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Welcome to SVA’s jobs portal, your one-stop shop for finding the most up to date source of employment opportunities. We have partnered with the National Labor Exchange to provide you this information. You may be looking for part-time employment to supplement your income while you are in school. You might be looking for an internship to add experience to your resume. And you may be completing your training ready to start a new career. This site has all of those types of jobs.

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American Water Wastewater Operator in Godfrey, Illinois

/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./

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 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 46 states. To learn more about American Water and additional career opportunities, visit

Primary Role

2 Full-Time Opportunities Available

Operators to operate the wastewater treatment facilities and collection system following company, local, state, and federal regulations, policies, and procedures to ensure environmental compliance. Conduct periodic inspections, lab analysis, and perform operations and maintenance within the facility.


  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general technical procedures or governmental regulations.

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions.

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

  • Ability to apply and/or have working knowledge of mathematical concepts, such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations.

  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Self-motivated, take initiative.

  • Decisiveness.

  • Knowledge of wastewater treatment processes, basic scientific concepts, water quality standards, and regulations and company procedures


  • GED/High School graduate or state recognized education equivalency certificate.

  • College course work and/or degree in biology, chemistry, environmental science, or engineering curriculum are desired.

  • Continuing education as needed for Operator certification renewal.

  • IEPA Wastewater Class 4 license preferred. Required to get license within 12 months if you do not already possess.

  • Wastewater treatment plant experience preferred.

  • Valid driver license and acceptable driving record.

Work Environment

  • Facility and Field

  • Environmental conditions including contact with chemicals, fumes, odors, and dust because of working with and handling potentially hazardous wastewater treatment and laboratory chemicals.

  • Minimum exposure to inclement weather mostly of short duration.


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Cultivates innovation

Drives Results

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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 he or she is an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.