Diesel Technician - Heavy Truck Maintenance

Waste Management Ames , IA 50011

Posted 2 months ago

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Waste Management (WM), a Fortune 250 company, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services in North America. We are strongly committed to a foundation of operating excellence, professionalism and financial strength. WM serves nearly 25 million customers in residential, commercial, industrial and municipal markets throughout North America through a network of collection operations, transfer stations, landfills, recycling facilities and waste-based energy production projects.

Tired of just doing preventative maintenance or working only on engines? Are you ready to take the next step and work on equipment that requires a high level of skill - hydraulics, electrical, diagnostics - using modern maintenance practices and technologies? Are you looking for that right opportunity which will allow you to use and be rewarded for your skills and ability, and provide opportunity for growth? Our Mechanics are trained to provide superior maintenance on both diesel equipment and, at some locations, on our growing fleet of CNG trucks. We care about our Mechanic's safety and show it by demanding solid safety practices of all our Mechanics and managers. Pride, safety, training, growth, opportunity, great benefits, rewards - check us out, we may be the company for you.

I. Job Summary

Under general supervision, performs preventive maintenance services and inspects, diagnoses and repairs vehicles and equipment.

2nd shift 2pm - 10:30pm

II. Essential Duties and Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other minor duties may be assigned.

  • Works under limited supervision and selects from written instructions and established procedures to accomplish assigned tasks.

  • Performs repairs and assigned preventive maintenance services.

  • Performs inspection, 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.

  • Estimates time and material costs on vehicle repairs and requisitions new parts.

  • Performs all work within Standard Repair Times (SRTs).

  • Performs service calls for emergency breakdowns.

  • Conducts safety checks on vehicles.

  • Completes required paperwork utilizing fleet maintenance software program associated with repairing vehicles, documenting parts usage, and accounting for repair times.

  • Assists senior Mechanics in the completion of project work.

  • Reviews, completes or assigns repairs identified on Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports.

  • Maintains a clean, safe work area in compliance with Corporate / OSHA Standards, and performs all work in accordance with established safety procedures.

III. Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory duties.

IV. Qualifications

The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary to perform the job.

A. Education and Experience

  • Education: Not required.

  • Experience: Two (2) years of relevant work experience.

B. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Other Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.

  • Legally eligible to work in the United States.

  • Ability to perform physical requirements of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.

  • Successfully complete and pass pre-employment drug screen and physical.

C. Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Required

  • None required.

V. Work Environment

Listed below are key points regarding environmental demands and work environment of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Required to use motor coordination with finger dexterity (such as keyboarding, machine operation, etc.) most of the work day;

  • Required to exert physical effort in handling objects less than __ pounds most of the work day;

  • Required to be exposed to physical occupational risks (such as cuts, burns, exposure to toxic chemicals, etc.) often;

  • Required to be exposed to physical environment which involves dirt, odors, noise, weather extremes or similar elements often;

  • Normal setting for this job is: repair/maintenance shop.


At Waste Management, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability. As well as a Stock Purchase Plan, Company match on 401K, and more! Our employees also receive Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Personal Days. Please note that benefits may vary by site.

If this sounds like the opportunity that you have been looking for, please click "Apply."

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Diesel Technician - Heavy Truck Maintenance

Waste Management