California American Water

California American Water is your local water and wastewater company.
Our lives revolve around water. It’s involved in everything thing we do, everything we use. We are experts in water and wastewater treatment and delivery.

In California, we serve about 630,000 people in 50 communities in service areas in the Northern, Central and Southern parts of the state. We supply high-quality water and treating and safely release wastewater. We abide by regulations, invest in our vast infrastructure, develop industry innovations, educate our customers on wise water use, and help out where we can in our cities and towns.

Because water is such an integral part of life, we take pride in taking care of it.

In California, the California Public Utilities Commission set rules and we carefully follow them. Those regulations are what help to ensure everyone is receiving high quality water and wastewater service at a fair price. All increases in service rates are directly related to the cost of providing high quality service and are subjected to a public review process and approval by the California Public Utilities Commission.

In addition, California American Water follows strict regulations created by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) that help to provide high quality drinking water. Because we work in cooperation with the USEPA, to help in the development of national drinking water standards, we are often years ahead of the industry in implementing regulations.

California American Water is committed to delivering high quality water to all of our customers. In California, we conduct about 47,000 tests per year for about 100 potential contaminants, checking drinking water quality at every stage of the water treatment and delivery process.

We serve customers in the Sacramento Area, Larkfield (Sonoma County), the Monterey Peninsula, Thousand Oaks/Newbury Park and Camarillo (Ventura County), Bradbury, Duarte and San Marino and portions of El Monte, Irwindale, Monrovia, Rosemead, San Gabriel, Temple City as well as unincorporated portions of Los Angeles County and the Baldwin Hills area (Los Angeles County) and Coronado, Imperial Beach and parts of San Diego (San Diego County).

California American Water PA - Norristown
May 13, 2019
Full time
Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Camden, NJ, 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 .   Primary Role   Responsible for organizing advanced functions and activities related to environmental management and water quality for assigned facilities. 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 compliance with all water quality and environmental regulations. Assists in resolving treatment issues. Investigates water quality complaints and determines course of action needed. Key Accountabilities   Manage monitoring and reporting programs to ensure compliance with federal and state water quality and environmental regulations and company standards for assigned facilities. Conduct advanced sampling and/or analysis and special projects. (50%) Obtain, prepare, file and maintain all regulatory reports and records. Manage required permits and make any necessary modifications and renewals. Participate in internal and external audits and represent American Water with regulators and customers. Identify potential issues and problems and initiate responsive actions and mitigate environmental violations (10%) Supervise, monitor, and calibrate analyzers/equipment, etc. to ensure established standards of performance and accuracy are maintained (10%) Conduct advanced projects and prepare reports as needed (5%) Investigate and respond to escalated water quality complaints or concerns. Responsible for planning, preparing and controlling the portion of the financial plan relating to responsibilities (5%) Knowledge / Skills   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. Competencies Champions safety Customer obsessed Cultivates innovation Nimble learning Drives Results Collaborates Experience / Education   Experience:   Minimum Five (5) years experience in water, wastewater, and laboratory operations.   Education:   Bachelor's Degree - Environmental/Science related degree preferred. Work Environment   Laboratory, Indoor/Outdoor, production/office environments. Travel Requirements   Local and regional. Rare overnight travel may be 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 he or she is an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws. Remember to say you found this opportunity at