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Career Opportunities: Maintenance Trades Helper (SCA) (100461)

American Water Company

This is a Contract position in Fort Lewis, WA posted August 25, 2021.

Diversity of backgrounds, ideas, thoughts, and experiences is vital to our culture and the way we do business. Creating an environment where differences are embraced and where every person feels engaged and included makes us safer, stronger, and more successful.American Water’s Military Services Group (MSG) has been awarded a contract for ownership, operation and maintenance of the water and wastewater utility systems at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) in Washington state. MSG provides water and wastewater services to military installations across the country as part of the federal government’s Utilities Privatization (UP) Program. Join our team by submitting an application for one of our many opportunities at JBLM!We are hiring multiple Maintenance Trades Helpers for our operation! Apply now for immediate consideration.Primary RoleUnder the direction of the Supervisor Operations performs technical work in the maintenance and repair of systems and equipment in Water/Wastewater Systems, operates equipment in the repair and maintenance of water and wastewater systems, and performs general duties assigned by project management.Key Accountabilities* Performs repairs, preventive and corrective maintenance on plant process equipment including pumps, fire hydrants, valves, water tanks, chemical feed equipment, motors, electrical controls, and related components* Cleans and maintains wet wells and other pump station grounds, facilities, and related equipment* Performs scheduled and unscheduled maintenance and repairs as needed* Performs routine inspections of water wells, pump stations, lift stations and storage tanks, recording operational data in logs at direction of operator. Participates in repairs to water and sewer mains and services* Responds to emergency operational situations during off-duty hours, rotating on-call duties with supervisor or other designated employees* Follows Company’s Environmental, Health, and Safety Policies* Pickup and deliver materials to work site. Materials may be located on post or off post and may require travel outside of the work location* Performs line locating of existing water and sewer utilities* Effective and respectful communication and interactions with other employees, supervisors, individuals from other organizations, and citizen customers* Performs other related functions assigned or as they become apparentKnowledge/Skills* Knowledge of the techniques, equipment and materials used in the mechanical maintenance and repair of related equipment and systems* Understand how to operate basic components of a water distribution system* Knowledge of health and safety regulations* Able to read gauges and meters* Prepare and maintain accurate paperwork such as records, logs, orders, surveys and routine reports as directed* Past working knowledge using mechanical skills, for making minor repairs to process equipment, piping, motors, etc. Minor electrical troubleshooting skills* Some computer skills; MS Word, MS Excel and SCADA systemsExperience/EducationHigh school graduate or GEDTravel RequirementsLess than 5 %Certifications & Licenses* Must possess a valid, active state driver’s license* Prefer (but not required) water and/or wastewater licenseWork 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* This position will constitute a 40-hour work week but may include a weekend day. In addition, the position requires an on-call schedule.* The position requires periodic overtime work as needed to maintain system operations which includes weekends and holidaysCompetenciesChampions safetyCustomer obsessedCultivates innovationDrives ResultsNimble learningCollaboratesJoin 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 he or she is an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.