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Compactor Repair Tech

Wichita, Kansas

Waste Connections has an immediate position available for a compactor repair technician located in Wichita, Kansas.  In this position you will wear a few different hats but main duties will include welding, fabricating and compactor repair. This is a full time, long term position with a great company.  If you don't mind getting your hands dirty and are a self-motivated, hardworking individual with good communication skills we want to talk to you.


  • CULTURE:   It’s a Great place to work! We work in an environment where empowered, self-directed All-stars know what they do is important.
  • INTEGRITY: Our definition is “saying what you will do and then doing it!” We keep our promises to our customers and our employees.  

 Diagnose and repair equipment including compactors and balers
 Repairs or replaces parts as directed by a work order system. Completes field service reports in a work order system
 Overhauls or replaces machine components and replace worn items
 Communicates with supervisor and/or equipment operators for clarification of problems. May discuss preventive techniques with equipment users to minimize future repairs
 Independently troubleshoot and maintain complex electromechanical equipment
 Installs and sets up new equipment and communicates with vendors regarding our service
 Performs other job-related duties as assigned or apparent
 Welding and/or fabrication skills and/or experience
 Respond to customer needs in a positive, supportive, and timely manner to ensure maximum value for work performed
 Maintains a clean and safe work area, adheres to all safety policies and procedures
 Follows standard operating procedures
 Cleans and organizes equipment
 Assists to prepare equipment for rent or sale
 Provides assistance to all other levels of technicians as needed in regard to troubleshooting repairs
 Performs other duties as assigned/required
 Maintains paperwork documentation of work performed (work orders) in a complete and timely manner on a daily/job basis
 Documents labor, addition of segments, assuring that work order can be closed and billed as communicated with the customer
 Positively interacts with manager and team members to satisfy customer needs
 Communicates effectively with both internal and external customers

 Basic knowledge of elecrtricity and electrical components.

 Basic knowledge of hydraulic systems.

 Basic mechanic skills

 Ability to use typical hand and mechanics tools and inspection gages
 Ability to work from drawings, verbal instructions, or sketches
 Ability to work safely with cleaners, lubricants, and other chemicals as needed
 Ability to work in an area with moderate noise (forklift traffic, conveyor system, etc.)
 Ability to work in a confined area
 Ability to frequently and safely push, pull, bend, twist, sit, stand, kneel, squat and occasionally lift up to 70 pounds
 Working ability to read and follow written and oral instructions and to hear at a level sufficient to communicate with staff
 Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions
 Ability to maintain effective working relationships with peers, customers, and supervisors
 Ability to maintain a strong attention to detail
 Ability to communicate effectively and proficiently in both oral and written form
 Ability to work overtime as needed
 Ability to adhere to company rules and regulations
 Basic computer skills
 Ability to maintain safe and clean work environment
 Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in designated areas (hard hat, safety glasses, gloves, boots, and hearing protection)

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”.

Waste Connections is an equal opportunity employer. Waste Connections does not discriminate on the basis of race/color/religion/sex/national origin/veteran/disability/age/sexual orientation/gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

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