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American Water Utility Person in Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania

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. The Pennsylvania American Water operations in Tobyhanna, PA is seeking a full-time* Utility Person* to join our team! As a Utility Person, you will play a vital role in helping us meet our daily goal of providing a safe and healthy resource to our community. This role is critical to our operations and we are seeking a motivated, customer service oriented professional to help us drive our services. You will get to participate in a variety of activities, while learn different parts of the business including utility digs, leak investigations, valve maintenance, and meter reading just to name a few! * Primary Role* Performs a variety of tasks in supervising and participating in the locating, laying, repairing, and extending underground water mains and distribution pipes. * Key Accountabilities* * Sets up barricades and places safety lights around work site to protect workers from street traffic * Breaks up asphalt and concrete, using pneumatic power tools for trenching and compaction. * Manually digs valve boxes and curb boxes, using shovel and digging bar. (45%) * Guides pipe sections, valves and fittings into position and holds pieces steady while worker tightens connections. * Taps into pressurized water mains. * Flares and connects copper and plastic piping. (20%) * Installs repair clamps on pressurized water mains and service lines. * Operates valves and fire hydrants. * Investigates complaints and determines corrective action per company procedure. (20%) * Operates pneumatic and/or hydraulic boring equipment. * Completes all necessary forms, sketches, field notes and uses maps and records. * Drives vehicles and/or trucks in performance of general job. (10%) * Directs the activities of any personnel assigned. * Performs any other duties as assigned by supervisor. (5%) * Knowledge/Skills* * Mechanical ability sufficient to understand the operation of pumps, valves, motors and other mechanical equipment related to operations and maintenance. * Working knowledge of distribution/collection systems * Experience/Education* * GED/High School graduate with vocational preparation including an occupationally significant combination of vocational education, apprentice training, on-the- job training, and/or in-plant training or essential experience in less responsible jobs which lead to the higher job or serving in other jobs. * Work Environment* * Work is in environmental conditions including contact with wastewater, chemicals, fumes, odors and dust as a result of working with handling potentially hazardous wastewater treatment and laboratory chemicals. * Exposure to potentially harmful pathogens and gases in raw unprocessed wastewater creating potential for blood borne/airborne disease. * Electrical hazard conditions. * Exposure to inclement weather mostly of short duration. * Additional Requirements* * Pass D.O.T. physical examination. * Required to obtain and maintain a DEP Class E Distribution License within 2 years of hire. * Must have a valid PA driver's license. * Work Schedule/Hours* * Full-time * Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm * Rotating on-call responsibility * 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.