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NOW HIRING RECYCLE MECHANIC (Plus Offering Sign-On Bonus $1,250 (St Petersburg FL)

St. Petersburg, Florida


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


NOW HIRING RECYCLE MECHANIC (Plus Offering Sign-On Bonus $1,250 (St Petersburg FL)

St. Petersburg, Florida

Waste Connections has an immediate opening for a Recycle Plant Mechanic in our Material Recovery Facility in St Petersburg, Florida. This position will perform maintenance on manufacturing equipment, recycling equipment, balers, motors, conveyors, electronics, and other plant equipment and rolling stock such as forklifts, skid steer, loaders, small gas generators, plumbing, and lighting.

This position requires weekend availability with ability to work various hours and flexible shifts when needed.


  • Has in-depth knowledge of tools and maintenance principles including familiarity with job hazard analysis, PPE, OSHA, ANSI and Federal NEC standards.
  • Conducts basic cleaning, inspection, lubricating, and adjustments of facility and equipment.
  • Understanding of function and maintenance requirements of processing and facility equipment.
  • Understanding of hydraulic functions, maintenance, and repair.
  • Understanding of rolling stock function and maintenance requirements.
  •  Perform repairs and preventative maintenance on various devices and equipment which require electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, welding, and electrical motor skills.
  • Perform routine maintenance or repairs on recycling equipment such as star gears, fingers sorters, ballistics, conveyor belts, and optical sorters.   Tasks often require cleaning, inspecting and or lubricating plant equipment.
  • Review and complete daily inspection reports.
  • Conduct safety inspections on recycle equipment, facility building, and other relative rolling stock or operating equipment.
  • Perform scheduled maintenance inspections and fill out proper paperwork on time.
  • Provide direction and assistance to the “Maintenance Technician Helper”.
  • Helps with inventory control of facility, equipment, shop parts and supplies, and maintain inventory control of maintenance repair parts.
  • Must be able and willing to work with outside vendors as it pertains to troubleshooting and repairing any and all equipment necessary to our operation.
  • Attend all scheduled safety meetings. Report any safety or equipment related issues to your supervisor. This position reports to the maintenance manager.
  • Maintain a clean, safe work environment in compliance with corporate, EPA and OSHA standards.


  • Requires strenuous physical work, heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects over 50 pounds.
  • Work environment may be indoors in a shop or outdoors to repair equipment in the field.
  • Sometimes necessary to work in awkward or tight positions and to handle greasy or dirty tools and objects. These factors require following basic safety precautions.


  • Safety conscious practices and habits a must.
  • 3 to 5 yrs. experience working with in an industrial, plant or shop environment.
  • 3 to 5 yrs. experience working with hydraulics, electrical and power transmission components- including diagnostics/troubleshooting and subsequent repair efforts- minor to intensive.
  •  2 to 3 yrs. experience working using loaders and forklifts a must.
  •  2 to 3 yrs. experience performing routine and preventative maintenance- including greasing, lube services, adjustments and electrical calibrations.
  •  2 to 3 years experience in metal fabrication and repairs- includes welding, torches and cutting/grinding.
  • Must provide own personal tools and tool box.


  • Excellent benefits including: medical, dental, vision, flexible spending account, long term disability, life insurance, 401K retirement and unlimited opportunities to "Connect with Your Future".
  • Garbage is very stable and we work year round!
  • VETERANS are encouraged to apply.

If you have questions or need help with your application feel free to call theRecruiter Pete Carreon at 832-510-5681.

We offer excellent benefits including: medical, dental, vision, flexible spending account, long term disability, life insurance, 401K retirement.

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

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