Job Description

Heavy Equipment Mechanic

The Heavy Equipment Mechanic is responsible for the maintenance and repair of the fleet equipment. Equipment includes but is not limited to wheel loaders, excavators, skid steers, forklifts, man lifts, and grinders. The heavy equipment mechanic demonstrates responsible work practices with safety as the number one goal. Performs appropriate preventive maintenance on equipment as well as necessary repairs to keep machines up and running daily.

Reports To

Operations Manager


  • Must be able to perform services, diagnostics, part replacement
  • Must have own tools
  • Maintains good records
  • Knows how to use/willing to learn computer tracking software
  • Maintains a clean work environment
  • Able to read electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic schematics
  • Identify problems and come up with viable solutions
  • Has knowledge of Caterpillar, Komatsu, John Deere parts and systems
  • Work in a team environment
  • Must have clean driver’s license
  • Full time position with overtime opportunities

Qualifications / Knowledge / Critical Skills

  • ASE certifications are a plus
  • Ability to perform physical requirements of the job
  • Repetitive lifting, pushing, pulling and climbing
  • Ability to drive truck with a manual transmission
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions
  • Needs excellent diagnostic and problem-solving skills
  • Good hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity
  • Previous CDL truck driving experience preferred
  • Waste industry experience, a plus
  • Completion of college or vocational or technical training
  • Experience with routine maintenance operations is required


Minneapolis MN
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