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Jacobs Water Operator Specialist in Spokane, Washington

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.

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Your Impact:

As a Water Operator Specialist, you’ll join a collaborative team ensuring that our clients can deliver their services – uninterrupted. Based in or near Spokane, WA, you’ll perform a variety of tasks in the operation and maintenance of a water supply system and support activities at wastewater facilities, some at remote sites throughout the Pacific Northwest, but mainly focused in the WA and ID areas. The position will be required to travel (mainly via car) within the region to support multiple projects. You’ll contribute to the success of our program monitoring process performance, gathering operational data, diagnosing operating problems, directing and performing necessary corrective action, and providing effective solutions to complex challenges that may arise. You’ll read gauges and meters, starts and stops equipment, and operate valves to route and control flow, make process control adjustments, determine and set proper chemical dosage and flow rates, and operate PLCs and SCADA systems. You’ll also become familiar with operation and maintenance manuals, standard operating procedures, prepare reports, maintain complete record keeping procedures, conduct meetings and training sessions pertaining to safety and process control, and perform other duties as required. Most importantly, you’ll take action to ensure the safety, health and well-being of you and our teams.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Washington State Waterworks Operator WTPO 1, equivalent, or ability to obtain through reciprocity

  • Experience operating a water supply system

  • Experience with sound safety principles and practices

  • Experience with computer operations with the ability to prepare spreadsheets and word processing documents, and enter information into maintenance management system

  • Ability to travel locally 50% of the time

  • Valid driver’s license

Ideally, you’ll also have:

  • Grade 1 water license in Idaho or ability to obtain

  • NFPA 70E Certification or ability to obtain

  • General maintenance experience in addition to operations

  • eRailSafe credentials or ability to obtain

  • Knowledge of the principles, methods, and tools employed in the general operation of engines, pumps, valves, motors, and related equipment; general maintenance work; safe work practices; principles and methods of biological and chemical sewage analyses, effects and problems of industrial waste in water/wastewater treatment processes, principles of supervision

  • Knowledge of computer software including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite, data management systems and be able to operate plant PLC’s and SCADA systems

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.