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City of Chicopee MEO/Laborer in Chicopee, Massachusetts

MEO/Laborer Position Title: MEO/Laborer Department: DPW - Parks & Recreation Employment Status: Non-Exempt; Full-Time 40 hours UCFW Laborer's Union Salary: Grade 5L, Step 5; $17.43 base hourly rate, +$2.25 per hour MA CDL-B license incentive is $19.68 hourly Licenses/Certifications: MA CDL-Class C Required, MA CDL-Class B Preferred, 2B Hoisting license preferred SUMMARY The City of Chicopee's Department of Public Works - Parks & Recreation Division is hiring a MEO/Laborer who has the primary responsibility of operating motorized equipment within the Parks and Recreation Department so as to perform grounds maintenance work. This position performs a wide variety of tasks to include but not limited to: operating machinery, power tools and perform manual labor. This position performs assigned tasks with a high degree of skill in the care, maintenance and repair of recreation areas, athletic fields and cemeteries. ESSENTIAL DUTIES INCLUDE SOME OF THE FOLLOWING Operate motorized equipment such as but not limited to 1.5 ton dump truck, pick-up trucks, gang mover, bob cat, zero turn mower, riding mowers, snow blowers, field groomer, leaf vacuum units and club cab. Operates machinery, vehicles and tools safely and effectively including but not limited to: Power tools, chain saws, painting machines, weed whip, pallet jack, skid steer and compressor. Performs mechanical repair and preventable maintenance on vehicles, small engines, and other moving parts of equipment. Performs basic skills of carpentry, masonry, mechanical repairs, and painting with competence. Performs tasks associated with renovation or repair including but not limited to: all mentioned equipment, plus fences, restrooms, play structures, water fountains, irrigation, pools and drainage systems Other responsibilities as required. QUALIFICATIONS To be minimally qualified for this position, one must meet the following criteria: High School Diploma or Equivalent 2 years of direct experience in turf maintenance and general maintenance tasks Knowledge of motorized equipment Experience with working in adverse weather conditions. Mass CDL Required, Class B Preferred Massachusetts 2B hoisting license preferred COMPENSATION, SCHEDULE, & BENEFITS The City of Chicopee provides its employees (contingent upon employment status) with a robust benefits package which include the following: Medical, Dental, Vision, Personal Time, Recurring Sick Time, Vacation Time, Twelve Holidays Plus Three Half Days Per Year, Employee Discounts, Retirement Savings Plans, Retirement Pension Plan, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, and more... This is a full time, 40-hour work week position, with the hours of 7am-330pm, Monday through Friday. This role is classified as Grade 5L, Step 5, with a minimum starting pay of $17.43 per hour (additional $1.50 per hour with 2B Hoisting license; additional $2.25 per hour with CDL-B and no hoisting license, or additional $2.75 per hour with CDL-B and 2B hoisting license or other eligible licensures), with periodic step and pay increases upon continuous completion of employment with the City of Chicopee.