Work as a Diesel Mechanic for E.J. Harrison & Sons

We are looking for a diesel mechanic to join our team. This position is responsible for performing routine maintenance and a variety of repairs on company vehicles. The position is crucial to the safety and productive operation of the fleet. You must be able to perform repairs and services required on company vehicles according to all local, state and federal guidelines.

ABOUT US: Based in Ventura, Harrison Industries provides full-service trash and recycling collection and processing throughout Ventura County and in Carpinteria, in Santa Barbara County. Harrison is a family-owned company in business since 1932, an award-winning Climate Registered corporation leading the industry in sustainability, and an employee-focused operation with workers who routinely spend their entire careers with us.

Equal-opportunity employment guarantee

It is the policy of E.J. Harrison & Sons, Inc. to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons, and to recruit, hire, train, promote and compensate persons in all jobs without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, disability, or sexual identification or orientation.

  • $24 to $28 hourly pay
  • Comprehensive benefits package: medical, dental, vision
  • 401K, profit sharing and matching funds, from 3% to 6%
  • Life insurance
  • Paid vacation: 1 year, 1 week; 2 years, 2 weeks; 7 years, 3 weeks
  • Sick pay/well pay: up to 4 days per year
  • 7 paid holidays a year
  • 1 personal anniversary pay day per year
  • Professional development learning
  • Recognition programs: safety jackets, quarterly safety pay, service awards, safety BINGO
  • Boot allowance twice per year
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Perform repairs and maintenance on front-end loader vehicles, automated residential vehicles, roll-off vehicles and all other support vehicles to maximize safe and productive operations (repairs include work on chassis, body components, brake systems, suspension systems, wheels, and tires)
  • Read job orders and observe and listen to trucks in operation to determine malfunctions and to plan work procedures
  • Perform work in compliance with D.O.T. safety standards
  • Ensure proper completion of work orders associated with vehicle repairs, document parts usage, and test repairs
  • Upon completion of assignments, provide signatures on all inspection reports
  • Meet set standards developed by the maintenance department
  • Be knowledgeable and capable of performing repairs in an efficient, effective and timely manner
  • Examine protective guards, loose bolts, and specified safety devices on trucks, and makes adjustments
  • Perform other maintenance-related work issued by a supervisor or lead person
  • Respond to “road calls” as needed
  • Attend all safety meetings
  • Follow all E.J. Harrison & Sons, Inc. rules and policies, environmental compliance and housekeeping
  • Perform various other tasks assigned by supervisors

To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Oral communication: speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; participates in meetings
  • Written communication: writes clearly and informatively; presents numerical data effectively; is able to read and interpret written information
  • Safety and security: observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly
  • Education and/or experience: has a high school diploma or is a trade school graduate; has at least two years related experience and/or training; or has the equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Reasoning ability: applies common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form; is able to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations
  • Proper attire: is able to work utilizing safety glasses, steel-toed shoes, uniform, hearing protection and other personal protective equipment (PPE) as required by the Company’s safety policy
  • Ability to perform tasks: job duties require the employee to regularly stand and walk, sit and stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl; use hands to find, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and talk or hear; and to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts; fumes of airborne particles and outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; toxic or caustic chemicals; and vibration. (NOTE that the physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.)
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