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Jacobs Lead Electrician - Jackson, Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi

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 the 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 client to have a safe, reliable and efficient system. You will help us empower communities to focus on what matters most – people.

Swift action is needed by committed individuals looking for a long-term employment opportunity to help us address multiple needs and restore a reliable drinking water supply to the city of Jackson, MS. Jacobs is proud to be actively engaged in supporting the successful operation and maintenance of the water facilities and build confidence in the system’s ability to supply safe drinking water for the local community.

Jacobs is committed to providing infrastructure solutions that are sustainable, inclusive and equitable. Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) considerations are central to how we operate as a business and how we serve our clients.

Join our collaborative team as a Lead Electrician. You’ll apply complex electrical AC/DC theory as well possess the ability to follow electrical drawings and schematics in order to apply this knowledge to operate, inspect, and repair equipment and systems associated with water and wastewater treatment plants and related facilities. You’ll demonstrate broad knowledge of activities and procedures within multiple skills or trades and integrate with other areas of the project, utilize expertise to oversee quality of work by others in variety of skills or trades. This position resolves complex problems that include technical, people, quality, budget and deadline issues, and uses management experience to evaluate situations and determine appropriate solution for the specific issue or project. You’ll also serve as a technical lead or working supervisor on the project.

In this role you’ll:

  • Assist in planning, scheduling the maintenance and repair of a wide variety of specialized mechanical and electrical equipment.

  • Read, interpret, and work from blueprints, drawings, sketches, plans, specifications, and mechanical illustrations.

  • Perform skilled electrical repair work on water/wastewater treatment plant equipment and related equipment.

  • Analyze equipment failures to determine cause and to prevent recurrences.

  • Assist project with recordkeeping and prepares routine and special reports.

  • Provide on-the-job training to less experienced employees.

  • Perform preventive and corrective and predictive maintenance on mechanical and electrical machinery or equipment.

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

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

  • Forecast material and equipment needs and performs other duties as required.

  • Ensure all appropriate H&S practices are consistently being followed on every task.

Bring your team-focus, adaptability, and commitment to excellence, and help Jacobs make an impact in the Jackson, MS community – and deliver value to our client and the communities we serve in Operations Management & Facilities Services (OMFS) projects, together.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • High school diploma or GED and 3 years of experience with electrical/mechanical maintenance and repair of utilities or industrial equipment.

  • Experience using a CMMS

  • Possess a valid electrician certification.

  • Possess a valid driver’s license.

  • Experience with a H&S program

Ideally, you’ll also have:

  • Possess or able to obtain a water operator certification within 3 years of hire.

  • Some trade school education with an emphasis on electrical and mechanical equipment and metal fabrication.

  • Five years of experience with knowledge of the principles, methods, tools and materials employed in the general operations, maintenance and repair of advanced electrical and mechanical equipment and systems, including: combustion engines, vehicles, electric motors, pumps and related equipment associated with water systems.

  • Knowledge of computer software including but not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook and to enter data into a computerized maintenance management system.

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

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.

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.

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