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Laborer/Motor Equipment Operator

Town of Stoughton


Town of Stoughton

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: To operate any piece of motor-driven equipment, including trucks with a rated capacity of over 13 tons, rollers, mobile highway graders, sidewalk tractors, etc. To make minor adjustments; grease, oil, clean and perform preventive maintenance. May change tires and assist the mechanic in repairs to vehicles he would be operating. Performs journeyman level skilled labor duties in the construction, repair & maintenance of water & sewer systems, highway & traffic systems, building maintenance and similar public works projects; installs and maintains water & sewer services; lays main pipes, puts in water gates; packs and repairs gates; connects house services; taps, seals, and caulks piping; installs and repairs water meters and hydrants; directs emergency repair crews working on water leaks and breaks; may perform cement work in putting sidewalks or other structures; when working on highway projects, places curbs, sets catch basins, builds manholes and drains; sets up forms, spreads cement and/or asphalt for roads & walkways; operates power tools, tapping machines, rodding machines, performs blacksmith, welding carpentry & building maintenance tasks. Checks for satisfactory completion. May supervise a small crew of workers at a lower skill level in absence of the foreman, or may at times perform manual labor or work in a lower classification. The title definitions include illustrative duties and are not all inclusive.

Work is performed in both field, shop, and yard conditions, in variable weather conditions and near hazards associated with construction sites, traffic, chemicals and emergency situations. The employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts and as such is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to icy, wet and/or humid conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. Workload is subject to fluctuations, due to weather conditions; on call to respond to weather-related or other emergencies; may be required to work nights or weekends. MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR ICE AND SNOW OPERATIONS AND OTHER EMERGENCY OPERATIONS DURING AND AFTER NORMAL WORKING HOURS.

LICENSES OR EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Must have a Class B license or be able to obtain one within 12 months. Must be able to demonstrate experience in the operation of vehicles to be operated and work to be performed. Must have demonstrated by prior experience the capability of taking orders as well as directing others in the performance of duties.

PROCEDURE FOR MAKING SELECTION: Selection of applicants for promotion in LABOR SERVICE will take into account and evaluation of such factors as: Seniority, Job Knowledge, Attendance Record, Dependability, Initiative and Cooperation, etc.

SALARY: $24.58/Hr. with CDL or $26.84/Hr. with CDL or upon attaining CDL

Resumes will be accepted until position filled: Human Resources, Town of Stoughton, 10 Pearl Street, Stoughton, MA 02072,, AA/EOE

The Town of Stoughton is committed to the ongoing pursuit of strategic diversity initiatives that help to position diversity, equity, and inclusion as central to municipal and community-wide excellence in the town. In doing so, Stoughton strives for a town culture and environment that fosters a true sense of belonging for all and provides opportunity for everyone to participate equally and fully in the town, communities, and neighborhoods.

“The Town of Stoughton is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender or gender identity, familial status, disability, ancestry, age, marital status, public assistance status, sexual orientation, veteran history/military status or genetic information.”

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