Massachusetts Water Resources Authority
  • 31-Mar-2023 to 03-Jul-2023 (EST)
  • Chelsea, MA, USA
  • 64529.65 per year 1,249.96 Weekly
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

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

DIVISION: Operations

DEPARTMENT: Pipe Maintenance - Water

UNION/GRADE: Unit 2/Grade 16



Performs inspection, servicing and maintenance on structural components of vehicles, shop equipment and steel water mains.


Sr.WDS Foreman , WDS General Foreman and/or Sr. Program Manager, Pipelines




  • Inspects structural components of vehicles and equipment to locate trouble and determine needed repairsInstalls pipe and valve restraints and pipe supports.
  • Installs pipe and valve restraints and pipe supports.
  • Performs welding, grinding and cutting procedures under the direction of the Sr. WDS Foreman, WDS General Foreman and/or Sr. Program Manager, Pipelines.
  • Performs repairs to MWRA steel water mains, tanks and hatches.
  • Keeps inventory of welding and cutting stock including structural steel members and recommends needed supplies.Keeps and updates records of work performed.


  • Performs other related duties as required.


Education and Experience:

  • A high school diploma or GED; and
  • One (1) year certificate from college or technical school; and
  • Three (3) to six (6) years experience in welding, grinding and cutting in an automotive and heavy equipment area; or
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of methods, tools, materials and practices used in repairing, rebuilding and adjusting automotive equipment. Welding, grinding and cutting are key skills required.
  • Skill in the use of the tools and equipment employed in repairs, rebuilding and adjustment work.
  • Skill in diagnosing structural problems in conjunction with Foreman and Master Mechanic.
  • Ability to operate any motor-driven equipment in section.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communications skills.
  • Basic reading, writing, mathematical, and scientific, skills.


Valid Class D Massachusetts Motor Vehicles Operator's License.


Power, hand and welding tools, construction equipment, mobile radio, telephone, personal computers including word processing and other software, copy and fax machine.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this 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 handle, finger, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; climb or balance; stop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, 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 occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and vibration. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of electrical shock. The employee occasionally works in extreme bright light or extreme inadequate light conditions, cramped work space that requires getting into awkward positions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud in field settings, and moderately quiet in an office setting.

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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