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Heavy Motor Equipment Operator - Utilities

at City of Newton

Posted: 12/1/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 161757

Job Description

PostedDecember 01, 2019
Employment TypeFull-time, Non-exempt
Compensation$20.69 - $22.12 hourly
CompanyCity of Newton
Location1000 Commonwealth Ave, HR Dept., Room 210
Newton, MA 02459

Settled in 1630, Newton, Massachusetts is a vibrant community comprised of 13 distinctive villages. Located just outside of Boston, Newton is well respected for the quality of education, community life, exceptional homes, and beautiful open spaces. Newton has frequently been voted as one of the 10 best communities to live in. 

We place high value on diversity and on ensuring that City employees are representative of the multi-cultural community we serve, so we encourage you to continue with this applicant friendly, online job application!

The City of Newton is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.
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Thank You,
The Human Resources Department


Position provides laborer and equipment utilization functions for the department.  Responsibilities include operating heavy trucks and unskilled laborer's tools required for work projects, and ensuring for the safe and efficient operation of vehicles and machinery.

  • Responsible for the safe and efficient operation of medium and heavy duty motor equipment that requires a Commercial Drivers License (CDL), including both standard and automatic drive trucks and motor equipment.
  • Drives trucks to haul materials, plows snow, operates sander and other vehicles as assigned. Keeps logs of activities as required.
  • Ensures that all safety precautions are followed while performing work.
  • Performs a CDL circle check; lubricates, adds oil, inflates tires and otherwise services equipment to ensure proper operation.
  • Reports any malfunctions to supervisor, and may assist in making minor repairs and maintenance.
  • Participate in snow and ice removal operations and other emergencies as declared by the City.
  • Performs similar or related duties as required by the supervisor.

  • Should have a High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • One to three (1-3) years of experience in operating heavy trucks and equipment, or an equivalent combination of education or experience.
  • Must possess a valid Class B Massachusetts Commerical Driver's License. Class A preferred.
  • Must possess a valid Massachusetts Driver's License.

  • City Retirement (Mandatory)
  • Deferred 457 Plans (Optional)
  • Dental Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health Insurance
  • Metro Credit Union
  • Tuition Reimbursement