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CITY of SOMERVILLE Heavy Motor Equipment Operator in Somerville, Massachusetts

OPERATES HEAVY MOTOR EQUIPMENT IN A PROPER AND SAFE MANNER IN ORDER TO PERFORM ALL ASSIGNED WORK. LOADS AND UNLOADS TRUCKS; PICKS UP AND HAULS MATERIAL, PLOWS AND SANDS HIGHWAYS; GREASES, OILS AND CLEANS EQUIPMENT AND PERFORMS MINOR MAINTENANCE; PERFORMS UNSKILLED LABOR DUTIES OF WHICH THE FOLLOWING ARE TYPICAL EXAMPLES: DIGGING HOLES, TRENCHES, AND OTHER EXCAVATIONS; SHOVELLING MATERIALS AND LEVELING AREAS; LOADING AND UNLOADING MATERIALS; EMPTYING BARRELS AND CLEANING LITTER AND DEBRIS FROM STREETS, RUNWAYS, PARKING LOTS; MOWING GRASS, TRIMMING SHRUBS/SMALL TREES USING HAND OR POWERED EQUIPMENT; REMOVING SNOW/ICE USING MANAUL OR SMALL POWERED EQUIPMENT; SPREADING SAND ON ICY AREAS; USING SMALL HAND TOOLS, I.E. SHOVELS, PICKS, AXES, SAWS, HEAVY WRENCHES AND SMALL POWER TOOLS. PERFORMS ALL OTHER DUTIES THAT MAY BE ASSIGNED. QUALIFICATIONS: ABILITY TO RECEIVE AND INTERPRET WRITTEN AND ORAL INSTRUCTIONS AND TO GIVE WRITTEN AND ORAL REPORTS TO SUPERVISORS. MUST HAVE ABILITY TO USE TOOLS OF TRADE IN WORKMANLIKE MANNER. MUST BE IN GOOD HEALTH, BE DEPENDABLE, AND ABLE TO DO HARD PHYSICAL WORK. MUST POSSESS VALID MASSACHUSETTS CLASS B DRIVING LICENSE WITH A VALID COMERCIAL DRIVERS LICENSE (CDL). MUST HAVE A SAFE DRIVING RECORD. WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work requires agility and physical strength, ability to function in close quarters, and is subject to outside environmental conditions, including wet, hot and cold weather. Worker is subject to noise, vibrations, hazards and atmospheric conditions including fumes, dust and air contaminants. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: 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 position?s essential functions. Physical Skills: Position requires standing/walking most of the day, lifting/carrying up to 75 lbs, pushing/pulling, climbing, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, crouching and stooping in the performance of daily activities. The position requires near and far vision and acute hearing, the ability to maintain heavy physical exertion for long periods of time, operate hand and power tools, navigate rough terrain, move in or about construction sites. Motor Skills: While performing the duties, employees are regularly required to use oral communication skills and handle tools and equipment. The position requires balancing, pushing, pulling, grasping, feeling and repetitive motion to complete tasks. Visual Skills: Visual acuity is required to operate motor vehicles and heavy equipment. Full job description: