Title: Heavy Motor Equipment Operator (HMEO)
Status: Full-time (40 hours per week)
Hours: Monday-Friday, 7am-3:30pm (Summer Hours: Monday – Thursday; 6:30am – 3:30pm; Fridays 6:30am – 12:30pm)
Hourly Range: $26.63-31.22

The Town of Needham is seeking a qualified individual for the position of Heavy Motor Equipment Operator (HMEO) within the Highway Division, Department
of Public Works. Under the supervision of the Assistant Superintendent or Working Foreman, the HMEO performs a variety of skilled laboring duties which
include the operation and maintenance of motorized equipment, roadway handwork, snow and ice treatment and removal, and preparing routine records
and reports.

The Highway Division operates and maintains the Town’s public roadways, including the construction, improvement, repair, and maintenance of Town roads,
sidewalks, curbs, walls, and related structures. The Highway Division is also the lead body during snow plowing, snow removal, sanding, and salting operations.

Duties and Responsibilities (these are a general summary and not all inclusive):
• Operation of light and heavy motorized and hydraulic equipment such as heavy trucks, front-end loaders, backhoes, tractors, sweepers, pavers, rollers,
bucket trucks, and other equipment.
• Perform routine maintenance and repair to equipment, perform inspections on departmental vehicles and equipment, maintain equipment logs and reports,
and oversee and/or support various vehicle operations.
• Perform routine and skilled laboring duties such as repairing and resurfacing roads and sidewalks, grading shoulders, setting curbs, and placing and
finishing concrete sidewalk work.
• Prepare roadways for larger resurfacing projects to be performed by Town contractors (patching, inlays, edging, etc.).
• Set up traffic safety patterns and safe work zones.
• Mandatory participation in the Snow & Ice Program, including treating roads with salt/chemical spreaders, plowing, snow hauling, and inspecting and
maintaining all equipment used.

To be considered for the position, applicants must have at least:
• General knowledge equivalent to the completion of high school and specialized courses; and the ability to communicate basic project information
to members of the public
• One (1) to three (3) years of directly relevant experience
• Valid MA Driver’s License
• CDL Class A or B; Class 2A or 2B Hoisting Engineer’s Licenses
• Ability to work with a team or independently
• Advanced-level skills using heavy motor equipment
• Ability to lift up to and including 100 pounds (for example, use of a wheelbarrow that is full of materials)
Preferred, but not required:
• Class 1C Hoisting Engineer’s License

Pre-Hire Process:
For positions requiring a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), the Town of Needham conducts pre-employment drug testing and post-employment random
drug and alcohol testing in accordance with U.S. DOT Regulations.

How to Apply:
To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and application via our applicant portal.
URL: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/needhamma/jobs/4514253/heavy-motorequipment-operator-hmeo-highway-division?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis with the first round of review to begin for applications received by 11:59 PM on June 3, 2024.

The Town of Needham is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to fostering an inclusive and encouraging workplace. There shall be no discrimination on the basis of
race, age, gender, national origin, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, veteran status, or any other protected
class. We are an inclusive organization and actively promote equality of opportunity for all with the right mix of talent, skills, and potential. We welcome all applications from a
wide range of candidates. Selection for roles will be based on individual merit alone.  The Town of Needham will endeavor to provide reasonable accommodation to a
qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to
complete this form or to participate in an interview, please contact us at [email protected].