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Water Quality Intern

Company: American Water
Location: Chesterfield
Posted on: June 4, 2024

Job Description:

Requisition ID: 106382

Share Our Purpose. Be Yourself. Feel Valued.

People are the heart of our business. As an American Water employee, you will be offered a competitive salary and health benefits package, along with opportunities to develop, grow, and evolve your career. Our benefits packages focus on key areas such as health & wellness, emotional & well-being, and savings for current & future goals.

We are Beautifully Different . We strongly believe having diversity across our company makes us more successful and helps us provide essential services to our customers. We are stronger because we embrace different ideas, viewpoints, experiences, and backgrounds. American Water is the best choice for your next role! Click here for more information on our inclusion, diversity, and equity journey.

About American Water
American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest regulated water and wastewater utility company in the United States. With a history dating back to 1886, We Keep Life Flowing - by providing safe, clean, reliable and affordable drinking water and wastewater services to more than 14 million people across 14 regulated jurisdictions and 18 military installations. American Water's 6,500 talented professionals leverage their significant expertise and the company's national size and scale to achieve excellent outcomes for the benefit of customers, employees, investors and other stakeholders.

As one of the fastest growing utilities in the U.S., American Water expects to invest $30 to $34 billion in infrastructure repairs and replacement, system resiliency and regulated acquisitions over the next 10 years. The company has a long-standing history of executing its core operations, aligned with sustainable best practices, through its commitments to safety, affordability, customer service, protecting the environment, an inclusive workforce and strengthening communities.

American Water has been recognized on the 2023 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Indexfor the fifth consecutive year, ranked 18th on Barron's 100 Most Sustainable U.S. Companies 2023 List, earned the U.S. Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act designation and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's WaterSense - Excellence Award, among additional state, local and national recognitions.

For more information, visit and join American Water on LinkedIn , Facebook , Twitter and Instagram .

Primary Role

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

Key Accountabilities

  • Collect and analyze process control and regulatory samples using quantitative and qualitative methods. Maintain bacteriological laboratory and perform bacteriological analysis in the absence of the lab analyst. (50%)
  • Review laboratory test results to ensure that the laboratory data meets QA/QC protocol and regulatory requirements. Initiate chemical dosage changes when necessary. (10%)
  • Review, troubleshoot and maintain all laboratory equipment and continuous monitors. (10%)
  • Assist in the training and development of Water Quality Tech I and II.(10%)
  • Work with internal and external customers to build good relationships and solve laboratory issues. (10%)
  • Evaluate and monitor supplies and other laboratory costs to assist in maintaining the lab budget. (10%)


    • Knowledge of basic chemistry and laboratory techniques and QA/QC programs.
    • Knowledge of regulatory requirements.
    • Working knowledge of Word, Excel, Access, Lotus Notes.


      • Associate's degree in a Science-related field.
      • Minimum 2 years of lab experience required. (B.S. degree in Science-related field may be substituted for work experience.).
      • General office experience including customer service.

        Travel Requirements

        • Must possess a valid State issued Driver's License.


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

            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.


              • Champions safety
              • Customer obsessed
              • Cultivates innovation
              • Nimble learning
              • Drives Results
              • Collaborates

                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 they are an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.

                Nearest Major Market: St Louis

Keywords: American Water, Chesterfield , Water Quality Intern, Other , Chesterfield, Missouri

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