The Department of Conservation and Recreation manages one of the largest and most diverse state parks systems in the nation and protects and enhances natural resources and outdoor recreational opportunities throughout Massachusetts. DCR is a dynamic agency and is one of the largest park systems in the nation. The DCR system includes over 450,000 acres of parks, forests, water supply protection lands, beaches, lakes, ponds, playgrounds, swimming pools, skating rinks, trails, and parkways.
The Department of Conservation and Recreation is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Maintenance Equipment Operator II.
Specific Duties are as follows:
General Statement of Duties
The incumbent operates heavy power-operated equipment such as Vactor trucks & clam shell vehicles to clean and maintain drainage infrastructure, and backhoes, front-end loaders and bulldozers used in the construction, maintenance and/or repair of highways, parks, beaches etc.; operates heavy dump trucks, snow plows, sanders, tractor-drawn mowers and other equipment for highway and grounds maintenance; operates light vehicles such as passenger cars and panel trucks for transporting personnel and materials; performs routine maintenance on vehicles and equipment; maintains records and prepares reports; and inspects contractual services.
The basic purpose of this work is to operate heavy power-operated and other equipment used in, excavating, grading and other activities to construct, maintain and/or repair utility infrastructure, highways, bridges, roadsides, parks, beaches, and other projects.
Operates Catch Basin Vactor truck and clam shell truck.
Performs drainage infrastructure maintenance and records information using Collector App for ARCGIS, provided by DCR.
Operates heavy power-operated equipment such as cranes, backhoes, front-end loaders, bulldozers and catch basin machines used to construct maintain or repair highways, parks, or drainage systems.
Operates heavy dump trucks, snowplows, sanders, sweepers or tractor-drawn mowers or sickle bars to maintain highways and grounds.
Performs routine maintenance on vehicles and equipment such as lubricating, fueling, cleaning, and checking tire pressure, battery, oil, water, and coolant levels, etc.
Maintains records and prepares reports on such matters as vehicle use, mileage, destinations, accidents, gas, and other vehicle expenses, such as fuel, repairs, etc.
Loads and unloads furniture, equipment, and supplies; mixes and applies materials such as sand, salt, gravel, etc.
Performs related work as assigned.
Incumbents of positions at this level also:
1. Operate equipment such as Under bridge Inspection Unit, Roller - Over 5 Ton; Loader 4 Cubic Yard or greater; Basket Truck - Over 30 feet; Hydro-Crane; and Cable Crane, etc.
Qualifications Required at Hire
Familiarity with Collector App for ARCGIS to interpret maps, to identify construction sites and to record work locations.
Knowledge of the laws, rules and regulations governing the operation of motor vehicles and heavy power-operated equipment used in
excavating, grading and related construction activities.
Knowledge of the types uses and characteristics of heavy power- operated equipment used in excavating, grading and related construction activities.
Knowledge of the types and characteristics of motor vehicles.
Knowledge of safety practices and procedures followed in the operation of motor vehicles and heavy power-operated equipment used in excavating, grading, and related construction activities.
Knowledge of preventive maintenance procedures relative to heavy power-operated equipment used in excavating, grading, and related construction activities.
Knowledge of the types and uses of snow removal and ice control equipment.
Knowledge of the types and uses of handheld power tools.
Skill in the operation of motor vehicles and heavy power-oriented equipment used in excavating, grading and related construction and maintenance activities.
Skill in using handheld power tools.
Ability to understand and apply the laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, specifications, standards and guidelines governing assigned unit activities.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as plans, specifications, blueprints, drawings, schematics, job layouts, etc.
Ability to read, write and comprehend the English language.
Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to maintain accurate records.
Ability to exercise sound judgment.
Ability to make decisions and act quickly in emergency situations.
Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others.
Ability to deal tactfully with others.
Ability to lift and carry heavy objects.
Physical stamina and endurance.
License and/or Certification Requirements
Possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class B Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.
Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class 4D Equipment Operator’s License issued by the Department of Public Safety.
Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class 2A Equipment Operator’s License issued by the Department of Public Safety.
First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.
Minimum Entrance Requirements: None.
I. Possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver's License (CDL).
II. Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class C Equipment Operator's License issued by the Department of Public Safety.
An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.Primary Location Job Agency Schedule Shift Job Posting Number of Openings Salary Guides
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