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Special Motor Equipment Operator/Laborer

Burlington, MA · General Labor
The Town of Burlington is seeking an individual to perform skilled manual work in the repair and maintenance of town buildings and operation of cemeteries, under the direction of the Superintendent of the Buildings & Cemeteries Division. 

Essential functions include, but are not limited to:
  • Perform ground maintenance for town cemeteries, which involves mowing, trimming, leaf removal, picking up debris, weed whacking and equipment maintenance as needed
  • Performs excavation work and laboring duties related to cemetery internments
  • Operate specialized and heavy equipment such as dump trucks, front-end loaders, backhoes, perform manual labor incidental to the work of operating assigned equipment; service and maintain equipment
  • Operate snow removal vehicles
  • Perform laborer’s duties when not assigned to equipment operation
  • Operate hand tools, mowers, jack hammers, air compressors, clippers, cutting tools and related equipment
  • Subject to emergency recall
  • Assist in building department duties when necessary
Minimum qualifications include
  • Must possess a CDL Class B License
  • Must possess a Hoisting License 1B, 2A, 4E and 4G
    • Applicants without the necessary CDL and Hoisting Licenses may be considered under certain conditions
  • Must have the ability to operate trucks with a rated capacity of more than three tons up to nine tons
  • Ability to operate hoisting equipment such as backhoes, front-end loaders, 125 CFM compressors, sidewalk rollers, highway sanders and similar equipment used in Public Works construction and maintenance
  • Must be available for emergency snow removal and able to plow roads

This is a full time union position, 40 hours per week, within the Department of Public Works bargaining unit.  Salary is within Group 86 of the DPW contract. 

Pay range starts at $29.12/hr, providing annual salary increases to a maximum rate of $40.63/hr, and includes comprehensive and generous benefits.

Benefits include
Health and Dental Insurance
Paid Time Off - vacation, sick, personal, 13 holidays
Pension Plan
Clothing Allowance
Education Reimbursement
Eligible for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness
Eligible for overtime opportunities

Applications received by June 14, 2024 will receive first consideration.  Position will remain open until filled.

Please note: The selected candidate shall be required to submit to a full background check as required by MA General Law and DOT regulations.  Any conditional offer of employment is contingent upon satisfactory background check results.
Methods to apply for this position:
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Send letter of interest, resume, and application to:
     Cheralyn Rosati
     Human Resources Coordinator
     Town of Burlington
     29 Center Street
     Burlington, MA  01803
The Town of Burlington is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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