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American Water Supervisor, Water Quality & Environmental Compliance in Merrick, New York

An exciting position with New York American Water and our Water Quality team! If you have a passion for the environment and serving your community, this is the role for you! This position will be responsible for obtaining water samples, working in a laboratory testing, interfacing with customers, and working across various departments. A Water Quality specialist will work in the field, office, and lab. Shift is Monday-Friday, dayshift and occasional emergency call-outs. To learn more about American Water and additional career opportunities, visit

American Water has a competitive salary & great benefits package (medical, dental, vision, prescription drug insurances), 401k with company match, and /so much more!/

  • Primary Role*

  • Carries out day to day oversight and management of personnel or multiple operations to continually meet all Water Quality and/ or Clean Water Act Requirements for the Hudson Valley Operations.

  • Provides technical support on water quality, treatment, permitting,laboratory management, sampling, and regulatory compliance issues for the Hudson Valley Operations.

  • Ensures that Comapny policy on water quality and related regulatory emvironmental complaince matters are met for the Hudson Valley Operations.

  • Key Accountabilities*

  • Assists local, State and Federal regulatory agencies during inspections. Responds (on-call) to Water Quality problems, taking appropriate corrective action including documentation to advise management. Ensures that customer complaints or inquiries are properly addressed to attempt to resolve any issues.

  • Reports on problems and issues regarding Water Quality and standards by reviewing lab testing and operational reports.

  • Assures that policies, programs, standards of performance and approved objectives related to water quality are adhered to.

  • Assists with training of plant operating staff, field services and other water quality personnel in treatment practices and environmental initiatives.

  • Supports water quality activities related to the Environmental

  • Management Program to ensure compliance with SDWA/CWA regulations are continually met. Confirmation of weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, and annual sampling plans are completed – With NYAW and Contracted Operators

  • Conduct special projects and prepare reports.

  • Supports implementation of cross connection for the Hudson Valley Operations

  • Knowledge/Skills*

  • Strong working knowledge of water and/or wastewater treatment processes. Thorough knowledge of water quality and environmental regulations affecting the business. Familiar with SDWIS and Comprehensive Sampling Plan scheduling.

  • MS Office (especially EXCEL, WORD, and PowerPoint), {LIMS and SAP helpful}

  • Experience/Education*

  • Two (2) to four (4) years’ experience in water, and/or wastewater, and laboratory operations.

  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree with major in Biology, Chemistry, Life Sciences, Environmental Science or equivalent other environmental area (Microbiology, Environmental Engineering, etc.).

  • Travel Requirements*

  • Must hold valid Driver’s License. Up to 25% of time for potential travel.

  • Other*

  • Must be able to distinguish colors to conduct testing using normal colorimetric and electrochemistry methods.

  • Competencies*

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  • 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.