Maintenance Manager - Landfill & Transfer

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Overview & Essential Job Functions

Position Summary:


The Maintenance Manager – Landfill/Transfer will oversee all shop activities working with the Heavy Equipment Mechanics and Lupe Technicians to ensure that the maintenance of all company equipment is being completed in a safe and timely manner. The Maintenance Manager – Landfill/Transfer will be consistently reviewing and auditing all maintenance programs in order to ensure success of the equipment maintenance department.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Oversee the Fleet Periodic Maintenance Inspection Program by regularly reviewing and auditing processes/procedures to ensure that the maintenance employees are performing quality inspections/repairs, documenting all repairs, and making process alterations as needed.
  • General supervision of heavy equipment mechanics and lube technicians.
  • Prioritize workload according to safety factors & operational needs and ensures workload is evenly distributed.
  • Reviews productivity levels and the progress of all repairs.
  • Oversee and monitor equipment compliance by ensuring daily inspections of all Company equipment & vehicles that are governed under the Federal and State regulatory agencies (Federal Motor Carrier, CHP).
  • Monitors BIT programs to ensure they are done in a timely manner consistent with all regulatory DOT requirements.
  • Maintain safe work environment by ensuring safe work practices are followed.
  • Conduct weekly/monthly safety meetings.
  • Administer company policy and procedures and promote positive employee relations.
  • Ensures proper parts inventory management and organization. Performs regular inspections to guarantee processes are being followed.
  • Provide proper coaching and/or mentorship to all maintenance employees that will help promote a healthy and positive work environment.
  • Promote the use of relevant technology and information systems that improve shop performance such as Dossier.

Qualifications & Environmental Demands

Required Qualifications:


  • High School Diploma and/or GED
  • Ten years’ experience as a Maintenance Manager - directly managing 15+ shop employees daily.
  • Work experience with environmental compliance (storm water reporting, hazmat manifests, etc).
  • Extensive knowledge of Motor Carrier BIT Inspection Program, D.O.T. Regulations, North American Out of Service Criteria, CSA 2010, C.A.R.B. 
  • Self-motivated, highly competitive, and results-oriented with a proven and documented history of success.
  • Proficiency level skills in Excel, Word, PowerPoint.  Ability to learn our internal maintenance software quickly.
  • Valid Class A license with satisfactory driving record.
  • Work experience in successfully implementing safety programs and processes in a fleet environment.
  • Work experience resolving human resource and labor relations issues with employees.
  • Ability to perform physical requirements of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field.
  • Bilingual (English /Spanish).
  • Highly proficient in equipment and/or fleet maintenance and shop operations.
  • Vendor management and purchasing systems experience.
  • An extensive background as a mechanic, shop supervisor or fleet manager with three or more years of hands-on experience is preferred.
  • Waste industry experience.
  • Mechanical school certificate and/or ASE certification(s).


Physical/Environmental Demands:


  • Physical:
    • Seeing, hearing, & smelling continuously.
    • Problem solving, oral/written communication, analytical ability, organization, concentration, Eye/hand coordination, working with interruptions & interpersonal abilities continuously.
    • Sitting, standing, & walking frequently.
    • Handling (holding), balancing, bending, crouching, kneeling, pushing, & reaching occasionally.
  • Environmental:
    • Exposure to dust, smoke, fumes, odors, noise, grease, oil, hot/cold temperatures, & vibration frequently.
    • Exposure to electrical hazards, chemicals, standing on concrete, and uneven or slippery surfaces occasionally.
    • Works inside & outside.



  • Competitive wages
  • Comprehensive benefit package Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 401K
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Time
  • Career plan
  • Recognition programs
  • Professional development learning
  • An exceptional work environment

Athens will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance and any other applicable state, federal or local laws. EEO/M/F/disability/veteran


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