Operator - (BI 000A7V)

  • Jacobs
  • United States-Delaware-Wilmington-US DE Wilmington - Hay Rd
  • Apr 20, 2020
Full time Construction

Job Description


Jacobs is seeking a Wastewater Operator to perform a variety of tasks in the operation and maintenance of a wastewater treatment plant including maintenance of equipment, quality control/testing and day-to-day activities on an assigned shift. This position holds a Delaware Level I wastewater operator license.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Operates treatment facilities to control flow and processing of water/ wastewater, sludge, and effluent
  • Monitors gauges, meters, and control panels
  • Observes variations in operating conditions and interprets meter and gauge readings
  • Operates valves and gates either manually or by remote control
  • Starts and stops pump, engines, and generators to control and adjust flow and treat­ment processes
  • Maintains shift log and records meter and gauge readings
  • Collects samples and performs routine laboratory tests and analyses
  • Performs routine mainte­nance functions and custodial duties
  • Makes operating decisions in absence of supervisory personnel
  • Understands and carries out oral and written directions
  • Establishes and maintains cooperative relationships with those contacted during the course of work
  • Performs other duties as required

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 safety 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, and 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 and piping, have hearing in the normal range with or without correction.  In any assigned shift, up to 12-hours, must be able to transport self across the facility, ascend and descend stair steps, lift objects up to 40 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, carry a 40 pound tool box up a flight of stairs, use arms and back to tighten and loosen nuts and bolts; work in confined spaces and wear and use appropriate safety equipment.

  • State of Delaware Level I Wastewater Operator License or ability to obtain through reciprocity within 6 months of hire
  • Experience in operating wastewater treatment plants
  • Basic understanding of computer software including but not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and to enter data into a maintenance management system
  • Possess a valid driver’s license with no major infractions

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:

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


Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language.


Primary Location

: United States-Delaware-Wilmington-US DE Wilmington - Hay Rd


: No

Job Posting

: Apr 18, 2020, 1:22:02 AM


: Operations & Maintenance

Job Type

: Experienced
Job Classification: Full-Time Regular

Work Locations

US DE Wilmington - Hay Rd 
12 Hay Rd  
 Wilmington 19809