Waste Connections, Inc Mechanic in Ottawa, Ontario

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Requisition Primary Location

Ottawa, Ontario

Job Description

Waste Connections of Canada the leader in non-hazardous solid waste management in North America is looking for an experienced Mechanic for our shop at our hauling district in Ottawa. We are looking for an innovative, creative and proactive individual capable of creating and driving change.

Position Summary:

Safety is key in our business and the mechanic plays a crucial role in maintaining both personal and equipment safety. The Mechanic is responsible for maintaining WCC off road heavy equipment in safe working order. The Mechanic will work directly with the Maintenance Supervisor to ensure that all equipment meet all government regulations and standards for safety as well as WCC safety standards.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Performs repairs and maintenance on heavy trucks 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, cooling systems, under carriage, wheels and tires.

  • Inspects equipment and/or trucks for condition, operations, parts and fluid levels, differentials, final drives, pump drives, and hubs.

  • Reads and interprets vehicle condition reports, and/or repair orders, communicates with supervisor and operator for clarification of problems.

  • May discuss preventative techniques with operators to minimize future repairs.

  • Makes emergency on-site inspections to make repairs on equipment that break down during operations

  • Uses a large array of hand and power tools.

  • Pushes or pulls large tool box.

  • Cleans parts and tools with chemical solvents.

Qualifications and Skills

  • 4-5 years of verifiable Diesel Truck/Heavy Equipment experience

  • Solid knowledge of brakes and Hydraulics repair

  • Solid computer diagnostic experience

  • Caterpillar and Volvo experience would be an asset.

  • Available to work between 7am – 5pm, Monday through Friday (45hrs per week)

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

  • Dexterity for handling small parts and tools in tight spaces.

  • Sufficient strength for handling larger parts and tools.

  • Pushing, pulling, reaching above/at/below shoulder, standing stooping, crouching, bending, walking, crawling, kneeling, carrying lifting 10-100 lbs.

  • Visually inspects equipment and parts; adequate hearing.

  • Able to work utilizing safety glasses, steel-toed work shoes, uniform and hearing protection.

  • Able to climb steps and ladders.

  • Work performed indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions.

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

What’s In It for You?

You will be joining a team environment and colleagues who embrace a “work hard, play harder” culture. Our compensation package is competitive, and comes with excellent benefits. You’ll also be associating yourself with a company that likes to lead by example, through a strong presence in our local communities, charitable giving, sustainability initiatives and more.

Waste Connections of Canada is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates who require accommodations throughout the recruitment process should contact the Recruiting Department

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Who We Are

Waste Connections 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.


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


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.


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.