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Massachusetts Water Resouces Authority Heavy Equipment Operato I in Chelsea, Massachusetts

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Operates a variety of heavy equipment such as, but not limited to, backhoe, front-end loader, cranes, tractor cab and trailers, excavators, pumps, generators, and pneumatic tools. Operates equipment for excavations for valve replacement, pipeline installation, leak repair, and other miscellaneous excavations. Installs trench boxes, mechanical shoring systems, and other support systems for the safety of excavations. Assists mechanics in the maintenance and repair of heavy vehicles and equipment as needed. SECONDARY DUTIES: Promotes and participates in the cross-functional work practices. Trains peers and subordinates as requested. Performs related duties as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience: Basic reading, writing, mathematical, scientific and oral communication skills normally attained through a high school education or the equivalent: and Considerable knowledge of the methods and techniques used in the maintenance and safe operation of a wide variety of heavy and/or specialized maintenance and construction equipment and vehicles as acquired through five (5) years experience; and Experience in urban utility excavation, construction, and installation, or Any equivalent combination of education and experience. Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Ability to follow oral and written instructions Skill in the operation of listed tools and equipment. Ability to operate heavy equipment for extended periods in a variety of climatic conditions. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Valid Massachusetts Class A Commercial Driver\'s License. Department of Public Safety Hoisting Engineer\'s Licenses as follows: 1B Hoisting License (Telescoping Boom with Cables Crane and 2A Hoisting License (Front End Loaders, Backhoes & Excavators) required at time of hire. 3A Hoisting License (Overhead Cranes and Air or Electric Powered Cranes), 4E Hoisting License (Catch Basin Cleaners), and 4G Hoisting License (Specialty Lawn Mowers) to be obtained within six months of date of hire. Must demonstrate proficiency for operating heavy equipment including but not limited to: 50 ton Linkbelt crane Volvo tracked excavator Tractor cab and lowboy trailer 10 wheel dumps with tagalong trailer Various types of backhoes (JCB, Caterpillar, John Deer) Front End Loader Truck Mounted crane