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Assistant Plant Operator (101557)


Hopewell, VA

Employer:  American Water


Diversity of backgrounds, ideas, thoughts, and experiences is vital to our culture and the way we do business.  Creating an environment where differences are embraced and where every person feels engaged and included makes us safer, stronger, and more successful.


With a history dating back to 1886, American Water (NYSE:AWK) is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company.  The company employs more than 6,500 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater  services to an estimated 14 million people in 25 states.  American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to help keep their lives flowing.  For more information, visit amwater.com and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.


PLEASE NOTE:  In order for American Water to evaluate decisions about new regulations, reintegration, and safe operating practices, all employees are required to report their vaccination status.

Primary Role

Performs a variety of tasks for the proper and efficient operation of the water treatment process. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring a sufficient water supply, which complies with state and federal water quality regulations to ensure public safety.


Either this opening or Requisition # 101549 will be filled

Key Accountabilities

  • Performs all functions of the position in a safe and conscientious manner, with constant regard for the safety of fellow employees and the general public.
  • Complies with all company prescribed safety policies and procedures.
  • Performs all duties as assigned by supervision.
  • Some duties may be directed by the Plant Operator, who is the licensed operator in charge of the plant.
  • Operates, inspects, and controls electric motors, diesel engines, pumps, and valves to regulate the water treatment process.


Champions safety
Cultivates innovation
Customer obsessed
Drives Results
Nimble learning


  • GED/HS Diploma


  • Works overtime as required.



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.

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