Maintenance Service Specialist - SCADA

American Water - Charleston, WV3.5

Full-timeEstimated: $59,000 - $82,000 a year
Skills
Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., 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 www.amwater.com .

Primary Role

Responsible for various activities within Operations and/or Maintenance departments. This may include acting in lead capacity for treatment facilities, ensuring that operating equipment is maintained in accordance with Company policies and procedures and all applicable governmental laws and regulations. May include specialized SCADA control and instrumentation maintenance including PLC, installation and programming.

Key Accountabilities

Provide input for preparing and controlling local maintenance and preventive maintenance within established budget limitations.

Ensure local water and/or wastewater operations meet the required maintenance standards and preventive maintenance standards on mechanical equipment, electrical equipment, instrumentation, and computer equipment.

Advise and/instruct company personnel on proper operation and maintenance procedures for equipment and systems.

Assist with implementation of standards, targets, policies, and plans to ensure the continuing and increasing operational efficiency, effectiveness, and profitability.

Ensure that operational integrity (quality, environment, reliability, health, safety, security,etc.) is maintained.

Implement effective reporting processes. Provide analysis and support to Production and/or Network Manager with information required for various reports, budgets, and business plans.

Implement and foster the coaching and development of employees, including idea generation, within respective functional areas. Contribute to effective communication by listening and providing constructive feedback; support.

Knowledge / Skills

Technical understanding of computer programs, including installation and start up of instrumentation and control systems.

Knowledge of the regulated water/wastewater business within the region and the regulations impacting the business as well as applicable regulations, requirements, and trends within water/wastewater business.

Knowledge of company policies and procedures and knowledge of process and operational areas.

Competencies

Functional / Technical Skills
Learning on the Fly
Organizational Agility
Problem Solving
Time Management

Experience / Education

7-10 years experience in operations, maintenance operations, performing hands-on specialized maintenance work on operating equipment, including mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, and computer equipment.

College coursework in related technical discipline.

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