Diesel Mechanic / Technician

Diesel Mechanic/Technician

We have an immediate opening in our Kalkaska, Michigan location for a Diesel Mechanic/Technician.

Job Summary

Diesel Mechanic Technicians are responsible for troubleshooting, diagnosing, repairing and completing preventative maintenance on heavy duty trucks. The ideal candidate will have experience working on Cummins engines.

Role and Responsibilities 

  • Troubleshoot, diagnose, repair and complete preventative maintenance of heavy duty trucks.

  • Diagnose problems and repair any Cummins engine.

  • Perform all aspects of heavy duty truck maintenance.

  • Repair transmissions, drivelines and differentials.

  • Install component and part upgrades.

  • Control corrosion.


  • Diesel Mechanic: 5 years (Minimum).

  • Valid Driver's License.

  • Any additional mechanical endorsements are a plus.

  • Able to work alone.



American Waste—3947 US Highway 131 N, Kalkaska MI 49646

Accounting Associate

Accounting Associate, Kalkaska Corporate Office

We are in immediate need of filling a full time Accounting Position in our corporate office in Kalkaska, Michigan.

Role and Responsibilities 

  • Research account discrepancies utilizing critical thinking skills.

  • Resolve discrepancies by submitting requests for corrections & following through until the customer account is correct.

  • Interact with customers to resolve discrepancies on accounts.

  • Reconcile bank statements.

  • Maintain G/L accounts, A/R, A/P and journal entries.

  • Familiar with Per Diem reimbursements and Comp Data procedures.

  • Verify that reports tie back to daily bank deposits.

  • Review accounts with credit balances to determine if account maintenance is needed.

  • Enter invoices from vendors accurately, matching to purchase order log.

  • Process credit card payments for balances due & reconciles monthly credit card statements.

  • Special projects.


  • Accounting: 3 years (Required).

  • G/L accounts, A/R, A/P, journal entries and accounting practices experience (Required).

  • Attention to detail and thorough.

  • Accuracy and efficiency is key.

  • Multi-tasking.

  • Willing to learn and take on new responsibility as needed.

  • Proficient data entry skills.

  • Proficient with Excel spreadsheets.

  • General math skills.

  • Analytical and critical thinking skills.

  • Strong communication skills with co-workers and customers.

  • Team player.



American Waste—3947 US Highway 131 N, Kalkaska MI 49646

Rear Load Residential Truck Driver

Rear Load Residential Truck Driver

We have an immediate opening for a Rear Load Route Driver on a Residential Route with a Class B or higher Commercial Driver’s License with Air Brake Endorsement in our Kalkaska, Michigan location.

Job Summary

Route Drivers are responsible for safely operating a front, side, or rear loading truck while providing prompt, courteous and complete waste removal services for residential customers on a designated route. They ensure that vehicles are in compliance with Company safety standards, and state and federal regulations.

Role and Responsibilities 

  • Perform daily inspections to confirm vehicle is in compliance with Company safety standards, and state and federal regulations.

  • Perform complete pre/post operation inspection of the vehicle in accordance with Company policy to ensure tire pressure, fluid levels, safety equipment, gauges, and controls are in proper working order.

  • Report any safety issues on standard reports.

  • Safely operate truck along designated route and disposal site; read route sheet, follow map and service each customer as identified on route sheet or as assigned by dispatcher and/or supervisor.

  • Operate manual and/or automatic controls in accordance with Company safety policies and procedures to lift and load refuse, operate compactor and dispose of collected material.

  • Courteously interact with all customers and provide service in a timely manner.

  • Identify unsatisfactory waste containers and report accordingly.

  • Continuously monitor waste for evidence of unacceptable waste.

  • Clean area around accidental waste spills.

  • Continuously monitor condition of vehicle to ensure it is operationally ready at all times; clean waste from blade and truck body on each disposal trip.

  • Complete required route sheets and other reports as required.

  • Follow all required safety policies and procedures.

  • Additional job-related duties as required.


  • Truck Driving: 1 year (Preferred).

  • CDL Class B (Preferred).

  • Air Brake Endorsement (Preferred).

  • High School Diploma or GED.

  • Excellent driving record.

  • Stable work history—verifiable.

  • Pass DOT physical and drug screen.

  • Good customer services skills; courteous, professional, honest and trustworthy.

  • Strong time management skills with the ability to follow through.

  • Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English.

Physical Demands and Environment

  • Ability to sit, stand, walk, twist, bend, kneel, see, talk, hear, lift up to 50 lbs.

  • Exposed to traffic, outside elements, moving mechanical parts, vibration, non-hazardous materials, and variance of sound levels.

  • Able to work in all kinds of weather.



American Waste—3947 US Highway 131 North, Kalkaska MI 49646