Seward County – Landfill Mechanic

March 25, 2020 3:12 pm

Job Details

Company: Seward County

Address: 515 N. Washington

Location: Liberal, KS

Zip: 67901

Phone Number:

Fax Number:

Email: [email protected]


Job Position: Full Time

Landfill Mechanic (Open Positions: 1)

Closes On: April 30, 2020 at 11:59 PM CST

Location: Seward County Landfill, Liberal , KS 67901
Division: None
Job Status: Full-Time
Days Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.
Status: Open until filled

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Job Description

The Mechanic position is responsible for the diagnosis, assessment and repair of all Seward County Landfill trucks, equipment and other related items. This position may require the employee to operate a Side Load or Roll Off truck or landfill equipment, from time to time.

Position Requirements

High School Diploma or GED required

Valid Driver’s License

Work Experience

Minimum of one (1) year of work experience in maintenance

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Computer Skills to perform online training
  • A  valid CDL Driver’s License


Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities

  1. Assesses and diagnoses needed repairs to Seward County Landfill trucks and other equipment
  2. Repairs trucks and miscellaneous equipment
  3. Diagnose and repair:
    1. engine problems
    2. air conditioning issues
    3. auto-transmissions
    4. manual transmissions
  4. Assess repair or replace:
    1. Air and/or hydraulic brakes
    2. Drivelines
    3. Hydraulic systems
    4. Electrical systems
    5. Coolant systems
  5. Operates welder and cutting torch, as needed
  6. Fabricates parts, as needed
  7. Perform assigned tasks without supervision

Additional Responsibilities

  1. Maintains a professional image in the community
  2. Maintains a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner that is customer focused with the general public, clients, co-workers and management
  3. Performs other related work, as required by the Waste Haul and/or Landfill Foreman


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

KSA –Knowledge of

  1. United States Department of Transportation (DOT), States of Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas, Seward County, surrounding Counties, towns and cities, and City of Liberal rules and regulations
  2. Subtitle “D” Regulations
  3. Landfill Department Operations Plans
  4. Landfill Department Contingency Plans
  5. Sideload Trucks, ,Rolloff Trucks and Landfill equipment for repair and maintenance
  6. Operating Sideload Truck, Rolloff Truck and Landfill equipment, when needed.
  7. Principles and procedures for providing internal and external customer service; this includes assessing the needs of both to meet quality standards for services and to meet evaluation of customer satisfaction
  8. Seward County Employee Manual
  9. Operating characteristics of tractors, mowers, rollers, utility vehicles and power hand tools
  10. Proper structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and correct grammar


Skills in

  1. Mechanical assessment, diagnosis and repair of heavy trucks and equipment
  2. Providing effective leadership
  3. Meeting and dealing tactfully with others; able to communicate effectively and clearly, both orally and in writing
  4. Analyzing situations, identifying alternative solutions, projecting consequences of actions and implementing recommendations
  5. Troubleshooting, assessing and diagnosing mechanical and/or electrical systems
  6. Preparing and maintaining a variety of maintenance records
  7. Using computer hardware and software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, etc.
  8. Active listening, speaking and writing
  9. Managing tense, highly charged and/or emotional situations
  10. Independent problem solving especially in complex problems
  11. Emotional Intelligence, e.g. possesses self-awareness, self-regulation, self-motivation, social skills and empathic skills
  12. Conflict management/problem solving/team building
  13. Strong work ethic
  14. Superb ethical behavior


Abilities to

  1. Ensure compliance with federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations and statutory requirements
  2. Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously and in times of stress
  3. Reason and think outside the box to achieve desired end results
  4. Analyze situations/problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and make decisions in a timely manner and goals
  5. Carry out duties without supervision
  6. Assess situations rapidly and make decisions in a timely manner
  7. Compile information based on general instructions
  8. Communicate effectively using superb oral and written skills
  9. Social Perceptiveness – be aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do
  10. Problem Sensitivity – identify when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong
  11. Goal Setting – set and achieve goals/articulate a vision or overall objective
  12. Relationship Building – establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with governmental agencies contacted in the course of work
  13. Time Management – manage time, especially during times of stress or when deadlines are involved; ability to complete projects within a required time


Physical Requirements

The work of the Maintenance position is a highly responsible position which requires mental acuity. The Maintenance will be required to do complicated tasks, sit for an hour or more, speak, hear, stand, walk, balance, stoop, squat, bend, and/or kneel. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. May be required to lift or move up to 50 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Additional Information

Work Hours

45+ Hour Work Week – Full Time; Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; hours may vary


As necessary

Work Environment

General indoor environment; must be prepared to work in extremely hot and cold conditions

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