CITY OF NEW BEDFORD
SMEO1A $14.77 – $21.80
Operates any piece of motor-driven equipment, including trucks with a rated capacity of over thirteen tons. Performs some labor tasks. Maintains equipment being used to keep equipment operating properly such as checking and changing all fluids when necessary, checking batteries and tires, changing filters, and performing all other related maintenance. Keeps equipment clean at all times. May perform the duties of a Motor Equipment Operator. These duties and responsibilities are required on a daily basis.
Conducts preventive maintenance on vehicles operated. Maintains appearance of vehicles to include, but not limited to, washing and waxing of vehicles as often as necessary. Greases equipment, checks tires and tire pressure daily. Performs minor repairs on vehicles such as changing lights and wipers; performs circle check of vehicle equipment daily. Occasionally performs duties below job classification.
Must have a telephone. Subject to call for emergency work during any given twenty-four (24) hour work period, for any emergency the Commissioner feels would impair the safety of the general public, such as ice, snowstorms, rainstorms, hurricanes, etc. Required to notify Storm Control Superintendent when snow begins and immediately when black ice complaints come in.
Possession of a valid Massachusetts Class A CDL and Class 2A hoisting license issued by the Massachusetts Department of Public Safety for all equipment or vehicles in the department. Good driving record. Careful judgment in the mechanical operation of any assigned equipment and at least two years’ experience in the operation and maintenance of specified heavy equipment. Operates a motor vehicle on a regular basis. Mandatory CORI (Criminal Offender Record Investigation) background check per City Council Ordinance effective May 14, 2013.
For application/complete job description, please visit www.newbedford-ma.gov or contact the Personnel Dept., 133 William St., Room 212, 508-979- 1444. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. New Bedford has a residency requirement. EEO