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NHSA Employment Opportunities

For more than 20 years, the North Hudson Sewerage Authority has partnered with Jacobs, a global, consulting, design, design-build, operations, and program management firm based in Dallas, to operate and maintain the facilities and systems that serve our customers. Unless otherwise noted, the positions listed below are for employment with Jacobs specifically to serve the NHSA. In turn, Jacobs uses specialized staffing agencies, such as HKA Enterprises, to recruit qualified candidates. To apply for a position, click on the link and follow the instructions.

Lead Operator

Performs a variety of tasks in the operation and maintenance of a wastewater treatment plant, leading weekly meetings, directing, assigning and training team members.

Position requires contributing to the success of our program with efficient preventive maintenance, establishing and maintaining effective sample procedures of plant operations and effluent, and providing effective solutions to complex challenges that may arise; diagnosing operating problems, making process control adjustments and directing and performing necessary corrective action; preparing reports, collecting samples, performing laboratory testing, determining proper chemical flow rates, maintaining shift logs and performing other duties as required.

Candidates must have a State of New Jersey Level 2 Wastewater Operator License or ability to obtain through reciprocity with 6 months of hire, four plus years of experience in operating water/wastewater treatment plants; experience leading teams and assigning work; proficient in the use of computer software including but not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and to enter data into a maintenance management system ; proficient in the use of plant SCADA systems and software; and possess a valid driver’s license.

Preferred qualifications include State of New Jersey Level 4 Wastewater Operator License; six years of experience operating water/wastewater 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 PLCs and SCADA systems.

Click here for complete job description including working conditions and physical requirements. To apply, email your letter of interest and resume to omihob@jacobs.com.

Mechanic-in-Training

Performs a variety of tasks in the preventive and corrective maintenance at wastewater treatment plants and related facilities equipment on an assigned shift.

Position requires performing and assisting in the performance of preventive and corrective maintenance on buildings, structures, grounds, machinery and equipment; lubricating equipment and checking for malfunctions; replacing packing in pumps or valves; replacing bearings in motors, pumps, and other equipment; tuning engines, setting valve clearance, cleaning, and adjusting regulators; removing and installing new or existing equipment or machinery; operating hoists, lifts, machinery, and emergency power generation equipment. Must perform plumbing and pipefitting tasks as required and maintain and operate computer maintenance management system as required.

Candidates must have a high school diploma or GED, ability to enter data into a Computer Maintenance Management System and a valid driver’s license.

Preferred qualifications include some trade school education with an emphasis on electrical and mechanical equipment and metal fabrication; knowledge of the methods, materials, equipment, and tools used in the construction, repair, and operation of engines, pumps, and other mechanical equipment related to water/wastewater treatment plant operations and procedures; and knowledge of combustion engines and electric motors and safety principles and practices.

Click here for complete job description including working conditions and physical requirements. To apply, email your letter of interest and resume to omihob@jacobs.com.

Mechanic

Performs preventive and corrective maintenance at wastewater treatment plants and related facilities equipment on an assigned shift.

Position requires performing preventive and corrective maintenance on buildings, structures, grounds, machinery and equipment; lubricating equipment and checking for malfunctions; replacing packing in pumps or valves; replacing bearings in motors, pumps, and other equipment; tuning engines, setting valve clearance, cleaning, and adjusting regulators; aligning moving equipment; analyzing equipment failures to determine cause and to prevent recurrences; installing and seting up new equipment; cleaning out pipes and performing other plumbing and pipe fitting tasks as required; using gas and/or arc welding equipment to heat, cut, braze, or weld; and ability to read and interpret construction plans, prints, and specifications and electrical schematics.

Candidates must have a high school diploma or GED, five years experience in the maintenance and repair of engines, pumps, and other
mechanical and electrical equipment; possess a valid driver’s license; and ability to enter data into a Computer Maintenance Management System.

Preferred qualifications include trade school education with an emphasis on electrical and mechanical equipment and metal fabrication; knowledge of the methods, materials, equipment, and tools used in the construction, repair, and operation of engines, pumps, and other mechanical equipment related to water/wastewater treatment plant operations and procedures; knowledge of the operations of internal combustion engines and electrical pump motors; safe work practices; experience with HVAC systems and boilers; knowledge of SCADA, PLC and VFD systems; and has training in OSHA required programs.

Click here for complete job description including working conditions and physical requirements. To apply, email your letter of interest and resume to omihob@jacobs.com.

Operator-in-Training

Performs a variety of tasks in the operation and maintenance of a wastewater treatment plant on an assigned shift. This position typically holds or is working on first level wastewater treatment certification. An NJDEP S1 Operators License will need to be obtained within the first two years of employment with Jacobs.

Position requires learning and gaining skills involving the maintenance of equipment and servicing work in the plant; operating treatment facilities to control flow and processing of water/wastewater, sludge, and effluent; and operating valves and gates either manually or by remote control, starts and stops pumps, engines and generators to control and adjust flow and treatment processes. Must monitor gauges, meters, and control panels; maintain shift log and records meter and gauge readings; collect samples and performs routine laboratory tests and analyses; assist in keeping maintenance records using a CMMS system, develop computer spreadsheets, and use Word and Excel; and ability to read and interpret construction plans, prints, specifications and Operations and Maintenance Manuals.

Candidates must have a high school diploma or GED and a valid driver’s license.

Preferred qualifications include 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. Knowledge or previous experience in water or wastewater treatment and operations, SCADA, PLC and VFD systems. Applicable OSHA training including but not limited to Confined Space Entry and Lockout/Tagout procedures and having obtained the NJDEP S1 Operators License.

Click here for complete job description including working conditions and physical requirements. To apply, email your letter of interest and resume to omihob@jacobs.com.

Utility Worker

Performs a variety of tasks in the operations and maintenance of wastewater collection and treatment systems on an assigned shift.

Position requires performing routine servicing and corrective maintenance of water/wastewater systems; performing routine inspection of vehicles and equipment; performs minor maintenance and lubrication of machinery such as changing oil, greasing equipment, and cleaning; and operating and maintaining vehicles, equipment and tools required to load, unload, haul, and spread sand, gravel, dirt and/or waste products (sludge, product waste, packaging waste, etc).

Candidates must have a high school diploma or GED and a valid driver’s license.

Preferred qualifications include a basic knowledge in the operation and maintenance of vehicles, equipment, pumps and equipment used in and around water and wastewater systems; familiarity with hand and power tools and equipment commonly used in the maintenance of vehicles, equipment, structures, and buildings; knowledge or previous experience in water or wastewater treatment and operations; and has applicable OSHA training including but not limited to confined space entry and lock-out/tag-out procedures.

Click here for complete job description including working conditions and physical requirements. To apply, email your letter of interest and resume to omihob@jacobs.com.

 

 

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