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Maintenance Technician I

Company: American Water
Location: Lexington
Posted on: May 5, 2024

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.

About American Water
American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest regulated water and wastewater utility company in the United States. With a history dating back to 1886, We Keep Life Flowing - by providing safe, clean, reliable and affordable drinking water and wastewater services to more than 14 million people across 14 regulated jurisdictions and 18 military installations. American Water's 6,500 talented professionals leverage their significant expertise and the company's national size and scale to achieve excellent outcomes for the benefit of customers, employees, investors and other stakeholders.

As one of the fastest growing utilities in the U.S., American Water expects to invest $30 to $34 billion in infrastructure repairs and replacement, system resiliency and regulated acquisitions over the next 10 years. The company has a long-standing history of executing its core operations, aligned with sustainable best practices, through its commitments to safety, affordability, customer service, protecting the environment, an inclusive workforce and strengthening communities.

American Water has been recognized on the 2023 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Indexfor the fifth consecutive year, ranked 18th on Barron's 100 Most Sustainable U.S. Companies 2023 List, earned the U.S. Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act designation and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's WaterSense - Excellence Award, among additional state, local and national recognitions.

For more information, visit amwater.com and join American Water on LinkedIn , Facebook , Twitter and Instagram .

Primary Role

Responsible for the preventive and corrective maintenance of the facility and support equipment. Also provides assistance with inventory control which may include shipping and/or receiving goods and equipmen which may include shipping and/or receiving goods and equipment.

Work schedule: Monday - Friday 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM plus rotating on-call schedule.

Key Accountabilities

  • To perform work assigned by supervision.
  • To collect, compile and record equipment data, involving some use of pc or mobile device based documentation and test equipment.
  • To perform work necessary in the maintenance of production facilities and equipment. The individual must have a working knowledge of electrical, electronic, and mechanical equipment to include, but not limited to, multi-meters, ammeters, and calibrators. The individual will also perform work on low and medium voltage equipment, pumps, electric motors, ariable frequency drives, motor control centers, SCADA systems, recorders, mechanical /electrical / hydraulic /electronic valves and operators, electronic monitoring and output devices, ultrasonic and radar level reading devices, air compressors, blowers, communication equipment, diesel generators and engines, and various types of plumbing.
  • To read and interpret electrical/electronic and mechanical drawings, prints, schematics, layouts, etc. They will be familiar with and proficient in the use of electrical/electronic test equipment
  • Responsible for routine checks of equipment, facilities, and security measures as deemed appropriate by the organization / supervisor.
  • To assist other employees in the performance of their work.
  • To report to supervisor requirements for adequate inventory of maintenance parts and supplies.
  • To maintain open communication with all team members.
  • To be on rotating call with other personnel and work overtime as required.
  • To inform other work areas and other personnel of situations which affect company operations.
  • To follow all federal, state, local and company regulations and policies.


  • Knowledge of basic math calculations such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference, & volume.
  • Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office products, such as MS Word, MS Excel and be able to utilize mobile devices proficiently (tablets, smart phones, etc)


    • High school graduate or state recognized educational equivalency required.
    • A degree or certificate from a two-year course of study in electricity/ electronics (or related field) and or Masters Electricians license; or at least six (6) years experience in maintaining, troubleshooting, repairing, testing and calibrating electrical and electronic equipment.
    • Applicant must score at or above the national average on provided assessment testing.
    • Valid drivers license required with the ability to pass background check.

      Work Environment

    • Must be able to satisfactorily pass company's physical examination.
    • Must be able to perform such activities as walking, stooping, lifting 75 pounds, climbing, working in damp spaces, working in closed spaces, working outdoors in all weather conditions, working on and around water treatment chemicals and feed systems with appropriate safety devices and measures.
    • Must be able to follow oral and written instructions.
    • Must be able to distinguish colors.
    • Must be able to obtain Hepatitis vaccine upon employment.
    • Must be able to follow company dress and conduct codes.
    • Must be able to use when needed self-contained breathing apparatus, dust masks, chemical hygiene suits, and other safety related equipment.


      Champions safety

      Customer obsessed

      Cultivates innovation

      Nimble learning

      Drives Results


      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.

      Nearest Major Market: Lexington

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