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General Maintenance Worker (SCA) at American Water Enterprises in Vandenberg AFB, California

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 46 states.  To learn more about American Water and additional career opportunities, visit

Primary Role

This position performs technical work in the maintenance and repair of water/wastewater systems. This position also assists in the Operations of the Water/Wastewater Treatment plants on an as needed basis. Annual average of time this position works in Repair & Maintenance versus Operations is as follows: 90% Repair & Maintenance and 10% Operations. Position may require some overtime, weekend, and holiday work as well as On-Call responsibility. 

Key Accountabilities

  • Using a company vehicle, performs repairs, preventive and corrective maintenance on water and wastewater distribution systems, valves, hydrants, meters and mains and on wastewater collection systems, mains, manholes, clean outs etc, process equipment including; pumps, blowers, motors and maintains pumps, electrical controls, emergency signaling and related components.  Cleans and maintains wet wells, lift stations, grounds, facilities and related equipment.  30%

  • Prepares orders for maintenance materials, supplies, spare parts and equipment. 10%

  • Makes equipment adjustments, and reports any serious equipment problems. 10%

  • Maintains computerized and manual records and prepares reports pertaining to the operation of the water distribution & collection systems, reviews daily work orders, completes daily reports, and makes changes as required to meet operating requirements. 10%

  • Identifies, schedules and coordinates the work of outside utility maintenance contractors in support of project. 10%

  • Follows Company’s Environmental, Health, and Safety Policies.  Wear and work in proper personal protective equipment. Drives a company vehicle during scheduled work hours. 10%

  • Assist with operational tasks in conjunction with operators or as directed by operators. 10%

  • Performs other related functions assigned or as they become apparent or as management assigns. 10%


  • Knowledge of mechanical operation, maintenance and repair of equipment and water and wastewater systems.

  • Knowledge of electrical systems related to equipment in assigned work area.

  • Knowledge of proper operation of hydraulic, pneumatic and telemetry equipment.

  • Knowledge of the National Electrical Code.

  • Knowledge of water and wastewater processes including ability to operate basic water distribution and wastewater collection systems independently.

  • Knowledge of health and safety regulations.

  • Effectively and safely operates hand tools, pneumatic tools, air compressors and other small equipment related to the maintenance trades and water distribution and wastewater collection systems operations.

  • Hands-on experience in light duty electrical power systems (240 V/ single and three phase) and instrumentation calibration and use

  • Ability to use and direct excavation crews for repairs of underground utilities, including past demonstrated experience using backhoe and driving a small dump truck


  • Five (5) years experience in maintenance of water distribution systems, water pump stations and wastewater collection systems, wastewater Lift Stations etc.

  • Must possess a high school diploma or GED

  • Additional trade specific courses preferred

  • Must possess a valid, active state driver’s license and be able to successfully pass a motor vehicle background check.

  • Must acquire a Water Distribution Grade 1 Certification in accordance with California State Water Resources Control Board within 18 months from date of hire.

  • Must acquire a California Class A Commercial Driver's License within 18 months from hire date. 


  • Champions safety

  • Customer obsessed

  • Cultivates innovation

  • Nimble learning

  • Drives Results

  • Collaborates

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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.