Heavy Equipment Mechanic Sr #15000821

Waverly, VA posted on May 29

I. Job Summary
Performs complex preventative maintenance tasks, and troubleshoots and repairs a wide variety of equipment (Trucks and Yellow Iron).


II. Essential Duties and Responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Other minor duties may be assigned. 

  • Repairs as needed equipment (including, but not limited to, bulldozers, scrapers, backhoes, front end loaders, yard trucks, farm tractors, forklifts, and company cars).
  • Diagnoses and repairs differentials, hydraulic systems, motors, transmissions, drives, air conditioning systems, and electrical systems.
  • Performs tasks per preventative maintenance checklist.
  • Completes records such as work orders, card files, P.Mchecklists, and oil samples.
  • Services and maintains other equipment such as light plants, water pump, welders, and other equipment.
  • Reference site-specific procedures and more detailed site-specific job descriptions.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

III.  Supervisory Responsibilities

  • No supervisory responsibilities required.

IV.  Qualifications

The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary to perform the job. 


A. Education and Experience

  • Education: Not required.
  • Experience: Six years of relevant work experience.  

 B. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Other Requirements

  • Valid driver’s license and must have a clean driving record.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Legally eligible to work in the United States.
  • Ability to perform physical requirements of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.

  • Successfully complete pre-employment drug screen, physical, and background check, which will include previous employment check, criminal history and motor vehicle record review. 


    • RCRA
    • HAZWOPER (24 Hour)
    • DOT & M2Z (Driver Only)
  • RCRA / HAZWOPER Training:

    • Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA)

    • Clean Air Act (CAA)
    • Clean Water Act (CWA)
    • Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA)
    • Superfund Amendment & Reauthorization Act (SARA)

    • Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA)

    • National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)

    • Occupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA)

    • Hazardous Waste Transportation Act (HWTA)

    • Code of Federal Regulation (CFR 40, 29, & 49)

    • Contingency Plan
    • Spill Prevention Control & Countermeasure Plan (SPCC)

    • Security Plan
    • Hazwoper
  • Standard Division Practices (per department) (SDP’s)

    • Refresher Training As Required By Law
    • RCRA
    • Hazwoper
    • DOT
    • Forklift
  • Medical Exam

    • Pre Employment Physical and Drug Test
    • Complete Physical Biennially
    • Pulmonary Function Test (PFT), Audiogram and Respirator Fit Test annual

    • Physical at Termination

C. Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Required

  • Skill in operating   tools, equipment, parts and procedures utilized during the repair and servicing of vehicles and equipment, skill in repair of special purpose equipment, ability to effectively communicate needed repairs or tasks, ability to diagnose defects in and repair a variety of equipment and vehicles, ability to utilize fleet maintenance software program, and knowledge of Total Tire Maintenance Program may be required.


  • Respirators – Full face OV/AG or half face with face shield
  • Full face supplied air in some arrears
  • Suit – Appropriate Barrier Suite:  Liquid – yellow Tyvek with sleeves, apron, booties; Solid – white Tyvek

  • Gloves – appropriate to hazards present – PVC over Nitrile or Butyl (Liquid Waste) Leather Work (Solid Waste), Leather/Cloth work (when handling equipment or containers)

  • Overshoes – Vinyl Booties – Waterproof Boots – Chemical Resistant Boots

  • Safety glasses
  • Hard Hats
  • Shoes - Steel Toe

V.  Work Environment

Listed below are key points regarding the physical requirements, and work environment of the job. A reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Required to use motor coordination with arm, hand, finger, and leg dexterity.

  • Required to exert physical effort in handling objects more than _ pounds frequently.  

  • Requires pushing, pulling, bending, twisting and lifting up to _ lbs.

  • Will be exposed to a physical environment, which involves dirt, odors, noise, weather extremes or similar elements most of the workday.

Note:  The level of physical effort may vary from site to site and in some cases be greater or lesser than documented here.



At Waste Management, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability.  As well as a Stock Purchase Plan, Company match on 401K, and more!  Our employees also receive Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Personal Days.  Please note that benefits may vary by site.