134 W. Michigan Ave


Fist Shift Diesel Mechanic

Granger Waste Services
Job Description

Here at Granger, we take great pride in our equipment.  Having a team of highly skilled diesel mechanics to maintain our diverse fleet of trash trucks, heavy equipment, walking floor trailers, ancillary equipment and vehicles is key to providing top notch service to our internal and external customers.


Granger is seeking a mechanic to join our Jackson, Michigan diesel team.


About Granger:

We work very hard every day to earn our reputation for quality in the communities we serve. From our humble beginnings to the Granger of today, we’ve maintained our commitment to serving our customers large and small. Our mission statement says it all: Granger is a Christian, family business, guided by the Golden Rule, that creates and manages sustainable environmental solutions.  

Top 10 Benefits include:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Generous opt-out stipend to waive health coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts for pre-tax medical and depend care expenses
  • Health savings account for high deductible out-of-pocket expenses
  • Short- and long-term disability
  • Life insurance and accidental death & dismemberment insurance
  • 401(k) plans with a generous company match
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Employee discount programs
  • Free trash pick-up in our service area

Key Responsibilities for this opportunity include:

  • Review computer-generated maintenance work orders and perform maintenance needed
  • Provide follow-up communication both verbally and in writing confirming requested repairs have been completed or explaining why a repair is incomplete
  • Use diagnostic software to troubleshoot and repair equipment
  • Troubleshoot and fix mechanical, electrical and hydraulic systems
  • Lubricate moving parts and drive truck to verify conformance to specifications
  • Perform PM service as scheduled
  • Examine safety devices on trucks and make adjustments, fix or replace
  • R & I engine, transmission, differentials and suspension
  • Perform all required paper work daily
  • Perform all annual inspections reports
  • Keep current with Department of Transportation regulations regarding daily inspections
  • Fabricate and weld as needed to complete a repair
  • Other duties as needed


6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday—Friday (or as needed)


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Prior diesel & gasoline mechanic experience required including, engine inspection and repair, transmission preventive maintenance, electrical, air brakes, steering and suspension inspection, diagnosing and repair
  • Prior experience working with after treatment systems and ability to diagnose and troubleshoot system failures


  • Strong knowledge of hydraulic systems and ability to diagnose and successfully troubleshoot issues
  • Strong knowledge of advanced fuel control, delivery, engine management and ignition systems
  • Proficient with Arc, MIG and Alum welding
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and troubleshooting skills
  • Ability and desire to work in a positive, fast paced and high energy environment
  • Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers
  • Ability and willing to diligently follow through on challenges as they arise
  • Ability and willing to work flexible hours including overtime and weekends as required
  • Ability to effectively work in a team environment, appreciating the skills and abilities of coworkers and willing to share/mentor others


  • CDL B License with airbrakes (or ability to obtain within 6 months)
  • Must supply own hand tools -- power equipment and uniforms supplied by company


This is a physically demanding position that works in all types of weather.  While performing the duties of this job, the associate regularly works near moving mechanical parts and is required to pick up items weighing up to 100 pounds. The associate is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and vibration. The associate occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of electrical shock.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

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