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Brown and Caldwell is the largest engineering firm of its kind—solely focused on the U.S. environmental sector. With offices throughout the country, we have opportunities nationwide to work on some of our most exciting environmental projects.

Operations and Maintenance Technician

Work Location: Tom’s River, New Jersey
ID: 3354
Job Type: Full Time
Travel: 0-50%

For more than 70 years, Brown and Caldwell has been creating leading-edge environmental solutions for public agencies and private industry. We strive to be the environmental company of choice—to our clients, who benefit from our passion for delivering exceptional quality, and to our employees, present and future, who share our commitment to client service, collaboration and innovation. Join us, and you will find a home where you can do your best work, reach new levels of expertise and enjoy exceptional development opportunities. As a privately held firm with over 1,500 employee-owners in 50+ offices nationwide, the opportunity awaits for you to advance.


Our New Jersey office has an immediate need for a Water Treatment System Operator. This position will support our client sites in Central New Jersey. Position responsibilities include operation, maintenance and oversight of wastewater and groundwater extraction and treatment systems.

Job Expectations:

  • System maintenance
  • Optimizing extraction systems/pumps
  • Collecting of groundwater, surface water, soil, sediment and gas samples
  • Water level measurements
  • Field testing and tasks for treatability studies and construction projects under supervision of engineers and scientists
  • Task/project management and client/subcontractor communication
  • Inventory maintenance, repair and calibration of field equipment and supplies
  • Computer data entry of operations data, water level data, laboratory data
  • Providing other technical assistance as assigned

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • One to three years' experience in a related position 
  • Must be mechanically inclined and have working knowledge of basic construction tools.
  • Must have general understanding of environmental management concepts
  • Must be organized, reliable, able to learn new technical concepts, work independently and to work well with others
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Must be willing to travel frequently and to work in a rigorous field setting
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record
  • Ability to walk slowly around sites of varying size that may have areas of uneven, muddy, and/or rocky ground to perform inspections and take photographs.
  • Ability to work for short periods of time in extreme temperatures including heat and cold.
  • Ability to wear required safety equipment at sites including hard hats, steel toed boots (or other approved toe protection), etc.
  • Ability to stand for several hours observing and documenting
  • Ability to remain alert and vigilant while working around equipment and be able to walk swiftly for a short distance to clear an area where a potential hazard is identified.
  • Ability to climb stairs (2-3 flights) or ladders (up to 24 foot typically) to access structures for visual inspection.
  • Ability to lift objects on job sites less than 50 pounds
  • Position may require enrollment in a random drug testing program

Join, Grow, Have Fun

We’re growing and having fun while doing it. Brown and Caldwell provides a comprehensive benefits program and a culture that promotes employee performance and success. We recognize that you are looking for a career path with opportunities to grow personally and professionally. We have a strong focus on employee development and offer defined advancement through our Career Path Framework; tuition reimbursement; honorariums for papers and presentation as well as project management training (BC is a PMI Registered Education Provider). Our work environment promotes a flexible and collaborative culture, an extensive knowledge-sharing infrastructure and more. Our values of working hard and with integrity combined with learning, growing and having fun make Brown and Caldwell your employer of choice.

This position is subject to a pre-employment background check and a pre-employment drug test.

Brown and Caldwell is proud to be an EEO/AAP Employer-Minorities/Women/Disabled/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.  

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