Position Purpose:

The purpose of this position is to be responsible for the safe and efficient operation of light and heavy vehicles and heavy equipment on assigned projects or activities of water distribution construction and installation, which may entail installation of water pipes and related systems, installation of water meters, maintenance and inspection of water distribution system, road and sidewalk reconstruction, and assistance with highway or sewer construction, as needed. An individual in this position is also expected to perform many different types of maintenance, repair work, and manual labor in addition to driving CDL vehicles and operating heavy equipment. A Water Heavy Equipment Operator is responsible for maintaining and improving upon the efficiency and effectiveness of all areas under his/her direction and control. 

Minimum Required Qualifications:

Must have a high school diploma or GED with three years of construction, heavy vehicle driving and heavy equipment operation experience; or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training. All employment offers are conditional upon passing a reference and Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check.

Must have and maintain: Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Class B with airbrakes endorsement, possess a Hoisting Engineer License – 2B, have and maintain Water Distribution License D2 through appropriate CEU classes. If an employee starts in this position without a D2 License, he or she has up to one year to obtain the license. Applicant must submit to CDL drug testing, according to federal and state guidelines.

This is a full-time, 40 hour per week position Monday through Friday (7 a.m. to 3 p.m.) plus required overtime. This position is in the AFSCME union.

Please refer to the job description for full details, located on the city’s website. Securing this position will also be dependent on the results of a pre-employment physical. To apply, please send your resume to Director of Human Resources, Newburyport City Hall, 60 Pleasant St., PO Box 550, Newburyport, MA 01950 or email to employment@cityofnewburyport.com.

The city of Newburyport is an equal opportunity employer. The city of Newburyport does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, genetic information, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status or membership in the armed services, marital status or any other protected category under federal or state law.