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Fuel and Lube Technician

As a Fuel and Lube technician, you will be responsible for the day-to-day fueling and lubrication of heavy mobile equipment. This includes managing daily fuel and lubrication logs on heavy trucks, earth-moving equipment, and related construction equipment — including road graders, gasoline and diesel-powered tractors, compactors and dozers. Additional daily tasks include:

  • Identifying equipment issues and performing PM services
  • Supporting other technicians with repairs
  • Ability to work independently without direct supervision

Key Position Responsibilities and Accountability

This position involves fueling and lubricating heavy equipment following specific maintenance schedules. You must be able to maintain service and maintenance records utilizing fleet maintenance software.

  • Install, replace or adjust filters, belts or similar parts in order to properly
    maintain the equipment
  • Ability to diagnose defects in heavy duty equipment

Knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions of the trade — including the operation and maintenance requirements of heavy-duty construction equipment previously listed in this job description.

Skill in the performance of routine maintenance and inspection of heavy equipment, including the diagnostics of air conditioning and electrical systems and repair.

  • Make fine, highly controlled muscular movement in order to adjust the position of levers required to repair equipment
  • Make skillful, controlled manipulations of small objects in order to repair
  • equipment — such as installing fasteners in instrument clusters
  • Manipulate tools in areas of limited space

Essential functions

  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions in English
  • Read, understand and apply information from charts, graphs and manuals
  • Work cooperatively with other Dry Creek Landfill employees
  • Remain in a standing position for extended periods of time
  • Lift arms above shoulder level to install and remove heavy components
  • Bend or stoop repeatedly over time
  • Move heavy objects (50 pounds or more) long distances (more than 20 feet)
  • Work safely without presenting a direct threat to self or others
  • Work outside in hot (100+ degrees) or cold (below 32 degrees) or wet environments
  • Climb safely on and off heavy equipment
  • Walk and traverse uneven ground

Position Requirements

  • Must be physically capable of operating all Dry Creek Landfill vehicles safely
  • Must possess a valid commercial driver’s license (CDL) and have an acceptable driving record
  • Pre-employment drug testing is required for CDL positions
  • Class A CDL with hazmat and tanker endorsement

Preferred Experience

  • Minimum of two years of experience as a lube technician —other combinations of experience and education that meet the minimum requirements may be substituted

Conditions of Employment

Candidates for this position must meet the position requirements, commercial driver’s license requirements, and successfully pass pre-employment examinations, including drug screen, physical and physical capacities evaluation.

Title: Fuel and Lube Technician

Division/Department: Dry Creek Landfill

Reports to: Dry Creek Landfill Maintenance Shop Supervisor

Location: Dry Creek Landfill, Eagle Point, Oregon

Employee Status: Non-Union/Non-Exempt/At Will

Work Schedule: Formal work week is from Sunday through Saturday. Scheduled work is, five days per week. Additional work on other days may be required as needed. Work day includes 30 minute unpaid meal period and two paid 15 minute breaks.

Probationary Period: 90 days


Wages: TBD

Vacation: Refer to Employee Handbook for vacation vesting information

Benefits: Medical, dental and vision benefits (see company benefit plan descriptions)

Drug and Alcohol Testing: Subject to pre-employment drug and random selection alcohol and drug testing

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