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Operator - Third Class at Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc.

Posted in Manufacturing 10 days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: West Chester, Pennsylvania





Job Description:

At Aqua, we know that water is a precious resource – one that plays a critical role in sustaining life. That’s why we take seriously our mission: protecting and providing Earth’s most essential resource. At Aqua, we are guided by a set of principles that embody the character of our company and inspire our work together. They are embedded within our business practices and our behavior. We are proud to be united by integrity, respect and the pursuit of excellence to be the best we can be for the customers and communities we serve. 

Together, the women and men of Aqua America serve 1 million customers across eight states. Aqua uses science, technology, capital investments, and amazing talent to provide communities with clean, safe drinking water and responsibly return wastewater to our rivers and streams. Join our team and make a difference!

An opening currently exists for a DISTRIBUTION OPERATOR - THIRD CLASS – Great Valley, PA

Applicants must have the following qualifications:


  • Valid driver’s license and be familiar with Company territory.

  • Be available for overtime when needed, as well as work after scheduled hours, holidays and weekends.

  • Good communication skills to interact with customers, both external and internal.

  •  Must have good handwriting to neatly fill out reports, time sheets, work orders, etc. and perform any other duties as assigned.

  • Capable of lifting tools weighing up to 85 lbs.

  • Possess a basic knowledge of mathematics and hydraulics as they apply to water distribution systems. Be able to read and interpret plans, charts, gauges, etc.

  • Capable of performing inspection and maintenance on fire hydrants and automatic valves. Follow company confined space entry procedures where applicable.

  • Capable of operating transmission and distribution valves using trailer mounted and portable operating machines and or valve keys where applicable.

  • Be able to perform operation and maintenance duties at booster stations and storage facilities.

  • Conduct security inspections at same.

  • Capable of using a computer or other electronic devices to review plates, plans, tap cards, Aqua GIS, e-mail.  Update asset information and create work orders as needed.

  • The position requires the employee to currently hold and maintain a PA DEP Waterworks Operators Class E license. Qualified employees have 24 months to obtain license or bid into another position or forfeit their position.

The hourly rate of pay is $32.43##.

##All employees hired or entering the bargaining unit on or after December 1, 2003 will receive three dollars ($3.00) per hour less than the classification wage rate. The wage reduction will be returned in one-dollar ($1.00) increases once a year over a three (3) year period. Employee will receive annual contract increases.

A written and field test will be given; calculators will be permitted. The field test involves physical work and lifting equipment. 

Applicants for this posting may access their personnel file only one time for up to one hour during the five-day posting period so that they may review previous testing material.

Please review the details of this job carefully. It must be understood that the person selected to fill this position must accept.

All interested employees should apply during the posting period. Those union employees with one year or more in their current department will be considered first, if there are no successful candidates from this group, then union employees who have applied and have less than one year, will be contacted as applicants.

Interested applicants can apply online through Workday, however, they must also notify their supervisors in writing on or before Wednesday, October 16, 2019.

Aqua America, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Equal employment opportunity is provided to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to the following legally protected characteristics: race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, pregnancy (including childbirth and related medical conditions, including medical conditions related to lactation), physical or mental disability, covered-veteran status, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal law.