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HELP WANTED: City of New Bedford is hiring for multiple positions


Cemetary Maintenance Worker
PAY: $14.20hr – $18.79hr

Cuts, trims and performs general care of lawn areas; digs and backs graves. Sets up graves with artificial grass and lowering device. Rakes leaves; prunes and trims overgrown brush. Shovels snow. Assists with the maintenance and repair of highway system. Subject to call seven days a week/twenty-four hours a day for emergency work.

Graduation from a high school or GED equivalent preferred. Possession of a valid Massachusetts driver’s license and good driving record,


City Engineer
PAY: $84,086 – $105,115

Collaborates with Department of Public Infrastructure staff to review projects; assists with field supervision and makes recommendations on engineer design solutions; performs complex analytical work in providing office and engineering support, and field engineering support for environmental, water, sewer, street and other City projects and programs, ensuring technical competence and compliance with all codes and criteria.

Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, or a related discipline. Five years of previous professional civil engineering experience. Five years of managerial experience in a civil engineering experience. Any equivalent combination of education and experience. Possession of a Professional Registration in Civil Engineering.


Diesel Engine Repairperson
PAY: $17.42hr – $24.18hr

Performs various types of skilled repairs on diesel equipment. Trouble shoots all types of diesel equipment in use by the City to determine repair costs. Diagnoses and repairs work in the area of electrical systems, fuel systems, ignition systems. Ability to read and understand all schematics in the related field. Disassembles, overhauls, removes and replaces all types of engines. Diagnoses, repairs or replaces transmissions, four wheel drive components, hydraulic pumps, or any related components.

Knowledge of various hydraulic systems, snow removal equipment, clutch replacements and components. Performs track replacements and various components, brake jobs, and other miscellaneous maintenance tasks requested. Works on emergency vehicles. Performs all preventative maintenance and any related work.

Graduation from a high school or GED equivalent preferred. Must have at least three years of full-time paid experience in the field of repairing diesel equipment, knowledge of job hazards, handling of equipment, special tools and test equipment. Ability to write detailed reports and estimate repair costs.

Possession of a valid Massachusetts driver’s license and good driving record. Possession of Class B CDL or the ability to obtain one within six months of hire.


PAY: $18.25/hr – $25.54/hr

Installs, repairs, replaces, upgrades, tests and maintains electrical equipment and wiring in City-owned, leased or occupied buildings or properties. Troubleshoots grounded, shorted and open circuits. Inspects, tests and approves new and existing municipally connected systems.

Performs skilled electrical work at the journeyman level. Installs, tests, repairs and maintains electrical circuits, wiring systems, fixtures, appliances and equipment. Troubleshoots and repairs faulty electrical wiring, defective electrical equipment and machinery such as motors, generators, transformers, switches, sockets, etc. Inspects and tests circuits and fixtures to locate broken wires, loose connections, blown fuses, faulty switches, grounds, shorts and other defects.

High school graduate or GED equivalent with specialized course work in electrical practices and knowledge of electrical principals and procedures. Two years of increasingly responsible related experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Possession of a Massachusetts journeyman or master electrician’s license. Possession of a valid Massachusetts driver’s license with good driving record.


Supt. of Facilities & Construction Mngt.
PAY: $84,086 – $105,115

Monitor the performance of contractors and consultants; ensure work is performed according to drawings and specifications; supervise a workforce of Unit C employees, skilled and unskilled laborers.

Attend design team meetings with external design consulting firms; coordinate and attend pre-contract and site meetings; identify technical problems on site and recommend corrective

Evaluate public facilities needs and formulates short- and long-range plans to meet these needs, including street, water, sewer, drainage and street maintenance.

Oversee the preparation of engineering plans and specifications, bidding, competency of contractors and vendors, and the selection criteria for public contracts. Oversee project management for the construction of the municipal public facilities projects; oversee assigned projects to ensure contractor compliance with time and budget parameters for the project.

Determine applicable codes, regulations, and requirements for assigned projects.

Maintain regular contact with consulting engineers, construction project engineers, City, County, State, and Federal agencies, professional and technical groups, and the public regarding division activities and services.

Technical Degree in engineering, public administration, facility management, or a related field. At least five years of experience in building, carpentry, or engineering trades. Or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Possession of a MA Construction Supervisor’s License or the ability to obtain one within one year of hire.


Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. EEO. New Bedford has a residency requirement.For more information on all these jobs, please visit:

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