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American States Water Company | Gardena, California
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Job Description

Golden State Water Company is one of the largest investor-owned water utilities in the United States. We have been all about water for more than 80 years. Our team of professionals delivers reliable, quality water and great service to customers in 75 communities across California.


The Water Distribution Operator I is an entry-level position and is considered to be in a training status requiring immediate to general supervision.


* Learns to perform the various tasks associated with the maintenance and operation of a water distribution system.
* Learns the proper use of tools and equipment required to perform the job.
* Under direction, participates in the installation, repairs and replacement of water mains, water services, valves, fire hydrants and water meters.
* Interacts with customers and acts as a representative of the Company.
* Performs meter reads, ons and offs and field investigations.
* Performs collection activities of delinquent accounts.
* Participates in routine maintenance activities such as system flushing, valve exercising and fire hydrant maintenance.
* Under direction, follows established policies and procedures in repair of equipment to ensure proper working order.
* Operates company vehicles and equipment according to established safety procedures and policies.
* Performs other duties as assigned.
* Available for emergency response, 24 hours/day, seven days/week.
* Must reside within 25 miles of the nearest water system boundary where assigned in order to respond to emergencies.
* Works under immediate supervision.


* High school diploma or equivalent required.
* Good communication skills.
* General PC skills
* Valid California driver's license.
* Must obtain a SWRCB Grade 1 Water Distribution Operator Certification within 18 months of employment start date.

NOTE: Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with special needs to perform the essential functions.

May include working in all weather conditions, during all hours of the day. Physical demands include but are not limited to standing, climbing, walking, lifting, bending, pulling and/or pushing, grasping, reaching, stooping and crouching, sitting, typing, walking, reading, writing, color determination, speaking and listening for extended periods of time.

Qualities of a Successful Distribution Operator I

* Trustworthy; strong personal integrity
* Demonstrates strong level of accountability and ownership
* Collaborative/Team oriented
* Emotional Maturity
* Exhibits professionalism with internal and external customers
* Organized with strong attention to detail and time management skills
* High degree of initiative; self-starter

About American States Water Company

American States Water Company (AWR) is the parent company of Golden State Water Company (GSWC), Chaparral City Water Company (CCWC), and American States Utility Services, Inc. (ASUS) and its subsidiaries (Fort Bliss Water Services Company (FBWS), Terrapin Utility Services, Inc. (TUS), Old Dominion Utility Services, Inc. (ODUS), Palmetto State Utility Services, Inc. (PSUS) and Old North Utility Services, Inc. (ONUS)). AWR operates in three segments: water, electric and contracted services. Within the segments, AWR has three principal business units: water and electric service utility operations conducted through GSWC, a water-service utility operation conducted through CCWC, and a contracted services unit conducted through ASUS and its subsidiaries. (Source: 10-K)

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