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American Water Military Services LLC Chief Wastewater Operator in Highland Falls, New York

*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.*

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S.publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 7, 000 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to 15 million people in 46 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to help make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit [amwater.com](http:%20//www.amwater.com)and follow American Water on [Twitter](https:%20//twitter.com/amwater), [Facebook](https:%20//www.facebook.com/weareamericanwater/)and [LinkedIn](https:%20//www.linkedin.com/company/american-water/).

**Primary Role**
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Responsible for all activities involving the operations and maintenance of the wastewater treatment system and/or reuse water distribution system (pumps, storage tanks, post hydrants, etc.) Limited supervisory responsibilities for wastewater plant operators, technicians, and laborers, and works under the general direction of the Operations Supervisor.

**Key Accountabilities**
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- Prepares, Reviews, evaluates, revises, establishes, and implements policies and procedures used in distribution and treatment of water and/or reuse water and the collection of wastewaters that result in Safe, Compliant, Reliable, and Profitable operations
- Directs day-to-day activities and schedules of assigned staff and participates in review and evaluation of staff performance related to wastewater systems and treatment
- Follows company discipline policy when needed
- Follows and implements Companys Environmental, Health, and Safety Policies
- Implement and foster the coaching and development of employees, including idea generation, within respective functional areas
- Effective and respectful communication and interactions with other employees, supervisors, individuals from other organizations and all customers
- Performs work on wastewater treatment plants
- Maintains work records and preventative maintenance records and prepares various reports as assigned
- Participates in the preparation of compliance reporting and assists in project development for WWTP plant improvements
- Performs other related functions assigned or as they become apparent

**Knowledge/Skills**
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- Ability to plan, coordinate and supervise the work of employees
- Extensive knowledge of MS Office products, MS Word and Excel, and be able to learn the use of new software with training assistance
- Ability to plan and present safety training to employees
- Employee may be required to work shift work and maintain on-call assignments.
- There will be some weekend, holiday and overtime work as needed
- Extensive knowledge of the objectives, equipment, and operations of wastewater treatment plants
- Extensive knowledge of methods and materials of wastewater system maintenance
- Thorough knowledge of the layout, location and equipment characteristics of wastewater plants
- Knowledge of state and federal environmental regulations for areas of responsibility

**Experience/Education**
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- Must possess a high school diploma or GED. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted for experience
- At least five (5) years experience in a supervisory role in operations, maintenance and administration of water and/or wastewater systems and treatment
- Possess aClass 3A, Wastewater License issued by NYDEC preferred. Minimum of 1A Wastewater License
- Must possess a valid state drivers license

**Work Environment**
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- May be required to work indoor or outdoor work during seasonal heat and cold or other adverse weather conditions.
- May be required to work where they may be exposed to fumes, dust and odors regularly

Travel Requirements
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- < 5%

**Competencies**
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- Champions safety
- Collaborates
- Cultivates innovation
- Customer obsessed
- Drives Results
- Nimble learning

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**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 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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