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HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR / LABORER I

  • LOCATION:            DPW Highway Division
  • HOURS OF WORK:            7:00 A.M.   3:30 P.M. Monday   Friday
  • SALARY RANGE:         $22.46 (probation) - $26.69 (Step 7) – Grade 4
  • BARGINING UNIT:        AFSCME Local #1703

The responsibilities, functions and duties listed below are 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.  

General Statement of Duties:

Performs skilled manual work in operating heavy equipment for construction, maintenance and repair projects for Highway Department. Operates specialized heavy equipment, such as back hoe, loader, dump truck, jetter, basin cleaner, street sweeper, and other public works vehicles.  Operates electric and power tools, hand tools, and related tools and equipment. Performs similar, incidental or related work as required, directed or as situation dictates.

Supervision:

Works under the general supervision of the Highway Foreman receiving general directions. The position is subject to review and evaluation according to the AFSCME Local #1703 CBA.

Job Environment:

Majority of work is performed outdoors at which time the employee may be exposed to weather extremes of hot and cold temperatures and inclement weather.  The employee is subject to the hazards associated with working around construction sites. Employee may be required to work on weekends and may be contacted at any time to respond to important situations and emergencies.  

Entrance Requirements:

High School graduation plus four years’ experience in experience in operating heavy and specialized equipment; or any equivalent combination of education and experience

Possession of a valid Class B CDL.

Possession of a valid MA Class 2B Hyd. license.

Physical Requirements:

Heavy physical effort is generally required to perform functions which involve frequent lifting more than 60 pounds.  Employee is required to operate equipment for long periods of time during all types of weather conditions.  

Closing Date:        until filled                         

You may submit job application by using this online form: https://town.pepperell.ma.us/FormCenter/Job-Application-14/Application-for-Employment-60:      

Or by Mail to:

  • Kenneth Kalinowski, DPW Director
  • Town of Pepperell
  • 1 Main Street, 
  • Pepperell, MA 01463

(This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.)


Volunteer Opportunities

The Pepperell Historical Commission seeks to fill the following vacancy

The Commission meets approximately every month and has responsibility for the preservation, protection, and development of the town's historical assets and seeks to identify and promote the town's historical resources.  

The Commission is working on several important projects and initiatives including:

  • Preserving historic records, and recording historic elements in Pepperell
  • Identifying grants and programs such as the Community Preservation Act and advocating for community-wide support
  • Leveraging our historic assets for economic development
  • Contributing to Pepperell’s Wayfinding and Branding strategies
  • Preserving our rural heritage
  • Researching and sharing Pepperell’s early history and the town’s Revolutionary War past
  • Contributing to local by-laws to protect historic resources

Interested candidates should be:

  • Well organized and resourceful with the ability to work independently
  • Passionate about history and forwarding a vision for a preservation plan
  • An active participant on projects, working independently with town departments and boards and the historical community

Any resident interested in applying their skills to help advance Pepperell’s historical endeavors is strongly encouraged to fill out a Citizen Activity Form or  contact the Select Board at selectboard@town.pepperell.ma.us with a letter of interest.

Invasive Plant Advisory Committee seeks to fill the following vacancy

The Invasive Plant Advisory Committee was established on February 22, 2021 by the Select Board in accordance with Massachusetts General Law Part 1, Chapter 132, and guidance issued by the Massachusetts Invasive Plant Advisory Group. The Committee consists of five appointed by the Select Board, with at least one member also holding the title of Conservation Commissioner. Initial Committee appointments shall be for one year at which time the Select Board may disband the committee, continue the committee for an additional year, or appoint for three-year staggered terms.

The Committee will inform Pepperell residents on invasive plant detection and reporting and advise appropriate remediation. The Committee will also educate the public on the importance of using native plantings.    

Associations: 

The Committee may work with town staff, other boards, commissions, and committees; public and private land owners, and non-profit or state conservation groups.  

Goals and Strategies: 

By the end of the first year of existence, the Committee shall:

1.   Provide the Select Board with a strategic plan to 

  • assess and document invasive plant issues on public land,
  • develop detection and reporting process for private land owners, 
  • create a list of invasive plants in town to compare with the state list, 
  • recommend appropriate remediation approaches, 
  • identify associated resource issues and sources for remediation actions,

2.    Educate homeowners, businesses, and the agricultural community on the importance of using native plantings.

  • establish a web presence with educational material concerning invasive plants and native plantings for residents
  • work with local landscapers / garden centers to promote native plantings

Reporting: 

The Committee will provide status updates upon request to the Select Board and the Master Plan Implementation Team on the status of MP recommendation number 7.11, "Establish a “Detection and Response” plan to address invasive plant species. Educate homeowners and the agricultural community on the importance of using native plantings and on how to detect and report the presence of invasive species.”


PACH is Looking for Volunteers… Can you Help?

Pepperell Aid from Community to Home provides Pepperell and Dunstable residents in need with a caring compassionate resource to meet their basic needs including food, personal care items, and referrals to resources which provide additional assistance. Fuel Assistance is a resource available through PACH Outreach. PACH office, located at 66 Hollis Street is staffed by volunteers who will return calls. The office is open Tuesday 5-7 PM and Thursday 2-4 and 5-7 PM. If you have a few hours to spare and would like to give back to your community and help your neighbor, please consider the following opportunities:

Coordinator… Client In Home Delivery Program.  Duties include oversight and maintenance of the home delivery program.  Schedule and supervise drivers. Approve clients for home delivery and maintain records. Home deliveries take place on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 11:00A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Total time for the month is approximately 7-8 hours. Training will be provided. For more information please contact: PACH at 978-925-9770

Drivers ...  Client In Home Delivery Program.  Drivers needed for in home delivery program two Thursdays per month. (2nd and 4th) Deliver and empty food bags to 3-4 client homes. Pickup and deliver from the PACH office.  Total time for month is approximately 4-5 hours. We are looking for one regularly scheduled driver and two substitutes. Instruction will be provided. For more information please contact PACH at 978-925-9770

Food Drive Oversight Coordinator… Track scheduled food drives. Research potential food drive possibilities. Serve as a contact person for community food drive leaders. Assist in scheduling pick up and drop off of donated items.  Total time for the month is dependent on schedule but should not exceed 3-4. Instruction will be provided. For more information please contact: PACH at 978-925-9970. 

 MEAT MOVER. We need a strong individual to work one Tuesday morning per week to move frozen meat from the basement walk-in freezer to the first floor freezers via lift.  Approximate time per week 1-2 hours. Instruction will be provided. For more information please contact PACH at 978-925-9970

PACH Outreach provides Pepperell and Dunstable residents in need with a caring compassionate resource to meet their basic needs including food, personal care items, and referrals to resources which provide additional assistance. Fuel Assistance is a resource available through PACH Outreach. PACH office, located at 66 Hollis Street is staffed by volunteers who will return calls. The office is open Tuesday 5-7 PM and Thursday 2-4 and 5-7 PM. 


Cable TV Advisory Committee

The Cable TV Advisory Committee has an opening for a new member. The Committee consists of five members, at large, all of whom shall be registered voters within the Town of Pepperell.  One-third of the members shall be appointed each year. The general responsibilities of the Committee are as follows:

  • inform and educate the public about cable
  • assess cable needs of the community and recommend policy changes
  • conduct meeting with cable company representatives, quarterly or as needed, to discuss matters of mutual interest
  • report to the issuing authority (BOS) on company compliance with the license
  • monitor the company's response to complaints and respond to citizen's questions regarding the cable system
  • keep abreast of community programming issues

Any resident interested in applying their skills to help advance Pepperell's Cable TV Advisory Committee is strongly encouraged to contact the Select Board at selectboard@town.pepperell.ma,us 

Citizen Activity Form / Resident Request for Appointment to Volunteer Board or Committee

Town Opportunities

Boards Members Term Vacancies
Agricultural Advisory Board 5 3 Years 1
**Assessors, Board of  3 3 Years 0
**Council on Aging 7 3 Years 0
**Health, Board of 3 3 Years 0
**Housing Authority 5 5 Years 1
**Lawrence Library, Board of Trustees 6 3 Years 0
North Middlesex  Council of Governments 3   0
**Planning Board 6 5 Years 0
**Public Works 5 3 Years 0
Registrars 3 3 Years 0
Retirement Board      
**Select Board 3 3 Years 0
Trustees of the Brooks Education and Entertainment Fund 3 3 Years 0
Zoning Board of Appeals 5 2/3 Years 0
**DESIGNATES ELECTED POSITION      
Committees Members Term Vacancies
Affordable Housing 7 1 Year 1
Building Committee 11 1 Year 1
By-Law Review 7   7
Cable TV Advisory  5 1 Year 1
Capital Program 5 1 Year 0
Climate Change Council 9 1 Year 1
Cultural Council 6 3 Years 0
Charter Review Committee 9 Temporary 3
Economic Development Advisory 8 1 Year 0
Emergency Planning 9 1 Year 0
Finance  5 2 Years 0
Information Systems Technology 7 1 Year 1
Invasive Plant Advisory Committee 5 1 Year 5
Light, Air, and Noise By-Law 13 Temporary 0
Master Plan 21 Temporary 0
**Nashoba Valley Technical High School 4 3 Years 0
**North Middlesex Regional School District 3 3 Years 0
Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services  6 1 Year 0
Town Forest 3 1 Year 1
Vietnam Memorial and Honor Roll 3 1 Year 0
**DESIGNATES ELECTED POSITION      
Commissions Members Term Vacancies
Conservation 7 3 Years 0
Disabilities 2 3 Years 2
Historical 5 3 Years 1
**Recreation 
3 3 Years 0
**DESIGNATES ELECTED POSITION      

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