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The South Coast Hot Jobs List – 5 March, 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.

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.

Here are the Hot Jobs as of March, 5th, 2013:

1. Administrative Assistant/Customer Service #1929190 – Administrative Assistant/Customer Service position. Individual must be comfortable with answering phones, data entry, working on the computer. Fast-paced environment, so must be an excellent multi-tasker and energetic person. Must be professional and punctual, customer oriented and detailed. Resume must reflect customer service experience.

2. Landscape Laborer #1929207 – Lawn Care / Landscape Company in Westport is looking for full time employees. Use of commercial Walk-Behind & Zero Turn mowers. Planting, trimming, & pruning experience helpful. Drivers Lic. & 3 Work References required. Compensation based on Experience, Knowledge & Motivation. Benefits & Advancement opportunities. Must be able to speak, read and write English. Interested applicants must complete an application at the Greater New Bedford Career Center, 618 Acushnet Avenue, New Bedford.

hot-jobs-new-bedford3. Bark Blower CDL Driver #1941625 – Large landscaping company is currently seeking a class B driver/operator for its Bark Blower to join their rapidly growing maintenance team. The ideal candidate should have the following skills and experience: 3-5 year of experience as a driving/operator Bark Blower; Excellent communication and leadership skills; Be effective as a team leader and have good time management skills. Priority on quality, people skills and goal oriented. Valid CDL license is required. All jobs are located throughout the South Shore. Interested and qualified applicants are to complete an application and prescreening at the Greater New Bedford Career Center.

4. Office Clerk #1937161 – All around office clerk needed for New Bedford, MA office. EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. This is a full time 40 hour per week position which requires perfect attendance, attention to detail, and ability to multitask. You must be a fast learner that can work in a fast paced high stress environment. Serious applicants MUST have experience with all Microsoft Office programs and QuickBooks. The position will cover a large range of tasks from reception, purchasing and inventory, and payroll to name a few and experience is MANDATORY! Please submit resume along with references and salary requirements to pchampagne@detma.org.

5. Maintenance/Cleaning Person – Taco Bell restaurant is looking to hire a maintenance/cleaning person for a new restaurant scheduled to open in March 2013 in New Bedford. Must be dependable, flexible and some experience needed. Interested applicants are to complete an application at the Greater New Bedford Career Center.

6. Customer Service Champions & Food Champions – Working at Taco Bell means loving the food, and joining a high-energy team that serves 3 million customers every day. Whether it’s at headquarters or in the restaurant, everyone is passionate about delivering the best, Mexican-inspired food. Work at Taco Bell, and share the love. They following positions are available:

Customer Service Champions/Cashier and order taking. Must have great customer service skills. You will be the greeter and work face to face with customers and Food Service Champions/kitchen staff. All interested applicants must be dependable and flexible. Positions are located in Dartmouth, Fairhaven and Fall River. To apply complete an application at the Greater New Bedford Career Center.




The South Coast Hot Jobs List – 26 February, 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 February, 26th, 2013.

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. Sign Custom Medical Fabrication #1882262 – Award winning sign company seeking custom metal fabricators. Experience only; full time position. Must have operational experience: Brake & Shear Equipment, MIG Welding (aluminum), ability to read shop drawings. Competitive pay and benefits. Commitment to quality and efficient production with position attitude.

Full capabilities of all power tools. Panel saws, brakes, welders a plus. Understand measuring, bolting, hoisting, use of drills. Auto cad a plus. Knowledge of UL Electrical requirements. Ballast, transformers, LEDs, neon, lamps and wiring. Applicant must have a HS Diploma or GED and five plus years of experience.

hot-jobs-new-bedford2. General Maintenance #1882376 – General maintenance, riding a sweeper machine, snow removal, must be able to lift up to 50 lbs and other perform other maintenance duties as asked. Must pass a background check and drug test.

3. Floor Technician #1882369 – Performing daily hard surface floor care procedures including dust mopping, running a scrubber machine, operating vacuums and possible carpet extractors, performing daily care of the floor care equipment and general housekeeping duties such as sweeping the floor, checking the restrooms, emptying trash and snow removal. Must be able to pass a background check and drug test.

4. Wellness Educator/Community Health Worker #1886564 – We are looking for candidates to join our campaign to improve heart and lung health in Fall River, New Bedford and Wareham by limiting secondhand smoke and promoting wellness in housing, worksites and mental health and substance abuse facilities. Our goal is to increase opportunities for good health and decrease the opportunities for smoking and unhealthy choices. The project has three main components: Smoke free housing, an increase to access to tobacco cessation and healthy and smoke free workplaces. CHWs will work closely with housing authorities to support policies, systems, staff education and engagement to increase smoke free public housing units and smoke-free policies. Oversee Housing Authority Resident Champions’ work to educate and engage residents. Requires experience in supervision, health education, systems change. Reports to Project Director.

5. 7D Van Driver #1886568 – Essential Functions: Transport children from designated schools to YMCA site. Monitor all children while transporting to the YMCA site. Provide open communication with parents, children, and staff to assure highest standards of care are being met. Participate in promoting, and enforcing of established ground rules. Participate in maintenance of cleanliness and safety of the physical environment.
Qualifications: Minimum of 21 years of age. Valid Massachusetts class 7D transportation license. Ability to effectively interact with children on a range of issues. Demonstrated ability to make mature judgments in difficult situations.

6. Boatyard Help #1689044 – Expanded boatyard in S.E. Massachusetts looking for Experienced Yard Help. 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. Must be familiar with seasonal boatyard operations. Any experience with detailing, shrink wrapping, and bottom prep a plus. Applicant must be reliable, responsible, and hard working. Position is year round with seasonal overtime. Great pay and benefits.

7. Fiberglass Tech #1689041 – Expanded Boatyard in S.E. Massachusetts, taking applications for a career minded: Fiberglass Repair/Refinish Technician. Experienced in all areas of structural/cosmetic repair. Must be experienced in application and repair of all marine coatings. 5 years MINIMUM experience. Excellent pay and benefits package.

8. Family Support Worker #1923512 – New Bedford Community Connections with its fiscal partner United Way of Greater New Bedford seeks full- time Family Support Worker for its Family Resource and Development Center. This person will be an integral part of a team concept both internally and externally which includes Department of Children and Families as its funding source. The Family Support worker is responsible for providing home support to families in the Greater New Bedford Area who are referred by the Department of Children and Families and / or the community. Bilingual- Bicultural Spanish, Portuguese and Cape Verdean Creole candidates are encouraged to apply. Associates with experience.




The South Coast Hot Jobs List – 19 February, 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 February, 19th, 2013.

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. Manager-Warehouse Associate #1849107 – This position is responsible for managing associates working on the 930AM-6PM shift in the Lakeville Distribution Center. Associates on this shift will be assigned to the area of greatest need on a daily basis and the selected candidate will be required to manage these associates working in a variety of DC functions.

The selected candidate must have a high school diploma or equivalent, and will need to have 3-5 years of distribution center work history with at least one year of experience managing associates in a distribution center leadership role. This candidate should be highly effective in oral and written communication skills and have experience with an RF device. Candidates should have working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. Candidates should be highly reliable with regards to attendance and punctuality. In addition, candidates must comply with the Leadership Standards for the Lead position, and have strong communication, planning, and decision making skills.

2. Healthy Living Coordinator #1849104 – Minimum 3-5 years experience in the wellness field with a minimum of an associates degree in Exercise Science, Physical Education or health related field required. Candidate should have a proven record of success as a professional in the field. Current nationally recognized certification in group exercise required: personal training certification preferred.

hot-jobs-new-bedford-ma13. School Bus Drivers #1842130 – 10-12 School Bus Driver positions needed ASAP for the following locations: Westport, Acushnet, New Bedford, Dartmouth, Fall River, and Swansea.

NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED, WILL TRAIN QUALIFIED CANDIDATES OVER A 6 WK PERIOD. START EARNING $13.00-$26.25 an hour.

4. School Bus Monitors #1842127 – 10-12 Bus Monitors needed part-time to full-time. Monitors earn $9.50 an hour and work 15-25 hrs per week. Must be reliable, with own transportation to Westport. Must be able to work split shifts. Great opportunity for advancement to office and management positions. Must have a clean CORI (background check), a good work history and pass a drug test.

5. Recruiter/Generalist #1856457 – Company looking for a Recruiter/Generalist. Bilingual, Portuguese speaking preferred, but Spanish is a consideration. Full cycle, high volume recruitment 60% of the time and 40% generalist responsibilities such as immigration, management coaching and employee relations. Bachelor’s Degree preferred with two years of experience.

6. Aluminum Welder #1861747 – Tradesmen International’s Marine Division is seeking an experienced aluminum shipyard welder.
Must have:
– 5+ years experience;
– Light-gauge aluminum welding (will be tested);
– Fabrication abilities;
– Own hand tools for the job (tool list provided);
– Ability to pass onsite skills testing;
– Ability to pass pre-employment medical and drug screen;
– Reliable transportation other than public;
– Willingness to perform other work as required;
– Local availability.

7. Bookkeeper #1870517 – Accounts A/R & A/P Quickbooks. Experience with imports, duties and tariffs preferred.

8. Pattern Technician #1870520 – Create computer patterns and designs for high end sports clothing.

9. Manufacturing/Assembler #1870519 – Position available for a manufacturing assembler to work on a tire assembly line and inspecting tires. Must be able to use a touch screen and basic computer skills would be helpful. Employer is in need to fill this position ASAP.

10. Carpentry Worker #1849193 – Minimum of 10 years of experience, all types of carpentry including indoor and outdoor (building and remodeling). High School, good listener, respectable, responsible . Employer looking to fill position ASAP.




Help Wanted: After School Program Site Monitor

TITLE: AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM SITE MONITOR
SALARY: $9.00hr – $11.00hr
PROGRAM: AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
DEPARTMENT: PARKS, RECREATION & BEACHES

FUNCTION: Assists the Site Supervisor and/or Assistant Director of Recreation in maintaining and supervising various programs for children.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the general supervision of the Assistant Director of Recreation and/or Site Supervisor.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: None.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Serves as a mentor and academic support supervisor for a group of ten to fifteen children. Provides daily academic support to group of ten to fifteen elementary age children. Supervises daily activities such as physical fitness, arts and crafts, and more. Responsible for providing a safe place for kids to learn and have fun.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check, which is mandatory per Massachusetts General Laws.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT: Sets up athletic equipment, games, arts and crafts supplies, etc.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described 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 this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit and talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls. The employee is regularly required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, run and jump.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to fifty (50) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to work outside under different weather conditions exposed to wind, sun, humidity and airborne particles.

The noise level is what is expected when large groups of people are present.

Want to apply for this position? Details at the bottom of the City of New Bedford Job Board.




Help Wanted: Library Assistant

New Bedford Public Library. Photo by Brian Rapoza. TITLE: LIBRARY ASSISTANT I (temporary)
LEVEL: $10.68hr 12 hours per week
DEPARTMENT: NEW BEDFORD FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY

FUNCTION: Assists in the daily operations of the Circulation Desk, monitors the borrowing of materials and performs related public service duties as required. Must be available some nights and Saturdays.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the general supervision of the Circulation Supervisor or Branch Manager.

SUPERVISION EXCERCISED: None.

DUTIES: Provides courteous public service at the circulation desk by responding promptly to patron requests according to established procedures. Promotes library service to the community by assisting in the planning and implementation of library programs. Makes the library collection accessible by following established circulation and cataloging procedures.

Contributes to the smooth operation of daily functions by completing assigned projects without ongoing supervision, and observing all policies as outlined in the staff and circulation manuals.

Strives to maintain harmonious working relationships by collaborating with co-workers, using courteous language and avoiding discussion of personal or staff issues in public areas.

This position performs a variety of clerical duties, which include: assistance in opening and closing department; typing and filing; assisting in maintaining appropriate security on ground floor when reporting inappropriate patrons’ behavior to Librarian. May assist in collecting, recording and transferring all monies (cash or checks, in person or by mail) coming in, ordering supplies and calling repair services when necessary.

Prepares and checks materials being loaned; checks in materials and packs materials to be sent via the carriers. Distributes mail to appropriate departments.

QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or GED required. Two years of college or appropriate public library experience with an automated library system preferred. Individual must possess working knowledge of library principles, methods and procedures; good communication skills with the ability to deal tactfully with others; attentive to detail, good judgment, good physical condition, ability to type at least twenty words per minute. Contributes to the smooth operation of daily functions by completing assigned projects without ongoing supervision. Establishes and maintains harmonious working relationships with others. Ability to speak Spanish desirable.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must have a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check, mandatory by MGL Chapter 6 Sec. 172C.TOOLS AND

EQUIPMENT USED: Library computer system, personal computer, printer, calculator, telephone, fax and copy machines.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 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.

Work is performed mostly in office settings. Hand/eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk or hear; sit; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms.

The employee is regularly required to stand or walk.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to ten pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or logical assignment to the position.

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.

SELECTION GUIDELINES: Formal application; rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; job-related tests may be required.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

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.

To apply for this job follow the instructions at the bottom of the City of New Bedford’s Job Board.




The South Coast Hot Jobs List – 12 February, 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 February, 12th, 2013.

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. Demo-Event Specialist #1808956 – CROSSMARK has an opportunity for you! We are looking for Brand Ambassadors / Product Promoters to work in the Home Improvement sector promoting a new service offered to consumers. Primary Work Location is Dartmouth, MA, Position Status Part Time with Average Hours of 20 Per Week (Note: These hours are estimated and are subject to frequent increases/decreases due to business needs.)

2. Refrigeration Technician #1808880 – Refrigeration Technicians needed immediately for an expanding business. Refrigeration license a plus but not required. Previous refrigeration experience required. Employer is willing to train a “non- licensed” refrigeration experienced applicant. HVAC and marine experience a plus. Position is full time with overtime available, competitive wages. Interested applicants should complete apply at the Greater New Bedford Career Center.

3. Administrative Assistant #1842092 – Medical Terminology a must. Administrative Assistant, Word, Excel, High School.

4. Manufacturing/Warehouse #1842090 – General Warehouse, Machine Operation, Extrusion, Press Operator. High School or GED.

5. Switchboard #1842086 – Answering a multi-line switchboard. GED or High School. Well spoken, Multi Line Switchboard. This position is part-time 27 hours per week.

6. Purchaser/Buyer #1842082 – Manufacturing background with MRP/ERP a must. Associates/Bachelors or equivalent exp. Purchasing, MRP, ERP Contract.

7. Sanitation Worker #1813558 – Experienced sanitation worker for regular clean up. In charge of ordering supplies. Clean restrooms, break rooms, empty waste basket, vacuum floors, wet power, clean windows doors and general maintenance. Must read, write and speak English. Overtime on Saturdays.

8. Airport Maintenance Person #1842121 – Maintenance of Airport property and equipment to assure the efficient and effective safety and service for all users of the Airfield and Landside Facilities. This position is temporary part-time – no benefits.

Maintains and repairs runways, taxiways and other paved and non-paved areas; on and off airfield snow removal; paints airfield and landside markings; maintains and repairs runway and taxiway lights; maintains and repairs grounds, structures, and facilities. May conduct airfield and/or landside inspections, as necessary. May issue NOTAMS. Must communicate professionally on a radio; airfield and landside mowing, weed eating, tree cutting and grading. General custodial and maintenance work in buildings and around buildings, cutting grass, weed eating, snow removal, landscaping, trash removal, changing light fixtures, painting, general cleaning (vacuum, dust, wash windows, cleaning rest rooms). Assist in any emergency or incident at the airport. The City of New Bedford has a Residency Requirement, and EEO.




The South Coast Hot Jobs List – 05 February, 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, 29th, 2013.

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. Embedded Software Engineer # 1777160 – BS in Electrical or Computer Science required. Minimal of 5 years’ experience with the ability to hit the ground running. The types of software engineer we find desirable have skills with either Linux or a real time operating system. Some experience with multithreaded application development and object oriented design. In addition, TCP/IP and networking experience. A real team-player is a must! Contract possible with possibility of permanent employment.

2. Marketing & Sales Assistant #1782005 – Must have some college and high school diploma. Experience in sales a must. Exceptional customer service skills, telemarketing, telephone skills, familiar with internet marketing/social media. Must be proficient with computers such as data entry. Good writing skills. Being creative and innovative is a PLUS.

jobs New Bedford3. Maintenance Mechanic#1787492 – Experience in the repair of production machinery in a fast paced environment including observing and testing the operation of machinery and equipment. Ability to diagnose equipment malfunctions and off-quality problems. Able to complete disassembly of production and manufacturing equipment in order to remove parts and make repairs with no assistance.

Ability to assemble equipment after completion of repairs, inspections, changeovers, setups, testing, or other modification including verification machine performs to production specifications following completion of work.

Ability to support R&D new product development efforts via machine modifications, setups, trials. Experience performing preventative maintenance of manufacturing equipment. Able to explain the principles of preventive, predictive, and importance of PM activities.

Ability to keep logs, maintain inventory control system, requisition appropriate materials, and maintain documentation as required. Must possess the basic understanding of the principles of electricity and be capable of using electrical test equipment.

4. Landscaping Crew Manager #1787511 – Reputable landscaping company is looking for a hands on crew manager. This employer is looking for someone who can take charge, work right alongside their team, willing to work whatever hours it takes to get the job done. The employer has built a strong working relationship with exclusive residential home, so strong customer services skills is required. Must have some knowledge of landscaping and/or worked directly with a landscaping company. Sales skills are also needed to bring in new customers to the company. Strong work ethic and honesty is of importance.

5. CDL-Class A Driver #1787525 – CDL Class A drivers transport products from distribution center to customer locations, conduct pre/post trip inspections, unload cased products from trailer to desired customer location, and other duties as assigned. Drivers must be willing to operate a TracScan unit and be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds frequently and lift and/or move up to 100 pounds occasionally. Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills are required. Qualifications include: High school diploma or equivalent preferred.

6. Cashier/Clerk #1792762 – Cash handling experience necessary, lottery experience and tobacco experience preferred. Split shift.

Age 21 or older need apply. EMPLOYER PREFERS MATURE JOB SEEKERS. (Employer has three locations in the New Bedford Area)

7. Embroidery Machine Operators #1752791 – 1st and 2nd shifts available. Will train the right candidate. Must demonstrate the ability to speak, read and follow directions in English. Must be able to work in a fast paced environment, read orders, arrange garments on embroidery machine, thread and operate machinery. Must be able to walk, bend, push and pull for extended period of time.

8. Site Support Specialist #1792868 – Bachelor’s Degree preferred (Associates may be accepted), this position requires a minimum of one year of professional experience in juvenile justice, child welfare, behavioral health or related field. This applicant will also need to have the necessary skills and capabilities to use a computer, valid driver’s license, approved driving record, and their own vehicle to carry out the demands of the position. THERE IS SIGNIFICANT TRAVEL FOR  THIS POSITION.

The program works with DYS committed youth returning to their home community from a residential or treatment program. The DYS youth are supervised within this program to prevent continued delinquent behavior by building skills, providing opportunities, and enhancing individual and family strengths.
*Daily travel throughout Plymouth, Cape Cod & surrounding communities




The Southcoast Hot Jobs List – 29 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, 29th, 2013.

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. PRODUCTION WORKER #1752813 – Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Preparing work to be packaged, priced and shipped according to customer specifications. Operating package machine. Clean up at end of day. Must be able to communicate in English and have good work ethic. Job is not difficult but requires a responsible person. high school or equivalent.

2. ASSISTANT STEWARD POSITION #1752809 – Responsibilities include but not limited to: Assisting the Steward in the planning, directing and coordinating of the food services, preparing menu, controlling costs and making inspection. Selected applicant will perform Steward’s duties in his/her absence. Must have a High school Diploma or GED, ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and willingness to learn. Some experience in food services helpful.

3. EMBROIDERY MACHINE OPERATORS #1752791 – 1st and 2nd shifts available. Will train the right candidate. Must demonstrate the ability to speak, read and follow directions in English. Must be able to work in a fast paced environment, read orders, arrange garments on embroidery machine, thread and operate machinery. Must be able to walk, bend, push and pull for extended period of time.

4. MASONRY ESTIMATOR/PROJECT MANAGER #1752793 – MASONRY ESTIMATOR, Project Manager – Varied hours in the beginning with the potential for full time work. Scope of work encompasses estimating Masonry Projects that are primarily brick, block, and stone. Basic Computer skills and experience in Commercial Masonry Construction is a MUST. Knowledge of AIA requisitions and change orders helpful. Public and Private work is available. Focus of effort is Public work. Email your resume only to: derek@dpmasonryinc.com. No phone calls or faxes will be accepted. Valid Drivers License required.

5. WELDERS #1757263 – Current welding experience necessary and should have own welding helmet. Welding pipes and converters, some building, tube shaping and bending. Please apply in person.

6. CUSTOMER SERVICE-KITCHEN BAKER #1777026 – This position requires knowledge in baking and food preparation as well as customer service skills. Position will also include other responsibilities as needed to include opening and closing cafe. Basic computer skills required, Serve Safe a plus, 2 years of baking experience, food preparation knowledge is necessary.

7. ENTRY LEVEL CAD OPERATOR & ESTIMATOR #1773113 – entry level auto cad. Position entails reading blueprints, knowledge of basic building and construction, computer skills word, excel. Printing from auto cad getting submittials and construction related paperwork.




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.

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