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Truck Driver/Utility Wkr CDL U121 (101520)


Chattanooga, TN

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 is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company.  The company employs more than 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to 15 million people in 46 states.  American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to help make sure we 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 to assist in the efficient and reliable operation, maintenance, protection, and appearance of all pipelines, services, hydrants, valves, and other appurtenances within the distribution system.

Key Accountabilities

  • Constantly performs work assigned by supervisor; collects, compiles, and records work data. Constantly breaks up pavement, using pavement breakers, pry bars, shovels, picks, and other hand tools to dig excavations preparatory to removing and/or repairing pipes.
  • Frequently backfills, tamps, and installs temporary paving, using assorted hand tools and tamping machine.
  • Frequently ensures jobsite is secure prior to leaving.
  • Frequently determines appropriate material, pipe sections, valves, and fittings needed to perform assigned work. 
  • Frequently performs cutting, threading, brazing, soldering, and connecting or adjoining pipe and fittings, as required.
  • Frequently performs taps, as required.
  • Occasionally drives company vehicles including backhoe, as required.
  • Occasionally installs or removes shoring systems, as required. 
  • Constantly follows established safety guidelines and procedures.
  • Occasionally performs duties of Laborer, as required. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • High School graduate or State-recognized Educational Equivalency Certificate.
  • Specific vocational preparation includes an occupationally-significant combination of vocational education, apprentice training, in-plant training, on-the-job training, or essential experience.
  • Commercial Driver�s License required

Work Environment

  • All work is outside work in all types of weather and involving contact with water or other liquids.
  • Atmospheric condition with moisture content sufficiently high to cause marked bodily discomfort.
  • Exposure to ambient temperature extremes both hot and cold.
  • Works near gasoline, oil, or substances in the soil.
  • Potential exposure to poison ivy, oak, sumac, insects, etc.
  • Subject to potential hazards such as driving/driving in darkness, working in traffic/darkness, and working with and around excavation equipment and compressed air.
  • Subject to noise exposure and vibration from jack hammer, air compressor, trash pumps, and gas tamp.


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

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