Diesel Automotive Technician (Airway Heights, WA)

Refuse Truck Driver – Addy, WA
April 18, 2023
Memorial Day Week Service Delays
May 22, 2023

Job description

General Description:

As an Entry Level Diesel Automotive Technician, you will gain hands-on experience in how to perform basic vehicle maintenance services as part of a team in a multi technician shop environment. You will also become familiar with how to diagnose, repair, and maintain a variety or vehicles and equipment used in the solid waste industry.

Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Learn how to complete basic vehicle maintenance services
  • Train with mid and senior level automotive technicians to learn additional vehicle services.
  • Demonstrate excellence in task completion and follow up; which includes providing clear communication and feedback about vehicles.
  • Promote teamwork to deliver on expectations
  • Maintain strict adherence to company policy on vehicle care and operations
  • Perform a variety of manual tasks for extended periods of time, which may include light and heavy lifting, standing, twisting, bending, and squatting.
  • Perform daily shop functions such as cleaning, parts receiving/inventory/stocking, parts delivery and pick up
  • General repairs, diagnose electrical systems, suspension, brake systems, drive trains, steering components, cooling systems, preventative maintenance checks, etc.
  • Knowledge of tools, materials, practices, methods & equipment used to perform the functions of the position on a daily basis

Required Qualifications:

  • Valid driver’s license
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • No relocation is being offered for this position
  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. without company sponsorship now or in the future

Preferred Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Previous vehicle preventative maintenance experience
  • Previous formal automotive or diesel training

Position Criteria:

  • Strong work ethic; independently motivated to produce results with limited influence from others
  • Hard worker, someone who works diligently to get tasks done and demonstrates personal characteristics, such as responsibility, dependability, conscientiousness, communication, and teamwork
  • Ability to review, analyze, and interpret information, identify problems, and make decisions
  • Display a commitment to learning new technologies within the rapidly changing automotive industry
  • Ability to read, understand, and follow procedures and guidelines
  • Commitment to following established safety policies and procedures.

Salary: $20.00 – $24.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Experience level:

  • No experience needed
  • Under 1 year


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Airway Heights, WA 99001: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Diesel engine repair: 1 year (Preferred)