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City of Somerville Mechanical Equipment Repairman in Somerville, Massachusetts


Maintains and repairs mechanical tools and equipment such as power saws, hand mowers, power mowers, weed wackers, snow blowers, playground equipment and other equipment not of a complex nature requiring less than journeyman metal working skills to accomplish repairs, not including repairs of equipment which requires an extensive knowledge of electric circuitry. Performs semi-skilled tasks involving manual labor in the maintenance of public works. Digs holes, trenches, and other excavations. Shovels materials and leveling areas. maintenance and care of recreational areas, athletic fields, parks, and playgrounds: lining playing fields flooding grounds for skating; planting and trimming shrubs/small trees using hand or powered equipment; replacing and mowing grass; repairing fences, swings, slides and other playground equipment; painting and maintenance work; moving furniture and equipment; delivering supplies; cleaning buildings and grounds as directed; assisting other personnel in building division tasks; loading and unloading materials; emptying barrels and cleaning litter and debris from streets, runways, parking lots and recreational areas; removing snow/ice using manual 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.


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 a valid Massachusetts Class D Driver’s License.

Must have a safe driving record.

Hours: Full-Time Monday-Friday

Salary: $903.40 weekly, plus benefits

Union: SMEA B

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Mandatory Requirements: This is a safety sensitive position. Must pass a driving history check and pre-employment drug screen / physical prior to employment

Date Posted: February 6th, 2024

City of Somerville residents are especially encouraged to apply.

The City of Somerville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability or any other protected category. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities free of charge, upon request. Persons with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication (i.e., CART, ASL), written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures in order to access the programs, activities, and meetings of the City of Somerville should please contact Adrienne Pomeroy at 617-625-6600 x 2059 or

Pre-Employment Requirements for All Employees:

  • MA Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) clearance

  • Completition of Conflict-of-Interest Law Education training for municipal employees

    Overview of Total Rewards:

  • 4 weeks annual vacation (for non-union positions) union positions vary by contract

  • Medical insurance through the Group Insurance Commission (GIC) - 80% of premium costs paid by City

  • Dental coverage low and high plans through Cigna

  • Vision care through Vision Service Plan (VSP)

  • Long term disability through Sun Life

  • Group and voluntary life insurance through Boston Mutual

  • Health Care and Dependent Care flexible spending through Benefit Strategies

  • Deferred compensation plans through a choice of three vendors

  • Free, confidential services through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provided by E4Health

  • Annual cancer screening & wellness release

  • Somerville Retirement Pension System

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • MBTA pass program

  • FREE Blue Bikes membership

  • Eligible employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)

Benefits listed are for benefits-eligible positions and the above information is meant to be a general overview of the benefit programs offered by the City of Somerville and not a binding contract.

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