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State of Massachusetts Seasonal Maintenance Equipment Operator I - Neponset Winter 20/21 in Hyde Park, Massachusetts

About the Department of Conservation and Recreation:

The Department of Conservation and Recreation manages one of the largest and most diverse state parks systems in the nation and protects and enhances natural resources and outdoor recreational opportunities throughout Massachusetts. The DCR system includes over 450,000 acres of parks, forests, water supply protection lands, beaches, lakes, ponds, playgrounds, swimming pools, golf courses, skating rinks, trails and parkways.

The Department of Conservation and Recreation seeks qualified applicants for the position of Maintenance Equipment Operator I, Charles Complex.

Incumbents of this position operate heavy power-operated equipment such as backhoes, front-end loaders and bulldozers used in the construction, maintenance and/or repair of roadways, highways, parks, etc.; operate heavy dump trucks, snow plows, sanders, tractor drawn mowers and other equipment for highway and grounds maintenance; operate light vehicles such as passenger cars and panel trucks for transporting personnel and materials; perform routine maintenance on vehicles and equipment; maintain records and prepare reports and perform related work as required.


Operates heavy power-operated equipment such as backhoes, front-end loaders, bulldozers and catch basin machines used to construct, maintain or repair roadways, parks or drainage systems.

Operates heavy dump trucks, snow plows, sanders, sweepers or tractor drawn mowers to maintain roadways and grounds.

Performs routine maintenance on vehicles and equipment such as lubricating, fueling, cleaning and checking tire pressure, battery, oil, water and coolant levels.

Maintain records and prepare reports on such matters as vehicle use, mileage, destinations, accidents, gas and other vehicle expenses.

Performs such duties such as loading and unloading equipment and supplies; mixing and applying materials such as sand, salt, gravel, etc.

Operates such equipment such as winches, chain saws, jackhammers and grinders.

May inspect work performed by contractors for compliance with specifications.

Receive direct supervision from employees of higher grade who provide instruction, assign work and review performance for effectiveness.

Perform related work as required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge of the methods and techniques in the use, care and safe operation of a wide variety of heavy and specialized equipment.

Knowledge of the preventative maintenance procedures relative to heavy equipment used for roadwork, parkland work and snow fighting work.

Knowledge of the State Laws, pertaining to the operation of equipment upon the highways.

Skilled in the operation of equipment assigned

Skilled in the operation of a wide variety of heavy equipment.

Ability to operate heavy and/or specialized equipment.

Ability to operate snow fighting equipment such as snow plows, sanders and front-end loaders.

Ability to make minor emergency vehicle repairs.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Ability to perform manual labor for extended periods of time in varying climatic conditions.

Knowledge of the standard procedure in operating mobile radio communication equipment.

Must have a current and valid 2A Massachusetts Hoisting license and CDL license

NOTE: Safety Sensitive Positions require that the employee participate in the DCR Alcohol and Controlled Substance Testing Program Policy and be subject to a Pre-placement and Random DOT Drug and Alcohol testing.

Position information:

Location: Neponset Labor Yard

Start Date: 11/30/2020

End Date: 03/20/2021

This requisition will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

Minimum Entrance Requirements: None.

Special Requirements:

I. Possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver's License (CDL).

II.Possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class C Equipment Operator's License issued by the Department of Public Safety.*

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.*

Job: *Equipment, Facilities & Services

Organization: *Department of Conservation & Recreation

Title: Seasonal Maintenance Equipment Operator I - Neponset Winter 20/21

Location: Massachusetts-Hyde Park - Hyde Park Ave

Requisition ID: 200007N4