City of Somerville Heavy Motor Equipment Operator Public Works Laborer - Highway (3 openings) in Somerville, Massachusetts
OPERATES HEAVY MOTOR EQUIPMENT IN A PROPER AND SAFE MANNER IN ORDER TO PERFORM ALL ASSIGNED WORK. LOADS AND UNLOADS TRUCKS; PICKS UP AND HAULS MATERIAL, PLOWS AND SANDS HIGHWAYS; GREASES, OILS AND CLEANS EQUIPMENT AND PERFORMS MINOR MAINTENANCE; PERFORMS UNSKILLED LABOR DUTIES OF WHICH THE FOLLOWING ARE TYPICAL EXAMPLES: DIGGING HOLES, TRENCHES, AND OTHER EXCAVATIONS; SHOVELLING MATERIALS AND LEVELING AREAS; LOADING AND UNLOADING MATERIALS; EMPTYING BARRELS AND CLEANING LITTER AND DEBRIS FROM STREETS, RUNWAYS, PARKING LOTS; MOWING GRASS, TRIMMING SHRUBS/SMALL TREES USING HAND OR POWERED EQUIPMENT; REMOVING SNOW/ICE USING MANAUL OR SMALL POWERED EQUIPMENT; SPREADING SAND ON ICY AREAS; USING SMALL HAND TOOLS, I.E. SHOVELS, PICKS, AXES, SAWS, HEAVY WRENCHES AND SMALL POWER TOOLS. PERFORMS ALL OTHER DUTIES THAT MAY BE ASSIGNED.
ABILITY TO RECEIVE AND INTERPRET WRITTEN AND ORAL INSTRUCTIONS AND TO GIVE WRITTEN AND ORAL REPORTS TO SUPERVISORS.
MUST HAVE ABILITY TO USE TOOLS OF TRADE IN WORKMANLIKE MANNER.
MUST BE IN GOOD HEALTH, BE DEPENDABLE, AND ABLE TO DO HARD PHYSICAL WORK.
MUST POSSESS VALID MASSACHUSETTS CLASS B DRIVING LICENSE WITH A VALID COMERCIAL DRIVERS LICENSE (CDL).
MUST HAVE A SAFE DRIVING RECORD.
Work requires agility and physical strength, ability to function in close quarters, and is subject to outside environmental conditions, including wet, hot and cold weather. Worker is subject to noise, vibrations, hazards and atmospheric conditions including fumes, dust and air contaminants.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the position’s essential functions.
Position requires standing/walking most of the day, lifting/carrying up to 75 lbs, pushing/pulling, climbing, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, crouching and stooping in the performance of daily activities. The position requires near and far vision and acute hearing, the ability to maintain heavy physical exertion for long periods of time, operate hand and power tools, navigate rough terrain, move in or about construction sites.
While performing the duties, employees are regularly required to use oral communication skills and handle tools and equipment. The position requires balancing, pushing, pulling, grasping, feeling and repetitive motion to complete tasks.
Visual acuity is required to operate motor vehicles and heavy equipment.
Salary: $903.40 weekly + benefits
Union: SMEA Unit B
Pre-employment Requirements: This is a safety-sensitive position. Must pass a driving history check and pre-employment drug screening / physical prior to employment.
Date Posted: October 5, 2022
City of Somerville residents are especially encouraged to apply.
The City of Somerville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability or any other protected category. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities free of charge, upon request. Persons with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication (i.e., CART, ASL), written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures in order to access the programs, activities, and meetings of the City of Somerville should please contact Adrienne Pomeroy at 617-625-6600 x 2059 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pre-Employment Requirements for All Employees:
MA Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) clearance
Completition of Conflict-of-Interest Law Education training for municipal employees
Overview of Total Rewards:
4 weeks annual vacation (for non-union positions) union positions vary by contract
Medical insurance through the Group Insurance Commission (GIC) - 80% of premium costs paid by City
Dental coverage low and high plans through Cigna
Vision care through Vision Service Plan (VSP)
Long term disability through Sun Life
Group and voluntary life insurance through Boston Mutual
Health Care and Dependent Care flexible spending through Benefit Strategies
Deferred compensation plans through a choice of three vendors
Free, confidential services through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provided by E4Health
Annual cancer screening & wellness release
Somerville Retirement Pension System
MBTA pass program
FREE Blue Bikes membership
Eligible employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
Benefits listed are for benefits-eligible positions and the above information is meant to be a general overview of the benefit programs offered by the City of Somerville and not a binding contract.
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