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Waste Connections

Diesel Mechanic - 2nd shift

Waste Management


Full Time

On Site


Marengo, Illinois, United States

A Diesel Mechanic position is now open at Marengo, IL location!


Performs repairs and preventative maintenance on diesel trucks including front-end loader, roll off, rear load, trailers and other support vehicles. This is a 2nd shift position. Hours are 3 pm to 1-2 am Monday-Friday. Weekly overtime available. Some Saturday work required.


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.

Job Requirements:



  • 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


  • 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.