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The Southcoast Hot Jobs List – 22 January, 2013

Michael Silvia
by Michael Silvia

The Greater New Bedford unemployment rate is much higher than the rest of Massachusetts, but believe it or not there really are a lot of jobs available for qualified applicants. Sometimes the barrier to a new job can be the lack of information on available job openings.  To solve this, each week New Bedford Guide will be working with the New Directions Southcoast (also known as the Greater New Bedford Career Center) to inform job seekers about the hottest jobs in the area. We will define “Hot Jobs” as those jobs that need to be filled by the employer immediately. For those looking to search some large job databases, checkout my Best Job Search Resources for New Bedford Residents article. Unless noted otherwise, those interested in these positions or want more information should go to the Greater New Bedford Career Center at 618 Acushnet Avenue. Here are the Hot Jobs as of January, 22nd, 2012.

Interested in any of the positions listed below, please contact Sharon Martin, Business Services Representative at 508-990-4115 or feel free to stop by the Greater New Bedford Career Center.  These positions are posted on mass.gov/jobquest.

1. K9 Officer #1684822 – Responsibilities include but are not limited to the overall are and custody of trained canine. Assist Correction Officers as requested. Assist investigations and searched as requested. Perform other duties as assigned by Sheriff.

2. Phlebotomist #1681277 – Certified, experienced phlebotomist needed to work as a floater. Guaranteed 20 hr/week. Must be willing to work until 7 or 7:30 p.m. and also on Saturdays if needed. Must have transportation. H.S. Diploma, Prefer good computer skills, Phlebotomy certification required.

3. Customer Service #1684347 – APPOINTMENT SCHEDULERS NEEDED Following part-time shifts are available:

DAYS: 27 HRS/WEEK Monday-Thursday 9-1; Fridays 9-1 and Saturdays 9-2.

EVES: 11 HRS/WEEK Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 5-8:00 & Saturdays 9-2.

DUTIES: Contact homeowners by phone to schedule appointments for home improvement estimates. Training provided. Good extra income for retirees and college students. Salary plus commission.

4. Sheriffs Inmate Management System Manager #1686516 – Individual will be responsible for all tasks associated with the implementation, post implementation, and ongoing tasks associated with the agency’s Sheriffs Inmate Management System (SIMS). In addition this individual will be responsible for obtaining and maintaining a thorough knowledge of SIMS functionality to ensure that the system is being utilized to its full potential by all agency staff.

5. Boatyard Help #1689044 – Duties include, but not limited to, operating forklift, power washing, yard and building maintenance, bottom paint, shrink wrap, detailing and waxing, and assisting with haul and launches. Resumes being accepted via fax at 508-992-4216 or email to pam@baylineboatyard.com. NO WALK INS OR PHONE CALLS.

6. Fiberglass Repair/Refinish Technician #1689041 – Experienced in all areas of structural/cosmetic repair. Must be experienced in application and repair of all marine coatings. 5 years minimum. Year round employment, come join a winning team. Resumes accepted via fax at 508-992-4216 or email to pam@baylineboatyard.com. NO WALK INS OR PHONE CALLS.

7. CDL CLASS A BOAT HAULERS #1689048 – CDL Class A Boat Haulers w/hydraulic trailer experience only. Preferably with crane experience. 3 years minimum. Year round employment. Resumes accepted via email to pam@baylineboatyard.com or fax 508-992-4216 NO WALK INS OR PHONE CALLS.




The Southcoast Hot Jobs List – 14 January, 2013

Michael Silvia
by Michael Silvia

The Greater New Bedford unemployment rate is much higher than the rest of Massachusetts, but believe it or not there really are a lot of jobs available for qualified applicants. Sometimes the barrier to a new job can be the lack of information on available job openings.  To solve this, each week New Bedford Guide will be working with the New Directions Southcoast (also known as the Greater New Bedford Career Center) to inform job seekers about the hottest jobs in the area. We will define “Hot Jobs” as those jobs that need to be filled by the employer immediately. For those looking to search some large job databases, checkout my Best Job Search Resources for New Bedford Residents article. Unless noted otherwise, those interested in these positions or want more information should go to the Greater New Bedford Career Center at 618 Acushnet Avenue. Here are the Hot Jobs as of January, 3rd, 2012.

Interested in any of the positions listed below, please contact Sharon Martin, Business Services Representative at 508-990-4115 or feel free to stop by the Greater New Bedford Career Center.  These positions are posted on mass.gov/jobquest.

1. Telephone Operator #1677245 – Local transportation company is looking for a phone operator. Must have good phone manners, computer skills in data entry, and be able to multi-task in a fast paced office.

2. Transportation Shuttle Driver #1677310 – Transportation Services at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is looking for responsible people to drive 14 passenger University shuttles. The main task is to transport passengers, guest, students, and employees on campus and off campus to special events, satellite locations and community service locations. Must have experience with 14- passenger shuttles and vans.
Transportation Services is currently hiring for (2) shifts.

Monday thru Friday. This will be a 5 to 6 hour shift. The time frame will range between 5:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. The shift time will be finalized at the time of hiring.

3. Senior Account Clerk #1677335 – Maintenance of specialized clerical work related to department accounts and responsibility of more difficult phases of account maintenance work. Applies moderate to complex accounting principles in regard to balancing all accounts on the City’s general ledger. Reconciles bank statements to the City’s general ledger. Maintains financial accounts and records in general. Summarizes expenditures and balances for department. Prepares payroll for department. Maintains records and other payroll liabilities. Makes general ledger entries to correct accounts. Accounts for receipt and disbursement of cash transactions and cash accounts. Processes and verifies accuracy of all department accounts. Prepares warrants and purchase orders. Performs all clerical duties. Handles telephone inquiries. Maintains filing system. Graduation for a high school or GED equivalent with specialized course work in general office, and two years of increasingly responsible related experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

4. Cook #1678379 – Cook Breakfast/Lunch – Experience a must. Hours range from 20 to 40 hours per week.

5. Warehouse Selectors #1678367 – IMMEDIATE NEED–Full time positions open for Warehouse Selectors, must be able to work ALL THREE SHIFTS including weekends. Must have a solid work history and experience working in a warehouse. This is a very physical and demanding job consisting of heavy lifting. Job consists of picking groceries or produce products from pick slots, stacking pallets and loading trailers. Must be able to lift up to 100lbs. repeatedly, operate mobile equipment walk or stand on concrete for several hours per day and working varying temperatures down to 34 degrees. Must be able to pass three employment tests: drug test, physical, and lifting abilities.

FOR IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION: Please apply in person at the Greater New Bedford Career Center ONLY. Do not call the career center or Stop & Shop Warehouse. Apply at:

618 Acushnet Ave, New Bedford, Ma. 02740. Qualified candidates will be prescreened, and scheduled for an interview within a few days of applying.

6. Driver’s Education Teacher #1681223 – Professional driving school looking for a driver’s education teacher. Fun, easy, rewarding and flexible hours. Perfect part time job. Must be able to pass a CORI check.

7. Driving Instructor #1681230 – Professional driving school looking for a driving instructor. Fun, easy, rewarding, and flexible hours. Perfect part time job. Driving instructor’s license preferred, but not required. Must be able to pass a CORI check.

8. Crew Members #1684348 – Tropical Smoothie Café is pleased to announce a new Café in Fairhaven. They offer a refreshing variety of eat-better, fell-better food & real-fruit smoothies. Currently, they are hiring 30 friendly, motivated, reliable part time Crew Members. Positions are 15 to 28 hrs per week for days, nights and weekends. Prior customer service or restaurant, hospitality and TROPITUDE experience helpful. Share the Tropical Experience and become part of an upbeat friendly atmosphere and team. Applications are available at the Greater New Bedford Career Center or Tropical Smoothie Café, 29 Alden Road, Fairhaven.




The Southcoast Hot Jobs List – 7 January, 2013

Michael Silvia
by Michael Silvia

The Greater New Bedford unemployment rate is much higher than the rest of Massachusetts, but believe it or not there really are a lot of jobs available for qualified applicants. Sometimes the barrier to a new job can be the lack of information on available job openings.  To solve this, each week New Bedford Guide will be working with the New Directions Southcoast (also known as the Greater New Bedford Career Center) to inform job seekers about the hottest jobs in the area. We will define “Hot Jobs” as those jobs that need to be filled by the employer immediately. For those looking to search some large job databases, checkout my Best Job Search Resources for New Bedford Residents article. Unless noted otherwise, those interested in these positions or want more information should go to the Greater New Bedford Career Center at 618 Acushnet Avenue. Here are the Hot Jobs as of January, 3rd, 2012.

Sharon Martin is the Business Service Representative for the Greater New Bedford Career Center. Ms. Martin feels it is extremely important to make employers aware that we are here to assist them with their hiring needs. That is why we at the Greater New Bedford Career Center have taken a proactive approach of reaching out to employers by making the initial contact. If you are an employer looking for Business Services, please contact Ms. Martin at 508-990-4115 or via email at smartin@detma.org.

1. Customer Service Representative #1673004 – Like a healthy lawn, Scotts Lawns Service is growing! And it’s the perfect time for energetic, team-oriented candidates to check us out. If you like working independently, with only general supervision, in a fast-paced team environment, Scotts is the perfect place for you.

We are looking for Customer Service Representatives (CSR) to join our growing team and help us become the leading name in professional lawn care. This position works closely with customers by phone to answer questions, resolving customer concerns and account receivables, retaining customers and verifying customer data. A Job Fair/Recruitment will be held on 1/24/13 from 11:00 -1:00 at the Greater New Bedford Career Center. Please bring a resume and dress for an interview.

2. Territory Sales Representative & Lawn Care Representative #1673029 – Scotts Lawn Service, a division of The Scotts Miracle-Grow Company and a fortune 750 company, the nation’s leader in the Lawn & Garden industry is currently seeking driven Territory Service Representatives (Lawn Technicians) to help grow its business in the local area. If you are interested in a great career opportunity we would like to discuss the opportunities with you. A Job Recruitment/Job Fair will be held at the Greater New Bedford Career Center on 1/24/13 from 11:00 – 1:00. Please bring an updated resume.

3. Membership Director #1673031 – Excellent opportunity for an energetic professional to join the staff team of the newest branch of YMCA Southcoast. This state of the art facility offers 6-lane indoor swimming pool, outdoor pool with water features, rockwall, indoor walking track, 2 aerobic studios, gymnasium and wellness center. Primary responsibilities will include supervising, training and evaluating welcome center desk staff, being a leader/trainer in Member Engagement techniques as well as overseeing the day to day administration of the membership department. The ideal candidate will be friendly, have excellent computer and communication skills with an emphasis on family member service.

4. Secretary/Clerical Assistant #1670220 – The primary role of the Secretary will be to assist DYS Casework Staff in managing the various clerical functions associated with the case management function and supporting the District Office. This includes processing and maintaining documentation of costs associated with client activities, assisting the site support specialist in scheduling and maintaining accurate invoices associated with activities and events. Job Functions are managing clerical workload at the District Office, Answering Creating documents using WORD, EXCEL, Power Point and other assigned tasks as needed by the DYS District Manager.

Education/Experience Required: Bachelor’s degree preferred and 2 years experience in human services.

5. Speech Language Pathologist #1674617 – SLP on consultative basis for adults with developmental disabilities; experience conducting assessments, writing goals, staff training; experience developing augmentative communication systems; experience with developmental disabilities. 6-12 hours per month, licensed and CCC or statement from ASLHA of certificate equivalency. Contract 1st & 2nd shifts.

6. Occupational Therapist #1674621 – OT on consultative basis for adults with developmental disabilities; experience conducting assessments, writing goals, staff training; experience with sensory integration; experience with developmental disabilities. 4-6 hours/month, AOTA, licensed in Mass.

7. Machine Mechanic #1674708 – Temp to Hire, First Shift, Second Shift, Split Shift. Mechanic to work at clam processor to keep the heavy machinery, conveyers and other capital equipment running – lots of motor work. Also light maintenance performed to keep building compliant, clean and efficient. Welding skills (mig or tig) a HUGE plus, experience rebuilding heavy motors and equipment or “creative” fixing. Some Spanish a plus.

8. Infant/Toddler Position #1661425 – The qualified candidate will work with a toddler/preschool group. Expectations include: excellent attendance, a nurturing attitude, knowledge of creative curriculum, knowledge of age-appropriate development, and must be energetic and motivated.

Special Skills Needed: Must be certified as an infant/toddler teacher through DEEC. 20 to 30 hrs per week.

9. Accounts Payable #1674739 – Sort and match invoices with purchase orders and packing slips, prepare and process accounts payable checks and wire transfers, daily check deposits, filing and assist in the yearly audit. High school diploma with equivalent 3-5 years work related experience. MS Word & Excel, AS400. Strong organizational and prioritizing, attention to detail and accuracy as well as confidentiality is a must. Also should have good communication skills and knowledge of general accounting procedures and computer applications




The Southcoast Hot Jobs List – 3 January, 2013

Michael Silvia
by Michael Silvia

The Greater New Bedford unemployment rate is much higher than the rest of Massachusetts, but believe it or not there really are a lot of jobs available for qualified applicants. Sometimes the barrier to a new job can be the lack of information on available job openings.  To solve this, each week New Bedford Guide will be working with the New Directions Southcoast (also known as the Greater New Bedford Career Center) to inform job seekers about the hottest jobs in the area. We will define “Hot Jobs” as those jobs that need to be filled by the employer immediately. For those looking to search some large job databases, checkout my Best Job Search Resources for New Bedford Residents article. Unless noted otherwise, those interested in these positions or want more information should go to the Greater New Bedford Career Center at 618 Acushnet Avenue. Here are the Hot Jobs as of January, 3rd, 2012. Spherion Staffing will be recruiting at the Greater New Bedford Career Center on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 from 10:00am to 1:00pm for the following positions:

1. Staffing Coordinator #1669468 – Bachelors degree with 5 to 7 years experience in a fast paced office. Multi tasked, able to work and think on their feet. Proficient in Word, Excel, Outlook, PeopleSoft. Mid size company looking to expand its Human Resource Dept. Looking for a “Rock Star”!!!

2. Call Center Representative #1669464 – Sales, Customer Service, Call Center Experience 5 to 7 years. Must be able to work in a fast paced call center, required to make 150 calls per day. Some Technical skills preferred for some of the available positions. Word, Data Entry. High school preferred.

3. Machine Operator #1669461 – Solid work history of 5-7 years experience. Warehouse and machine operation (molding, pressing, forklift) experience required. Fast paced work environment. All positions will require drug and background screenings. Solid work references also required. 2nd shift: 3pm-11pm. 3rd shift: 11pm-7am. Weekend shifts will also be offered. GED or HS Diploma

4. Call Center Associates #1669469 – Qualified candidates must have at a minimum of 3-5 years experience and have earned a High School Diploma. Must be computer literate and familiar with Microsoft Word. The hours are 12:00PM – 7:00PM.

5. Vice-President of Operations #1669455 – Applicant must have 7-10 years of work experience and with Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma.
Bachelors Degree preferred or equivalent work experience. Computer skills a must! Must be proficient in Word, excel and Powerpoint.

6. Accounting & Systems Specialist #1669466 – The selected candidate will be under the direction of the Comptroller, to perform all accounting functions and assist in the maintenance of Agency systems and procedures so as to provide accounting controls over assets, liabilities, revenues, and expenses. Must have 7-10 years experience and a Bachelor’s Degree, Computer literate and skilled in Word and Excel.

7. AP/AR Coordinator #1669481 – Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Forecasting, Great Plains Software. Great Plains Software or equivalent Accounting Software. Experience 3 to 5 years. High school Diploma




The Southcoast Hot Jobs List – 26 December, 2012

Michael Silvia
by Michael Silvia

The Greater New Bedford unemployment rate is much higher than the rest of Massachusetts, but believe it or not there really are a lot of jobs available for qualified applicants. Sometimes the barrier to a new job can be the lack of information on available job openings.  To solve this, each week New Bedford Guide will be working with the New Directions Southcoast (also known as the Greater New Bedford Career Center) to inform job seekers about the hottest jobs in the area. We will define “Hot Jobs” as those jobs that need to be filled by the employer immediately. For those looking to search some large job databases, checkout my Best Job Search Resources for New Bedford Residents article. Unless noted otherwise, those interested in these positions or want more information should go to the Greater New Bedford Career Center at 618 Acushnet Avenue. Here are the Hot Jobs as of December 26th, 2012:

1. Machine Operators #1659006 – Reliable, responsible individuals needed to operate textile machines from start up to shut down. Must be able to read and understand directions. Some lifting required. Experienced preferred. Lots of overtime available. Mechanical background helpful. Interested applicants can complete a generic application at the Greater New Bedford Career Center.

2. Staff Planner #1659025 – Manages, initiates and coordinates the Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) and the permitting process for the City. Responsible for the review and analysis of applications submitted to the Planning Board and ZBA for completeness and conformance with the City Code requirements.

3. Job Specialist #1661426 – New Directions Southcoast is seeking two skilled part-time Job Specialists to develop employment opportunities for customers that are consistent with vocational goals and enhancement trainings. The positions are temporary and grant-funded starting January 2013 to June 30, 2013. To perform the job successfully, the applicant must have strong communication skills.

Primary Responsibilities:
* Conducts job development and job search activities directed toward positions that are related to the objectives of specific training courses.
* Assist customers to obtain and maintain competitive employment that is consistent with their training.
* Reviews job orders and matches applicants with job requirements.
* Conducts employer contacts regularly to learn about local businesses and employer needs, to talk about specific clients who are looking for work.
* Inputs data into database to reflect customer progress.
* Review job seekers resume for proper format and content. Assist customers to improve and customize their resume based on positions they are applying for.
* Performs other duties as required.

4. CNC Lathe Machinist #1661440 – Local manufacturer looking for a strong CNC Lathe Machinist to Program, Set-up and Operate. The ideal candidate MUST have a minimum of 5-7 years experience. Experience working within a medical manufacturing environment is preferred. Must be able to machine parts per drawing specifications and written instructions. 1st shift (7-3:30) and 2nd shift available, flexible and willing to learn, working a fast paced, team oriented lean manufacturing environment. Immediate opening.

5. Revenue Clerk (Part-time) #1656595 – First Transit is looking for a Revenue Clerk (part-time) to be responsible for counting company’s revenue. Collects and counts fixed route and demand response revenue for local transit authority for two locations. Selected candidate will be responsible for the daily delivery of cash reports to the Finance Office and for completing all bank depository documents along with the transporting of cash from money room to vault.
Qualified candidates must have a high school diploma, or equivalent. Previous money handling experience preferred. Adding machine and currency and coin counting machine skills helpful.

6. Day Care Teacher #1661425 – Temp to possible perm position. The qualified candidate will work with a toddler/preschool group. Expectations include: excellent attendance, a nurturing attitude, knowledge of creative curriculum, knowledge of age-appropriate development, and must be energetic and motivated.
Special Skills Needed: Must be certified as an I/T teacher through DEEC.

7. Food Service Worker #1665616 – 2nd shift position. Grill cook/ cashier position.




Help Wanted: New Bedford Site Coordinator

School on Wheels of Massachusetts is a non-profit organization with a mission to educate children experiencing homelessness by providing academic support and one-on-one mentoring so children can reach their full potential. Our main program is one-on-one tutoring at shelters and schools. We are currently seeking a Site Coordinator for one of our shelter sites in New Bedford; a Spanish speaker is preferred. The Site Coordinator supervises the tutors and students at a particular site, and is the connection between shelter/school staff, children and families, tutors, and School on Wheels staff.

Qualifications:

  • Educator with classroom experience
  • Leadership skills
  • Spanish speaker preferred
  • Good organizational and communication skills
  • Flexibility
  • Creativity
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word

Days/Hours:

  • Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6:00-8:00pm

Site Coordinator responsibilities include:

Tutoring

  • Supervise students and tutors during designated tutoring times and provide support as needed
  • Analyze learning plans and report cards to find appropriate resources for students
  • Monitor the use and effectiveness of the tutoring resources
  • Tutor as needed

Communication

  • Communicate with volunteer tutors, shelter staff, children and families, and School on Wheels staff
  • Send emails to volunteer tutors with weekly tutoring schedules
  • Communicate with shelter staff, families and tutors to address any issues that may arise, coordinate any changes to the tutoring schedule, etc.
  • Send weekly report to School on Wheels; this report includes a brief update on the tutoring sessions and any issues that need to be addressed

Set-Up

  • Arrive at site 30 minutes prior to scheduled tutoring time
  • Prepare site for tutoring; bring out learning materials
  • Greet tutors and families and give any necessary communications such as new materials available or programs coming up
  • Settle tutors and students into the tutoring space

Clean-Up

  • At the end of tutoring put materials away, organize cabinets, turn off computers and talk to tutors as necessary

Training (Site Coordinators will be paid for this)

  • Attend tutor training and Site Coordinator training
  • Attend meetings and tutor workshops

Compensation: $15/hour

Contact:
Robin Gilbert, Program Director
508-587-9091
robin@sowma.org




The Southcoast Hot Jobs List – 17 December, 2012

Michael Silvia
by Michael Silvia

The Greater New Bedford unemployment rate is much higher than the rest of Massachusetts, but believe it or not there really are a lot of jobs available for qualified applicants. Sometimes the barrier to a new job can be the lack of information on available job openings.  To solve this, each week New Bedford Guide will be working with the New Directions Southcoast (also known as the Greater New Bedford Career Center) to inform job seekers about the hottest jobs in the area. We will define “Hot Jobs” as those jobs that need to be filled by the employer immediately. For those looking to search some large job databases, checkout my Best Job Search Resources for New Bedford Residents article. Unless noted otherwise, those interested in these positions or want more information should go to the Greater New Bedford Career Center at 618 Acushnet Avenue. Here are the Hot Jobs as of December 17th, 2012:

1. Sanitary Inspector #1655114 – FUNCTION: Minimizes environmental health and sanitation problems, and continues to decrease the rodent and vermin population within the community by law enforcement and education.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Conducts inspections throughout the City to ensure compliance with State Sanitary Codes and numerous other State and local regulations, Issues Violation Notices to achieve compliance with health codes. When Initiates litigation against parties who fail to comply with departmental notices. Assists with performing inspections of eating and drinking establishments or dwellings used for human habitation to ensure compliance with laws and regulations.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Graduation from high school or GED equivalent.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Valid Massachusetts driver’s license or ability to obtain one at the time of appointment. Mandatory CORI (Criminal Offender Record Investigation) background check.

Hot Jobs New Bedford2. Diesel Mechanic/Mechanic’s Helper #1655466 – F/T 1st & 2nd shifts, 2 years verifiable exp. Must have own tools.

3. Data Entry Clerk #1656587 – Maintains department accounts and payroll. Provides clerical support. Applies basic accounting principles in maintaining financial accounts and records; may be required to prepare payroll and maintain personnel records; makes general ledger entries; accounts for receipt and disbursement of cash transactions and cash accounts; reconciles cash books. Enter all information and data required by computer programs. Performs clerical work of ordinary difficulty. APPLICATION DEADLINE IS 12/21/12.

4. Account Clerk #1656586 – Maintains department accounts and payroll. Provides clerical support. Applies basic accounting principles in maintaining financial accounts and records; may be required to prepare payroll and maintain personnel records; makes general ledger entries; accounts for receipt and disbursement of cash transactions and cash accounts; reconciles cash books; operates adding machines, computers; answers telephones; and operates simple calculators in connection with this work, Performs clerical work of ordinary difficulty.
APPLICATION DEADLINE 12/21/12

5. Revenue Clerk (Part-time) #1656595 – First Transit is looking for a Revenue Clerk (part-time) to be responsible for counting company’s revenue. Collects and counts fixed route and demand response revenue for local transit authority for two locations. Selected candidate will be responsible for the daily delivery of cash reports to the Finance office and for completing all bank depository documents along with the transporting of cash from money room to vault.
Qualified candidates must have a high school diploma, or equivalent. Previous money handling experience preferred. Adding machine and currency and coin counting machine skills helpful.

6. Switchboard Operator #1656631 – Answers telephone and route calls promptly, determines the priority of each call based on the callers request, take messages for staff as needed, notifies supervisor when need arises to vary office hours so a substitute can be arranged, calls answering service each morning for messages, notifies appointments staff of any canceled appointments by patients, responsible for overhead paging within the Health Center. 2-4 years experience as a receptionist in a relevant field. Computer literate. High School diploma or equivalent. Minimum one year of technical training in relevant field. Strong verbal, organizational and interpersonal skills. Bilingual in Spanish/Portuguese preferred. Ability to work weekends, evenings, and occasional holiday hours.




The Southcoast Hot Jobs List – 10 December, 2012

Michael Silvia
by Michael Silvia

The Greater New Bedford unemployment rate is much higher than the rest of Massachusetts, but believe it or not there really are a lot of jobs available for qualified applicants. Sometimes the barrier to a new job can be the lack of information on available job openings.  To solve this, each week New Bedford Guide will be working with the New Directions Southcoast (also known as the Greater New Bedford Career Center) to inform job seekers about the hottest jobs in the area. We will define “Hot Jobs” as those jobs that need to be filled by the employer immediately. For those looking to search some large job databases, checkout my Best Job Search Resources for New Bedford Residents article. Unless noted otherwise, those interested in these positions or want more information should go to the Greater New Bedford Career Center at 618 Acushnet Avenue. Here are the Hot Jobs as of December 10th, 2012:

1. Plumbing & Gas Fitter #1649047 – ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Enforces plumbing-related codes, including the 248 CMR and International Fuel & Gas Code, and local plumbing codes such as those for fire protection sprinkler systems, fire hydrants, etc. Issues stop-work orders, correction notices and citations. Performs on site inspections of plumbing systems. Performs plumbing inspections of all plumbing fixtures examining for vent size, grade and size of pipe, and examines all joints for proper sealing to insure that there are no leaks, etc. Performs water tests on all completed plumbing, examining for sealing and leakage, etc.

2. Collections Representative #1648446 – Responsible for the collection of overdrawn deposit accounts via telephone contact with customers, resolve customer issues with regard to negative balance, negotiate repayment terms. Must provide consistent quality customer service to customers. 6 months collections, customer service or Telemarketing Experience.

3. Electrician Helper #1651836 – Must have two years experience as a helper and graduated from an electrical program.

4. Site Coordinator #1651876 – Must be 20 yrs. old and be EEC Certified Site Coordinator. Degree preferred. Site Coordinators are responsible for:

Planning and implementing curriculum to group of children grades K-6, ensuring that staff and children follow policies and procedures, accuracy in attendance taking, following EEC regulations. Site coordinators work directly with the children of the program and are also part of the ratios in the room.

5. Group Leader #1651874 – Candidates must show an ability to effectively interact with parents and children on a range of issues. Must also demonstrated skill in developing and leading a range of children’s educational, recreational, and social activities. Group Leaders must be able to demonstrate ability to make mature judgments in difficult situations. We are looking for individuals that can connect with our families and make them feel welcome in our association.

6. Teller #1650493 – Ability to work within established policies, procedures and guidelines. Identify customer needs and refer financial products and services. Consistently seek to delight our customers and deliver exceptional customer service with a positive attitude. Contribute to a positive team environment in the banking center through teamwork, team spirit and coaching. Minimum of six months customer service experience.




The Southcoast Hot Jobs List – 5 December, 2012

Michael Silvia
by Michael Silvia

The Greater New Bedford unemployment rate is much higher than the rest of Massachusetts, but believe it or not there really are a lot of jobs available for qualified applicants. Sometimes the barrier to a new job can be the lack of information on available job openings.  To solve this, each week New Bedford Guide will be working with the New Directions Southcoast (also known as the Greater New Bedford Career Center) to inform job seekers about the hottest jobs in the area. We will define “Hot Jobs” as those jobs that need to be filled by the employer immediately. For those looking to search some large job databases, checkout my Best Job Search Resources for New Bedford Residents article. Unless noted otherwise, those interested in these positions or want more information should go to the Greater New Bedford Career Center at 618 Acushnet Avenue. Here are the Hot Jobs as of December 5th, 2012:

1. Watchperson #1643355 – FUNCTION: Provides security to eliminate thefts or vandalism of vehicles and property, and performs janitorial duties.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Guards against fire, theft, vandalism and unlawful entry at assigned areas and buildings; checks locks to see that they are secure; maintains order in a given area; reports situations to police that cannot be handled immediately. Checks validity of individuals’ credentials; patrols buildings and grounds looking for foreign objects, missing or inoperable lights. Checks gates, doors, exhibit fences inside perimeter; patrols parking lot. Performs tasks such as cleaning floors, offices and restrooms. May perform other duties such as checking boilers, regulating heat. Maintains buildings and office to ensure that these are kept clean and orderly.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a valid Massachusetts driver’s license with a good driving record. Must have a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check, mandatory by MGL Chapter 6 Sec. 172C. Subject to Civil Service Examination.

NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: High school diploma or GED equivalent preferred.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED: Hand-held two-way radio, automobile.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

2. Production Workers #1641915 – Qualified candidates must have previous machine operating or general production experience in PRODUCTION ASSEMBLY, PRODUCTION MACHINERY OR MACHINE OPERATOR.

3. Welder #1647226 – Current welding experience necessary and should have own welding helmet. Welding pipes and converters, some building, tube shaping and bending.

4. Dietician/Nutritionist (Part-time) #1647273 – Reporting to the Elderly Nutrition Program Director, the Dietitian/Nutritionist is responsible for the planning and certification of menus, Nutritional Supplement Program, community education and outreach programs, and assists the Elderly Nutrition Program Director as needed.

Provide, assess, and evaluate nutrition education at congregate meal sites and other community venues as dictated by state nutrition standards. Assess the nutritional status of older adults via home visits and phone consultations; develop individualized nutrition plans and provide appropriate nutritional counseling; Must have Bachelor’s Degree in nutrition, food service or related field, and Dietitian/Nutritionist Licensure. Must have good knowledge of food service principles and considerable knowledge of the theories and principles of nutrition.

Prior work experience in a community agency helpful. Should be sensitive to the needs of the elderly. Must have or become ServSafe Certified, Allergen Certified, CPR Certified.

5. Patient Account Representative #1645354 – Performs timely and accurate posting of manual and electronic cash receipts, denials and adjustments to patient accounts to meet billing deadlines. Generates various reports to identify outstanding credit balances and prepares overpayment packages as necessary. Excellent customer service skills. Takes initiative and action to respond, resolve and follow up regarding customer service issues with all customers in a timely manner. EXPERIENCE AND REQUIRED SKILLS: 1-2 years healthcare billing or collections experience required with a High School Diploma. No experience required with a Healthcare Certificate or 2 or 4 year Degree.

6. Store Manager #1645214 – If you have superior leadership skills, operational excellence and can increase sales and profitability while managing a dynamic sales team, this could be the position for you!
Responsibilities: Build a loyal customer base by creating long-term relationships, Achieve or exceed sales and profit targets, Manage the store’s controllable categories on the store’s profit and loss statement, Achieve personal sales and profitability goals, Recruit, hire, and retain top tier talent, Manage the day to day operations of the business. Requirements: Minimum 18 years of age, High School diploma, GED or equivalent, Minimum of 2 years experience in retail management, Strong verbal and written communication skills, Ability to work independently and lead a team, Strong computer skills.

7. Office Administrator/Bookkeeper #1647989 – CPA Firm looking for an Office Administrator/Bookkeeper. Duties include: bookkeeping services for multiple clients, manage multiple office duties and support. Need to be able to work independently and adapt to a fast-paced office. Knowledge of QuickBooks, Microsoft Office, and Tax preparation. Competitive salary and benefits.




The Southcoast Hot Jobs List – 29 November, 2012

Michael Silvia
by Michael Silvia

The Greater New Bedford unemployment rate is much higher than the rest of Massachusetts, but believe it or not there really are a lot of jobs available for qualified applicants. Sometimes the barrier to a new job can be the lack of information on available job openings.  To solve this, each week New Bedford Guide will be working with the New Directions Southcoast (also known as the Greater New Bedford Career Center) to inform job seekers about the hottest jobs in the area. We will define “Hot Jobs” as those jobs that need to be filled by the employer immediately. For those looking to search some large job databases, checkout my Best Job Search Resources for New Bedford Residents article. Unless noted otherwise, those interested in these positions or want more information should go to the Greater New Bedford Career Center at 618 Acushnet Avenue. Here are the Hot Jobs as of November 29th, 2012:

1. Masonry Estimator/Project Manager #1640342 – Estimating and Project manager needed 20 to 40 hours a week to start. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Provide extensive knowledge of masonry construction and the ability to read Construction blueprints. Analyze and prepare job scope review and Quality survey for all potential bids, produce accurate and complete estimate from quantity take off to bidding to purchasing become very well versed in company’s estimations database, understand and interpret companies self-performed work capabilities to develop accurate bids.

Prepare successful bids for integration into accounting department prepare budgets and cost codes for project Management on successful bids prepare job schedules and durations for successful bids. Procure submittals/approvals process for all successful bids. Review, submit and distribute shop drawings. Procure all purchasing for successful bids. Maintain accurate purchase orders logs for all successful bids assist in procurement of all change orders request for jobs in progress Assist in preparing RFP’s for jobs in progress assist in job close out, review final coasts for accuracy in original bid. This position also requires Computer skills and regular site visits. Direct experience in private and public work is a plus. D P Masonry serves the Northeast in commercial masonry construction.

jobs new bedford2. Corporate Beverage Engineer #1634931 – We are currently looking for two Corporate Beverage Engineers to join our Engineering Department. Position Summary: The Corporate Beverage Engineer will be responsible for leading and participating in a variety of projects at any of our 4 beverage network locations. Projects will range in scope and size and may involve any and all of the following: design, integration, installation, continuous improvement, maintenance, modification, and start-up of high-speed packaging lines.

Responsibilities will require engineering experience and working levels of process & utility, drafting (CAD), controls, equipment procurement, installation, training, and start-up.

3. Director of Institutional Research Planning #1592727 – Full -time Non-Unit Professional Position.

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
The Director is responsible for the planning, research, analysis, evaluation, and reporting functions necessary to assess institutional effectiveness. Reporting to the President and working closely with Cabinet, this position develops and disseminates analytical data related to academic, student and administrative programs, data supportive of educational master planning, student learning outcomes, enrollment trends, and required internal and state/federal external reports.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:
Supervises Non-Unit Institutional Staff Associates.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Master’s degree in related field (such as statistics, mathematics, policy analysis, economics, computer science, or social or natural science with an emphasis on applied quantitative methods and statistics). Doctorate preferred.

Four or more years of increasingly responsible experience involving statistical research, analysis, interpretation and reporting including work with institutional assessments, research and planning functions and problem-solving skills. One year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrative assignment.

Exceptional communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate complex concepts to a variety of audiences. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; to establish positive public relations for the College; and to interact effectively with a wide variety of people.

Excellent computer skills in a Windows-based PC environment; proficiency with software applications for data extracts and statistical analysis (SPSS experience preferred); and experience in the use of higher education enterprise management systems (Jenzabar experience preferred); or equivalent technical training and education.

4. Field Service Technician #1614734 – A leading manufacturer of commercial clothes dryers is seeking an independent and responsible individual to become part of our technical support team. This individual will assist customers by providing service in all areas of customer field support. This includes on site at customer locations, customer inquiries and correspondence. The ideal candidate must posses a strong mechanical aptitude, strong electrical understanding and the ability to quickly and efficiently troubleshoot equipment. Five to ten years of technical experience with complex electro-mechanical devices and preferably experience in microprocessor controls is required.

Experience with commercial laundry equipment is preferred but not necessary. This position requires travel to customer locations. Offers a competitive wage and benefit package

5. Pre-School Teacher #1633656

Qualifications:
Minimum High School Diploma; 3 or more years’ experience working with preschool children. As well as an Ability to effectively interact with parents and children on a range of issues.

• Demonstrated ability to engage in a range of children’s educational, recreational, and social activities.

• Demonstrated ability to make mature judgments in difficult situations.

Essential Functions:

– Prepares and delivers daily lesson and activity plans.
– Supervises children in classroom and activities environment.
– Provides a learning environment respectful of a child’s learning level and personal experiences.
– Provide an environment conducive to group learning and interactions.
– Make and communicate on-going observations and evaluations necessary for monitoring progress and areas of improvement.
– Conduct conferences and other communications for parent interaction and understanding.
– Maintain required program records and documentation.
– Maintain site and equipment as appropriate; identify and communicate areas of safety concern.

6. Medicial Receptionist/Biller #1640164 – This position requires a friendly disposition and is the first point of contact with our patients. The applicant should have above average computer/internet skills. Patients will be checked in through a web based practice management system, appointments scheduled and billing entered. Phones will be answered and billing errors will be followed up on with insurance companies. Websites and phone will be used to check patient insurance benefits.

Prior experience with insurance and computers is very important to this position. Certificate as a Health Claims Specialist is a plus.

7. Pre-School Lead Teacher #1633655

GENERAL FUNCTIONS:
The person selected for this position will be responsible for the general supervision and management of a class of children between the ages of 2 through 5 years old. This person will also assume the duties of acting Director at times when the Director is absent.

QUALIFICATIONS:
The person selected for this position must have professional experience as a teacher of young children, preferably in preschool education and development. Also must meet Department of Early Education and Care requirements. This person must be a sensitive and mature individual who is able to relate well to both children and adults. This person must be emotionally and physically capable of dealing with the multifaceted needs of the preschool child.

8. Customer Service #1641801 – Recruitment at the Greater New Bedford Career Center on Monday, December 3rd and Wednesday, December 5th from 9:00am to 3:00pm interviewing for customer service positions in New Bedford. There are approximately 20 positions available. Requirements: Must have customer service, call center, sales or retail experience. Must be comfortable working on the phone. The hourly rate is $10.50/hr plus commission. These positions are 6 Months to Hire. Please bring resume.

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