Job Opportunities

Department:  Highway Department
Hours of Work:  Full time - 40 hours/week
Compensation:  $19.62 - $24.56/hour
FLSA:  Non-Exempt

Position Title:  Driver – Operator                                       
Reports To:    DPW Director or Highway Foreman

Please note there are two positions available.

Under supervision of the Highway Foreman or DPW Director, performs manual work and operates motorized equipment in support of construction, maintenance and repair operations for the Highway Department.  Candidate must have or obtain all required licenses within one year from start date (see Skills/Experience/Training Required).

  • Operates dump truck, street sweeper, pickup truck, small tractor and other light motorized equipment to haul construction materials, clean walkways and streets, remove debris and perform other related duties.
  • Operates jack hammer, shovel and other power and hand tools to assist installing, repairing and maintaining Town roadways and walkways.
  • Patches Town roads and walkways, picks up and disposes of debris, sets up and removes street barriers from finished projects, cleans catch basins and culverts, performs roadside maintenance such as: raking, brush cutting and related activities; picks up and disposes of tree limbs and debris from tree trimming and pruning operations.
  • Performs cleaning and basic building maintenance duties as assigned.
  • Operates and maintains all power hand mowers, ride on mowers, brush cutters, chain saws, and other lawn care and maintenance equipment to upkeep and maintain Town lawns, grounds, trees, shrubbery, and other outside areas including parks and cemeteries.
  • Responds to after hour weather emergencies to operate snow plowing, removal and sanding equipment and to perform other related general labor duties.
  • Assists in maintaining Town buildings; cleans and paints interior and exterior walls, ceilings and other surfaces.
  • Performs routine maintenance on motorized vehicles and equipment; washes and cleans vehicles.
  • Performs other related duties assigned.
  • Assists in the planting, care and pruning of town trees.

Duties require knowledge of motor equipment operation, related safety procedures and basic knowledge of the construction trades, equivalent to completion of four years high school and two to three years of related experience.

Must hold and maintain a Massachusetts CDL Class B driver’s license with air brake endorsement and a Department of Public Safety Class C hydraulic operator’s license.

The ability to operate motorized vehicles and equipment.  The ability to lift heavy materials and to perform continuous physical laboring duties under adverse weather or operating conditions.  Skilled in using hand and power tools.

Frequent and extended periods of outside work, subject to all weather conditions and extremes.  Continuous walking, standing and climbing.  Frequent periods requiring working in sustained uncomfortable physical positions.    Regular and sustained periods of strenuous physical exertion requiring an ability to lift, carry and position heavy objects utilizing proper body mechanics and techniques.

Operating equipment which may cause loud noise levels and high vibrations.  Exercises caution when operating equipment or handling toxic chemicals or other materials.  Utilizes proper sanitary precautions when handling trash, garbage and other potentially bio-hazardous materials.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job.  The above is not intended to be exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.

*External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled, as defined under the AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case by case basis.

All interested applicants are required to submit a resume and letter of interest to the Highway Department Office at the Town Hall, DPW Director, ATTN:  Sheila Bouvier 138 Main Street, Wenham, MA  01984 or emailed to  Submittal Deadline:  Position open until filled.


Primary Operator
Department:  Water Department
Classification:  Permanent/Full-Time
Hours of Work:  40 hours
Salary Range:  $23.27/hour to $29.08/hour
Primary Operator Job Posting
Primary Operator Job Description

Submittal Deadline: October 29, 2021 (extended from September 10)
All interested applicants are required to submit a resume and letter of interest to the Water Department Office at the Town Hall (co /Sheila Bouvier).  All such submittals can be emailed to or mailed/ hand delivered to:
Water Superintendent, ATTN: Sheila Bouvier
138 Main Street, 2nd Floor
Wenham, MA 01984


The Town of Wenham is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Town Hall Hours

Monday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Tuesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Wednesday & Thursday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Friday 9:00 am -1:00 pm

Contact Town Hall

Phone: 978-468-5520

Fax: 978-468-8014

138 Main Street

Wenham, MA 01984


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