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Water Treatment Plant Operator- Part time

Job Description: The Town of Mount Pleasant is looking for a P/T Water Treatment Operator. Must have NC Surface C Drinking Water certification or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire date. Starting pay is $15/hr.
Go to to see complete job description and job application.

How to Apply: link is at bottom center of home page

posted 9/22/21  (10/31/21)

Senior Water Treatment Plant Operator

Job Description: Job Description: Senior Water Treatment Plant Operator

Hiring Rates: $41,647 – $60,028 Annually

General Duties and Responsibilities:
An employee in this position is responsible for participating in the operation and maintenance of a 2 MGD water treatment plant. Must have knowledge of the practices of water treatment and water purification analysis. Needs to have knowledge of chemical tests applicable to water treatment, equipment repair, maintenance techniques, appropriate safety precautions and procedures, mathematics applicable to plant operations, and fundamentals of computer operation. Performs a variety of water quality laboratory tests. Adjusts chemicals as necessary to maintain optimum plant performance. Monitors water tank levels, makes periodic checks of equipment, including feed pumps, flocculators, flash mixer, basins, filters, raw pump building and high service pump building. Retains plant records as required. Backwashes filters as required. Refills chemical day tanks. Maintains facility, which includes general housekeeping and grounds maintenance. Operates the SCADA system to control plant operation and keep up distribution system requirements. Works directly under the supervision of the Superintendent and Operations Supervisor.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must have working knowledge of North Carolina state regulations, standard practices, and testing procedures in the treatment of water. Must have a working knowledge of the operation and maintenance requirements of machines and equipment used in water treatment. This position requires the physical ability to lift approximately 55 lbs, reach overhead, twist, climb, kneel and squat. Must be willing to work holidays and during inclement weather. This position is rotating day/night shift and will include some rotating weekend work.

Job Requirements:
Completion of high school or GED required. Prefer candidates with at least a grade (A -SURFACE) certificate in water treatment or be willing/able to obtain within one year of employment. Possession of a driver’s license valid in the State of North Carolina required.

Closing date for Applications: September 28th at 5pm

How to Apply: Download an application at and mail or fax to:

Town Of Pittsboro
Po Box 759
Pittsboro, NC, 27312
Ph# 919-542-3530
Fax# 919-542-0298

posted 9/14/21  (092821)

Senior Distribution Operator

Job Description: Supervise field tasks, repair water leaks, schedule and oversee water taps.

How to Apply: NCWORKS or Pamlico County HR

posted 9/9/21  (101521)

Field Tech 1

Job Description: Install and repair meters, locate water lines, system flushing, locate and repair water lines.

How to Apply: NCWORKS or Pamlico County HR

posted 9/9/21  (101521)

Civil Engineer

Job Description: Performs highly responsible professional, technical, engineering and administrative duties in support of the town’s Utilities, Stormwater, Public Works and Public Space department missions and policies with the position being part of and mainly engaged with the Utilities Department and supporting the Stormwater, Public Works and Public Space aspects, as desired by those Departments.

Requires a four-year degree in Civil Engineering or related engineering field from an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredited college or university; a professional engineer (PE) license and 5 years of experience preferably in the public sector.

How to Apply: Apply online at

posted 9/9/21  (110121)

Water Treatment Plant Operator – Kannapolis City

Job Description: Hiring Range: $17.60 – $20.23 per hour (plus $1 per hour shift differential)
Salary Range: $17.60 – $27.27 per hour

GENERAL DEFINITION AND CONDITIONS OF WORK: Performs intermediate skilled work in the operation of water pumping and purification equipment; does related work as required. Work is performed under the regular supervision of the Water Treatment Plant Manager.

JOB RELATED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY REQUIREMENTS: This is medium work requiring the exertion of 25 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force and occasional exertion of up to 70 pounds of force to move objects; work requires climbing, balancing, stooping, reaching, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, and grasping; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for depth perception, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and I or small parts, use of measuring devices, assembly or fabrication of parts at or within arm’s length, operation of machines, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, noise, vibration, hazards, and oils.

• Monitoring and adjusting plant operations; troubleshooting and maintaining plant equipment; recording and maintaining plant operation records.
• Oversees proper functioning of water pumps, motors, chlorinators, filters and chemical feeders making adjustments as necessary to maintain proper flow of water;
• Keeps records and monitors reservoir levels, head loss levels, pump station status, etc.;
• Checks incoming rate and pumping levels to schedule flow changes;
• Adds or adjusts addition of chemicals to water as necessary;
• Notes readings of meters and indicators;
• Changes charts on recording meters and gauges;
• Collects water samples from designed points, performs basic chemicals tests;
• Makes chemical reed and treatment adjustments;
• Replenishes treatment equipment with chemicals;
• Maintains records of chemical usage;
• Performs routine equipment and plant monitoring maintenance;
• Performs basic building and grounds maintenance functions;
• Backwashes filters;
• Off-loads chemical supplies;
• Performs related task as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: General knowledge of the principles, practices, equipment and methods used in water treatment and pumping operations; general knowledge of computer applications and programs; general knowledge of the occupational hazards connected with water plant and related activities and of necessary safety precautions; some knowledge of chemistry as applied to water treatment; ability to adjust water pumps, chemical feed machines and other water plant equipment; ability to check the operation of equipment and to detect defects in operation; ability to take accurate readings, to keep routine records and to make arithmetical computations; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates.

REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma or GED and minimal experience in water treatment plant maintenance work preferred. Possession of or ability to obtain North Carolina Grade C Surface Water Treatment and Class C Water Treatment Plant Operator certifications within one year of employment.

Equal Opportunity Employer

How to Apply: Visit to download, complete, and submit a City of Kannapolis employment application to Brenda Lewis, City of Kannapolis, 401 Laureate Way, Kannapolis, NC 28081. Call 704-920-4300 for assistance.

posted 9/8/21  (093021)

Plant Mechanic

Job Description: The purpose of this classification is to perform semi-skilled to skilled work in the maintenance and repair of specialized machinery and equipment in a water or wastewater treatment plant. Employees in this classification repair pumps and machinery; repair pneumatic equipment; recommend needed repairs; weld and fabricate parts; make electrical and plumbing repairs; and inspect safety equipment.

Education and Experience:
High school diploma or GED.
Must possess, or have the ability to possess within 1 year, a North Carolina Class I Maintenance Technologist Certification.

How to Apply: Apply online at

posted 9/3/21  (093021)

Utility Maintenance Technician

Job Description: The following duties are representative of this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.
-Installs, repairs and maintains collection and distribution systems including making water and sewer taps, installing and exercising water valves and hydrants, installing water and sewer mains, sewer cleanouts, blow offs, meter boxes and sewer manholes, raises manholes.
-Performs hydrant flushing and valve exercising program.
-Bores under roads; sawcut roads; restores road and landscapes after work is complete.
-Performs miscellaneous duties such as general housekeeping of shop, vehicles and pump station sites, parts inventory, reads water tank levels, checks pressure at water meters in response to complaints.
-Inspects and ensures proper working safety equipment before use.
-Locates water and sewer features for planned excavations through the NC811 system.
-Maintains water main air release valves.
-May be paired with and oversee an inmate on work release.
-Serves on call, always, for emergencies.
-Uses various field and office equipment to perform work.
-Performs other related duties as required.

How to Apply: Apply online at:

posted 9/3/21  (093021)

Treatment Plant Operator (Water Plant)

Job Description: Performs intermediate technical work in the operation and maintenance of a treatment plant, conducts regular plant inspections, records readings, and performs preventive maintenance on equipment.

How to Apply: A completed Town of Siler City application is required and may be found on our website at or picked up at City Hall. The application may be mailed or delivered to City Hall, 311 N. Second Ave., PO Box 769, Siler City, NC 27344 or submitted via email to Pre-employment drug testing, DMV check, and background checks are required upon job offer. EOE.

posted 8/27/21  (092421)

WFF Operator I – Sanford

WFF Operator I Posting No: WF-05-21
Department: Public Works- Water Treatment Plant
Starting salary: $35,604.47 per year DOQ; earned and paid on a bi-weekly basis
Closing Date: Open until filled

Description of Work/Duties:
• Operating a water treatment plant; performing general plant and grounds maintenance tasks; maintaining records and logs on an assigned 12 hour rotating schedule to include days, nights, weekends, and holidays
• Makes tours of plant and checks engines, generators, pumps, aerators, tanks, filters, chlorinators, chemical feeders, and other equipment for proper functioning.
• Documents amount of water treated, amount of chemicals used and records chemical pump dial settings; calibrates equipment as needed.
• Collects water samples; performs tests such as pH, alkalinity, turbidity, etc., completes lab analysis of treated and untreated water to ensure quality; makes chemical and other adjustments as needed.
• Records readings from meters and instruments; maintains various records and logs on plant operations.
• Regulates and adjusts motors, pumps, blowers, valves and other apparatus to meet changing operating conditions; back washes filters to ensure plant sludge collection systems are operating properly.
• Performs minor maintenance and lubrication on equipment.
• Performs general custodial and grounds maintenance work.
• Performs related work as required.

Minimum Training & Experience: Some knowledge of the operating characteristics and maintenance requirements of a water treatment plant; some knowledge of hydraulic, chemical and mechanical principles pertinent to water treatment plant operations; some knowledge of State rules and regulations governing water treatment; some knowledge in maintaining documentation and records; some knowledge in the use of standard office equipment and associated software; ability to make arithmetic computations; ability to compute rates, ratios and percentages; some knowledge of the occupational hazards of the work, and the necessary safety precautions; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; ability to read meters and charts accurately; some skill in the use and care of hand tools; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates. Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school and minimal experience in the operation and maintenance of machinery and equipment. Possession of a valid North Carolina driver’s license upon hire. Must obtain a North Carolina “C” Surface Water Treatment Operator certification within one year of employment. Must meet and maintain all certification, license and training requirements for position.

How to Apply: City of Sanford applications are required when applying for a position. Completed applications may be returned to or mailed to the City of Sanford, Attention: Human Resources, PO Box 3729, Sanford NC 27331. Facsimiles of applications are also accepted, but not recommended due to the resulting poor quality of some copies. When faxing, please call and confirm receipt of your documents.

posted 8/27/21  (112421)