Foreman / Laborer - Transfer Station


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City of North Adams
10 Main Street
North Adams, MA 01247
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Company Description:
North Adams, Massachusetts, offers an unparalleled combination of natural beauty and outdoor recreation, world class art and culture, and the entrepreneurial and innovation spirit to make the most of these resources and amenities. The City of North Adams is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to providing effective, efficient, and responsive public services to residents and visitors alike.
Foreman / Laborer - Transfer Station
$24.23 Per Hour
North Adams
Full Time
Government/Public Service
High School or Equivalent
Class B CDL - Preference: Required
Class 2A Hoisting License - Preference: Required

Job Description


Performs a variety of semi-skilled and skilled tasks in operations, maintenance work, and operates equipment at the Transfer Station.


Oversees general level supervision of onsite staff.  Technical or functional supervision may be provided by a Commissioner of Public Services, and Assistant Commissioner of Public Services. 


Operates heavy construction equipment.

Inspects haulers loads for waste ban items.  

Follows MA DEP compliance guidelines.

Insures the proper maintenance of equipment and tools by cleaning and checking
equipment and tools after use.

Drives trucks and Loaders of various sizes and weights in the loading of waste materials

Performs routine inspection and preventive maintenance on assigned equipment
and refers defects or needed repairs to supervisor; cleans equipment.

Performs all duties in conformance to appropriate safety and security standards.

Performs required labor involved in Transfer Station operations


Possession of a minimum Class B CDL and Class 2A hoisting licenses.


Motorized vehicles and equipment as assigned, for example, such as dump truck, pickup truck ( with plows), utility truck, back hoe, loader, grader, street sweeper, common hand and power tools, shovels, rakes, wrenches, mobile radio, phone, lawn equipment.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job in compliance with
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. On a case by case basis, reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions.

Requires the maintenance of physical conditioning necessary to operate motorized
equipment and vehicles. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly
required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach
with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand; talk or hear; walk; sit;
climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and smell.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or
move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision,

distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an
employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather
conditions. The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and is frequently
exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and vibration. The employee occasionally works in
high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or
caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock. The employee may be required to work night,
early morning, or weekend hours dependent on workload factors in addition to normally
scheduled work hours.

The noise level in the work environment can be loud.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that
may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from
the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.


Possession of a minimum Class B CDL and Class 2A hoisting licenses.