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Republic Services Industrial Maintenance Mechanic- 1st or 2nd shift in Peabody, Massachusetts

Republic Services is a leader in Environmental Services, partnering with customers to create a more sustainable world.

We are Sustainability in Action — our promise to be environmentally responsible and to help our customers be environmentally responsible too.

Why choose Republic?

Joining Republic isn’t just about taking on a new job, it’s about making a commitment to create a more sustainable world together. Our people provide an essential service, serving and impacting customers, neighborhoods, and communities everywhere.

As a company, we are proud of our values and encourage those who share in our aspirations to join our team:

  • We protect our colleagues and communities through safe practices everywhere, every day.

  • We are committed to serving our customers and communities by going above and beyond to exceed expectations.

  • We take action to improve neighborhoods and communities by being environmentally responsible and creating a more sustainable world.

  • We are driven to deliver results in the right way.

  • We encourage a human centered culture that honors the unique potential and dignity of every person.


1st or 2nd shift available

POSITION SUMMARY: The Recycling Center Maintenance Mechanic – B performs repairs and maintenance on recycling equipment to maximize safe and productive operations. Typical repairs include, but are not limited to, routine maintenance and repair of, balers, conveyor systems, and compactors.


  • Assist in diagnosing mechanical problems using charts, diagnostic software, technical manuals and expertise.

  • Perform repairs and maintenance on recycling equipment and rolling stock to maximize safe and productive operations.

  • Repair or replace hydraulic, mechanical and/or electrical components, such as conveyor belts, electrical motors, gear boxes and bearings.

  • Communicate with supervisor and/or equipment operators for clarification of issues with equipment. May review preventative techniques with equipment users to minimize future issues.

  • Complete paperwork associated with repairing equipment, documenting parts usage, and accounting for applied times (work order times vs. time card times).

  • Perform preventative maintenance according to standard schedules.

  • Follow all safety policies and procedures.

  • Provide assistance to other technicians as necessary.

  • Perform other job-related duties as determined or assigned.


  • High school diploma or G.E.D. is preferred.

  • Minimum of 1 year of related experience in equipment maintenance and repair in an industrial/manufacturing environment, or trade school certification.

  • Experience in the use of welding and/or electrical equipment.

  • Experience in millwright or fabricating is a plus.

  • Forklift operator certification, or ability to obtain one within first 3 months of employment.

  • Proven problem solving ability.

Rewarding Compensation and Benefits

Eligible employees can elect to participate in:

• Comprehensive medical benefits coverage, dental plans and vision coverage.

• Health care and dependent care spending accounts.

• Short- and long-term disability.

• Life insurance and accidental death & dismemberment insurance.

• Employee and Family Assistance Program (EAP).

• Employee discount programs.

• 401(k) plan with a generous company match.

• Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP).

The statements used herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by an employee in this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required by an incumbent so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company.

Republic Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, relationship or association with a protected veteran (spouses or other family members), genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Why Work With Us

Republic Services is a place where your effort is always appreciated and your teammates always have your back. When you give us your best, we give you ours. We’re constantly investing in new tools and technology that allow you to do your job safely and effectively. We offer plenty of opportunities to learn and grow within your role. And when we say “Sustainability in Action,” we mean it. Together, we’re leaving the world better than we found it through the work we do every day. Are you in? Keep reading to learn more about the position we’re hiring for.