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Special Heavy Motor Equipment Operator - Utilities

at City of Newton

Posted: 11/23/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 239579

Job Description

PostedDecember 01, 2019
Employment TypeFull-time
Compensation$21.91 - $23.45 per hour
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.
We recognize and respect the amount of time you are about to invest by applying to this open position. If you complete this job application, you will be kept informed via email status updates (and text messages, if you opt in) throughout the evaluation process.

By continuing with this job application, you will be asked to answer job-specific questions. Please note that the questions contained in this job posting are our sole intellectual property.

Upon receipt of your responses, we will evaluate your submission. If selected for a personal interview, you will receive an email/text with scheduling instructions.

Thank You,
The Human Resources Department


Works under the general supervision of a Working Foreman.  Employee is familiar with the work routine and uses initiative in carrying our recurring assignments independently, with specific instruction.  Any questionable cases are referred to the supervisor for clarification or interpretation.  Work is reviewed only to an extent sufficient to keep the supervisor aware of progress and to insure that completed work and methods used are technically accurate and that instructions are being followed.

  • Operates various equipment and vehicles (grade all, back hoe, excavators, bobcats, front-end loaders, crane truck, asphalt paver, vactor etc.) used to excavate, load, haul, place, and store material; ensures the safety of people exposed while excavating, and ensures all safety precautions are followed while performing work.
  • Keeps account of all activities as required.
  • Drives trucks and plows snow, operates sander and other vehicles and equipment as assigned.
  • 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.
  • Participates in snow and ice removal operations and other emergencies as declared by the City
  • performs similar or related duties as required by supervisor.

  • High School Diploma or equivalent; three to five (3-5) years of prior experience in truck driving and equipment operation; or an equivalent combination of education or experience.
  • Valid Massachusetts driver's license
  • Must have a valid Class B Commercial Driver's License with hydraulic/hoisting endorsements that is applicable to all department equipment.
  • Class A CDL preferred
  • Must be able to perform strenuous physical work over a period of time as detailed in the Job Description, which includes lifting, carrying, and placing heavy objects often under adverse weather conditions

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