Water/Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator


FLSA Non-Exempt

$29,774 - $43,095

Open Until Filled

The Town of Newport is seeking a Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator that is a proactive individual with the ability to function as part of a team and independently under general supervision. Operates the Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant; makes adjustments to the equipment to maintain proper water quality, water flow, and volume; performs basic preventive maintenance to pumps, chemical feeders pumps and related equipment; performs water sampling and maintains daily records and reports of work performed and any other assigned tasks.


Applicant should have the ability to perform demanding physical tasks and work in all types of weather conditions. Hours are Monday- Friday 8AM to 5PM but must be able to work nights and holidays if called in for emergency repairs or disaster response. Position requires rotating weekend duty and after-hours on-call duty once training on the system is complete.

Minimum Requirements: High School Diploma or GED.  Valid North Carolina Driver's License (Class B CDL with Tanker within 90 days of employment). Minimum requirements include NC C-Well and NC Grade 2 Wastewater Certification.   May consider training the right candidate. (Trainees must pass the C-Well certification test within one year and Wastewater Grade 2 within two years of employment.) 


The Town of Newport is an Equal Opportunity Employer



200 Howard Blvd. | PO Box 1869 

Newport, NC 28570

Phone: 252-223-4749