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Diesel Mechanic -$5,000 Sign On Bonus

Harrisburg, Illinois

Overview

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

Benefits/Perks

  • Compensation

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

  • Healthcare

    Medical
    Dental
    Vision
    Medical RX

  • Perks

    Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    Emergency Travel Assistance
    Prepaid Legal Plan
    Scholarship Program for Kids

  • Insurance

    Life
    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

Responsibilities

Diesel Mechanic -$5,000 Sign On Bonus

Harrisburg, Illinois

Job Title

Diesel Mechanic -$5,000 Sign On Bonus

Primary Location

Harrisburg, Illinois

Employee Type

Employee

Job Description

Bulldog Systems, a Waste Connections company, is looking for an ambitious Diesel PM Technician for our team in Harrisburg, IL.

Now offering a $5,000 SIGN ON BONUS!

The ideal Mechanic will have a self-motivated, go getting attitude, that is looking to excel and grow with our GROWING company! We provide On the Job Training to lead you to the next technical level!

Why work for Waste Connections?

  • ~Competitive Compensations~
  • ~Safety Bonuses – Get rewarded for your safe habits~
  • ~Yearly Boot Stipend – Get your boots covered~
  • ~Benefits Plans – Keep yourself healthy~
  • ~Matching 401(K) – Connect to your future~
  • ~Training provided to advance your level~

What we do: We provide trash and disposal services to the local community. You, a vital piece of the team, would be responsible for the maintenance and upmost safety on our fleet of trucks. This includes duties such:

  • Perform assigned preventative maintenance services including oil and lube changes, replacement of lamps, bulbs, replace brake shoes, perform wheel seals and many more minor repairs.
  • Inspect electrical, hydraulics, suspension brake and air systems on vehicles and equipment.
  • Utilize basic vehicle computer electrical systems to interpret failure modes to initiate or assign repairs.
  • Conducts safety checks on vehicles and equipment.
  • Complete required paperwork utilizing fleet maintenance software program associated with repairing vehicles, documenting parts usage, and accounting for repair times.
  • Maintain a clean, safe work environment in compliance with corporate and OSHA standards.

What we work with:Trash is dirty! Trucks are dirty! And this is a service provided year round – Rain, snow or shine. Hot or cold. Be prepared to work in all environments, around heavy diesel equipment. Understanding how to work safely in this environment is key.

Plan for the following labor:

  • •Extensive physical activity. Requires strenuous physical work; heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects over 60 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.
  • Exposure to outside weather, including frequent wet and/or humid conditions, as well as exposure to fumes and vibration.
  • Noise level is usually moderate.
  • Always operating in a safe manner (Lock out/Tag out, Use of PPE, Jackstands, steering covers, etc)

At the end of the day, we send our trucks out knowing they were touched by safe and diligent hands

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Valid driver’s license (CDL preferred, but not required). 
    •Ability to read, write, comprehend and communicate in English.
    •2 years of experience preferred.
    •Must own personal tools. 

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

We offer excellent benefits including: medical, dental, vision, flexible spending account, long term & short term disability, life insurance, 401K retirement and unlimited opportunities to "Connect with Your Future".

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

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