Lead Operator – Jackson, Mississippi


Job title: Lead Operator – Jackson, Mississippi

Company: Jacobs

Job description: 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.

As a Lead Operator, you’ll join a collaborative team ensuring that our clients can deliver their services – uninterrupted. You’ll perform a variety of tasks in the operation and maintenance of a water treatment plant, leading weekly meetings, scheduling and directing tasks, assigning and training team members. You’ll contribute to the success of our program with proactive process monitoring and control, comprehensive data review and reporting and efficient preventive maintenance, establishing and maintaining effective sample procedures of plant operations and water quality, and providing effective solutions to facility and process needs. You’ll diagnose operating problems, make process control adjustments, direct and perform necessary corrective action. You’ll also prepare reports, collect samples, perform laboratory testing, determine proper chemical flow rates, 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. Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • State of Mississippi Water Operator License A required or ability to obtain through reciprocity within 6 months of hire
  • Four (4) plus years of experience in operating water treatment plants
  • Experience leading teams and assigning work to ensure consistent process performance and regulatory compliance
  • Proficient in the use of computer software including but not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Proficient in the use of plant SCADA systems and software
  • Experience with DMS and CMMS
  • Experience collecting regulatory and process control samples, reviewing sample results and understanding trends
  • Hands-on experience performing basic maintenance activities in coordination with the local maintenance team
  • Possess a valid driver’s license

Ideally, you’ll also have:

  • Six (6) years of experience operating water treatment plants
  • 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 Word, Excel, Outlook, data management systems and be able to operate plant PLC’s and SCADA systems

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.

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. 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 and .

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.

Expected salary:

Location: Hattiesburg, MS

Job date: Sun, 21 May 2023 22:52:05 GMT

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