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Drinking Water Utility Person at West Virginia American Water in Hinton, West Virginia

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Do you enjoy a job that is never the same two days in a row?  Do you have a love of troubleshooting, fixing things, and providing a critical service in your community?  This might be the job for you!  This position has the opportunity to work along side our Field Operations crews who help ensure We Keep Life Flowing® for our customers.  This position will be based out of Hinton, WV.

American Water offers a generous benefits package including competitive wages, medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug insurance; 401k with company match and so much more!

The hours and days on this position are Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30 and will require OT (and emergency call-outs) when needed.  The ideal candidate will live within 30-45 minutes of the operation center.  

Primary Role

Performs a variety of tasks in supervising and participating in the locating, laying, repairing, and extending underground water mains and distribution pipes.

Key Accountabilities

  • Sets up barricades and places safety lights around work site to protect workers from street traffic. Breaks up asphalt and concrete, using pneumatic power tools for trenching and compaction. Manually digs valve boxes and curb boxes, using shovel and digging bar. 

  • Guides pipe sections, valves and fittings into position and holds pieces steady while worker tightens connections. Taps into pressurized water mains. Flares and connects copper and plastic piping.

  • Installs repair clamps on pressurized water mains and service lines.

  • Operates valves and fire hydrants. Investigates complaints and determines corrective action per company procedure. 

  • Operates pneumatic and/or hydraulic boring equipment. Completes all necessary forms, sketches, field notes and uses maps and records. Drives vehicles and/or trucks in performance of general job.

  • Directs the activities of any personnel assigned. Performs any other duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • Mechanical ability sufficient to understand the operation of pumps, valves, motors and other mechanical equipment related to operations and maintenance.

  • Working knowledge of distribution/collection systems.


  • GED/High School graduate with vocational preparation includes an occupationally significant combination of vocational education, apprentice training, on-the- job training, and/or in-plant training or essential experience in less responsible jobs which lead to the higher job or serving in other jobs.

Work Environment

  • Work is in environmental conditions including contact with wastewater, chemicals, fumes, odors and dust as a result of working with handling potentially hazardous wastewater treatment and laboratory chemicals.

  • Exposure to potentially harmful pathogens and gases in raw unprocessed wastewater creating potential for blood borne/airborne disease.

  • Electrical hazard conditions.

  • Exposure to inclement weather mostly of short duration.


  • Pass D.O.T. physical examination.

  • Valid driver's license and acceptable driving record required.

  • CDL Class (preferred)


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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.