Matching Talent With Opportunity

Who is Jeff Smith & Associates

Jeff Smith & Associates, Inc. is an Executive Search and Technical Recruiting Firm specializing in placing talented professionals in the Water/Wastewater Treatment, Life Sciences, Environmental and Infrastructure industries. Started in 2003 with a focus on Filtration, Separations and Water Treatment, we have become known as the premier search firm for identifying and placing talented professionals throughout North America in these industries.

We come from the industries we support, we understand the applications and technologies, and are proud of the strong relationships established with clients and candidates, based on trust, respect, and confidentiality. In the majority of our searches, the candidate hired is identified in the first two weeks of the search. Contact us to see how we can help you achieve your goals.

people we hire

Looking for a Position

Jeff Smith & Associates, Inc. is not your typical recruiting firm. We come from the industries we support, developing products and processes, hiring talented technical and business people, and selling systems. Our clients include the major players in these industries as well as small to mid-sized start-ups. We do not waste your time or our clients’ time by presenting candidates who don’t fit their specific needs.

Our searches are totally confidential. All conversations between us and a candidate stay with us. You can be assured that your current employment will never be compromised.

We take the time to get to know our candidates—where you have come from and where you want to go. We never send a resume to any prospective employer without first having a detailed conversation with you about a specific opportunity. Then, only when we both agree that it makes sense to pursue, will we send out the resume.

And we pride ourselves on maintaining clear lines of communication with our candidates, keeping you informed throughout the process.

It is this personalized service and knowledge of the industries we support that differentiate us from our competition.

Whether you are in an active job search mode today, or contemplating a change sometime in the future, talk to us. Send us your resume. We are happy to discuss your current situation and how we might be of assistance to you, today, or in the future.

Or if you prefer, just give us a call. We are happy to speak with you about what might be on your mind.

Why Work With Us

Extensive industry contacts

Impeccable professional reputation

Hundreds of placements

25+ years industry experience

we come from industries that we place

5 Main Reasons To Choose Us

We come from the industries that we represent
We have over 25 years industry experience
Have placed hundreds of professionals in the last 15 years
Impeccable professional reputation
Extensive industry contacts across North America

Industries we Serve

Water Treatment

  • Municipal
  • Industrial
  • Commercial
  • Residential
  • Cooling Tower / Boiler Feed Water
  • Desalination
  • Dialysis
  • Disinfection
  • Drinking Water
  • High Purity Water
  • Ingredient Water
  • Laboratory Water
  • Mobile Water
  • Outsourced Water
  • Process Water

Filtration / Separations

  • Centrifugation
  • Chromatography
  • Cleanroom (HEPA, ULPA)
  • HVAC
  • Liquid / Gas / Air Filtration
  • Membrane Filtration


  • Bridges
  • Construction
  • Land Development
  • Power
  • Roads and Highways
  • SMART Infrastructures
  • Transportation

Wastewater Treatment

  • Municipal
  • Industrial
  • Commercial
  • Biological Treatment
  • Biosolids Management
  • Discharge Compliance
  • Metals Removal
  • Nutrient Removal
  • Produced / Flowback / Frac Water
  • Primary Treatment
  • Recovery / Recycle/Reuse
  • Remediation
  • Secondary Treatment
  • Tertiary Treatment
  • Waste-to-Energy
  • Zero Liquid Discharge


  • Environmental Assessments
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Remediation
  • Urban or Regional Planning
  • Waste Management

Life Sciences

  • Downstream Processing (Purification)
  • Filling & Packaging
  • Single Use Systems
  • Ultrapure Water (USP/WFI Water)
  • Upstream Processing (Bioreactors, Cell Culture)


  • Activated Carbon
  • Activated Sludge (Aerobic, Anaerobic)
  • Aeration
  • Bag Filtration
  • Cartridge Filtration
  • Chemical Treatment
  • Clarification
  • DAF
  • Evaporation
  • Forward Osmosis
  • Instrumentation/Controls
  • Ion Exchange
  • MBR / MBBR
  • Media Filtration
  • Microfiltration (MF)
  • Nanofiltration (NF)
  • Ozonation
  • Pressure & Vacuum Filtration
  • Reverse Osmosis (RO)
  • SBR
  • Screening / Straining
  • Softening
  • Ultrafiltration (UF)
  • Ultraviolet (UV)

Positions We Fill

Senior Management

  • C-Level, GM, VP

Sales / Marketing / Business Development

  • Field Marketing
  • Key Account Management
  • Marketing Communications
  • Marketing Management
  • Product Management
  • Sales Management
  • Sales Rep / Engineer / Specialist


  • Geoscientist
  • Geotechnical
  • Hydrogeologist
  • Hydrologist
  • Urban / Regional Planner


  • Applications Engineering
  • Automation / Controls Engineering
  • Commissioning & Qualification Engineer
  • Engineering Management
  • Process Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Validation Engineer


  • Manufacturing / Operations Management
  • Quality Management
  • Supply Chain Management

Field Support

  • Field Applications Scientist/Engineer
  • Field Service / Field Operations Management
  • Field Service Engineer/Technician
  • Technical Service Rep


  • Product Design
  • Product Development
  • Research Scientist
  • Technology Director

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