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Jacobs Instrument and Controls Technician III in San Marcos, California

Your Impact:

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.

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. 

Jacobs is seeking to hire a full-time Instrument and Control Technician for this large water treatment facility. This position performs the inspection, maintenance and repair for all equipment control circuits including electrical, electronic, pneumatic systems, and signal devices. With a 20-year Operations contract, this facility is highly desirable for individuals seeking a lon- term career position. The 100-mgd treatment plant process includes submerged membrane filtration, ozone disinfection, and biological activated carbon to meet strict water quality standards for the San Diego metropolitan area. This facility continues to be one of the largest water treatment plants using submerged membrane filtration in the world.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Interprets and works from blueprints, drawings, sketches, plans and technical documents

  • Maintains the record keeping associated with all electrical repairs and modifications

  • Follows oral and written instructions

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

  • Performs the calibration and repair of all process metering devices

  • Recommends control system modifications with documented justification that will result in standard utilization of parts and materials and will reduce operating and repair costs

  • Establishes and enforces uniform electrical repair safety procedures at plant site

  • Makes modifications to as-built electrical drawings based on system modifications and updates all electrical component equipment history files

  • Creates work orders to perform daily tasks using MAXIMO CMMS software package and track work performed and inventory used on a per job basis

  • Configure new computers out of the box to be accepted onto the domain and install all necessary software packages for PLC programming and HMI/SCADA monitoring and control

  • Experienced with Allen Bradley PLC’s, Wonderware Controls Software, and Devicenet Control Systems

Here’s what you’ll need :

  • Associates' Degree

  • Valid California Drivers' License

  • High School Diploma or GED

Ideally, you'll also have:

  • Two years experience dealing with the maintenance, repair and calibration of electrical control systems in a water or wastewater facility

  • Knowledge of the methods, materials, equipment and instruments used in the maintenance, repair and calibration of electrical and electronic control systems

  • Demonstrated knowledge in MAXIMO CMMS, SCADA, Windows, Allen Bradley PLC’s, Wonderware, and Devicenet

  • Design and implement networking schemes and have a full understanding of IP network architectures

  • Knowledge of the principle and practices of an effective control system preventive maintenance program

  • Knowledge of standard safety principles and related state and federal laws and regulations

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.

The Water Treatment Facility is located in North San Diego County just outside the city of San Marcos, 40-minutes from Downtown San Diego. The San Diego area with its mild year round weather is well known for its limitless outdoor activity’s. From surfing or kayaking along its miles of public sandy beaches, to hiking, cycling, and off-road activities in it’s mountains or deserts. Many visitors from around the world visit the San Diego area due to its world class attractions and proximity to other Southern California attractions. Combined with rural inland areas and open coastal spaces, San Diego offers the finest in the Arts, Museums, Parks, and Professional Sports.

Jacobs health and welfare benefits are designed to invest in you, and in the things you care about. Your health. Your well-being. Your security. Your future. Eligible employees and their dependents may elect medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance. Employees are able to enroll in our company’s 401k plan, and if eligible, a deferred compensation plan, and Executive Deferral Plan. We have a Paid Time Off (PTO), seven paid holidays, one floating holiday, and caregiver leave. Hired applicants will be able to purchase discounted company stock and have the opportunity to receive a discretionary performance bonus.

The base salary range for this position is $74,160 to $107,429. This range reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training.

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 $15 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 60,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.

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 and supplemental language.

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