Water Quality & Environmental Compliance Specialist

1 Month ago

Kokomo, Indiana, United States

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Water Quality Environmental Compliance Specialist

**Location:** Kokomo, IN, US, 46901

American Water Works Company Inc

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 and 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 Index for 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 amwater.com and join American Water on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Are you looking for a new career OR looking to begin your career in the Water Utility Industry? Then this role is for YOU. Apply TODAY for immediate consideration as a Water Quality Environmental Compliance Specialist.

**Primary Role** Responsible for collecting samples from the treatment plant or distribution system, performing routine water quality analyses, sample custody, data entry, and recordkeeping. Interpret water quality results and initiate chemical dosage changes to treatment process. Responsible for organizing functions and activities related to environmental management and water quality for assigned facility. Investigates water quality complaints in the field and determines the course of action needed. Responsible for maintaining all applicable lab certifications, accreditations, or approvals to conduct compliance and process quality control work. Implements the day-to-day collection of water quality samples. Implements programs to ensure environmental compliance. Assists in resolving treatment issues.

**Key Accountabilities**

  • Conduct sampling and/or analysis as required to ensure compliance with federal and state water quality regulations and company-approved water quality standards.
  • Assisting with Lead and Copper sampling.
  • Continuously evaluate water/wastewater treatment processes and recommend modifications to maintain or improve water quality.
  • Identify potential issues and problems and initiate responsive actions and mitigate environmental violations.
  • Monitor, calibrate, and troubleshoot analyzers, equipment, etc., to ensure established standards of performance and accuracy are maintained.
  • Conduct special projects and prepare reports as needed.
  • Assist in the training and development of Water Quality Tech I, II, and III.
  • Work with internal and external customers to build good relationships and solve laboratory issues.
  • Evaluate and monitor supplies and other laboratory costs to assist in maintaining the lab budget.
  • Assists in planning, preparation, and control the portion of the financial plan relating to responsibilities.
  • ON CALL.

**Knowledge Skills**

  • Knowledge of basic chemistry and laboratory techniques and QA/QC programs.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements.
  • Working knowledge of Word, Excel, and Access.
  • Knowledge of federal and state environmental standards and regulations and understanding of current environmental legislation and regulations.
  • Regulatory knowledge of proper lab analytical testing methods.
  • Must understand principles of water and/or wastewater treatment and be able to troubleshoot systems.

**Experience Education**

  • Minimum Two (2) to four (4) years of experience in water/wastewater or environmental compliance.
  • Associates Degree preferred, not required, in lieu of experience.
  • A 4-year degree in physical, chemical, or environmental sciences.

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American Water Works

American Water Works

Illinois, United States, + 3 more location(s)

1001 - 5000

Sector: Other enterprise (non-climate)

About this company

Founders:James Kuhn, W.S Kuhn

Founded date:1886




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...read more

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