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Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Company: Waste Connections
Location: Alvarado
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Waste Connections has an immediate opening for a Heavy Equipment Mechanic at our Turkey Creek Landfill in Alvarado, Texas. Applicants for this role must possess a strong, dedicated, safety conscience work ethic along with a positive can-do attitude. We offer competitive pay, excellent benefits-medical, dental, vision, paid time off, and 401K. Position is working 55-60 hours a week.


  • Perform repairs and assigned preventative maintenance services. Performs inspections, diagnosis, and repair of powertrain, electrical and hydraulic systems on heavy equipment, such as excavators, wheel loaders, forklifts, man-lifts, etc. Perform power washing on heavy equipment during routine preventative maintenance.
  • Complete required paperwork utilizing equipment maintenance software program associated with repairing equipment, documenting parts usage, and accounting for repair times.
  • Reviews and completes, repairs identified on Daily Inspection Reports.
  • Conducts safety checks on vehicles and equipment.
  • Performs service calls for emergency breakdowns that may take place in the transfer station.
  • Maintain a clean, safe work environment in compliance with corporate and OSHA standards.
  • Participate in equipment operator training on best practices on maintenance and proper use of equipment WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL EFFORT:
    • Extensive physical activity. Requires strenuous physical work; heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects over 50 pounds.
    • Work environment is outdoor or may be indoor repair equipment in the field.
    • 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.
    • Often working alone and is expected to report work status and completion of work through-out the day and end of day.
    • Will communicate with suppliers and outside vendors to obtain parts and coordinate
    • Expect to know personal limitations and ask for assistance when necessary
    • Service vehicle equipped with tool boxes, welder/air compressor and crane is provided MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:
      • Trustworthy and possess a high-degree of integrity
      • Self-directed and comfortable working alone
      • Work few but on an occasional weekend
      • Accustomed to changes in priorities and responding professionally to urgent matters
      • 3+ years' experience working with heavy equipment
      • Must provide own personal tools and tool box.
      • Welding/fabrication experience is a huge plus ! Waste Connections is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Female/Disabled/Veterans)

Keywords: Waste Connections, Dallas , Heavy Equipment Mechanic, Engineering , Alvarado, Texas

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