Republic Services - Technician Jobs in Carnegie, PA

About Us

Republic Services strives to maintain a meaningful work environment and provides the opportunity for ethical jobs and purposeful careers. We’re proud to be recognized as a best employer. Enjoy the benefits of working on a single fleet with state-of-the-art equipment and technology, partnering with our drivers as they run their routes, and servicing some of the most technically advanced vehicles on the road. Receive training on new technologies and equipment Service your community and your customers’ needs Enjoy competitive wages, excellent benefits and career advancement opportunities Take advantage of our discounted tools via our Tool Allowance Republic Services is on the lookout for ambitious, capable and skilled technicians to join our network of employees. We’re seeking techs to perform preventive maintenance on diesel and non-diesel equipment and trucks. Maintain and repair highly intricate and powerful machinery


  • Maintenance Shop
  • On-site Brake Training class.
  • Front Load Trucks
  • Rear Load Trucks
  • Roll Off Trucks
  • Maintenance Office
  • Parts Room
  • Operation's Office
  • Vending Area
  • Break Area
  • Conference / Training Room (pic1)
  • Conference / Training Room (pic 2)

Under The Hood

Is the shop heated? Air conditioned?

The Maintenance Shop has overhead radiant heat. It does not have air conditioning, however, we have large fans to circulate the air in the Shop.

What is the size of the team I’d be working with?

There are a total of ten mechanics covering a 24 hour / 5 days a week. Shifts contains two - six mechanics at any given time. If one of the six major holidays falls during the work week, Mechanics will work the following Saturday.

What are the shop hours and what are the shift timeframes?

Shop Hours start on Sunday at 10:00pm to Friday at 11:30pm. 1st Shift = 7:00am - 3:30pm Mid-Shift = 10:00am - 6:30pm 2nd Shift = 3:00pm - 11:30pm 3rd Shift = 11:00pm - 7:30am

What tools does the shop provide that are available for all technicians to use?

Our shop provides all specialty tools required for our trucks.

What type of break room facility is provided?

We have two main break areas. There is a sink, refrigerator, microwave and toaster oven available.

How many bays does your shop have?

We have seven working bays.

How many repair orders do you average per month?

We average approximately 1000 repair orders per month.

What is your parts ordering process?

Parts requests are submitted to the Maintenance Parts Clerk.

What is your policy on side work?

As long as the side work does not interfere with a person's normal shift or performance.

Are there any other unique features of the work environment worth noting?

We have a wash bay with a heated power washer that may be used to clean areas on the truck that need repairs.

Do you offer any skills training or continuing education opportunities?

Yes! Mechanics will have the opportunity to attend both on-site as well as off-site training.

Can you describe opportunities for career growth at your business?

As a Mechanic, the progression usually flows from a C-Tech to a B-Tech and then on to an A-Tech. Depending on an individual's skill set, there are opportunities to advance into a Supervisor and/or Maintenance Manager positions.

Can you describe your performance review process?

Our location has a skills evaluation form that is used annually to evaluate each Mechanic's skill sets, to determine which level a Mechanic is currently performing. Our Supervisors and Lead Mechanic work together to evaluate each Mechanic.

What type of safety training is required?

Our location trains employees with Safety Training that is specific to their job description. Topics like proper Lock Out / Tag Out procedures and Personal Protective Gear usage are integrated into our initial training and daily practice.

Can you describe how Techs work with and mentor younger techs?

We have a Lead Tech with 35 years of maintenance experience to help train new hires. In addition, we will often pair up mechanics with other more experienced mechanics to assist in learning new types of repairs.

How does your shop get involved with the local community?

We have several opportunities throughout the year to participate in local community efforts.

Do you do anything with local high schools or tech schools to encourage more students to enter the profession?

We work with Rosedale Institute. They train their students in the areas of Diesel Mechanic, Welding, & CDL driver training.

Where do you see the shop in five years?

We are continuing to grow! In the next five years, we will need to increase our shop capacity, both in size and personnel, to accommodate the increased work load expected. We continue to provide Mechanic training to complete larger and more complex jobs in-house.

Is there anything else you’d like to mention about career development and community?


Do you have an application form and how long does it typically take to complete?

Our application process is quick and easy. Apply directly to Choose your city and state. All open positions in your area will populate. Pick and choose what suites you, click the apply button, upload your resume, add a little additional information and BOOM your done. It take about 5 minutes or so to complete the application. We do recommend using a laptop/Computer vs a phone.

Do you phone screen applicants before doing in-person interviews?

Once we see you've applied, one of our Talent Acquisition partners will reach out to you and complete a phone screen. We will go over job details/description. Review resume and past employment experience. If applicable, we will proceed with scheduling an In Person Interview.

What do your in-person interviews entail?

In-Person interview are a two step process. The first interview will be with the Maintenance Supervisors and Lead Mechanic to assess skill level. The second interview will be with the Maintenance Manager and General Manager to assess if the candidate will be a good cultural fit in our Republic Services family.

Do you perform background checks, drug screening, or personality tests before hiring an applicant?

Applicants if offered a position will go through a background check as well as completing a drug screen.

Do you perform a skill assessment before hiring an applicant? If yes, what does it entail?

No. The candidate will be expected to communicate their skill sets and answer any technical questions asked by the Supervisors and/or the Lead Mechanic.

After an in-person interview, approximately how long should I expect to wait for a rejection or an offer?

Typically if a candidate does not meet our minimum qualifications for the position they have applied to will know with 24-48 business hours. If the candidate is considered for the position, he/she may be asked to come in for a second interview. If the second interview goes well and an offer is routed, sometimes the hiring manager may offer the position right then and there, on other occasions it may also take 24-48 hour.

Approximately how long does the full hiring process take from submitting the application to the time of the hiring decision?

This all depends on how quickly we can get the candidate in for an interview, if the candidate is asked back for a second interview. Then the process of the background ranges for everyone. Also, does the candidate want to turn in notice if currently employed. On average we like to say 2 weeks but can take a little longer depending on circumstances.

Is there anything else you’d like to mention about your hiring process?


A Level Technician
A Level Technicians are highly skilled technicians that have strengths in their diagnostic and mechanical ability. This level of technician typically has many years of experience and education. We view an A Level Technician as the highest skilled technician in a shop
Pay Range: $68,172 - $72,743/year ($32.78 - $34.97/hr)

Advanced Diesel Mechanic Technician. Pay ranges depending on exp. as well as Shift and OT $27.60 - $29. Estimating 45 Hours Weekly. OT calculated after 8 hours per day!

B Level Technician
B Level Technicians are skilled in mechanical repair and, while not their specialty, have some diagnostic skills. B Level Technicians generally have a fair amount of experience and can be trusted to handle most repairs.
Pay Range: $60,762 - $66,690/year ($29.21 - $32.06/hr)

Diesel Mechanic/Technician. Pay ranges depending on exp. as well as Shift and OT $24.60 - $27. Estimating 45 Hours Weekly. OT calculated after 8 hours per day!

Health Insurance Offered
Eligibility Employees regularly scheduled to work at least 30 hours per week, or more are eligible for benefits Coverage is effective first of the month following, or coinciding with, 60 days of employment Medical Plan Options Available: Build Your Own Medical Plan (BYOMP) - 12 plan option (United Healthcare) High Deductible Health Plans - Plan 1 and Plan 2 (United Healthcare) Depending on home zip code some employees may be eligible for Regional Medical Plans: Local Health Maintenance Organizations (HMO), Out-of-Area Indemnity Plan, SIMNSA Medical Plan (available in Mexico only). Consider all options available to determine which plan best fits your needs. NOTE: Options may differ for members of a collective bargaining agreement. Please refer to the union contract or Enrollment Worksheet.
Dental Insurance Offered
Dental Plans - Cigna Dental PPO Coverage available or Dental HMO Coverage available Services for both In-Network and Out-of-Network Include: Preventive Services (cleanings, X-Rays) Annual Deductible for basic and Major Services (combined) Basic Services (fillings, extractions, endodontics, periodontics) Major Services (inlays, onlays, crowns, dentures, bridges) Annual Maximum Benefit (per person) Orthodontic Services
Vision Insurance Offered
Vision - UnitedHealthcare In-Network or Out-of-Network Services for both In-Network and Out-of-Network Include: Exams Single Vision/Multi-focal Lenses Frames Medically Necessary Contact Lenses Elective Contact Lenses Other: 30% savings on additional glasses and sunglasses, including lens enhancements available at most participating in network provider locations. May exclude certain frame manufacturers. Please verify all discounts with your provider
Retirement Plan Offered
Union Position - IAM pension
Sick Leave Offered
Sick Leave is provided via personal or vacation days
Vacation Offered
Vacation/Personal Day Provided After first initial 90 days, you will get 3 personal days 4 personal days after first contract anniversary date 5 personal days after second contract anniversary date 8 personal days after third contract anniversary date 1 week Vacation - After 1 year of employment 2 weeks vacation - After 2 years of employment 3 weeks vacation - After 7 years of employment 4 weeks of vacation - After 10 year of employment
Paid Holidays Offered
6 Paid Holidays are provided New Years Day * Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Working Holiday Paid 8 hours straight time) Memorial Day Independence Day Labor Day Thanksgiving Day Christmas Day
ST / LT Disability Offered
Basic Short-Term Disability (STD): Eligible after six months of employment 50% of base salary (including overtime)-company paid Supplemental STD: May purchase or "buy up" an additional 10% for a total benefit of 60% of base salary STD is payable up to six months ______________________________________________________________________ Basic Long-Term Disability (LTD): Eligible after six months of employment 50% of base salary (up to 25K per month)-company paid Supplemental LTD: May purchase or "buy up" an additional 10% for a total benefit of 60% of base salary LTD benefits are payable until age 65 or no longer disabled
Life Insurance Offered
Basic Life Insurance - Employees are automatically enrolled 1x their base salary*, at no cost to employee Supplemental Life Insurance - You may purchase additional life insurance coverage for yourself in $25,000 increments, up to the greater of $400,000 or 7x your annual base salary*. Evidence of Insurability is required to enroll in or increase coverage. Spousal Life Insurance - You may purchase life insurance for your spouse in $25,000 increments, up to $200,000. If both you and your spouse work for the company, your spouse is not eligible for Spousal Life Insurance. Evidence of Insurability is required to enroll in or increase coverage. Dependent Life Insurance - You may purchase Dependent Child Life insurance coverage for each of your dependent children in the amount of $10,000, $15,000 or $25,000.
Uniforms Offered
Uniforms are provided and cleaned weekly via Cintas.
Other Offered
Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Basic AD&D-Employees are automatically enrolled in coverage to 1x their annual base salary*, at no cost to employee Supplemental AD&D-You may purchase additional AD&D coverage for yourself in $25,000 increments, up to $400,000. The cost of supplemental AD&D insurance varies by the amount of coverage you elect. Voluntary Benefits Programs include: MetLife Legal Services Allstate Identity Protection Farmers Auto & Home Insurance Employer Paid Programs: Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 2nd. MD Employee Discount Program Employee Wellbeing Program (Rally)

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