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Entry Level Diesel Mechanic

Jersey City, NJ, USA Req #2
Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Company Introduction

The Action Environmental Group, is the most progressive and innovative provider of solid waste and recycling services in Northern New Jersey, Orange and Rockland County New York — through our acquisition of Interstate Waste Services (IWS), and in New York City as Action Carting. We cater to a diverse range of residential, industrial and commercial customers. Our mission has always been to provide our customers with the highest quality waste, recycling and environmental services, while keeping focus on employee, customer and environmental safety.

What makes our company culture unique is we have mastered the ability to balance the standards of a large corporate company while maintaining our small business family style culture.

Our Diesel Mechanics perform inspection, diagnosis, preventative maintenance, and repair of electrical, hydraulic, suspension, brake and air systems on vehicles and equipment, including diesel heavy trucks and engines. Utilizing diagnostic software, the Mechanic is responsible for interpreting failure modes and initiate or assign necessary repairs. At times, the Mechanic may be on call, and required to assist with emergency breakdowns.

If you have experience or training as a Diesel Mechanic – apply now to join our team of dedicated, skilled tradesmen. We believe in providing the training and development you need to grow your career with the Action Environmental Group. Check out this video about working and growing with us.


  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and legally eligible to work in the United States.

  • A valid driver’s license is required. CDL preferred.

  • Experience working on heavy duty diesel equipment OR training from a recognized trade school is required.

  • Must be able to speak and read English well enough to converse with colleagues, drivers and dispatch, and be able to make legible entries on reports and records.

  • The Diesel Mechanic position may be required to lift up to 50 pounds. Frequent squatting and standing is required. Candidates must be able to meet the physical and safety requirements of the position. 

  • Must be able to provide own tools

Entry-level candidates will be considered for this position and on-the-job training provided. Candidates with the following experience may be considered for a Mechanic B or A level position which has a higher level of responsibility as well a compensation:

  • 2+ years experience working as a heavy duty Diesel Mechanic

  • Experience with troubleshooting/repairing DPF systems diagnostic software such as Premium Tech Tool (Mack), Allison transmission, Cummins, CAT, Peterbilt, and Paccar.

  • Yellow Iron experience and/or experience as a Mechanic or Technician for a refuge company is a plus.

  • Working knowledge of applicable DOT and OSHA standards and regulations.

Career Opportunities

We believe in providing the training and development you need to grow your career with the Action. Many of our Supervisors, Dispatchers, Managers, and other leadership staff, started their careers as Helpers or Drivers. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran.

Salary and Benefits

Action is committed to providing a world class work place that provides rewarding compensation and benefits to all employees. We offer competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package which includes both the basics – such as medical insurance and a 401k plan with a generous company match – and added perks like affordable accident insurance, company discounts, and more!

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Jersey City, NJ, USA