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Waste Connections Incorporation

Diesel Mechanic

Waste Management


Full Time

On Site


Freeport, Illinois, United States

Gills Freeport Disposal, a Waste Connection's company, is seeking an A-type Diesel Mechanic. Hours are 9 am to 7 pm Monday through Friday. Saturdays only during holiday weeks. Over time after 40 hours paid at time and a half, approximately 10-15 hours of overtime per week. Wage starts at $30.00 and is negotiable based on experience.

Year-round work. We offer excellent benefits including: medical, dental, vision, flexible spending account, long term & short term disability, life insurance, 401K retirement and unlimited opportunities to "Connect with Your Future".


In this position you will perform repairs and preventative maintenance on diesel trucks including front-end loader, roll off, rear load, trailers and other support vehicles. We are looking for experience with Mack, Heil & McNelius systems.


  • Diagnoses mechanical problems on suspension, brake system, electrical system, and hydraulic system.
  • Performs repairs and maintenance on CNG, diesel and/or gasoline trucks including front-end loader, roll off, and rear load, plus other support vehicles. Repairs include, but are not limited to, hydraulic systems, brake systems, electrical systems, suspension systems, wheels, and tires.

  • Reads and interprets VCRs (vehicle condition reports) and/or repair orders.

  • Completes electronic repair orders in our maintenance program associated with repairing vehicles and documenting parts usage.

  • Makes emergency road calls to repair trucks.

  • Diagnoses mechanical problems using diagnostic software, technical manuals and expertise.

  • Follows all safety policies and procedures; participates in all required safety training and meetings.



  • 3 years experience as a Diesel Mechanic

  • Valid driver license.


  • Trade school certificate

  • Certificate in electronic diagnostics

  • ASE certificate(s)

  • Welding and/or fabrication skills and/or experience

  • Experience with Mach, Heil and McNelius systems

  • Class B CDL


  • Knowledge of DOT, OSHA and other applicable health and safety standards.

  • Dependability – Shows up for work on time and adheres to the established work schedule.

  • Safety Orientation – Follows Waste Connections safety rules and procedures and sets an example for safe work behavior. Does not take inappropriate risks.

  • Troubleshooting – Diagnoses existing problems and predicts potential problems. Determines root causes of failures and chooses the best repair option.


The following environmental/atmospheric working conditions are commonly, but not always, associated with the performance of this position. The actual working conditions will vary.

  • Shop environment including, but not limited to, machines, tools, heavy equipment, chemicals, solvents, dust, and fumes.

  • Occasional exposure to extreme weather conditions and loud noises

  • Frequently lift / carry up to 50 pounds.

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