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Working Foreperson Motor Equipment Repairperson ASE

at City of Newton

Posted: 11/28/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 224963
Categories: Other/General
Keywords: online

Job Description

PostedNovember 15, 2019
Employment TypeFull-time, Non-exempt
Compensation$23.91 - $25.57/hr
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


Responsible for supervision and working with work crews or work groups involved in a variety of work projects including but not limited to: construction, repair, or maintenance projects.  The work includes directing and assisting work crews, ensuring for the quality and completeness of work performed and assisting in the overall efficiency of project operations.

  • Supervises motor equipment repairmen and provides information and technical assistance for difficult projects as needed.
  • Maintains and updates a log of repairs performed by mechanics and records the status of each project.
  • Performs the more difficult repair jobs, such as emission diagnostics, drivability diagnostics, wiring diagnostics, air system and brake diagnostics and overhaul of engines and diesel engine diagnostics.
  • Ensures for the proper repair of vehicles and inspects vehicles prior to their return to operation.
  • Ensures for personal safety, and the safety of the shop, follows established safety precautions, enforces safety requirements and wears safety equipment as appropriate while performing duties.
  • Performs preventative maintenance on vehicles and equipment, changes oil, greases chassis, inspects vehicle for safety and proper working conditiions of parts.
  • Inspects and adjusts brakes and tires to ensure compliance with Department of Transportation regulations.
  • Diagnoses and repairs hydraulic systems, repairs, or replaces hoses or fittings, diagnoses and repairs electrical systems, repairs, replaces and/or installs new parts as needed.
  • Installs, repairs, and/or adjusts two-way radio systems, microphones and antennas.

  • Five to seven (5-7) years of prior experience with onboard diagnostics (OBDII).
  • High school diploma or equivalent and additional training or certification.
  • A candidate for this position should have a valid Class A Massachusetts Commercial Driver’s License with Hoisting/Hydraulics endorsements.
  • Must have a Registered Emissions Repair Technician, Diesel and Automotive L1 and L2,
  • Must be a Registered Inspector for cars trucks and diesel engines and ASE Mechanics Certification.

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