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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Highway Maintenance Worker II

Boston, MA

Job Description

About MassDOT

At MassDOT, transportation is not about roads and bridges, or trains and buses - it is about people. Our mission begins with customers - individuals, businesses, municipalities, and regional transit agencies. We support programs and projects that deliver a high return on investment. We partner with municipalities, public agencies, and private sector businesses. MassDOT supports the economic, quality of life, and environmental goals of the Commonwealth.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Operate and maintain equipment such as sweeper, mower, tractor, plow, loader, backhoe, sander, tree chipper, dump trunk and hotbox in order to clean, repair and maintain highways, guard rails, and grounds.
  • Respond to emergency road obstructions, including automobile accidents to assist with lane closures or detour signage to keep traffic moving in a safe manner.
  • Load, unload, move and stockpile material including salt, sand, dirt, gravel, etc.
  • Haul and spread sand, gravel and rock to maintain highways.
  • Maintain drainage structures to ensure proper water flow in order to prevent flooding.
  • Report under emergency conditions, such as utility breaks and snow removal, as required.
  • Perform snow and ice removal and treat highways with sand or salt to provide safe pavement and traction for vehicles.
  • Install and maintain drainage and storm water systems.
  • Train and direct grounds workers, utility workers or laborers, as assigned.
  • Operate automotive machinery, such as trucks, tractors and similar vehicles.
  • With minimum supervision, installs and repairs road culverts, cleans ditches, loads trucks and performs snow removal operations.
  • Operate street sweeper to clean, maintain and clear debris.

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Locations available are as follows. As part of the application process, you will be asked to choose your first and second choices.

• District 1 - Berkshire County/Western, MA
• District 2 - Connecticut River Valley/Western, MA
• District 3 - Worcester County/Central, MA
• District 4 - North Eastern, MA
• District 5 - South Eastern, MA & Cape Cod
• District 6 - Metro Boston, MA

Employees assigned to District 6 will work overnight shifts. Employees who work overnight shifts received a shift differential per the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Employees will be expected to work varied shifts and/or irregular hours (i.e.: weekends, holidays, nights, etc.) and ability to respond, either directly or through others, to emergencies including extended hours, nights and weekends.

If you have any questions regarding this posting, please contact Human Resources at



All applications must be submitted online, through MassCareers, to be considered.

Please submit your full related work history as part of this application. This information is used in determining if candidates meet the minimum entrance requirements and in salary calculations for recommended candidates.

Minimum Entrance Requirements

Applicants must have at least one year of experience in the use and maintenance of a variety of hand-held and heavy power operated tools and equipment, and general landscape, maintenance or construction experience.

Incumbents are required to have a current and valid Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver's License (CDL), Class B and valid Hoisting Engineers License, Class 2B and 4G.

Applicants who possess a CDL will be given six months from their time of hire to obtain the necessary hoisting licenses.

This is a safety sensitive position and is subject to Federal DOT drug and alcohol testing.

For a disability-related reasonable accommodation or alternative application method, call Interim ADA Coordinator, Derrick Mann - (857) 368-8541.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Client-provided location(s): 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, USA
Job ID: Commonwealth_of_Massachusetts-22000BTX
Employment Type: Other

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Health Reimbursement Account
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • FSA
    • HSA
    • Mental Health Benefits
  • Parental Benefits

    • Adoption Assistance Program
    • Family Support Resources
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Paid Vacation
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Volunteer Time Off
  • Financial and Retirement

    • Pension
    • Financial Counseling
  • Professional Development

    • Promote From Within
    • Mentor Program
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Lunch and Learns
    • Internship Program
    • Leadership Training Program
    • Associate or Rotational Training Program
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program