Waste Connections, Inc Diesel Mechanic in Lacey, Washington

Job Title

Diesel Mechanic

Employee Type

Employee

Requisition Primary Location

Lacey, Washington

Job Description

We have an immediate position open a Full Time Diesel Mechanic to work on our fleet of garbage trucks in our Lacey, WA shop. Mechanics interested in secure, steady employment are encouraged to apply.

Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Performs repairs and maintenance on heavy duty diesel trucks as well as other District vehicles to maximize safe and productive operations. Typical repairs include, but are not limited to, routine maintenance and repairing engines, chassis and body components, hydraulic cylinders, brake systems, suspension systems, wheels and tires.

  • Road tests vehicles to trouble shoot problems and/or test repairs to ensure proper safe completion

  • Reads and interprets VCR’s (vehicle condition reports) and/or repair orders, communicates with supervisor and/or driver for clarification of problems. May discuss preventive techniques with drivers to minimize future repairs.

  • Occasionally makes emergency road calls to make repairs on trucks that break down while driving a collection route.

  • Uses a large array of hand and power tools.

  • Pushes or pulls large tool box weighing up to 1,000 lbs. As needed.

  • Uses impact wrenches weighing from 15-50 lbs.

  • May carry parts and tools distances up to 50 yards.

  • Cleans parts and tools with chemical solvents.

  • Completes written repair orders to document repairs.

  • Drives vehicle to troubleshoot problems or assess effectiveness of repairs. Makes adjustments as necessary.

  • Inspects visually and/or listens for problems. Feels for unusual vibration or suspension and/or tire problems.

  • Reads reports, discusses, demonstrates, and completes forms as needed.

  • Drives service vehicle to location where WCI truck needs service. Performs repairs as described duties above.

Skills / Attributes Required:

  • Must be knowledgeable of and capable of performing repairs in an efficient, effective and timely manner.

  • Minimum 5 years experience working on Medium / Heavy Duty Trucks

  • Strong experience in diagnostics and electrical is a must.

  • Must be able to communicate effectively, read, estimate, calculate, interpret, measure and document in writing.

  • Must have own set of basic tools as is standard for mechanics.

  • Must currently have or able to obtain a class A or B commercial driver’s license within 120 days of employment.

  • Must currently have a valid driver’s license with excellent driving record.

  • Able to sustain a steady work pace over an entire work day.

  • Able to tolerate confined spaces for extended periods of time.

Working Conditions:

  • Works indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions.

  • Subjected to loud noises, vibrations, hard working surfaces, lubricants and chemicals, fumes, dirt and inherent hazards of mechanic work

Successful candidates are those who seek to thrive in an environment of operational excellence and accountability. We offer excellent benefits including: medical, dental, vision, flexible spending account, long term disability, life insurance, 401K retirement and unlimited opportunities to "Connect with Your Future" . Waste Connections is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (Minority/Female/Disabled/Veterans)

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Education:

High School (Required)

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Who We Are

Waste Connections Inc. is an integrated solid waste services company that provides solid waste collection, transfer, disposal and recycling services in mostly exclusive and secondary markets. Our goal is to create an environment where self-directed, empowered employees strive to consistently fulfill our constituent commitments and seek to create positive impacts through interactions with customers, communities, and fellow employees.

OUR PEOPLE MEAN EVERYTHING TO US

Waste Connections is always working to protect the health of the communities we serve, and we are grateful for the hard work and dedication that you bring to your job every day. Working here means you are a safety-minded individual who is making important contributions on a daily basis that will make a positive impact on those around you. We appreciate that you are a person of integrity who takes pride in the work you do.

Our Opportunities

BUILD TALENT FROM WITHIN

People who want to gain valuable professional experience will find that Waste Connections is a fantastic place to work. You’ll enjoy the opportunity for beneficial training and professional development opportunities that can help enhance your skills and lead the way to a more promising future.

LET’S REALIZE YOUR GOALS TOGETHER

Bring your passion to succeed and you’ll quickly discover that great opportunities are all around you. At Waste Connections, you’ll thrive if you are friendly, dedicated, and prefer a work hard/play hard culture that is focused on maintaining our reputation as the premier waste services company in the markets we serve.