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Jacobs Instrument and Controls Technician III in Fort Irwin, California

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 challenge what is currently accepted, so we can shape innovative and lasting solutions for tomorrow. Through the delivery of our operations and maintenance services, you’ll make it simpler and more seamless for our municipal clients to operate safely and efficiently, empowering communities to focus on what matters most to them – people.

As an Instrumentation and Control Technician, you’ll join a collaborative team in Fort Irwin, CA ensuring that our clients can deliver their services – uninterrupted. You’ll have the opportunity to perform a variety of tasks in the operation and maintenance of a water/wastewater treatment plant.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Interprets and works from blueprints, drawings, sketches, plans and technical documents

  • Performs the calibration and repair of all flow metering devices

  • Recommends control system modifications with documented justification that will result in standard utilization of parts and materials and will reduce operating and repair costs

  • Establishes and enforces uniform electrical repair safety procedures at all plant sites

  • Makes modifications to as-built electrical drawings based on system modifications and updates all electrical component equipment history files

  • Establishes and maintains scheduled control system maintenance and calibration programs for plant equipment

  • Directs the work of electrical subcontractors and all outside control system repair work

  • Maintains record keeping associated with all electrical repairs and modifications

  • Follows oral and written instructions

  • Establishes and maintains cooperative relationship with those contacted during the course

  • of work

  • Performs other duties as required

  • Regularly inspects the working condition and maintains the cleanliness of equipment and surrounding areas

  • Assist in coordinating job activities with other team members

  • Assist with review of capital improvement project studies, designs, and contract drawings.

  • Forecast material and equipment needs

  • Provides on-the-job training to less experienced employees

Salary range $80,000 - $100,000 annual based on qualifications

$5,000.00 Sign on Bonus

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Five years of experience with knowledge of the maintenance, repair and calibration of electrical control systems

  • Possess a valid California driver’s license

  • Knowledge of computer software including but not limited to Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel

  • Possess or able to obtain a T2 water operator certification from the State of California within 2 years of hiring.

Ideally you'll also have:

  • Three years experience in a Lead position as an Industrial and Control Technician in a water/wastewater facility

  • Knowledge of the methods, materials, equipment, and instruments used in the maintenance, repair and calibration of electrical and electronic control systems including:

  • Distributed Control Systems (DCS)

  • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) or PC based controls

  • Graphics human machine interface (HMI) or similar IO devices

  • Instrumentation communication networks (Ethernet, DeviceNet, ControlNet, Profibus) or similar

  • Electrical power distribution and conduit wiring

  • Servers, drives, actuators, variable frequency drives (VFDs), valves, etc.

  • Knowledge of the principle and practices of an effective control system preventive maintenance program, safe work practices, and related state and federal laws and regulations

Working Conditions & Physical Requirements

The work area can involve a working environment indoors as well as outdoors, which could cause exposure to outdoor elements; proper environmental attire will be required. Some areas can have loud noise, active machinery, high pressure fluid systems, electrical equipment, confined spaces, heights and depths, fumes, air borne particles, noxious gases, pathogens and various chemicals. The use of appropriate safety equipment will be mandatory in these areas to prevent hazardous contact.

Must be able to sit, stand, stoop, twist and bend at the waist, turn, kneel, squat, raise arms above shoulder height, grasp, reach, perform repetitive hand movements and fine coordination to work on equipment, have vision sufficient to read blueprints; have hearing in the normal range with or without correction. In an 8-hour shift must be able to transport self across the facility, ascend and descend stair steps, lift objects up to 40 pounds from floor level to waist height, climb and work off of a ladder or scaffold; use arms and back to tighten and loosen nuts and bolts; carry a 40-pound toolbox up a flight of stairs; work in confined spaces and wear and use appropriate safety equipment.

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.