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Waste Connections Diesel Mechanic in Aberdeen, Washington

Job TitleDiesel MechanicPrimary LocationAberdeen, WashingtonEmployee TypeEmployeeJob Description

The Position:

We are looking for a Diesel Mechanic to join the team at our Hauling location in Aberdeen, WA. This is a union position with union pay scale, benefits, and pension plan. This is a Monday-Friday swing shift from 11AM - 7:30PM. Previous waste experience would be a huge plus!

The Mechanic is responsible for:

  • Mechanical repairs to all Waste Connections vehicles, to include independent diagnosis and repair of electrical and hydraulic systems, brake repair and replacement.

  • Welding and vehicle-washing associated with the above duties

  • Driving, loading, unloading, and operating various collection vehicles, forklifts, and/or other vehicles in order to facilitate job duties

  • Operating vehicle in accordance with all DOT, OSHA, state, and federal requirements

  • Safety of vehicle and equipment

  • Operating various types of electrical diagnostic equipment, overhead crane, forklift, electric and gas welding equipment, etc.

  • Completing vehicle documentation and all paperwork related to repair orders

  • Maintaining the truck shop workspace, keeping it neat and free from debris

  • Completing special projects for Supervisor as assigned, and assisting other shop personnel as needed

  • Following all appropriate safety guidelines and precautions, wearing required personal protective equipment (PPE), and maintaining a neat and professional appearance at all times

  • Performing other duties as assigned

  • Maintaining regular and predictable attendance

Knowledge of:

  • Applicable operating procedures and safety practices for refuse collection

  • Applicable federal, state, and municipal statutes, rules, regulations, and policies related to refuse collection

Skill in:

  • General and advanced repairs of vehicles, to include light, medium, and heavy vehicles

  • Safe and efficient use and care of hand tools and other equipment involved in vehicle repair processes

  • Interpersonal interaction, positive attitude, excellent teamwork, and leadership

Ability to:

  • Quickly understand and adhere to safety requirements of this position

  • Provide training for other employees as required

  • This position requires excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • This position requires ability to read and comprehend technical manuals.

Experience Required: Minimum 3 years of previous experience performing general mechanical repairs required

Minimum Level of Education: High school diploma or GED

Driving Requirements:

  • Valid class A commercial driver’s license or ability to obtain one within 30 days of employment

  • Acceptable motor vehicle record (MVR)

  • Ability to meet all DOT requirements

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:

  • Extensive physical activity. Requires strenuous physical work; heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects over 50 pounds.

  • Work environment may be indoors in a shop, or outdoors to repair trucks on the road. Usually well-lighted and ventilated. Sometimes necessary to work in awkward or tight positions and to handle greasy or dirty tools. These factors require following basic safety precautions.

To be considered for any of our current openings you must complete an application at www.wasteconnections.com . Application information and additional instructions can be found once you select your position of interest.

Waste Connections is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran)

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