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Massachusetts Water Resouces Authority OMC Laborer in Chelsea, Massachusetts

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Performs tasks requiring some specialized skill in the maintenance and operation of equipment such as pickup trucks, pump trucks, tractors, mowers, pumps, generators and pneumatic tools, cement mixers, air compressors, snow removal equipment, sewer maintenance equipment, etc. Performs manual tasks requiring some specialized skill or knowledge in assisting skilled tradesmen engaged in construction, maintenance and repair work, including minor adjustments and repair of equipment. Performs a variety of manual tasks in connection with valve operations, pipeline construction and maintenance such as cleaning culverts and drains, digging ditches, spreading asphalt, caulking lead joints, and assisting in valve installations, repair of valves and pipeline under pressure 6\" to 72\" in diameter and the chlorination of water mains. Gases, oils and greases trucks, automobiles and miscellaneous grounds maintenance equipment. Performs a variety of manual tasks in connection with building and grounds maintenance work such as grass cutting, shoveling snow, repair of fences, disposing of trash and maintaining general building cleanliness. Assists personnel of a higher grade in all aspects of plant maintenance and repairs, including but not limited to diesel engine overhaul, positive displacement pump overhaul and repair, centrifugal pump overhaul and repair, re-chaining of grit channels and sedimentation tanks and building concrete structures. Assists in the repair of electrical and mechanical equipment. Assists in upkeep and cleaning of MWRA equipment, structures and facilities such as screen chambers, tidegates and regular chambers. Assists in the handling and storage of stock, loads, unloads, moves and transports material, equipment, freight and supplies. Works as a member of a multi-crew, as needed. SECONDARY DUTIES: Performs related duties as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience: A high school diploma or GED; or Any equivalent combination of education and experience. Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Working knowledge of the use of common tools, construction and sewer maintenance equipment, and of one or more of the mechanical or building trades. Ability to operate various types of vehicles and equipment including light automotive trucks and equipment, ten-wheel dump trucks, snow plows, pickup trucks, tractors and power-driven grounds maintenance equipment. Ability to perform manual labor of semi-skilled nature, use/make minor repairs to small tools and simple mechanical equipment. Basic knowledge of the operation and maintenance of facilities. Ability to perform heavy manual labor for extended periods of time, under varying climatic conditions. Ability to follow oral and written instructions. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must possess a current valid Class B Massachusetts Commercial Drivers License. Will be subject to the MWRA Controlled Substance and Alcohol Testing Policy and the random drug-testing program. TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED: Motor vehicle, power and hand tools, mobile radio, telephone, beeper.

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