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Location:Tacoma (Lakewood), WA
Company:Waste Connections, Inc.
First posted:June 19, 2017

Job Title

Preventative Maintenance Mechanic

Employee Type

Requisition Primary Location

Lakewood, Washington

Job Description

Join Waste Connections, Inc., and Connect with Your Future! Voted one of the top 200 small and mid-cap companies in America by Forbes Magazine three years in a row! Waste Connections, Inc. (NYSE:WCN) is growing throughout the United States as well as Canada.  Our range of services includes solid waste collection, transfer, disposal and recycling to over 7.5 million commercial, industrial, and residential customers in 40 states and 5 Canadian Provinces.

We have an immediate position open for a Preventive Maintenance Mechanic to work on our fleet of garbage trucks at our Lakewood, WA site. Mechanics interested in secure, steady employment are encouraged to apply. At least 1 year of experience doing preventative maintenance on diesel trucks is a must.  Must have a CDL or be able to obtain one within first 90 days of employment (we do have a training program and will help you get your CDL, so must have clean driving record).  Must have own tools.

Do not stop by or call our local office.  Apply online at (please use the apply button below)

Responsibilities include:

  •     Performing  repairs and assigned preventive maintenance services.
  •     Performing  inspections, diagnosis and repair of electrical, hydraulic, suspension, brake and air systems on vehicles and equipment.
  •     Utilizes vehicle computer electronics systems to interpret failure modes to initiate or assign repairs.
  •     Conducting safety checks on vehicles and equipment.
  •     Completing  required paperwork utilizing fleet maintenance software program associated with repairing vehicles, documenting parts usage, and accounting for repair times.
  •     Reviews, completes or assigns repairs identified on Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports.
  •     Performs maintenance related work as required.
  •     Maintains a clean, safe work area in compliance with corporate and OSHA standards.
  •     Performs all work in accordance with established safety procedures.
  •     Ability to effectively communicate needed repairs or tasks.

    Ideal Candidate will possess:

  •     1 year of experience in heavy truck equipment maintenance and repair preferred; or completion of accredited vocational technical school program.
  •     CDL preferred (required to obtain in first 90 days of employment).
  •     Provide personal tools.
  •     Welding experience a plus
  •     Proficiency in vehicle and equipment diagnosis and repair.
  •     Ability to read and comprehend service and technical information.

    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". For more information please visit (please use the apply button below). Waste Connections is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran.)

    Job Requirements:


    High School (Required)






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