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Spec Wtr Qlty & Env Compl II at Tennessee American Water in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Camden, NJ, the company employs over 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 46 states and Ontario, Canada.  To learn more about American Water and additional career opportunities, visit

Primary Role

Responsible for organizing advanced functions and activities related to environmental management and water quality. Investigates water quality complaints and determines course of action needed. Responsible for maintaining all applicable lab certifications, accreditations, or approvals to conduct compliance and process quality control work. Implements the day to day collection of water quality samples. Implements programs to ensure environmental compliance. Assists in resolving treatment issues.

Key Accountabilities

  • Conducts advanced sampling and/or analysis, as required, to ensure compliance with federal and state water quality regulations and company approved water quality standards. Continuously evaluates environmental monitoring and control programs and processes and makes enhancements /improvements to maintain or improve environmental compliance to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations and company approved environmental standards. (50%)

  • Obtain, prepare, file and maintain all reports and records to ensure compliance with federal and state water quality regulations and company approved water quality standards. Maintains required permits and makes any necessary modifications and renewals. Ensures timely regulatory compliance program submissions. (20%)

  • Continuously evaluate water/wastewater treatment processes and makes modifications to maintain or improve water quality. Identify potential issues and problems and initiates responsive actions and mitigates environmental violations (10%)

  • Supervises and monitor/calibrate analyzers, equipment, etc. to ensure established standards of performance and accuracy are maintained (10%)

  • Conduct advanced projects and prepare reports as needed (5%)

  • Responsible for planning, preparation and control the portion of the financial plan relating to responsibilities (5%)

Knowledge / Skills

  • Knowledge of federal and state environmental standards and regulations and understanding of current environmental legislation and regulations.

  • Regulatory knowledge of proper lab analytical testing methods.

  • Must understand principles of water and/or wastewater treatment and be able to troubleshoot systems.


Champions safety

Cultivates innovation

Customer obsessed

Nimble learning

Drives Results


Experience / Education

  • Five (5) years experience in water, wastewater, and/or laboratory operations preferred.

  • Bachelor's degree in Biology, Chemistry, or equivalent environmental area preferred.

  • Must possess a valid State issued Driver's License.

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.

At American Water, our people are our most valuable asset. When you become part of the American Water team, you enjoy many benefits including:  A values-based culture with a vision linked to our purpose.  A competitive pay package with pay-for-performance opportunities.  Comprehensive health and wellness benefits, including medical, dental, prescription, vision and disability insurance coverage.   Flexible spending accounts for health care, child care and elder care.  Employee assistance program (EAP).  Options to assist employees in saving for retirement (i.e., 401K).  Life insurance.  Holidays, floating holidays and vacation time.  Paid sick time.  Discounted Employee Stock Purchase Plan.  Employee discount program.  Tuition reimbursement.  Training and professional development opportunities.  Advancement opportunities.  Volunteer opportunities.  Support for causes and community organizations you care about with matching gifts from our corporate foundation.


Join American Water

We Keep Life Flowing