Local recruitment: Water System Maintenance Craftsman

City of Chicopee

Chicopee, MA, USA 🇺🇸

Position Title: Water System Maintenance Craftsman
Department: DPW – Water
Employment Status: Non-Exempt; Full-Time , UFCW Labor
Salary: Grade 6L, Step 5 – Starting at $18.00 per hour ($18.00 base hourly + $2.25 CDL-B license incentive and $.50 for Water Distribution License Grade 1)
Licenses/Certifications: MA CDL Class B and Water Distribution License Grade 1 Required (Class A Preferred, additional $3.00 license incentive on base rate)

SUMMARY
The City of Chicopee’s Department of Public Works – Water Department is hiring a Water System Maintenance Craftsman that performs a variety of skilled and semi-skilled manual work in the construction, installation, operation and maintenance of a water system including water mains, service connections, hydrants, meters and valves.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES INCLUDE
• Install and repair water mains and appurtenances.
• Install and repair water service connections.
• Operate, clean and maintain tapping and drilling machines.
• Operate, clean and maintain pumping equipment used in the installation and maintenance of water mains and service connections.
• Repairs trenches and excavations by patching with bituminous and concrete materials.
• Installs, maintains, repairs and “winter checks” fire hydrants. Install and/or remove domestic, commercial and industrial meters.
• The ability to work in diverse conditions including but not limited to: rain, extreme heat, extreme cold, rugged landscape.
• Must be available to assist with snow removal operations, not only during normal working hours but also available evenings, weekends, and holidays.
• Maintains material stock on utility truck as directed by the supervising authority.
• Performs all related duties as directed by Superintendent or other supervising authority.

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QUALIFICATIONS
To be minimally qualified for this position, one must meet the following criteria:

• High School Diploma or Equivalent
• Two years’ experience as a Water Systems Maintenance Worker
• Working knowledge of a wide variety of hand tools, air tools and hydraulic tools
• MA CDL Class B License Required (CDL Class A preferred)
• Massachusetts Water License Grade 1 Required

SCHEDULE & COMPENSATION
The City of Chicopee provides its employees (contingent upon employment status) with a robust benefits package which include: Medical, Dental, Vision, Sick-Time, Life Insurance, Holiday Pay, Personal Time, Vacation Time, Retirement Saving Plans, a Pension Plan, Employee Discounts, and more.

This is a full-time, 40 hours per week position, with a schedule of 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM, Monday – Friday, with required flexibility for on-call and emergency situations.
This role is classified as Grade 6L, Step 5, with a minimum starting pay of $20.75. per hour ($18.00 hourly base rate plus $2.25 for CDL-B license incentive and $.50 for Water Distribution Grade 1), with periodic step and pay increases upon continuous completion of employment with the City of Chicopee.

HOW TO APPLY
If this opportunity aligns with your skills, experience and employment goals, apply today by one of the following:
– Go to chicopeema.gov/jobs and apply online by selecting the job and ‘Apply Now’
– OR Select ‘download application’ on the City’s employment page and deliver it along with your resume to the Department of Human Resources, located at Chicopee City Hall, 274 Front Street, 1st Fl. Chicopee, MA. 01013.

Questions?
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The City of Chicopee is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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