Motor Equipment Operator/Laborer I - CDL

Description :

Title:              Motor Equipment Operator/Laborer I – CDL – Cemetery Division
Department:  Public Works, One Lyman Place, Norwood
Status:            Full time, 40 hours non-exempt – 7:00am-3:30pm
Salary:            FY23 Grade PW4 $24.69/hr  $30.03/hr with CDL


Duties:* The purpose of this position is to perform skilled manual work of a difficult and responsible nature in the operation of public works equipment of substantial weight and complexity; all other related work as required.

Essential Functions:*

Cemetery Division

  • Assists with Cemetery maintenance and interments and projects by performing manual labor and operating division equipment including mowers, trimmers, dump trucks with plows, packer-trucks, tractor-mowers, etc.
  • Performs labor incidental to the work of operating equipment or other laboring tasks
  • Assures that work is performed correctly and efficiently; and that proper safety precautions are followed
  • Participates in all cemetery construction, landscaping, and maintenance projects such as;
    • Assists in interments or dis-interments
    • Lowering or removing the deceased
    • Installation of grave liners
    • Landscaping duties include but are not limited to: seed, loam fertilize, rake roll, weed, mow and water lawn areas; plant, trim, prune and spray trees, hedges, shrubbery and flowers
    • Rake and dispose of rubbish and leaves
  • Collects and disposes of trash receptacle waste and other maintenance, care and upkeep as required
  • Installs street signs; painting; repairing and replacement of turf
  • Operates vehicles providing roadway snow removal and de-icing within the cemetery and on town roadways
  • Assists other DPW divisions as necessary. May operate vehicles and equipment in lower classifications as needed or assigned
  • Performs similar or related work as required


High school graduate; qualifying experience in the operation of heavy and special equipment; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Special Requirements include the possession of a valid C.D.L. and participation in the Town’s mandated drug and alcohol random testing program. Ability to work shift hours and be reliable. Ability to communicate effectively.

*This posting is not meant to be a full explanation of duties and requirements.  Please see the complete job description for additional position duties and requirements.  Complete job description is available in the Human Resources Department

Contact :

Interested  candidates should submit interest in writing to the address below by Friday, October 7, 2022
Please reference requisition #2022-044 on all application materials:



The Town of Norwood is an equal opportunity employer. M/F/D/V and does not discriminate based on race, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual preference or any other legally protected status.  Posted Thursday, September 22, 2022.

Deadline for Applying : Oct 7, 2022