WASTE TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR – Water Resources Department: (2 Openings): Position observes, operates, and adjusts a variety of machines, equipment and control mechanisms.  Work includes observation of the facility, recordkeeping, taking wastewater samples, and minor repairs.  Requires wearing a self-contained breathing apparatus.  Must be able to routinely lift up to 70 lbs. safely. 

Must be able to successfully complete the first level of State of NC required plant operator’s program within two exam cycles.  Must have a valid NC driver’s license.  Must be a high school graduate.  Operation hours will be from 7:00 pm – 7:00 am, and every other weekend and some holidays are required.

Salary range - $ 28,941 - $ 43,412. Opened until filled.  

Morganton values and strives for diversity and inclusion in its workforce. We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


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Applications must be received in the Human Resources Department by the closing date above.

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