Massachusetts Water Resources Authority
  • 19-Jan-2021 to 03-Oct-2023 (EST)
  • Chelsea, MA, USA
  • 59803.12-84939.92 per year
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Benefits Eligible: Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:00am - 3:30pm

DIVISION: Operations

DEPARTMENT: Pipe Maintenance - Water

UNION/GRADE: Unit 3/ Grade 17



Operates heavy equipment and vehicles.


Works under the general supervision of the departmental Manager or Supervisor.


Exercises close supervision of skilled laborers and laborers as assigned.


  • Operates a variety of heavy equipment such as, but not limited to, backhoe, front-end loader, cranes, tractor cab and trailers, excavators, pumps, generators, and pneumatic tools.
  • Operates equipment for excavations for valve replacement, pipeline installation, leak repair, and other miscellaneous excavations.
  • Installs trench boxes, mechanical shoring systems, and other support systems for the safety of excavations.
  • Assists mechanics in the maintenance and repair of heavy vehicles and equipment as needed.


  • Promotes and participates in the cross-functional work practices.
  • Trains peers and subordinates as requested.
  • Performs related duties as required.


Education and Experience:

  • Basic reading, writing, mathematical, scientific and oral communication skills normally attained through a high school education or the equivalent: and
  • Considerable knowledge of the methods and techniques used in the maintenance and safe operation of a wide variety of heavy and/or specialized maintenance and construction equipment and vehicles as acquired through five (5) years experience; or
  • Experience in urban utility excavation, construction, and installation.
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • Skill in the operation of listed tools and equipment.
  • Ability to operate heavy equipment for extended periods in a variety of climatic conditions.


  • Valid Class A Commercial Driver's License.
  • Department of Public Safety Hoisting Engineer's License, 1A, 2A, 3A 4 E and 4G.
  • Must demonstrate proficiency for operating heavy equipment including but not limited to:
  • 50 ton Linkbelt crane.
  • Volvo tracked excavator.
  • Tractor cab and lowboy trailer.
  • 10 wheel dumps with tagalong trailer.
  • Various types of backhoes (JCB, Caterpillar, John Deer).
  • Front End Loader.
  • Truck Mounted crane.

Complete productivity improvement competency-based training program related to ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES as outlined above and successfully demonstrates required competencies.


Motor vehicle, specialized maintenance and construction equipment, hand tools, hoist, mobile radio.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate object, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, talk, hear, sit, climb or balance.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 60 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance and peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts, is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and is occasionally exposed to fumes and airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of electric shock, and vibration.

The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud in field settings and loud at other work locations.

Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sex or gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or veteran status.

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