Richmond, California

As a Senior Maintenance Mechanic you will be responsible for performing a wide variety of repairs and preventative maintenance on all company units in the Safety-Kleen Blend Plant including pumps, motors, and gearboxes. Trouble shoots and repairs machinery, plumbing and/or electrical, performs preventative maintenance, and removal/installation of equipment. Has responsibility for purchasing supplies, working with vendors, and obtaining price quotes. May function as lead mechanic.

This position offers guaranteed 40 hours a week as well as the opportunity for overtime.

Why work for Safety Kleen?

  • Health and Safety is our #1 priority and we live it 3-6-5!
  • Comprehensive health benefits coverage after 30 days of full-time employment
  • Group 401K 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;
  • Equipment repair on plant equipment;
  • Performing preventative maintenance on plant equipment;
  • Troubleshooting on rotary equipment such as pumps, compressors gearboxes/reducers, and heat exchangers.
  • Experience with PLC’s and control systems, reading electrical schematics, building functioning control panels/systems (electrical).
  • Experience with manufacturing mechanical systems including hydraulic systems, low- and-high pressure pumps, open and closed loop piping systems and prepare scope of work for installation of new systems (mechanical).
  • Experience plus advanced knowledge and background in, manufacturing equipment and industrial electrical systems.
  • Experience installing/replacing industrial motors, VFD, control power.

What does it take to work for Safety Kleen?

  • High School diploma or equivalent required;
  • 10+ years mechanical aptitude preferred;
  • 5+ years of maintenance technician preferred;
  • Certificate or license in electrical or PLC Controls preferred;
  • Previous experience working in a production/ plant environment would be a plus;
  • Mechanical certifications a plus;
  • Electrical trouble shooting experience;
  • 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.


Richmond, California

Clean Harbors is the leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services and largest hazardous waste disposal company in North America. The Company serves a diverse customer base, including a majority of the Fortune 500 companies, thousands of smaller private entities and numerous federal, state, provincial and local governmental agencies. The Company provides a broad range of hazardous material management and disposal services including the collection, packaging, transportation, recycling, treatment and disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous waste. It also provides a wide variety of environmental cleanup services on customer sites or other locations on a scheduled or emergency response basis. The Company provides industrial and specialty services, such as high-pressure and chemical cleaning, pigging and decoking, material processing and industrial lodging services to refineries, chemical plants, pulp and paper mills, and other industrial facilities. It also provides exploration, surface rentals, solids control, and environmental services to the energy sector serving oil and gas exploration, production, and power generation. Safety-Kleen, a subsidiary of Clean Harbors, provides used oil recycling and re-refining, parts washers and environmental solutions company for small quantity waste generators supported by the world's largest re-refining capabilities to convert used oil into base and blended lube oils.

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