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Jacobs Water Operator DOD SkillBridge in Goodyear, Arizona

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's 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.

The Jacobs Water Operator Program is a SkillBridge opportunity for transitioning military. The program offers training to successfully complete Water Operator Certification. Successful completion of program will lead to a full time position with Jacobs aligning with your transition from the Military. Jacobs is accepting SkillBridge candidates for multiple training groups in 2022.

As a Water Operator-in-Training, you’ll join a collaborative team ensuring that our clients can deliver and treat water – uninterrupted. Based in Goodyear, AZ, you’ll have the opportunity to learn to perform a variety of tasks in the operation and maintenance of a Water Treatment plant including maintenance of equipment and quality control testing. You’ll contribute to the success of our program with efficient preventive maintenance and effective solutions to challenges that may arise in municipal facilities. You’ll operate treatment facilities to control flow and processing of water/wastewater, sludge, and effluent. You will also observe variations in operating conditions, and interpret meter and gauge readings. You’ll collect samples, maintain shift logs and perform other duties as required. Most importantly, you’ll take action to ensure the safety, health and well-being of you and your team.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Here's What You'll Need:

  • Ability to participate in the DOD SkillBridge Program with 5+ months prior to transition

  • Desire to learn the water industry

  • Technical or mechanical aptitude

  • Basic understanding of computer software including Microsoft Office Suite and the ability to enter data into a maintenance management system

  • Valid driver’s license

Ideally, You’ll Also Have:

  • Basic experience in operating water/wastewater treatment plants

  • A current, or working towards obtaining a first level water/wastewater treatment certification

  • Basic familiarity of the principles and practices of water/wastewater treatment plant operations, valves, pumps, and motors

  • Safe work practices

Working Conditions & Physical Requirements:

Safety is a core value at Jacobs. We are committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all employees. This position will spend a substantial amount of time performing safety sensitive labor or services. Due to the nature of the job passing a Fitness for Duty testing is required to ensure candidates for this position are physically and functionally fit to perform the essential physical work functions of this safety sensitive position without posing a direct threat to the health or safety of themselves or others.

The physical and environmental demands required to perform the essential duties of this position include standing, walking, sitting, coordination, balance and agility demands, which may include the ability to stoop, kneel, squat, grasp, reach, perform repetitive hand movements. Additional demands may involve a specific level of dexterity, grip strength, climbing and cardiorespiratory demands. The work areas may be indoor, outdoor, have loud noise, active machinery, high pressure fluid systems, electrical equipment, confined spaces, heights and depths, fumes, air borne particles, noxious gases, and chemicals. The use of appropriate safety equipment will be mandatory in these areas to prevent hazardous contact.

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.