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Jacobs Water / Wastewater Equipment Operator in Portland, Oregon

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 Equipment Operator, you’ll join a collaborative team ensuring that our clients can deliver their services – uninterrupted. Based in Portland, OR, you'll have the opportunity to Operate equipment such as: 18-wheel tractor trailer rigs, loaders, backhoes, spreaders, soil injectors, farm machinery, pumping equipment, sewer rodders, hydro-jet cleaners, TV monitoring and line grouting equipment on an assigned shift.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Loads, unloads, hauls, and applies sewage sludge and, if applicable, scum, grit, and screenings according to approved procedures including applica¬tion to agricultural land, landfills, etc

  • Inspects, repairs, seals and maintains free flowing conditions in sewer lines, drains, ditches and culverts. If appropriate adjusts manholes; lays sewer lines to upgrade; patches streets and sidewalks; and erects and repairs fences

  • Loads, unloads, hauls and spreads sand, gravel, and dirt; digs and refills ditches and trenches

  • Inspects, cleans, and performs a variety of tasks in the mainte¬nance, servicing, and care of equipment, vehicles, tools, pumps, and other mobile and stationary equipment

  • Maintains records and log of work activities

  • Uses materials, supplies, and hand or power tools

  • Understands and carries out oral and written directions

  • Establishes and maintains cooperative relationships with those contracted during work

  • Works safely and adheres to established safety procedures, familiar with confined space entry, traffic safety and control

  • Performs other duties as required

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Two years experience in the operation and preventive maintenance of vehicles

  • Possess valid driver’s license

  • Possess state required equipment operator license

Ideally you'll also have:

  • Two years experience in the operation and preventive maintenance of vehicles, heavy equipment, farm machinery, pumps and sewer line maintenance equipment

  • Knowledge of the principles employed in the general operation and maintenance of vehicles, engines, pumps, valves, motors, farm machinery, and related equipment used in and around water and wastewater systems, safe work practices.

  • Familiarity with hand and power tools and equipment commonly used in the maintenance and servicing of vehicles, equipment, and sewers.

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 service equipment, 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 50 pounds from floor level to waist height, climb and work off of a ladder or scaffold and climb into and out of vehicles having high ground clearance; use arms and back to tighten and loosen nuts and bolts; carry a 50 pound tool box 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.