NORPEL Is Hiring For An Industrial Electrician In New Bedford

Position Description: Industrial Electrician 1st shift.

This role will require you to install, maintain, test, troubleshoot and repair industrial electrical equipment and associated electrical and electronic controls, while ensuring that work is in accordance with relevant codes. Click HERE to apply!

Primary roles and responsibilities of the position are outlined below:

· Read and interpret drawings, blueprints, schematics, and electrical code specifications to determine the layout of industrial electrical equipment installations.
· Install, troubleshoot, clean, inspect, calibrate, and maintain electrical equipment throughout the facility.
· Performs electrical work safely and professionally with minimal supervision in accordance with Federal and State Regulations and Company Policies.
· Perform regular preventive maintenance on Conveyor systems, barcode sensors, thermal barcode printers, and plant facilities equipment including air compressors.
· Execute Preventive and Corrective Maintenance work orders as assigned.
· Using CMMS program properly document activities as to actual work performed, and parts used.
· Assist in improving PM procedures by participating in procedure audits and reviews, recommending PM changes based on personnel observations, etc.
· Ensure all electrical and mechanical work meets established codes and NORPEL/Intelligrated standards.
· Responsible for assembling, installing, examining, replacing, or repairing electrical wiring, receptacles, switch boxes, conduits, feeders, lighting fixtures and other electrical components.
· Repair and troubleshoot AC/DC variable speed drives, other motor controls, PLC’s, process controls and building systems.
· Prioritize work, schedule plans, and follow up on directed assignments.
· Other duties as assigned (shop clean up, general mechanical maintenance, general facilities support, etc.).


· Knowledge of the tools, equipment, and materials common to the electrical trade.
· Knowledge of applicable electrical codes, standards, and regulations.
· Knowledge of electrical application for high and low voltage electric system.
· Skill in the installation, repair, and maintenance of all types of electrical system equipment and components.
· Skill in both verbal and written communication.
· Knowledge of complete range of system controls including power / motor circuitry, relay logic
· Experience in developing, specifying, and installing new/upgraded PLC/Process controls and AC drives.

Education, Experience and Certificates:

· Current Massachusetts Electrician License in good standing
· Experience as a licensed electrician in a manufacturing/industrial environment.
· Perform upgrades to refrigerated warehouse space with the Maintenance/Engineer team as required.
· Maintain existing warehousing & production facilities.
· Inspect and repair machinery as well as facility systems like electrical.

NORPEL’s main objective is to ensure all employees and their families lead fulfilling and healthy lives. We offer essential resources and support to build and sustain physical, financial, and emotional strength to achieve this. Our focus is on overall well-being so you can concentrate on the things that matter most. Our benefits plan comprises medical, dental, vision, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance, disability, 401k, paid vacation/time off, and other benefits. Any compensation range provided for a role is an estimate determined by available market data. The actual amount may be higher or lower than the range provided, considering each candidate’s knowledge, skills, and geographic location.

At NORPEL, we are experiencing rapid growth and need someone who can handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously. This role requires excellent communication skills as you will work closely with team leaders across various company departments. Grow your career with us! Apply here:

NORPEL is an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

NORPEL,also known as the Northern Pelagic Group, LLC, is a prominent producer of pet food ingredients. We originated as a small fish processor in New Bedford Harbor back in 2002, but now operate plants in New Bedford, MA, and Hazle Township, PA, where we process seafood and meat products. With the industry’s increasing demand for superior-quality, sustainable, and fully traceable raw materials, NORPEL is committed to exceeding customer expectations. Our clients consist of most major pet food companies, and we invite you to join us in our efforts to champion sustainability, advance research, and discover innovative solutions to eliminate food waste.

Family Fest returns to New Bedford: a Day of Fun and Connection for the Whole Family

Get ready to mark your calendars for a day of family-friendly fun and exploration at the annual Family Fest, scheduled for Saturday, May 18th from 10am to 1pm at the Andrea McCoy Recreation Center. Presented by PACE Child Care Works, Greater New Bedford Youth Alliance, New Bedford Birth to 3rd Partnership, and New Bedford Parks, Recreation & Beaches, this free event promises a memorable experience for families in the greater New Bedford region.

Family Fest is designed to bring families together for a day of enjoyment and to connect them with valuable resources available in the community. The event will feature a diverse range of activities that cater to all ages and interests.

Highlights include:

● Zoo2You: Get up close and personal with fascinating animals and learn something new about wildlife conservation from staff from the Buttonwood Park Zoo.
● Family Yoga: Relax and rejuvenate with family-friendly bilingual yoga sessions by Yogaes Vida, perfect for all skill levels.
● Eric Carle Storywalk: Embark on a short family stroll while enjoying the beloved storiesof Eric Carle in multiple languages in a unique outdoor setting.

In addition to these activities, attendees can explore a resource fair featuring over 30 organizations, including Mass Audubon, Community Boating Center, Little People’s College, Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, Discovery Language Academy, and many more.

“This annual event aims to introduce families of young children to the numerous organizations in and around New Bedford who are here to support them in their parenting journey,” says Tammy Desnoyers, Program Manager of Diapers N’ Things. “We invite everyone to join us for a day of laughter, exploration, and making cherished memories together.”

But that’s not all! Family Fest offers a plethora of free activities for families to enjoy together, including:

● Big Ryan’s Tall Tales: Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of storytelling with captivating tales for all ages.
● DJ and Entertainment: Groove to the beats of a live DJ from 3rd Eye and enjoy lively entertainment throughout the day.
● Prize Giveaways: Don’t miss your chance to win exciting prizes, including gift baskets, games, gift certificates, and passes.

“We are thrilled to host Family Fest, a celebration of family and community,” said Mary Rapoza, Director of Parks, Recreation and Beaches. “This event embodies our commitment to providing families with opportunities for fun, learning, and connection, and is also a great opportunity to preview all the summer programming being offered by Greater New Bedford Youth Alliance members. The diverse programming offered this summer is sure to meet family’s needs for fun,safe and engaging programs.”

Event Details:
● Date: Saturday, May 18, 2024
● Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
● Location: Andrea McCoy Recreation Center, 181 Hillman St., New Bedford, MA Admission to Family Fest is free, and all are welcome to attend. For more information, visit Family Fest 2024 Join us at Family Fest for a day of fun, connection, and community spirit!

The Bristol County Sheriff’s Office Is Now Recruiting And Offering A $5000 Signing Bonus

The Bristol County Sheriff’s Office is now hiring for their September 2024 Correction Officer Academy!

What does a career with the BCSO look like? Well, Correction Officers keep the jail safe for staff, visitors, and inmates. They preserve order, enforce facility rules along with all local, state and federal laws. Day to day duties vary depending on the assignment an officer is given, but generally monitor inmate activities, assist with investigations, conduct searches, respond to emergency situations, and document incidents.

They provide other services such as transporting inmates to and from court as well as monitor inmates assigned to work details. Officers are assigned to one of three eight-hour shifts: 7am to 3pm, 3pm to 11pm, or 11pm to 7am.

Are you looking to start a new career? With a $5,000 hiring bonus, state health, dental, and life insurance, as well as a state pension, there is no better time to apply to be a Corrections Officer.

Ready to apply? Click the link below to take the first step in your new career today!

New Leaf To Host 2nd Annual 420 Event This Week In Fall River

New Leaf’s 2nd annual 420 event kicks off on Wednesday, April 17th. They are located at 2629 South Main St. in Fall River, MA. Open 7 days a week, and open late until 11pm!

The most wonderful time of the year is here! 🎉 Join them for their 4/20 celebrations featuring:

✨ Resinate on 4/17 – 1pm – 4pm
✨HAVN on 4/17 – 3pm-6pm
✨ Nova Farms on 4/18 – 4pm- 7pm
✨ Jolly Green on 4/19 – 11:30am-1:30pm
✨ ROVE on 4/19 4pm-7pm
✨ Tower Three and Perpetual on 4/20 with DJ Matty O spinning tunes 11am-6pm and delicious food trucks onsite, it’s bound to be epic.
Food Trucks: 12pm-4pm
Make a purchase and get a treat!
Black Dog Donuts
Cultro- Tacos and Sliders
Championship Melt

In Store Promotions; Starting Wednesday 4/17!
Order ahead at:

Nasketucket Bay Vineyard Will Host Its First Mothers Day Brunch In Fairhaven Next Month

Celebrate Mom this year in style at Nasketucket Bay Vineyard! This beautiful oasis recently opened to the public and they are kicking off spring with an amazing Mothers Day Brunch. Get your tickets here:

Of Note: THIS IS A 21+ EVENT . Buffet-style brunch, live music by Mike & Leah and a wine tasting (or 1 glass of wine) are included in your ticket price. Brunch will be served from 11-1:00. Live music is from 11-1:30. There are no table reservations for this event. Just grab a plate and sit where ever you like! The vineyard opens back up to the general public at 2pm. A food truck will be on site for patrons after the brunch is completed.

Everything you need to know about the newly proposed Chick-Fil-A at the Dartmouth Mall

Dartmouth, Massachusetts – The Dartmouth Planning Board discussed a proposal on Monday, March 25th, 2024, which would bring a Chick-fil-A restaurant to North Dartmouth. The Chick-fil-A would replace the old Sears Auto Center at the Dartmouth Mall Plaza.

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The proposed Chick-fil-A would feature a drive-thru with three lanes for ordering, which would then merge into two lanes for meal pickup. The restaurant would have 62 interior seats and 24 exterior seasonal seats, with a patio planned for the left side of the building. The parking area in front of the restaurant is designed to accommodate approximately 87 parking spaces.

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The development team stated that they will add significant landscaping to improve the overall look of the area and enhance stormwater management. The proposal is still under review, and no final decision has been made.

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Wendy’s Will Test Surge Pricing In Some Of It’s Restaurants

Just imagine that you have been waiting in line at your local Wendy’s during the lunch rush, but when you pull up to order everything on the menu is a dollar more than usual. That scenario may soon become real, because Wendy’s plans on testing surge pricing that will increase the price of its spicy nuggets, burgers, Frostys, and other favorites during its busiest times. How do we feel about this? Uber does this for its rideshare app, but should is this a sustainable business practice in fast food?

Earlier this month, Wendy’s CEO Kirk Tanner has this to say: “The fast food chain plans on investing $20 million to roll out digital menu boards to US-based restaurants by the end of 2025. As part of the change, Wendy’s will also introduce something called “dynamic prices” that will change the prices on the digital menu boards based on demand. It sounds similar to the surge pricing system implemented by Uber, which charges riders higher rates in busy areas.”

“Beginning as early as 2025, we will begin testing more enhanced features like dynamic pricing and day-part offerings along with AI-enabled menu changes and suggestive selling,” Tanner says. “As we continue to show the benefit of this technology in our company-operated restaurants, franchisee interest in digital menu boards should increase further supporting sales and profit growth across the system.”

Won’t this practice simply drive customers to their competitors or can we expect other industry leaders to follow suit? This vintage Wendy’s ad reminds of the good times…

The Northeast Home Show Returns In April And Is Looking For Vendors

There are exciting Vendor Opportunities at the Northeast Home Show in 2024!

Are you ready to showcase your brand to a vibrant and enthusiastic audience? Join us at the Northeast Home Show, happening April 27-28 at the Longplex Sports Center, Tiverton, RI. This is your chance to connect with industry professionals, homeowners, and home improvement enthusiasts!

Everyone who attends the show has a chance to win a brand new Kia Sorrento or $30,000 in cash, courtesy of Rte. 6 Automall Kia of Swansea!

? Mark your calendars:
Event Dates: April 27th (12 PM-7 PM) & April 28th (10 AM-5 PM)
Venue: Longplex Sports Center, Tiverton, RI

Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of one of the most sought-after home shows in the region. Spots are filling fast!
? Ready to make a mark? Follow the link to secure your spot and learn more about our vendor opportunities:

The Northeast Home Show is the complete showcase for all your needs in home and garden. Visitors have the opportunity to see and experience the latest home and garden trends and innovations, listen to accomplished designers, watch creative demonstrations, source and buy new products and so much more.

Here are some great exhibitors who have already signed up for the show:
Pella Windows & Doors
RTP Roofing
RoofTop Power
Interlock Industries, Inc. dba Interlock Metal Roofing
Rocha Girls Power Washing
Renewal by Andersen
Precision Window & Kitchen, Inc.
Bettencourts Garage Door
Casanova Remodeling Company LLC
Isaksen Solar & More!

Tickets to the show can be purchased here:
Use code BOGO2024 to get a discounted ticket!

South Coast Smiles Pediatric Dentistry of Dartmouth: “5 Tips To Keep your kids’ smiles shining bright!”

February is Children’s Dental Health Month! Here are 5 tips for keeping your kid’s smile shining bright, from Dr. Sean & South Coast Smiles in Dartmouth.

Let’s face it: Our little ones’ pearly whites are prone to tooth decay, one of the most common chronic but preventable childhood diseases in the U.S. Not to worry!

Aside from silly socks, giveaways, and a whole lot of comic book knowledge, SouthCoast pediatric dentist Dr. Sean Ghassem-Zadeh and the kid-friendly, experienced team of 20+ years at South Coast Smiles in Dartmouth has got your child’s back (and bite!).

South Coast Smiles photo.

As Best Pediatric Dental Clinic winner of the 2023 SouthCoast Community’s Choice Awards, and with 180+ 5-star reviews, you can trust South Coast Smiles as your local pediatric dentistry experts.

1. Start a Routine Early: Once those first baby teeth appear, brush them with an infant toothbrush and a tiny dab of toothpaste the size of a grain of rice, increasing to pea-size by age 3. Get the whole family involved in a brushing & flossing party. Maintaining good dental hygiene is easy when it’s a daily vibe! We’re also here to make brushing a positive experience with different techniques to try.

2. Promote Healthy Eating: Limit sugary snacks and drinks, and opt for a well-balanced diet with fruits, veggies, and calcium-rich foods. Encourage your little guppy to drink plenty of water, especially after eating. This helps rinse away food particles and neutralizes acids in the mouth, reducing cavity risk and staining.

3. Nurture New Habits: Thumb-sucking, pacifier, and nail-biting habits impact dental development and alignment. When your child succeeds in quitting, tell Dr. Sean or your hygienist for a special reward! For little athletes playing contact sports, make a habit of using a mouthguard to protect those chompers from injury!

South Coast Smiles photo.

4. Watch & Lead by Example: Kids aren’t pros at brushing until about 6 or 7 years old. Make sure they’re hitting all tooth surfaces, and show them how it’s done! Let your mini-me see their hero (you!) happily brushing, flossing, and visiting the dentist regularly.

5. Don’t Skip Check-ups: Regular visits to a pediatric dentist are key for monitoring oral health and preventing or addressing any concerns early on. Many parents don’t know it’s time to call for an appointment with Dr. Sean if your child’s first tooth appears by 6 months, or around their first birthday.

Book an appointment today! Call (508) 997-2400 or visit Serving Dartmouth, New Bedford, Fall River, Fairhaven, and beyond, South Coast Smiles specializes in pediatric dentistry for infants, kids, and teens, and offers quality pediatric dental services like:

• Preventive care for long-term dental health, including regular cleanings, fluoride treatments, and dental sealants

• Common dental procedures like fillings, crowns, and extractions

• Special needs dentistry, including behavioral management for autistic children and those with down syndrome, sensory conditions, or anxiety

• Dental emergency care


South Coast Smiles
92 Faunce Corner Road, Suite 150,
North Dartmouth, MA, United States, 02747

Phone: (508) 997-2400
Office hours are Monday – Thursday: 8:00am to 4:30pm


Westport Police Department crowns winner at first annual Portuguese Soup Competition

“The Westport Police Department just recently had their first annual Portuguese Soup Competition.

In a competitive field of six amazing submissions, the first place trophy went to FTO Fernando Goncalves. Coming in second place was Detective Michelle Donovan.

We’d like to thank our judges Portas Da Cidade Restaruant, Westport Federal Credit Union and our very own Officer Kyle Fernandes.

Hey Westport Firefighters IAFF L-1802, you up for a Portuguese Soup Competition for charity?”-Westport Police Department.

Westport Police Department photo.