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Lead Hand Mechanic

Location: Houston, TX, United States
Date Posted: Nov 8, 2022
Category: Diesel, Truck & Heavy Equipment Mechanics
Job ID: 116722

Job Description

The Opportunity:

Our Lead Hand Mechanic in our Houston, TX Deer Park   location will be responsible for supervising the overall operation of the maintenance workshop and conducting hands-on maintenance and repairs and refirb on our fleet of Company Heavy-Duty vehicles, along with occasionally conducting maintenance and repairs on tractors, trailers and other specialty equipment, such as vacuum trucks and guzzlers. 

Why work for Clean Harbors?

  • Health and Safety is our #1 priority and we live it 3-6-5!
  • Competitive wages with overtime available, weekly pay structure
  • Comprehensive Health and Dental Benefits after 30 days of full time employment
  • Group 401(K) Plan with company matching component
  • Generous paid time off, company paid training and tuition reimbursement
  • Positive and safe work environments
  • Opportunities for growth and development for all the stages of your career


Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring that Health and Safety is the number one priority by complying with all safe work practices, policies, and processes and acting in a safe manner at all times
  • Overseas Safety within Maintenance workshop and completes required Safety activities such as monthly inspections, updates safety boards, conduct daily toolbox talks, etc. as per company safety policy
  • Perform all required maintenance and repairs to various types of equipment while working within the budget provided to you by management
  • Supervise, train, mentor and assign work to shop laborers/vehicle maintenance mechanics, and any registered apprentices in the shop, as required
  • Timely and accurate completion of all required paperwork such as Repair Orders, Inspections, and Inventory Sheets
  • Respond to client and staff service phone calls and discuss maintenance and repair decisions with internal and external customer as required
  • Ensure expected completion timelines for various repairs are met in a timely maintenance manner
  • Maintain communication with Hub Maintenance Planner to ensure priorities are set and deadlines are met in addition and managing workflow
  • Monitor all equipment to ensure it is in superior working condition to leave on a job or if it is in need of repair for safety reasons
  • Provide support to the Hub Manager to track inventory and maintain cost controls on a monthly basis
  • Ensure the shop area is kept clean, organized and free of hazards at all times as per office expectations, reporting all hazards and near misses as appropriate
  • Accurately record time, parts, and inspection checklists
  • Perform other duties and tasks as assigned from time to time by management and will be required by the needs of the Clean Harbors business

What does it take to work for Clean Harbors?

  • 2+ year experience in a shop environment
  • 2+ year experience working as a Mechanic on Heavy Duty Equipment
  • Diesel Experience a must
  • Experience managing a team of shop technicians
  • Knowledge of price ranges for equipment parts and the ability to obtain the lowest prices
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office, as well as proficiency in electronic work orders
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Required to have own tools
  • Related mechanical certifications are an asset


Join our team today!  To learn more about our company, and to apply online for this exciting opportunity, visit us at

Clean Harbors is the leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico.  Everywhere industry meets environment, Clean Harbors is one-site, providing premier environmental, energy and industrial services. We are solving tough problems through innovation and proven methodology – come be part of the solution with us.

We thank all those interested in joining the Clean Harbors team; however only those that complete the online application and meet the minimum job qualifications will be considered for this role.

Clean Harbors is a Military & Veteran friendly company.

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