Waste Management Container/Compactor Repair - Part Time / Seasonal (Now til October) in Kelowna, British Columbia

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Waste Management (WM), a Fortune 250 company, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services in North America. We are strongly committed to a foundation of operating excellence, professionalism and financial strength. WM serves nearly 25 million customers in residential, commercial, industrial and municipal markets throughout North America through a network of collection operations, transfer stations, landfills, recycling facilities and waste-based energy production projects.

This is a part time, seasonal position from now to October

Starting Wage: $21.12/hour

Can expect likely 2-3 shifts per week

May travel to Kamloops or Penticton on occasion during work hours

I. Job Summary

Installs, services, and repairs refuse compactors at the customer's location.

II. Essential Duties and Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other minor duties may be assigned.

  • Must have general welding, electrical and hydraulic skills and must be able to fabricate metal on site as needed; must also be able to read electrical and hydraulic schematics.

  • Performs routinely scheduled services to the refuse compactor at the customer's locations. Inspects, greases, changes/filters hydraulic oil, and changes filters on the refuse compactors. Adds hydraulic oil as needed.

  • Checks the units for stress cracks and other safety hazards.

  • Checks the electrical connections, replaces the circuits, solenoids and pressure switches and repairs wiring as needed.

  • Operates the units, checks the pressure with a gauge and adjusts the cycle speed as needed.

  • Installs and replaces total units.

  • Uses a hammer drill to anchor the units and mount the guard rails.

  • Fabricates hopper, shoots, platforms, steps and handrails.

  • Tests, diagnoses and repairs hydraulic hoses and systems.

  • Performs service calls to make site repairs.

  • Repairs products by dismantling, straightening, reshaping, and reassembling parts using a cutting torch, porta-power, sledge hammer, and hand tools.

  • Maneuvers the service truck safely to and from the service location.

  • Instructs site personnel on the proper operational procedures and has a safety standard sheet signed by the site supervisor.

III. Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory duties.

IV. Qualifications

The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary to perform the job.

A. Education and Experience

  • Required: Two years previous experience.

  • Preferred: High school diploma or G.E.D (accredited)

B. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Other Requirements

  • Hold a Class 5 or higher drivers' license; air brakes endorsement is preferred

  • Are 18 years of age.

  • Legally eligible to work in Canada.

  • Successfully complete pre-employment drug and medical, and background check, which will include previous employment check, criminal history and motor vehicle record review.

C. Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Required

  • Welding ticket/ past welding experience is an asset.

V. Work Environment

Listed below are key points regarding environmental demands and work environment of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Required to use motor coordination with finger dexterity (such as keyboarding, machine operation, etc) most of the work day;

  • Required to exert physical effort in handling objects less than 30 pounds occasionally;

  • Required to be exposed to physical occupational risks (such as cuts, burns, exposure to toxic chemicals, etc) occasionally;

  • Required to be exposed to physical environment which involves dirt, odors, noise, weather extremes or similar elements occasionally;

  • Normal setting for this job is: outside/compactor repair.


At Waste Management, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability. As well as a Stock Purchase Plan, Company match on pension, and more! Our employees also receive Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Personal Days. Please note that benefits may vary by site.

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