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Jacobs Instrument and Controls Technician in San Jose, 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 don’t settle – always looking beyond to raise the bar and deliver with excellence. We apply our expertise and knowledge as we look into the future with great optimism and focus. We don’t settle until we give our best and know that we’re making a difference. 

We're looking for an Instrument and Controls Technician in Santa Clara, CA who is excited about working on projects that enable the heart of our clients’ business. Join us and you’ll have the chance to work on projects focused on designing state of the art structures within Advanced Facilities. Come be a part of a vibrant, dynamic team that delivers world class designs for well known clients around the world. You’ll be accountable for the installation, programming, and commissioning of new construction and retrofit projects at a client site. You will work with the client and subcontractors as you participate in field walks to maintain the facility control system as well as new construction. The work will include calibration and maintenance, PLC programming, industrial networking, and construction in a fast moving high technology client.

Bring your curiosity, talent for multi-tasking and collaboration, and extreme organizational skills and we’ll help you grow, pursue and fulfill what drives you – so we can make big impacts on the world, together. 

At Jacobs, we’re partnering across the globe to create the best project outcomes by maximizing the design, digital technology, and support capabilities of our Global Integrated Delivery (GID) teammates. By joining Jacobs, you’ll commit to supporting and engaging with these teams, as we work to build a company like no other.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

•High school graduate or equivalent

•Associate of Applied Science Degree in Electronics or Instrumentation.

•At Least 5 years of Industrial Instrumentation and Controls Experience

•Pressure, temperature, flow, and level installation, calibration, and maintenance experience.

•Understand the of operations, safety considerations and applications for common analytical instruments including pH, Conductivity.

Experience programming PLCs and SCADA systems. GE, Rockwell or Siemens experience.

•Industrial networking.

•Understand analog, digital, and relay field wiring and troubleshooting.

•Experience building industrial control panels.

•Understand Piping & Instrument Diagrams (P&ID) following ANSI/ISA S5.1 symbology.

Ideally, you’ll also have: 

•Experience with GE RX-3i and Rockwell ControlLogix PLCs.

•Programming experience with GE Cimplicity™ and Ignition SCADA software.

•Industrial network experience.

•Specification of instrumentation and valves.

•SQL server experience.

•Proficient in using Microsoft Suite including MS Word, Access, Outlook and Excel.

•Experience in Semi-conductor, industrial or general industrial facilities

•Experience in various aspects of industrial automation, instrumentation, electrical power and building automation system design

•Autocad experience


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.