Casella Waste Systems, Inc.

Heavy Equipment Technician

Job Locations US-ME-Old Town
Job ID 2022-2578
Equipment Technicians
Regular Full-Time

Position Summary

The Heavy Equipment Technician performs 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. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintains advanced knowledge to diagnose and repair mechanical problems on heavy equipment. 
  • 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 and/or operator for clarification of defects and discuss preventive techniques with operators to minimize future repairs. 
  • Completes paperwork associated with repairing equipment, documenting parts usage and accounting for applied times (i.e. work order times compared to card times). 
  • Completes daily consumables report to record hours, fuel and oil usage. 
  • Collects and interprets analysis from oil sampling. 
  • Follows all safety policies and procedures. 
  • Performs overhauls on gas or diesel engines. 
  • Perform tasks per Preventative Maintenance checklist (PM’s). 
  • Keeps records of PM’s checklist, and oil samples. 
  • Make needed repairs to equipment and/or manage third party vendor. 
  • 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, and/or abide by our core values.  

Career Path Definitions & Distinctions 


Technician B: 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.  

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

Master Technician: 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.  

Education, Experience & Qualifications

The successful candidate will have a high school diploma or GED, a minimum of one-year experience inspecting, troubleshooting, and repairing yellow iron machinery, a valid driver's license, be legally eligible to work in the US and at least 18 years of age. 


Excellent listening and problem solving skills, a demonstrated ability to work as part fo 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 available time to organize and complete work within given deadlines are expected. 


Positive, team-oriented individual who has a strong work ethic, is committed to safety, customer driven, open to personal and professional training and development, and results-oriented with the ability to see the larger picture while focusing on detailed information. 


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