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Jacobs Wastewater Operations Supervisor in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

Your Impact:

At Jacobs, we don’t settle – always looking beyond to raise the bar and deliver with excellence. We apply our expertise and knowledge as we look into the future with great optimism and focus. We don’t settle until we give our best and know that we’re making a difference. 

Are you a Licensed Wastewater Operator and want to join Jacobs’ collaborative team in Allentown, PA? As the Operations Supervisor you’ll work with project staff to oversee the operations, biosolids and laboratory practices of our plants. Working with other members of our team you’ll apply knowledge of the principles, methods and tools employed in the general operation of engines, pumps, valves, motors and related equipment, wastewater process control, permit compliance, and safe work practices. You’ll also diagnose operating problems and direct effective correction procedures; prepare required reports, evaluate actual versus budget spend, and maintain complete recordkeeping procedures; analyze recording instrument readings and laboratory test results and adjust various plant processes accordingly; perform plant inspections to determine efficiency of operations, cleanliness, and maintenance activities including remedial action in emergencies; understand client contract and all deliverables, including assistance with client’s 5 year capital planning process; track all open purchase orders and ensure they are accurate; and supervise, evaluate and train employees.

Bring your team-focus, adaptability, and commitment to excellence, and we’ll help you grow what drives you and deliver the world’s most challenging Operations Management projects, together.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • High school diploma or equivalent and five (5) plus years of experience in the operation of water or wastewater facilities

  • State of Pennsylvania A Wastewater Certification, or ability to obtain through reciprocity within 6 months of hire

  • Supervisory experience at a water reclamation facility

  • Experience with planning, scheduling and inventory control

  • Experience developing and working within an approved budget. Specifically tracking costs, adjusting activities to stay on budget, and optimizing labor and materials

  • Experience with process control of conventional activated sludge secondary treatment

  • Ability to travel/walk to job sites to develop work plans with technicians and management

  • Valid State Driver’s License with no major infractions

Ideally, You’ll Also Have:

  • Familiar with NPDES, Air Quality, and Stormwater Permits and successful permit compliance

  • Knowledge of safe work practices; principles and methods of biological and chemical sewage analyses, effects and problems of industrial waste in wastewater treatment processes

  • Knowledge of principles of budget preparation and expenditure control

  • Experience working on pumps, motors and equipment, controls and experience using tools and materials used in maintaining and repairing a variety of equipment

  • Knowledge of laboratory practices and certification

  • Knowledge of computer software including data management systems, HACH WIMS and possess the ability to operate plant PLC’s and SCADA systems

  • Demonstrated ability to engage and motivate teams and to respond to emergency situations

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the client, the general public, coworkers, elected and appointed officials

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) and supplemental language. (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf)

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.