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Waste Connections

Diesel Mechanic 3rd Shift

Waste Management


Full Time

On Site


Elk Grove Village, Illinois, United States

Groot is search for a Diesel Mechanic position for our hauling site located in Elk Grove, IL. This is night shift position. Hours are 10 pm to 6:30 am Sunday-Thursday and at least 1 Saturday per month. Over time after 40 hour paid at time and a half. Local 701 union, full scale is $37.75 per hour. Approximately 4-5 hours of weekly overtime. Benefits are provided by local Union 701. Pension, medical, vision, dental insurance and PTO offered. Company uninforms, boot allowance and safety bonus provided.


Performs 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.


The following responsibilities are general duties that a particular employee in this position may or may not be required to perform. The actual duties required of this position will vary.

  • 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.



  • Either (1) high school diploma or G.E.D. certification and 2 years of related truck or heavy equipment maintenance.

  • 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 Groot Industries 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 equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability or protected veteran status.