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Utility Technician

Company: American Water
Location: Nazareth
Posted on: July 1, 2024

Job Description:

Requisition ID: 106228

Share Our Purpose. Be Yourself. Feel Valued.

People are the heart of our business. As an American Water employee, you will be offered a competitive salary and health benefits package, along with opportunities to develop, grow, and evolve your career. Our benefits packages focus on key areas such as health & wellness, emotional & well-being, and savings for current & future goals.

We are Beautifully Different . We strongly believe having diversity across our company makes us more successful and helps us provide essential services to our customers. We are stronger because we embrace different ideas, viewpoints, experiences, and backgrounds. American Water is the best choice for your next role! Click here for more information on our inclusion, diversity, and equity journey.

About American Water
American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest regulated water and wastewater utility company in the United States. With a history dating back to 1886, We Keep Life Flowing - by providing safe, clean, reliable and affordable drinking water and wastewater services to more than 14 million people across 14 regulated jurisdictions and 18 military installations. American Water's 6,500 talented professionals leverage their significant expertise and the company's national size and scale to achieve excellent outcomes for the benefit of customers, employees, investors and other stakeholders.

As one of the fastest growing utilities in the U.S., American Water expects to invest $30 to $34 billion in infrastructure repairs and replacement, system resiliency and regulated acquisitions over the next 10 years. The company has a long-standing history of executing its core operations, aligned with sustainable best practices, through its commitments to safety, affordability, customer service, protecting the environment, an inclusive workforce and strengthening communities.

American Water has been recognized on the 2023 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Indexfor the fifth consecutive year, ranked 18th on Barron's 100 Most Sustainable U.S. Companies 2023 List, earned the U.S. Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act designation and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's WaterSense - Excellence Award, among additional state, local and national recognitions.

For more information, visit and join American Water on LinkedIn , Facebook , Twitter and Instagram .

Work Schedule

  • Full-time
  • Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm
  • Rotating On-call responsibility

    Primary Role

    Performs a variety of tasks in assisting 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. (45%)
    • 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. (20%)
    • Installs repair clamps on pressurized water mains and service lines.
    • Operates valves and fire hydrants.
    • Investigates complaints and determines corrective action per company procedure. (20%)
    • 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. (10%)
    • Directs the activities of any personnel assigned.
    • Performs any other duties as assigned by supervisor. (5%)


      • 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.

          Other Requirements

          • Pass D.O.T. physical examination
          • Required to obtain and maintain a DEP Class E Distribution license

            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.


              Champions safety

              Customer obsessed

              Cultivates innovation

              Nimble learning

              Drives Results


              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 they are an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.

              Nearest Major Market: Allentown

Keywords: American Water, Bethlehem , Utility Technician, Professions , Nazareth, Pennsylvania

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