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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!
Responsible for all activities involving the operations and maintenance of the water/wastewater treatment facilities and appurtenances
Supervisory responsibilities for employees
Develops processes for daily staff work functions, oversees use of operational and maintenance information
Leads implementation of Environmental, Health and Safety programs
Schedules, coordinates and provides field supervision of staff involved in operational and maintenance activities of water/wastewater treatment facilities and appurtenances
Provide for the training of assigned personnel in work methods, use of tools and equipment, and safety practices
Orders materials and supplies for routine operations, and preventative and emergency maintenance
Maintains records and prepares reports.
Assist in the development of departmental standard operating procedures and emergency response plans and procedures
Performs other related functions as assigned
Conducts performance evaluations of assigned subordinate personnel.
Participates in hiring, and disciplinary actions of assigned subordinate personnel in accordance with company policies
Follows Company Environmental, Health and Safety Policies, and reports unsafe conditions to supervision immediately
Knowledge of techniques, equipment, facilities, materials, methods, and procedures used in operations, maintenance, construction, and mechanical repair of water/wastewater facilities and appurtenances
Knowledge of health and safety regulations
Able to perform routine maintenance and servicing standardized water / wastewater process control, monitoring, and compliance sampling and testing
Able to prepare and maintain accurate paperwork such as records, logs, orders, surveys and routine reports as directed
Able to communicate effectively will all levels of the organization
Computer literate; MS Word, MS Excel, GIS and CMMS systems
Able to perform accurate mathematical calculations related to this position
Able to plan, schedule, prioritize, and coordinate work within assigned work area
Able to respond to emergencies
Able to establish effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, customers, and the general public
Able to work in a team environment
State specific water treatment plant operator license required - WTPO2 or higher.
Minimum of 6 years of experience in water / wastewater field.
Degree in sanitary, chemical, civil, electrical or mechanical engineering, public or business administration or other equivalent degree preferred. Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the degree on a year for year basis.
Completion of management class (labor laws, people management, development plans, etc.)
Must possess a valid state (of residence) driver’s license.
Travel in and around military installations
Travel to various worksites
Both office and field environment
Must be physically able to work indoor or outdoor work during seasonal heat and cold, or other adverse weather conditions
Must be physically able to work in confined space environments.
Must be physically able to wear a respirator
Must be physically able to remain alert and attentive to job requirements and co-workers
Maintain a neat, clean, professional appearance at all times while in uniform or during working hours.
Maintain a courteous manner when speaking to customers and the general public.
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