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Crew Chief

Operations | New Orleans, LA, United States
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Xylem |ˈzīləm|

1) The tissue in plants that brings water upward from the roots.

2) a leading global water technology company.

Xylem, a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, is the leading global provider of efficient, innovative and sustainable water technologies improving the way water is used, managed, conserved and re-used. Our international team is unified in a common purpose: creating advanced technology and other trusted solutions to solve the world’s water challenges. We are committed to creating an organization of inclusion and diversity, where everyone feels involved, respected, valued and connected, and where everyone is free to bring their authentic selves and ideas.

If you are excited and passionate about helping us #letssolvewater, we want to hear from you! For more information, please visit us at www.xylem.com​.

We Offer You More Than Just “A Job”

  • Professional Development – To advance the capabilities of our people, we offer a wide variety of experiences to support our employees’ professional growth and continuous learning.
  • Total Rewards – We offer comprehensive programs for compensation, benefits, recognition, learning and development, work-life integration and corporate citizenship.
  • Watermark – Watermark is our corporate social responsibility program working to provide education and access to safe water to ensure healthy lives, gender equality, and resilient communities. Employees have the opportunity to learn and volunteer on various water-related projects.
  • Employee Networks – Our Employee Networks provide a professional, supportive network for employees from diverse backgrounds, including Women’s, LGBT+ and Allies, Veteran’s, People of Color and Allies, Hispanic Origin & Latin Affinity, Emerging Leaders, and Working Parents Networks.

The Role:

Xylem seeks to hire a Crew Chief. The Crew Chief will be responsible for the safe, accurate and professional operation of the crew. The Crew Chief is in charge of the field operation, provides direction to the Operators, and is responsible for all of the equipment. The Crew Chief executes valve and hydrant operations and maintenance in the field as well as data collection activities.

Essential Duties/Principal Responsibilities:

  • Understand and follow all operating procedures
  • Understand water system dynamics
  • Be able to escalate in a timely manner when needed
  • Ensure all data is collected completely and accurately
  • Understand the details of the valve and hydrant data being collected
  • Daily download of data on GPS device
  • Responsible for all activities and operations of the Crew
  • Responsible for tracking daily production and timekeeping of the crew
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment. This includes performing duties in maintaining compliance with any/all federal, state and local laws, regulations and requirements.
  • Must be able to work effectively as part of a team
  • Communicate timely updates to management, co-workers, and customers to ensure timely and successful completion of job responsibilities
  • Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner, Works well in group problem-solving situations
  • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Participation in Xylem Watermark volunteer activities

Minimum Qualifications: Education, Experience, Skills, Abilities, License/Certification:

  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Experience in valve turning preferred
  • Water distribution knowledge
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and DOT Medical Card
  • Ability to understand, read, and write English
  • Ability to perform basic math skills
  • Availability to work overtime, any shift, weekends and holidays if needed
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills
  • Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills
  • Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views
  • Completes work in a timely manner

Physical Demands:

(The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Be able to stand on feet for a prolonged amount of time
  • May need to bend, lift, carry, and stretch to perform duties
  • Continually required to use hands and fingers and reach with arms
  • Frequently required to lift up to 50 lbs.

Work Environment:

(The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Exposed to outdoor weather conditions (heat, cold, rain).
  • Travel up to 75%.

Xylem is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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