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Heavy Equipment Technician

Company: Republic Services
Location: Salinas
Posted on: July 12, 2019

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY: The Heavy Equipment Technician performs repairs and maintenance on heavy equipment, compact heavy equipment, light service equipment, and light trucks. Typical repairs include, but are not limited to, preventative maintenance inspections, hydraulic, fuel, exhaust, brakes, suspension, electrical, HVAC, and emission systems.


  • Maintains advanced knowledge to diagnose and repair mechanical problems on heavy equipment.
  • Performs repair or preventative maintenance on electrical, diesel and gasoline vehicles, including compactor, excavator, wheel loader, and other vehicles to maximize safe and productive operations. Typical repairs and maintenance would include work on engines, transmissions, chassis, drivelines and body components, hydraulic, brake, electrical and suspension systems, wheels, tires and undercarriages.
  • Reads and interprets equipment condition reports and/or repair orders, communicate with supervisor and/or operator for clarification of defects and discuss preventive techniques with operators to minimize future repairs.
  • Completes paperwork associated with repairing equipment, documenting parts usage and accounting for applied times (i.e., work order times compared to time card times).
  • Completes daily consumables report to record hours, fuel and oil usage, and provide information for input into Dossier, Republic Services Fleet Management Software system.
  • Collects and interprets analyses from oil sampling, on-board computer, and fleet management software.
  • Follows all safety policies and procedures.
  • Performs overhauls on gas or diesel engines.
    • Advanced knowledge in air brakes, tires, hydraulics, advanced electrical, advanced drive train knowledge, suspension, steering and wheel-end components training as evidenced by ASE Certification.
    • At least 1 year of experience as a technician working on heavy equipment.
    • Minimum of 1 year of prior experience as a technician working on heavy equipment, demonstrating the ability to service increasingly more challenging maintenance repairs.Mechanical Trade School certificate or degree
    • Certificate in electrical diagnostics.
    • Applicable ASE certifications.
    • Working knowledge of Tier 4 emission systems.
    • Welding and/or fabrication skills and/or experience.
      • Minimum of 1 year of experience in a technician position requiring knowledge and application of OSHA Haz Com; OSHA Lock Out Tag Out and all OSHA Fire Protection regulations.
      • High school diploma or G.E.D.Republic Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

        The statements used herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by an employee in this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required by an incumbent so classified.-- Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company.

        Company Description:

        Republic Services, Inc. is an industry leader in U.S. recycling and waste services. Through its subsidiaries, Republic---s collection companies, transfer stations, recycling centers and landfills focus on providing reliable environmental services and solutions for 14 million commercial, industrial, municipal and residential customers.Each day, Republic empowers more than 31,000 exceptional employees to do their best work. The Company takes pride in the commitment to the safety of employees and communities; customer engagement; environmental stewardship and sustainable practices; community involvement, and innovation in all aspects of its business operations. Republic strives to be an employer of choice for top talent and works to create and maintain an environment that attracts, develops and retains people who are aligned to serve customers and preserve the planet.

Keywords: Republic Services, Salinas , Heavy Equipment Technician, Engineering , Salinas, California

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