Millwright (Plant Mechanic)

Millwright (Plant Mechanic)
Seattle, WA
Posted: May 9, 2022


As the largest 100% employee-owned company in the resource recovery industry, Recology has a unique workplace culture that guides how we support employees, interact with our customers, service our communities, and care for our environment.

We are a team of trusted advisors and partners committed to superior customer service. We are a diverse group with a shared commitment to excellence and providing high caliber service. We are a collaborative and supportive team and looking for a motivated self-starter to join us!

We encourage Recology employees to G.R.O.W. with Us professionally and personally by:

  • Giving Back to our communities.
  • Recovering Resources to achieve their best and highest use.
  • Owning a company that provides quality service and protects the environment.
  • Working Together to achieve our common vision, a world without waste.

You can G.R.O.W. with Us by becoming our Millwright (Plant Mechanic)


Responsible for mechanical maintenance services; maintains, inspects and repairs equipment  to ensure safety and on-going operation.


  • Diagnoses, tests and repairs heavy equipment
  • Diagnoses, tests, repairs and maintains processing equipment such as balers, conveyors, hoppers, electric motors and controls, as well as maintenance shop and company facilities.
  • Performs basic fabrication work using welding equipment, torches, tools and/or machinery.
  • Orders and maintains shop parts, tools, equipment and supplies.
  • Accurately and efficiently completes paperwork and/or computer database entries relating to the work performed.
  • Acts as a lead worker by regularly instructing and directing others by assigning, reviewing and checking work.


Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to qualify is:

  • Four years of progressively responsible mechanical experience as a journeyman mechanic (or equivalent combination of education and experience).
  • Waste and recycling industry experience preferred.
  • Experience and knowledge of DOT Out-of-Service Criteria including CHP B.I.T. Inspections and DOT compliance audits.
  • Experience working in a maintenance facility or related environment with vehicles, processing equipment such as: balers, conveyors, hoppers, electric motors and landfill equipment preferred.
  • Expert knowledge of diesel and/or compressed natural gas engines, heavy equipment mechanical components and parts, as well as fabrication tools and techniques.
  • Knowledge of alternating and direct current electrical controls and motor systems.
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local job site health and safety rules, regulations and best practices; understanding of potential job hazards.
  • Basic computer programs.
  • High school diploma or GED preferred.
  • Graduation from a formalized mechanical trade school highly desirable.
  • Candidate(s)  without valid Class A or B Commercial Drivers License upon hire must possess a valid DOT medical certificate and instruction permit for a Class A or B Commercial Drivers License with air brake endorsement prior to hire.

 Skill and / or Ability to:

  • Ability to work any assigned shift.
  • Ability to promote the WASTE ZERO philosophy by making the best and highest use of all resources.
  • Work under pressure, handle stressful situations and maintain flexibility.
  • Ability to maintain high levels of activity or productivity; operating with effectiveness, and determination over extended periods of time.
  • Ability to build knowledge and expertise about current job.
  • Ability to read product information, manuals, work orders and other information necessary for performing essential job functions.
  • Ability to communicate, orally and in writing, effectively with peers, supervisors and customers.


  • An ecologically innovative company that finds and mentors people committed to protecting the environment and sustaining our communities.
  • The largest employee owned resource recovery company in the industry with terrific benefits to help you prosper.
  • A creative and caring culture that values community, diversity, altruism, accountability, collaboration, and learning by doing.
  • An inspired company mission driven to use and return resources to their best and highest use through the practice of the 4R’s: Reduce, Re-use, Recycle, and Recologize.
  • Distinct professional challenges to connect with, care for, and grow community that sees a world without waste.


  • Paid time off and paid holidays.
  • Health and wellness benefits including medical, dental, and vision.
  • Retirement plans (Employee Stock Ownership Plan, 401(k) with match).
  • Annual wellness incentives.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
  • Educational assistance.
  • Commuting benefits.
  • Employee referral program.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job; and pursuant to applicable law, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal records. It is important that you provide accurate information on the job application, inaccurate information may cause delays in the processing of your application and/or may disqualify you as a candidate.

Recology is an equal opportunity employer committed to supporting an inclusive and diverse work environment where employees are valued, heard, and provided development opportunities. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis that is prohibited by law.

This description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, effort, work conditions, and benefits associated with the job.

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