Skip to main content

Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Alvarado, Texas


As a member of our elite team of mechanics, you will feel like you're a part of something bigger than yourself. Our team works together towards a common goal -- keeping our fleet on the road and in good working order and making sure our drivers get home safe every night. Do you have experience working on diesel trucks or heavy equipment? Would you love working in a very stable industry for a rapidly growing company? If the answer is yes, then you're who we're looking for.

  • Full Time
  • Level: Entry to Journeyman
  • Glassdoor Reviews and Company Rating

Success Profile

What do you need to be a successful Mechanic at Waste Connections? Check out the top traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Safety Minded
  • Problem Solver
  • Responsible
  • Team Player
  • Mechanically Inclined
  • Efficient


  • Compensation

    Competitive Wages
    Paid Vacation Time
    Wage Increases
    401(k) with Company Match

  • Healthcare

    Medical RX

  • Perks

    Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    Emergency Travel Assistance
    Prepaid Legal Plan
    Scholarship Program for Kids
    Employee Stock Purchase Plan
    Employee Relief Fund

  • Insurance

    Short-term Disability
    Long-term Disability

Employee Quote

Image of garbage truck

Every day when I go home and I know that what I did is going to keep these drivers safe and get their job done, it just feels great.

Andrew Mechanic


Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Alvarado, Texas

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


  • 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


  • 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)

Group photo of Waste Connections employees with hands in the air