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Republic Services Recycling Center Maintenance Mechanic | Experienced | 1st 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.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Recycling Center Maintenance Mechanic – A performs repairs and maintenance on recycling equipment, compact heavy equipment, and rolling stock to maximize safe and productive operations. Typical repairs include, but are not limited to, routine maintenance and repair of hydraulic systems, recycling equipment (sorting screens, optical sorters, magnets, eddy currents, etc.), electrical systems, balers, conveyor systems, and compactors.


  • Diagnose mechanical problems using charts, diagnostic software, technical manuals and expertise

  • Communicate directly with vendors and/or manufacturers for maintenance support.

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

  • Perform minor to moderate repairs on rolling stock.

  • Repair or replace machine components as needed.

  • Complete maintenance reports as directed by the work order system.

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

  • Independently troubleshoot and maintain complex electromechanical equipment/systems.

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

  • May perform minor building maintenance.

  • Follow all safety policies and procedures.

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


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

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience working independently as a class “A” mechanic maintaining equipment in a mechanical or industrial environment.

  • Must have working knowledge of hydraulics.

  • Must have working knowledge of electrical controls and 3-phase power.

  • Certification in mechanical or trade school, PLC programming and/or electronic diagnostics is a plus.

  • Must be able to operate various industrial fixed and mobile equipment.


  • Welding experience is required.

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.

• Retirement 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.

EEO STATEMENT: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.