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Jacobs Wastewater Treatment Operator in Wilsonville, 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 a Wastewater Operator, you’ll join a collaborative team ensuring that our clients can deliver their services – uninterrupted. Based in Wilsonville, OR, you’ll have the opportunity to perform a variety of tasks in the operation and maintenance of a wastewater 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, observe variations in operating conditions, and interpret meter and gauge readings. You’ll also 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.

Bring your team-focus, adaptability, and commitment to excellence, and we’ll help you grow what drives you – and deliver the world’s most challenging Operations Management projects, together.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Diagnoses operating problems; directs and performs necessary corrective action during work shift

  • Reads gauges and meters, starts and stops equipment, and operates valves to route and control flow, makes process control adjustments, determines and sets proper chemical dosage and flow rates, and operates PLCs and SCADA systems

  • Complies and reports non-compliance with OMI and Project Policies and Procedures

  • Prepares required reports and maintains complete record keeping procedures

  • Collects samples and performs routine laboratory tests and analyses on industrial discharges, plant influent, process, effluent and biosolids

  • Processes, hauls, and applies biosolids in accordance with plant schedules and regulatory requirements

  • Makes entries in plant logs

  • Conducts meetings and training sessions pertaining to safety, process control, etc

  • Makes operating decisions in the absence of supervisory personnel

  • Maintains discipline and ensures proper procedures are followed

  • Assists in the interviewing of prospective employees

  • Gives instructions and assignments to plant operators

  • Establishes and maintains cooperative relationships with those contacted during the course of work

  • Performs other duties as required

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Certification at a level required by the State in which the project is located

  • Three years experience in operating water/wastewater treatment plants

  • Possess a valid driver’s license

Ideally you'll also have:

  • Basic familiarity of the principles and practices of water/wastewater treatment plant opera¬tions; operating principles of valves, pumps, and motors; prin¬ciples and methods of bacteriological and chemical sewage analyses; effects and problems of industrial waste in water/wastewater treat¬ment processes; safe work practices

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

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.

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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