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Water Technician

Date Posted: 09/13/2022
Department: Maintenance
Compensation: $26,262
Hours: Full-time

Deadline: Open until filled

Position Objectives


Under direct supervision, assist the Water System Operator with technical services such as maintaining distribution/service lines and meter services for the water system. Reports directly to the Public Services Manager.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist with checking chlorine levels at water flushers and log on appropriate forms.

  • Assist with daily reading of Master Meter (M-F) and log on appropriate form.

  • Assist with exercising all valves annually and log on appropriate form.

  • Assist with exercising / flowing all fire hydrants annually and log on appropriate form.

  • Assist with keeping all fire hydrants clean, painted and clear of obstructions.

  • Assist with keeping all flushers clean and clear of obstructions.

  • Assist with mowing / weed eating all flushers and fire hydrants as needed. 

  • Assist with installing, changing, locking out or turning on meters as directed.

  • Assist with locating and marking water lines as instructed by 811.

  • Available 24/7 for emergency call in due to water line breaks / disruptions.

  • Performs various safety operations as needed with Nebo Water operations and installations.

  • Performs various operations and inspections related to Fire Sprinklers and riser operations at the Universal Complex.

  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

High School Diploma or GED 

Valid North Carolina driver's license. 

Ability to obtain Flagger Certification

Opportunity to obtain Distribution Certification from NCWTFOCB (North Carolina Water Treatment Facility Operators Certification Board).


Benefited after 90 days

Medical, dental, and life insurance
Sick, vacation, and holiday pay
Membership in the Local Government Retirement System

Supplemental retirement 401k/457

How to Apply



APPLICANTS WILL BE GIVEN CREDIT ONLY FOR INFORMATION PROVIDED IN RESPONSE TO THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. No additional information will be solicited by the McDowell County; therefore, persons who submit incomplete applications may not receive full credit for their education, training and experience.


McDowell County is an equal opportunity employer.  It is the policy of the County to recruit, hire, train and promote individuals without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, political affiliation or national origin. The County will interactively work with disabled applicants and employees to identify reasonable accommodations that will allow the individual to perform essential job functions. 


McDowell County participates in E-Verify.


Applications are available:


  • on our website:

     under “Job Opportunities”

  • McDowell County Administration Building:

              25 W Fort Street Marion, NC 28752


Applications can be submitted:

              25 W Fort Street Marion, NC 28752

  • or by Mail to:

               McDowell County Human Resources

               60 East Court Street Marion, NC 28752

  • or by email to: 


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