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DPW Highway Division - Heavy Motor Equipment Operator (HMEO)/Laborer

The City of Malden seeks candidates for the position of Heavy Motor Equipment Operator in the Highway Division of the Department of Public Works.

Works under the direct supervision of the DPW Director, Operations Manager, Supervisors and/or Working Foreman, to operate trucks with a rated capacity of more than 3 tons and up through 9 tons, including large tractors, dump trucks, tree bucket trucks, etc. Load and unload trucks, picks up and haul materials. Perform other minor preventative maintenance on equipment. Required to operate snowplows, sanders and motor equipment of a lower level of difficulty as needed. Performs necessary duties for the maintenance of all City streets and sidewalks. Performs manual labor tasks and any other tasks deemed necessary by the Director, OM, Supervisors and/or Working Foreman. Must be available for emergency calls beyond regular working hours as needed.

Pay Rate

Without CDL - $40,560.00 ($19.50/hour) - $46,030.40 ($22.13/hour) With CDL - $46,924.80 ($22.56/hour) - $52,395.20 ($25.19/hour)


Current Commercial Driver’s License - Class B with air brake endorsement required. Candidates should have a minimum of 3 years experience working in road construction, have knowledge in performing winter operations and be able to lift (50 lbs) fifty pounds. Strong ability in effective communication skills along with being punctual and dependable is a must.

Additional Information

Selected candidate will need to submit to a Criminal Offenders Records Information report (CORI), background check DOT drug/alcohol screening and pre-employment physical. The City of Malden is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Information

Interested applicants may submit a cover letter, a resume and copies of their MA Driver’s license/CDL Permit to the Human Resources Director, City of Malden at:
Please include HMEO Highway in the subject line of your email.
Posting will remain open until filled


Department of Public Works - Highway Division


Sunday thru Thursday - 40 hours per week