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PM Technician - 2nd Shift

Elgin, Illinois


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
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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

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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


PM Technician - 2nd Shift

Elgin, Illinois

We have an immediate position open for a2nd Shift PM Technicianto work on our fleet of trucks at our Groot location inElgin, IL

Schedule is Monday-Thursday 2 pm to 10:30 pm, Friday from 10 am to 6:30 pm. Overtime and a minimum 1 Saturday per month as needed.

As a key member of our maintenance technicians team, your work will involve inspecting, diagnosing, and repairing electrical, hydraulic, suspension, brake and air systems on vehicles and equipment.

What We Offer –

  • We offer excellent benefits including: medical, dental, vision, flexible spending account, short term & long term disability, life insurance, 401(k) retirement.

  • We provide anessentialservice to the communities we serve. Garbage is very stable and we work year round!

  • Pay starts at $22.50/hour - overtime is paid time and half

  • Weekly pay / direct deposit.

Responsibilities include:

  • Performs repairs and assigned preventive maintenance services. Performs 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.

  • Performs service calls for emergency breakdowns. 

  • Conducts safety checks on vehicles and equipment. 

  • Completes 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.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  •  1-2 Years of experience in heavy truck equipment maintenance and repair, or completion of accredited vocational technical school program in Diesel Mechanics preferred

  • CDL Class A or B is a plus; Ability to obtain a Class A or B in the future is required

  • Ability to maintain and supply own personal tools needed to perform essential duties

  • Proficiency in vehicle and equipment diagnosis and repair. 


  • Strenuous physical work, to include heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling

  • Ability to adapt to a wide variety of environments to complete work assignments

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds

Apply todayand Connect with Your Future!

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

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