,?Facebook?and?LinkedIn. Primary Role Responsible for collecting samples from the treatment plant or distribution system, performing routine water quality analyses, sample custody, data entry and recordkeeping. Interpret water quality results and initiate chemical dosage changes to treatment process. Responsible for organizing functions and activities related to environmental management and water quality for assigned facility. Investigates water quality complaints in the field and determines course of action needed. Responsible for maintaining all applicable lab certifications, accreditations, or approvals to conduct compliance and process quality control work. Implements the day-to-day collection of water quality samples. Implements programs to ensure environmental compliance. Assists in resolving treatment issues. Key Accountabilities * Conduct compliance sampling and/or analysis, as required, to ensure compliance with federal and state water quality regulations and company approved water quality standards. * Continuously evaluate water/wastewater treatment processes and recommend modifications to maintain or improve water quality. * Identify potential issues and problems and initiate responsive actions and mitigate environmental violations * Monitor/calibrate and troubleshoot analyzers, equipment, etc. to ensure established standards of performance and accuracy are maintained * Coordinate customer communications for sampling requirements, including, but not limited to: compiling customer information; communicate via phone, mail, & email; bottle drop off and collection; share sample results; and coordinate site plan maintenance * Conduct special projects and prepare reports as needed * Work with internal and external customers to build good relationships and solve laboratory issues. * Evaluate and monitor supplies and other laboratory costs to assist in maintaining the lab budget. * Assists in planning, preparation, and control the portion of the financial plan relating to responsibilities * On-call rotation every 4 weeks required Knowledge/Skills * Multi-tasking, Prioritize deadlines, Self-Starter, Good Communication * Knowledge of basic chemistry and laboratory techniques and QA/QC programs. * Knowledge of regulatory requirements. * Working knowledge of MapCall, Word, Excel, and Access. Knowledge of federal and state environmental standards and regulations and understanding of current environmental legislation and regulations. * Regulatory knowledge of proper lab analytical testing methods. * Must understand principles of water and/or wastewater treatment and be able to troubleshoot systems. Experience/Education * Minimum Two (2) to four (4) years experience in water, wastewater, or environmental compliance. * A 4 year degree in physical, chemical or environmental sciences may be substituted for experience. Travel Requirements * Local & Regional travel within Illinois on monthly basis per district. Work Environment * Laboratory, Indoor/Outdoor, production/office environments Other * Ability to sit, stand, and walk for long periods of time. * Ability to lift 50 lbs. * Stairs required. * Must be able to distinguish colors to conduct testing using normal colorimetric methods. * Must hold a valid State issued Driver's License. Competencies 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 are an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.*

Keywords: American Water, Champaign , WQ & Environmental Compliance Specialist, Other , Champaign, Illinois

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