Heavy Equipment Operator – Highway Division

Heavy Equipment Operator – Highway Division

Website Town of Bedford, MA


A Heavy Equipment Operator position is available in the Bedford Public Works Highway Division for a mature person to perform various public works jobs and to operate equipment of substantial complexity.  Work requires a frequent and high level of physical effort under various weather conditions.  Proven ability to operate construction equipment such as backhoes, front-end loaders, skid steers, heavy plowing equipment and paving maintenance equipment is required.  

Qualifications include a High School diploma or equivalent, a valid Massachusetts Class B Commercial Driving License with air brake endorsement, a 2A/1C Hydraulic Hoisting License, and a proven good driving record, as evidenced by a Registry of Motor Vehicles report.  The position includes a 5 day, 40 hour work week in addition to mandated overtime during emergencies or special work details such as snowstorms and event staffing.  Experience in highway and plowing is required.  If selected candidate would have six months to obtain required licenses.

Starting salary is $1,019.56 per week plus any additional stipends depending on qualifications. The Town of Bedford offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental, vision and life insurance, flexible spending accounts and deferred compensation.

The Town Application for employment is required along with a resume. Cover Letter preferred. The Town application may be completed at: https://ma-bedford.civicplus.com/Jobs.aspx

Questions may be directed to Human Resources at humanresources@bedfordma.gov.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Pre-employment requirements include physical and drug screening.  Drug and alcohol screening is a condition of employment.

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

To apply for this job please visit ma-bedford.civicplus.com.