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Employment Opportunities / General Manager opening in Ft. Leavenworth
« on: September 29, 2014, 03:19:59 pm »
Do You Love the Water and Wastewater Industry and Desire to
Drive Excellence for our Military Soldiers and their Families?

Are you a leader and manager of a water and wastewater utility and enjoy the technical aspects of the industry more than the politics of the top position?  Can you be a manager of a professional staff to instill best management practices while optimizing a team?  Do you desire to interact with capital/engineering group to propose and operate the best projects for the improvement of the water quality?

If you…
• are committed to safe, compliant, reliable and profitable water and wastewater operations,
• assume ownership of problems identified and willing to lead others for a joint solution including follow-up,
• can develop and follow a written project management plan,
• want to be recognized and rewarded for your accomplishments,
• are committed to development and implementation of best practices as the way to train and ensure
   consistency in professional operations,

… then American Water - Military Services Group is the company for you!

In this position, you will work as a General Manager of the Water and Wastewater Utility at Fort Leavenworth military installation, which consist of water treatment and distribution and wastewater collection.  You will be the Project Manager for this location, overseeing a staff of 15 professional employees/operators and working with military, governmental, and green-suit soldiers to ensure quality operations of the system.  You will report to professional managers and engineers that have first-hand knowledge of the situation and are committed to supporting you to be successful.  You will have access to capital and repair budgets to fix things right.  You will have the opportunity to grow from within this company to future positions of higher responsibility.

American Water Enterprises – Military Services Group is a government preferred contractor for the Utility Privatization program.  MSG has obtained 50-year contracts for the ownership and operation of the water and wastewater systems at 11 bases around the country with an aggressive plan to continue our growth.  We are proud to be experts in the water services industry.  American Water is the largest and most experienced water service provider in the United States.  Our more than 6,600 employees are committed to treating, delivering, and protecting the most important resource on Earth. WATER!

Are you up to the challenge of taking on an assignment that will propel you to the top of the water and wastewater operational profession?  Are you motivated to work with some of the best and brightest in the industry?  Are you willing to move or work to the Midwest to support a military installation?  If so, please forward your resume to or apply online at Requisition ID# 31765.  We are eager to talk with you about joining our team!

« on: October 12, 2010, 10:45:33 am »
Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

The American Water - Military Services Group currently has various positions opened for its Fort Leavenworth facility.  The Fort Leavenworth Facility, a ground water treatment plant that is lime softening, produces approximately 1 million gallons per day.  The plant is staffed for 8 hours per day and operates another 8 hours per day by SCADA.
AW Military Services Group
American Water’s Military Services Group (MSG) is a wholly owned business unit of American Water, part of American Water Enterprises.  Its core market is the Utility Privatization (UP) program administered by the Federal Government, Department of Defense.  MSG enters into a 50-year contract where MSG owns and operates the water and wastewater systems on US military bases. 
American Water
Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest investor-owned U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs more than 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to approximately 15 million people in 32 states and Ontario, Canada. More information can be found by

Primary Role
Responsible for all activities involving the operations and maintenance of the water treatment system and water distribution system (pumps, storage tanks, fire hydrants, etc.) Supervisory responsibilities for water plant operators, technicians, and laborers, and works under the general direction of the Utilities Manager.   
Key Accountabilities    
Prepares, Reviews, evaluates, revises, establishes and implements policies and procedures used in distribution and treatment of water and the collection of wastewater, that result in Safe, Compliant, Reliable, and Profitable operations.  For more detailed information, check the website at

•   Extensive knowledge of the objectives, equipment, and operations of groundwater supply systems.
•   Extensive knowledge of methods and materials of water plant construction and maintenance.
•   Thorough knowledge of the layout, location and equipment characteristics of water treatment systems.
•   Knowledge of state and federal environmental regulations for areas of responsibility
•   Must possess a high school diploma or GED, plus at least five (5) years progressively responsible experience in supervision of operations, maintenance and administration of water and/or wastewater systems and treatment. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted for experience.
•   Possession of Class V License in the State of Kansas
•   Must possess a valid state driver’s license

Primary Role
Independently operates, maintains, repairs and inspects water treatment systems at wells and similar work in the water distribution system (pump stations, storage tanks, fire hydrants, etc).  This includes the collection of water samples per state regulations, recording data and preparing regulatory reports, adjusting chemical feed rates, and other similar duties.  Position will also be required to assist with the wastewater collection system on a periodic basis, and participate in water and sewer main and service repairs.

Key Accountabilities
Operates water system (wells, chemical feed systems, storage tank levels, etc) to provide compliance with applicable state and federal regulations. Collects and analyzes samples required for compliance and process control.  Performs maintenance of the water systems.   Perform assigned general housekeeping duties. Maintains and calibrates hand-held and on-line monitoring equipment and treatment equipment as required.  For more detailed information, check the website at

•   Knowledge of the techniques, equipment and materials used in the mechanical maintenance and repair of related equipment and systems.
•   Possesses a thorough knowledge of well operation and maintenance.
•   Specifically but not limited to knowledge of methods and precautions in storing and handling chlorine and other industrial chemicals.
•   Knowledge of health and safety regulations.
•   Must possess a high school diploma or GED
•   Additional trade specific courses preferred.

Primary Role
To oversee varied engineering assignments and projects associated with capital planning.

Key Accountabilities
Manage multiple projects and perform varied engineering assignments associated with capital planning, design or construction.  Efficient management of sub-contractors including negotiations of sub-contract agreements; delivery of projects on time and within pre-established budgets.  Supervise field and contract personnel to ensure timely completion of assignments, within budget and adherence to standards.  For more detailed information, check the website at

Strong construction management skills, strong construction procurement skills, strong design skills, ability to manage and influence subcontractors and consultants; able to identify the risks & rewards of capital projects; develop capital program strategy and lead capital pricing; ability to work on multiple contracts simultaneously;  strong team player with good relationship & networking skills, strong communication skills both written & oral; Strong understanding and appreciation of Auto CAD/GIS; highly motivated, flexible & enthusiastic attitude.

Knowledge•   Experience with the technical aspects of utility infrastructure.
•   Minimum of Bachelor’s degree preferred.

To be considered for this exciting employment opportunity please apply online at or fax your resume to (856) 359-2762. EOE  M/F/D/V.


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