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Senior Maintenance Specialist & Relief at Indiana American Water

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Muncie, Indiana

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 plant maintenance and operations, analyzing water samples and making needed adjustments.

Key Accountabilities

Performs plant maintenance and relief operations which include the following: Electrical, pump and motor maintenance, chlorinators and chemical feed equipment. Calibration of process control equipment and instrumentation. Receiving and unloading chemical deliveries.

Facility maintenance and snow/ice removal. Valve maintenance and operations. Operates backhoe, forklift and company vehicles. Walks to the carbon feed room. Must walk up/down flights of stairs with railing. Must wear appropriate safety apparel. Open door to hopper 3#. Lifts 50# bag of powdered activated carbon from pallet. can be stacked from 6" to 53" high. Trunk flexion and/or squatting, forward reaching, lifting from floor to waist height. Can use pallet jack to raise pallet height so that all lifting is done at waist height.

Pushing down on pallet jack handle. Uses utility knife to open bags.

Lift door back into position 3#. Tools used: gloves, apron, respirator, utility knife, pallet jack, electrical and process meters, computer, hand tools and power tools.

Performs cleaning daily as needed which include the following:

Responsible for cleaning lab and computer area. This task requires standing, walking and going up/down stairs. Sweeps and mops the floor.

Trunk and neck flexion, trunk rotation and gripping of handle, elbow flexion and extension. Washes glassware in the lab-slight trunk flexion, grip, material handling less than 5#. May squat or reach overhead to put away glassware. Shovels walkway and steps as needed.

May be walking on slippery surfaces. Tools used are cleaning supplies, mop, broom and shovel.

Key Accountabilities (cont.)

Occasionally on a daily basis uses a computer which include the following: Seated task which includes data entry and uses mouse and keyboard to turn pumps on and off. Fine motor coordination task and slight neck flexion and rotation to look at the computer screens.

Tools used are computer, mouse and keyboard, adjustable office chair and keyboard tray.

Performs sample collection occasionally on adaily basis which include the following: Walks outside in all weather conditions to the basin.

Must walk up/down flight of stairs. Sampling performed from wet lab.

Tools used sample bottles.

Analyzes samples occasionally on a daily basis which include the following: Worksstanding at lab table 36" high. Constant standing with occasional walking short distances. May have to reach overhead to obtain glassware from shelving (weighs less than 2#) May have to side bend with trunk flexion and/or squat to obtain items from lower shelving. Pours samples into beakers, wrist deviation, shoulder flexion gripping. Pours packets into samples and swirls beakers to mix.

Gripping with wrist deviation. Places samples into analyzers and pushes buttons to start. This task may require neck flexion, trunk flexion and once daily. Tools used: measuring devices (beakers, test tubes), forward reaching. May lift a full water pitcher 10# to fill equipment analyzers, microscope, pipettes.

Measures the level of chemical bulk tanks which include the following:

Climbs ladder on the outside of the tank. Readings from level indicators are obtained. Neck flexion, forward reaching. Tools used: Ladder


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