Jacobs Water Treatment Operator in Training in Bogart, Georgia

Water Treatment Operator in Training


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Job Summary:

Jacobs Engineering Group is seeking Water Treatment Plant Operator in Training for an existing facility in Jackson County, GA (10 miles NW of Athens, GA). Water Treatment Operator in Training will participate in the operation and maintenance of a water treatment facility under supervision. The facilities utilize conventional flocculation, sedimentation and filtration treatment trains to achieve water quality objectives.

  • Operation of surface water treatment facility employing conventional flocculation, sedimentation and filtration technologies

  • Operate surface water plant in accordance with GA DNR EPD regulations

  • Responsible for the safe, compliant, and economic operation of systems in the Water utility area

  • Responsible for decisive and timely action in response to production, utilities and environmental upsets

  • Ability to effectively communicate with the sites integrated areas

  • Ability to troubleshoot system problems and make necessary corrective action steps during the shift and maintain process and system operation with minimal supervision

  • Perform Preventative Maintenance

  • Use SCADA system to monitor and control plant operation and distribution

  • Inspect / Calibrate water quality (utilizing instrumentation, turbidimeters, pH, particle counters etc.)

  • Operate and troubleshoot systems to ensure proper amount of chemical treatments and compliance with regulatory regulations.

  • Collect samples and perform routine and special request laboratory tests and analysis

  • Monitor system gauges and meters, start and stop equipment, operate valves to route and control flows, determine and set proper chemical dosage and flow rates.

  • Monitor Operations of surface water intake and raw water pump equipment, and solids facilities

  • Maintain and complete daily log books, bench test sheets and maintenance records

  • Perform routine housekeeping and site maintenance

  • Work in both hot and cold environments, inside and outdoors

  • Ability to move throughout the entire plant site & operating areas including climbing ladders and stairs, to access elevated sources for inspection and operational purposes

  • Assist with job safety analysis / safe work permitting and bench top analysis as needed

  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment with internal and external personnel & regulatory agencies.

Essential Functions: Intermittent sitting, walking, standing, bending, squatting, climbing, kneeling, twisting, and lifting. Lifting requirements limited to 20 lbs. in the form of supplies, drawings, etc. Longest distance carried of 50 feet. Hand manipulation is required for simple grasping, pushing and pulling, and fine manipulation. Right and/or left hands utilized. Occasional need to reach and/or work above the shoulder, for supplies, as well as below the shoulder for same. No foot controls necessary. Must be alert to equipment in the field, there will be occasional travel, will work near construction job site equipment when in the field, occasional need to work near hazardous equipment and machinery, occasional need to walk on uneven ground, exposure to dust, gas or fumes, exposure to noise, extremes in temperature or humidity, and potential work at heights.


  • High School Graduate or equivalency with course work in Chemistry, or any equivalent combination of experience and training

  • Previous experience in a public water treatment facility is preferred

  • Must be able to obtain a GA operator’s license for water treatment within 6 months of hire; Water Treatment Class “I” or “II” (Class I preferred but not required).

  • Willing to work any shift requested by supervisor (12-hour, 2-shift per day)

  • Skills to perform equipment checks, maintenance and calibration

  • Ability to read, write and perform basic math calculations

  • Computer experience in Excel, Word & other software

  • Understanding of the procedure to clean and maintain conventional filter systems

  • Knowledge of the storage and feed characteristics of water treatment chemicals

  • Able to perform sampling requirements

  • Knowledge of disinfection dose and checks

  • Experience with log book entries and related record keeping

  • General understanding of SCADA layout and controls

  • Experience working independently with functional guidance rather than direct assignments

  • Experience with Job Safety Analysis

  • Valid Driver’s License

At Jacobs, we help prepare people for new opportunities and challenges. With positions at every level, openings in multiple disciplines, expertise in a range of markets and offices around the globe, we create an environment where you can learn, grow, and thrive. From our competitive benefits program to our Health and Safety initiative of Beyond Zero workplace injuries, we believe that you'll find a flourishing career here at Jacobs.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-Georgia-Bogart

Req ID: BIA0000Q4