Website Casella Waste Systems

Heavy Equipment Technician Job Highlights

Title Heavy Equipment Technician
Type Full Time
Experience 1 Year
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Old Town, ME, United States
Company Casella Waste Systems

Company Profile

Casella Waste Systems is a publicly-traded company and one of the nation’s leading providers of waste and recycling services. It provides resource management expertise and services to residential, commercial, municipal, and industrial customers in the areas of solid waste resource collection, recycling, organics, energy recovery, and disposal.

Job Profile

The company is seeking a Heavy Equipment Technician who will perform repairs and preventative maintenance and corrections on heavy equipment, compact heavy equipment, light service equipment, and light trucks.

Typical repairs include, but are not limited to, preventative maintenance inspections, hydraulic, fuel, exhaust, brakes, suspension, electrical, HVAC, and emission systems.

Educational Qualification

  • The candidates should have a High School Diploma or GED

Work Experience

  • Possess a minimum of 1 year of experience inspecting, troubleshooting, and repairing yellow iron machinery.


  • Collects and interprets analysis from oil sampling.
  • Completes daily consumables report to record hours, fuel, and oil usage.
  • Completes paperwork associated with repairing equipment, documenting parts usage and accounting for applied times (i.e. work order times compared to card times).
  • Follows all safety policies and procedures.
  • Keeps records of PM’s checklist, and oil samples.
  • Maintains advanced knowledge to diagnose and repair mechanical problems on heavy equipment.
  • Make needed repairs to equipment or manage third-party vendors.
  • Participates in training and other learning opportunities to expand knowledge of the company, products, sales and services and performs any other duties needed to help drive our vision, fulfill our mission, or abide by our core values.
  • Perform tasks per Preventative Maintenance checklist (PMs).
  • Performs overhauls on gas or diesel engines.
  • Performs repair or preventative maintenance on electrical, diesel, and gasoline vehicles including compactor, excavator, wheel loader and other vehicles to maximize safe and productive operations
  • Reads and interprets equipment condition reports and/or repair orders, communicate with supervisor or operator for clarification of defects and discuss preventive techniques with operators to minimize future repairs.

Career Path Definitions/Distinctions

Master Technician-

The technician will complete advanced diagnostics. Jobs will include tasks such as diagnosing and repairing engine faults, determining the cause of wear on tracks, working to improve track life, trouble shooting and repairing ECM, hydraulic issues, AC systems, emission systems and diagnosing and repairing drive lift.

Technician A-

The technician will complete basic diagnostics. Jobs will include tasks such as replacing components, welding, cutting and fabrication, working on engine transmissions, final drives, and completing basic diagnostics for lights, starters, etc. Replacing undercarriage, performing fuel system repairs, and diagnose and determine source of oil contamination and complete repairs.

Technician B-

The technician will complete parts changing tasks such as adjusting tracks properly for wear, changing out the roller on the undercarriage on machinery, determining if track sprockets are good or need to be replaced, servicing cab pressurizers and determining the effectiveness, evaluating oil sample reports, changing out the alternator and starter, assembling hydraulic hose, and ordering parts.


  • Excellent listening and problem-solving skills, a demonstrated ability to work as part of a team in a collaborative environment, the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, are required.
  • The ability to multitask, manage multiple repairs and utilize the available time to organize and complete work within given deadlines are expected.
  • A valid driver’s license, be legally eligible to work in the US, and at least 18 years of age.


  • The company offers from competitive wages to comprehensive medical plans to employee stock purchase and retirement savings options, and more.

Employer’s Statement

Casella Waste Systems is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The company is committed to creating an environment of inclusion and mutual respect where opportunities are available to all applicants and team members without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, military and veteran status, status as an individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state laws.

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