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Lead Hand Mechanic

Location: Newark, CA, United States
Date Posted: Jan 20, 2023
Category: Diesel, Truck & Heavy Equipment Mechanics
Job ID: 120012

Job Description


We are seeking a Lead Hand Mechanic in our Newark, CA location. You must be familiar with DOT/OOS and as a Lead Mechanic you will be responsible for performing a wide variety of repairs and preventative maintenance on all company units in the Safety-Kleen refinery including pumps, motors, and gearboxes. This position offers guaranteed 40 hours a week as well as the opportunity for overtime. 

 Why work for Clean Harbors?

  • Health and Safety is our #1 priority and we live it 3-6-5!
  • Competitive wages DOE as well as weekly overtime opportunity if needed
  • 401k with company matching component 
  • Comprehensive health benefits coverage after 30 days of full-time employment
  • 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: 

  • Ensures 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;
  • Equipment repair on refinery equipment.
  • Performing preventative maintenance on refinery equipment.
  • Troubleshooting on rotary equipment such as pumps, compressors, gearboxes/reducers, and heat exchangers.

 What does it take to work for Safety-Kleen?

  • 1+ years mechanical aptitude required
  • Previous experience working in a refinery or like environment would be a plus
  • Mechanical certifications a plus
  • Knowledge of cutting and welding a plus

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

Safety-Kleen Systems, a Clean Harbors company, has a commitment to excellence deeply rooted in a strong sense of tradition. Our entire business model revolves around keeping North American businesses green. We generate more than $1.2 billion in annual revenue as a world-class environmental service organization and market leader in industrial hazardous waste management, parts-cleaning technology, and oil re-refining. We collect over 200 million gallons of used motor oil each year and we have the largest re-refinery capacity in North America allowing us to re-refine more than 150 million gallons each year.

Every day, we help our customers resolve their waste management needs and reduce their carbon footprint. PROTECTION. CHOICES. PEOPLE. MAKE GREEN WORK ™

We thank all those interested in joining the Safety-Kleen team; however only those that complete the online application and meet the minimum job qualifications will be considered for this role.
Safety-Kleen Systems, a Clean Harbors company is a Military & Veteran friendly company.


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