BLUF: We seek an experienced Lead Diesel Mechanic to join our client’s facility located in Waterville, ME.

This job opportunity is ideal for a separating / newly separated E-5 to E-7 person with a diesel engine maintenance military occupational specialty background. Navy/Coast Guard Engineering Ratings and Motor Transport military occupational specialities usually relate well.

Military Talent Source seeks an experienced Lead Diesel Mechanic for a regional solid waste, recycling and resource management services company that provides solid waste collection, transfer, disposal, recycling, and organics services. Our client operates in 6 northeastern states, with over 2000 employees, and annual revenues of approximately $700 million.

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Perform maintenance tasks based on driver pre and post trip inspections in a timely manner or as directed by the Maintenance Manager
  • Perform Preventative Maintenance Inspections
  • Thoroughly identify defects requiring correction, which would affect the availability of the equipment and the safety of the equipment operator
  • Make adjustments to brakes, clutches, and other utilities that are part of the vehicle or other equipment
  • Make adjustments to hydraulic pressures and other hydraulic components of any equipment
  • Perform tire changes and repairs
  • Build, rebuild or replace hydraulic components and hoses of any vehicle or stationary equipment
  • Operate the grinders and sanders
  • Perform accurate Lockout/Tagout procedures
  • Perform all job duties in accordance with company safety policies and regulation


Education, Experience & Certifications:

  • Clean class A, B or C Drivers License
  • Minimum of 1 year experience inspecting, trouble-shooting and repairing trucks and stationary equipment


Qualifications & Skills:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age and legally eligible to work in the United States.
  • Capable of major component repair and rebuilding
  • Capable in the use of diagnostic tools
  • Complete understanding of mechanical systems
  • Complete understanding of hydraulic systems
  • Complete understanding of electrical systems



  • Proven commitment to safety
  • Positive, team oriented attitude
  • Disciplined and committed to hard work
  • Open to personal and professional training and development


Client offers excellent benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, and a 401(k) Plan.

Equal Opportunity Employer.

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