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The City of Worcester is an EEO/AA Employer. Preference is given to Worcester residents.

If you wish to apply for this position, the deadline is Open Until Filled. Please note the following application options for this position:
  • By Mailing to the Department of Human Resources, ATTN: PUBLIC WORKS LABORER, MOTOR EQUIPMENT OPERATOR, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608
    (If applying via US Mail, please include a completed Labor Service Application Form and any required documentation)
Title
PUBLIC WORKS LABORER, MOTOR EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
Department/Division
DPW and Parks
Apply Start Date
10/17/2022
Apply End Date
Open Until Filled
Type
Full Time
Hours
40 Per Week
Wage
$19.88 per hour
Description

PUBLIC WORKS LABORER/MOTOR EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND PARKS
CITY OF WORCESTER

The Department of Public Works & Parks seeks applicants interested in the position of Public Works Laborer/Motor Equipment Operator (when assigned). Full-time employment opportunity. Typical hours consist of Monday - Friday from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, but may be required to work any 8 hours in a 24 hour period, and work any 5 days of the week. Employees in this classification are eligible for overtime, and overtime work is often available.

Key features for all Laborers/MEO’s include:

  • Work is performed outdoors under varying weather conditions on a year-round basis
  • Ability to perform maintenance, repair, and construction work regularly
  • Ability to perform manual work requiring considerable strength and endurance on a daily basis
  • Ability to understand and follow verbal instructions
  • Knowledge on the use of common hand tools
  • Assignment to operate equipment is subject to seniority.
  • A valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) is required as a condition of employment. (Class A or Class B CDL acceptable.)
  • Candidates must be able to pass a pre-employment physical, reference check and CORI check
  • Subject to pre-employment drug testing. Subject to random drug and alcohol testing as a condition of employment

The starting hourly rate of pay is:

  • For Public Works Laborer: $19.88 per hour
  • For Sanitation Laborer (when assigned): $21.16 per hour
  • For Motor Equipment Operator (when assigned):
    • $ 27.63 MEO Grade A
    • $ 28.52 MEO Grade B
    • $ 30.22 MEO Grade C
    • $ 31.19 MEO Grade D

IMPORTANT: Interested candidates MUST register on the Civil Service list for MOTOR EQUIPMENT OPERATOR. To register, complete a Labor Service Application and submit to the City of Worcester’s Human Resources Department. Applications are available in-person at City Hall & online at www.worcesterma.gov/employment. Completed Labor Service Applications can be submitted in-person to Human Resources; mailed (with a valid copy of CDL) to: City of Worcester, Human Resources Department, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608; emailed: HR@worcesterma.gov; OR, faxed: (508) 799-1040.

Veterans will be given preference when applying for these positions. Proof of possession of a valid and current MA CDL license is required at time of registration. For more information, contact the City’s Department of Human Resources at (508) 799-1030.

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8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Phone: 311
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