• Atlas Disposal
  • Sacramento, CA, USA
  • Apr 19, 2021
Full time Automotive Installation-Maint-Repair Skilled Labor

Job Description


Working in shop environment repairing and performing preventative maintenance on Refuse and Recycling Trucks.

General InformationLocation  3000 POWER INN ROAD
Sacramento, CA 95826
United StatesEmployee Type  FT Non-ExemptDescription

Essential Duties and responsibilities: 

  • Assist Lead Mechanic in the review of the pre and post trip inspection sheets and perform necessary repairs to trucks and equipment.
  • Complete scheduled preventive maintenance service on all equipment.
  • Diagnoses malfunctions & repairs, rebuilds, adjusts heavy duty diesel powered equipment.
  • Dismantles, rebuilds, replaces, and adjusts engines, brakes, transmission drivelines, electrical, fuel, exhaust, cooling, suspension & hydraulics in heavy duty diesel trucks.
  • Repairs equipment using welding tools and equipment.
  • Writes up brief descriptions of repair work performed & parts used.
  • Operates heavy equipment to insure proper working order.
  • Mechanics are responsible for the clean up of shop area to assure a clean safe work area.
  • Mechanics will be required to obtain a Forklift operators certificate at the companies expense.
  • Mechanics will follow company safety procedures and attend shop safety meetings.


 Summary of other job duties: 

  • On rare occasions a Mechanic may be asked to respond to an off-site location to assist in some sort of clean up.
  • On occasion Mechanics may be asked to respond to a repair issue off of company property regarding one of our fleet vehicles.
  • Any and all maintenance duties as may be assigned from time to time.



  • Dependable Team Player with a positive attitude.
  • Minimum tool requirements for job responsibilities.
  • Knowledge of operation & principles of diesel engines: methods, material, tools & equipment used in the repair of diesel powered vehicles & related parts, hydraulic & air brake systems, electrical & cooling systems, automatic & standard transmissions, hydraulic pumps, motors & control valves.
  • Ability to recognize & diagnose heavy duty diesel equipment mechanical problems, properly repair & adjust diesel equipment & component parts, read & understand repair manuals & schematics, improvise repair of equipment, follow oral & written directions, acetylene & wire feed welding, work safely in & around equipment, safely operate refuse trucks, safely & properly operate tools & equipment in repairing & rebuilding diesel powered equipment.
  • Mechanics will possess their own tools and the knowledge to use them safely.
  • Ability to understand instructions written and verbal in English.
  • Ability to work well under pressure, independently or as a team.
  • Four years of full-time experience diagnosing malfunctions & repairing, rebuilding & adjusting diesel powered heavy duty equipment.
  • A valid California Driver’s License, Class C or higher
  • Experience with CNG engines is highly desired


Physical requirements: 

  • Possess the mobility to maneuver throughout the building.
  • Possess the mobility to us ladders, creepers and forklift equipment.
  • Physical ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to repair equipment located in cramped areas; ability to work in awkward positions; ability to trace electrical wiring by color code & touch; ability to recognize mechanical problems by sight & sound.


We offer a very competitive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, vacation, sick time and a 401K, after completion of probationary period. Compensation is commensurate with experience; range of $21 - $30 per hour.   




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