Help Wanted Newbury Highway Department

Experienced full-time Truck Driver/Heavy Equipment Operator/Laborer

Town of Newbury

Help Wanted

The Town of Newbury Highway Department seeks an experienced full-time Truck Driver/Heavy Equipment Operator/Laborer with a valid CDL Class B license (with air brake endorsement).  Successful candidates must live within a 30-minute radius of the highway garage and will be required to be on call 24/7 for all snow/sleet/freezing roadway related emergencies during the winter season (typically October through April) and as deemed necessary during other times of the year.  Successful candidates must also be a proven team player, promote a positive working environment, and possess communication skills that are necessary for a customer service oriented department.

The Town of Newbury offers a competitive wage and benefit package.  The starting wage range for this position is $17.50 to $23.00 an hour, the average starting hourly wage is $18.00. Must have preemployment physical and drug screen. Please visit the town’s website ( for the complete job description.

TO APPLY:  Submit a completed job application (resume and cover letter are optional) to the Town of Newbury, 937 Route 103, P.O. Box 296, Newbury, NH, the position will be open until filled. The Town of Newbury is an equal opportunity Employer.







Operates a variety of heavy equipment and trucks for the construction and maintenance of the Town’s public property, (including streets and roads, grounds, transfer station, and sewage treatment plant) and performs a variety of maintenance activities as assigned.



Works under the direct supervision of the Highway Administrator, Foreman, Heavy Equipment Operator, Mechanicor designated supervisor.



(The functions or duties below are intended as illustrations only.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar or related)

Operates all heavy equipment including a variety of trucks, front end loader, grader, backhoe, and related equipment, various hand and power tools.

Performs basic preventive maintenance and repair of trucks and heavy equipment, including changing oil and hydraulic fluids, grease, filters, lights, tires, cleaning, etc.

Operates a snow plow/wing and salt/sand spreader on town roads, be available 24 hours per day during winter months.

Performs general construction and maintenance work such as replacing or installing new culvert pipes and catch basins, installing and repairing signs, grading roads, loading and hauling sand and aggregate, installing hot mix and cold patch, tree and brush removal, general landscaping and clean up along town streets and properties.

Responsible for the adherence to proper safety precautions in accordance with established procedures.

Notifies supervisor immediately of any significant problems with equipment or completion of projects.

Performs basic electrical, carpentry and plumbing work as needed.

Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.


Minimum Qualifications

1. High school diploma, GED, or equivalent with a combination of education and life experience.

2. Possession of a valid NH CDL-B license (minimum), with air brake endorsements for equipment used by town.

3. Minimum of two (2) years experience in the operation of heavy construction and maintenance equipment.

4. OR – any combination of education and experience which demonstrates possession of the required knowledge, skill and ability.

5. Must pass pre-employment physical and drug test.


Other Considerations and Requirements:

1. Work involves the operation on a regular basis of at least one of the following:

Backhoe, front end loader, grader, etc.  The operator is responsible for the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of equipment.

2. Work is carried out with considerable independence and judgment to reach desired results.  Work is reviewed to assure that desired results are obtained and that appropriate care and safety is exercised in equipment operation

3. Must perform strenuous physical work under varying and adverse weather conditions.

4. Will be subject to drug and alcohol testing requirements of the US Department of Transportation. 


Environment: ​

​Work inside 10%, outside 90%.


Summary of Occupational Exposures

1. May be exposed to herbicides, pesticides, fuels, solvents, and lubricants.

2. Exposure to high noise levels from heavy compacting and road maintenance equipment.

3. May be exposed to long periods of sunlight and cold.

4. May be exposed to poison ivy, oak, sumac, and insects such as wasps, hornets, bees, etc.


Physical Activity Requirements


​Lift up to 10 pounds ​​Constantly required

​Lift 11 to 25 pounds​​Frequently required

​Lift 26 to 50 pounds​​Frequently required

​Lift over 50 pounds​​Occasionally required.  Assistance may be available