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American Water Health and Safety Senior Operations Supervisor in Joplin, Missouri

Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Camden, NJ, the company employs over 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 46 states. To learn more about American Water and additional career opportunities, visit www.amwater.com.

Primary Role

Assist the Sr Manager and Safety Director in the areas of safety & health claims administration, insurance services and loss control.

Recommend, develop and implement appropriate programs and activities that enhance the safety and health of Company employees, as well as minimize the Company's exposure to loss.

Assist with supervising the day-to-day water and/or wastewater operations in accordance with Company policies and procedures and all applicable governmental laws and regulations

Key Accountabilities

Develop and implement (including delivery of) educational training programs and activities that help develop and improve the safety process within the company and to ensure compliance with federal state and local regulations.

Develop and implement the use of regulatory compliance programs, including investigating new technologies, providing professional review and recommendations for the purchase of tools, materials and equipment that will enhance safety performance throughout the organization.

Conducts safety audits and inspections to identify hazards and deficiencies that expose the company to loss or failure to comply with regulatory requirements Compile, analyze, and interpret data related to safety training and performance to measure the effectiveness of existing programs.

Provide assistance and expertise in accident/claim investigation and claims management, when required, and make recommendations to prevent reoccurrences.

Work with regional construction, operations, and maintenance within established budget limitations.

Assures policies, procedures, programs and performance are adhered to ensure the continuing and increasing operational efficiency, effectiveness, and profitability.

Train and develop personnel in proper operational integrity (quality, environment, reliability, health, safety, security, etc.) is maintained.

May be involved in customer service related issues. Implement and foster the coaching and development of employees, including idea generation, within respective functional areas.

Support the Business Development function in the operational analysis pricing and integration of water and wastewater business opportunities in both the regulated and non-regulated markets Supports manager to ensure effective people management policies and practices are developed and implemented (e.g., time and attendance, workforce management, etc.) and ensure resources are developed and deployed appropriately.

Continue to reinforce the importance of developing a diverse workforce.


Provide effective leadership that will enhance our abilities to be flexible to changing business environments.

Contribute to effective communication by listening and providing constructive feedback; supporting the creation of an open and honest work environment; cascading and sharing knowledge and information relevant to other members of the team and colleagues across the business.

Work collaboratively with other functional leads to mitigate business risks. Implement effective communications at all levels of our operations.

Knowledge of safety related processes and procedures.



Minimum 3 years experience in safety/loss control in a related industry or municipal operation


H.S. Diploma/GED, Must possess valid drivers license. Certifications/Training in Safety preferred.

Work Environment

Varies by task; environment does include field work; driving and working outdoors

May require occasional "on-call" after-hours (evenings, nights, weekends and holidays) support as needed.

Travel Requirements

Primarily limited to with Region. Some overnight travel may be required.

Must be flexible.


Prioritizes & Role Models Safety


Develops Talent

Plans, Aligns, & Directs

Drives Engagement

Decision Quality

  • 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.