American Water WQ/Env Tech II (N) in Davenport, Iowa

Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. To learn more about American Water and additional career opportunities, visit

Primary Role

Responsible for collecting samples from the treatment plant or distribution system, performing routine water quality analyses, sample custody, data entry and recordkeeping. Review and respond to water quality complaints and inquiries.

Key Accountabilities

  • Collect and analyze plant, field and regulatory samples following approved methodology. (50%)

  • Analyze results, record data and identify process control/regulatory problems. (20%)

  • Prepare reagents/standards,maintain log sheets, clean glassware and maintain laboratory in clean and orderly condition. (20%)

  • Maintain QA/QC on lab equipment and adjust continuous process control monitors. (10%)

Knowledge / Skills

  • Knowledge of basic chemistry and laboratory techniques and QA/QC programs.

  • Working knowledge of Word, Excel, Access, Lotus Notes.

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


Functional / Technical Skills

Learning on the Fly

Organizational Agility

Problem Solving

Time Management

Experience / Education

  • Associate’s degree in a Science-related field or certificate from a technical water or wastewater program.

  • One year of lab experience or technical training preferred.

  • General office experience including customer service desired.

Travel Requirements

Must possess a valid State issued Driver’s License.

Work Environment

  • Primarily an indoor laboratory environment. Laboratory work will require periods of standing while performing bench top work.

  • Outdoor work in all weather conditions while performing sample collection.

  • May include weekends, Holidays and evenings.

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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.