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Regional Automation Specialist

Company: Jacobs
Location: Carol Stream
Posted on: May 26, 2023

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:
Your Impact:
Mission Statement:
Jacobs is seeking a qualified Automation & SCADA professional to support our OMFS facilities within the North region. Your role at Jacobs enables our regional Operational Technology team to better "Serve and understand the needs of operational teams to deliver and support practical, resilient, & secure technology." As a member of our team, you will support the Operational Technology Manager & the Regional Services Group as we work with our facilities to provide world-class OT services that enable the daily treatment of more than 170 million gallons of water and the protection of water resources throughout the region.
Job Description:
Automation Specialists will need excellent problem-solving skills and customer service skills, and experience designing, implementing, and maintaining Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Systems as well as their underlying PLC systems and control panels. Automation Specialists will maintain a diverse deployment of SCADA systems from Inductive Automation, Rockwell Automation, Aveva (Wonderware), and Allen Bradley PLC systems from Rockwell Automation. Automation Specialists will also be responsible for developing and implementing upgrades across projects of differing sizes and budgets. This position must be service-oriented and proactive in anticipating and resolving problems while maximizing the efficient use of resources. Ideal candidates will be eager to learn more and develop skills in primary and secondary areas, such as networking and Industrial Cyber Security.
Typical Duties:

  • Traveling to facilities throughout the region (Approximately 1 week every other month)

  • Configuring, commissioning, and maintaining Control Panels, PLCs, and SCADA Systems

  • Supporting the installation of Control Panels, PLCs, & SCADA Servers, and Workstations

  • Troubleshooting process control issues

  • Troubleshooting SCADA communications issues

    Remote Work, Home/Local Facility

    • Remotely monitor assets across facilities and identify maintenance needs or service degradation

    • Remotely Assist with troubleshooting process control issues

    • Remotely Apply minor updates and fixes to existing SCADA & PLC systems

    • Work with facility managers to identify technology needs

    • Document existing infrastructure

    • Develop plans to improve facility control systems in alignment with facility needs

    • Collaborate with other disciplines on equipment installation, startup & commissioning

    • Configure equipment to conform to process control and resiliency standards

    • Manage SCADA user accounts and access controls

      Here's What You'll Need:
      Experience/Training Requirements

      • A principle-driven person that exudes Integrity, Curiosity, & Empathy

      • +8 Years' experience in Control System Design, PLC Programing, & SCADA Development

      • A solid technical foundation focusing on electrical and/or control system design

        Additional Qualifications

        • A person who is visionary; one who plans far ahead and focuses on what is important

        • Certifications/Training: Relevant SCADA & PLC OEM certifications

        • Background in networking or information systems management.

        • Other corollary skills: Automotive repair, Mechanical skills, process, manufacturing knowledge, etc.

          Physical Requirements:

          • Sitting at desk. Phone use and PC or laptop. It may require lifting and carrying boxes of supplies or files up to 25 lbs. Extended periods of sitting while on PC/laptop or phone.

          • Extended periods of walking throughout industrial facilities both inside and outside.

          • May require climbing, working at heights, and in small, confined spaces such as under raised floors, inside closets, and server racks. Must be able to sit, stoop, kneel, or crouch for long periods. Work in loud areas with hotter and colder temperatures than standard office environmental conditions. Lift and transport equipment up to 50 pounds.

            Tools & Equipment :

            • General office equipment, which includes telephone, copier, PC/laptop, and other miscellaneous office equipment.

            • Servers, switches, routers, and other computer equipment that supports the commercial and industrial network environment.

            • Industrial Control Equipment: VFDs, PLCs, HMIs, Embedded devices, Radios, etc.

            • Operating hand tools, power tools, ladders, and test equipment.

            • Attendance:

            • Regular attendance in accordance with the established work schedule is mandatory

            • Overtime/work outside the regular schedule may be required.


              • Estimated (12.5%) travel throughout the 'North' (CT, DE, IL, MI, NJ, NY, PA, RI) region will be required

              • Candidate must maintain a valid driver's license with no major infractions

              • Candidate must maintain a valid 'REAL ID' driver's license or other TSA-approved identification

                Other Essential Functions:

                • Adherence to established company safety policies and good industrial and office safety practices.

                • Candidate must exhibit professional behavior that promotes teamwork, fosters cooperation and enhances productivity in the workplace. Must be well organized and coordinate, prioritize, and execute multiple tasks simultaneously in a high-pressure environment. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing to work effectively with contractors and personnel at all levels.

                • Grooming and dress are usually business casual but dependent on the client's standards.

                  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 ( .
                  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.

Keywords: Jacobs, Carol Stream , Regional Automation Specialist, Other , Carol Stream, Illinois

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