Massachusetts Water Resources Authority
  • 15-May-2023 to 15-Jun-2023 (EST)
  • Winthrop, MA, USA
  • 1091.99-1568.69 per week Mon - Friday 7-3PM
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Benefit eligible

DIVISION: Operations

DEPARTMENT: Clinton, Deer Island Trade Labor Maintenance, EQ General, Southboro

UNION/GRADE: Unit 2/Grade 16



Performs inspections, overhauls, maintenance and repairs of various mechanical, electrical-mechanical, hydraulics systems & equipment at various facilities throughout the Authority. Performs assigned functions as part of a team.


Works under the general supervision of a Unit Supervisor.


Exercises supervision of entry-level staff.


  • Works from manufacturer's manuals and specifications, blueprints, schematics and verbal instructions to install, repair, troubleshoot, nspect, check & maintain mechanical, electrical-mechanical & hydraulic systems including HVAC mechanical components, which may include those carrying refrigerant. Performs electrically related activities specified by work order.
  • Performs preventive and corrective maintenance on mechanical, electromechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic equipment according to vendor specifications.
  • Performs various non-licensed maintenance, repair & installation tasks related to plant equipment and systems in the areas of instrumentation and control, plumbing, heating, ventilation and air conditioning and electrical.
  • Fabricates devices and assemblies of sheet metal using powered and manual sheet metal forming tools.
  • Welds, brazes and solders using gas and electric equipment common to trade.
  • Operates equipment manually and through instrument panels and programmable logic control units as required in performance of maintenance tasks. Equipment may include, but will not be limited to, pumps, valves, gates, meters, gauges, controllers, motor control centers, level control devices, mixers, oxygen generation, chemical feed and odor control equipment.
  • Follows established safety, operating, and emergency response procedures and policies established by MWRA.
  • Operates motor vehicles, such as vans and pickup trucks, to pick up and deliver supplies and equipment to work sites.
  • Installs retrofits/installation of new equipment related systems, modification and alignment of existing equipment to specifications.
  • Supervises assigned Skilled Laborers, Building & Grounds Workers, and other maintenance personnel as needed.
  • Performs, documents and reports results in the MAXIMO database of inspections and work performed.
  • Performs work in compliance with the Operations Integrated Contingency Plan.
  • Assists other trades in the performance of their work, as required or as assigned.
  • Performs light maintenance independently or as part of a team. Light maintenance shall include but not limited to:
  • Operates forklift or other light equipment not requiring a special license.
  • Generates inspection lists and maintenance reporting through the Computerized Maintenance Management System
  • Inspects and troubleshoots various systems and equipment.
  • Installs and retrofits/new equipment related to plant systems.
  • Modifies and/or aligns existing equipment to specifications.
  • With proper safety training sets up ladders, staging and rigging and utilizes hoists, jacks, dollies, lifts, etc. for proper access to job and to remove and install equipment.
  • Operates portable pumping, ventilation and other equipment necessary to support and accomplish assigned tasks.
  • Greases and lubricates, replaces oil reserves, minor packing adjustments and opens hatches.
  • Installs safety rails, changes light bulbs and replaces HVAC filters.
  • Removes snow from immediate work area in order to perform tasks.
  • Conducts routine testing, lockout/tagout, operation (startup/shutdown) and adjustment of process equipment.
  • Performs necessary cleanup and housekeeping for work area and other light maintenance tasks.


  • Promotes and participates in the productivity improvement plan.
  • Trains peers and subordinates as requested.
  • Performs related duties as required.


Education and Experience:

  • A high school education or GED; and
  • Satisfactory completion of formal mechanic training program and a minimum of two (2) years related experience, and
  • Satisfactory completion of training in accordance with the Productivity Improvement Program; or
  • Any equivalent combination of education or experience.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Basic reading, writing, mathematical and oral communication skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of the standard practices, materials, tools, occupational hazards and safety practices common to the trade.
  • Skills in the operation of tools, instruments and equipment of the trades.
  • Computer skills necessary to access and use the Maximo & Lawson Database.
  • Trained in Confined Space Entry, CPR and First Aid, and must be capable of entering, setting-up, installing, disassembling confined space equipment and ability to work in a confined space.
  • Ability to attain knowledge and work processes required to perform maintenance tasks required by Reliability Centered Maintenance or similar Maintenance Management Program.


  • Possession of a Valid Massachusetts Class D Drivers License.
  • For DI and Clinton, a valid Grade II Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator's License or the ability to obtain the correct license within one (1) year.
  • For Southboro, a valid Water Distribution II or Treatment II License or the ability to obtain the correct license within one (1) year.
  • For Chelsea, a valid Grade II Wastewater Operator's License, Water Distribution II License, Water Treatment II License, or Collections Systems II License or the ability to obtain the correct license within one (1) year.
  • Complete competency based training program related to ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES as outlined above and successfully demonstrates required competencies.


Motor vehicle, power and hand tools, hoist, mobile truck radio, beeper.


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 essential functions the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, talk or hear, sit, climb, or balance.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision,distance vision, color vision, depth perception, peripheral vision 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 ofthis job, the employee regularly 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.

The job is hearing protection required and the noise level in the work environment is very loud in field settings and moderately loud at pumping stations.

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, ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sex or gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or veteran status.

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