Service Technician


Zanker Recycling


$22.76-$29.80 hourly

Job Description

GreenWaste has been an industry leader in recycling and waste diversion for more than 35 years and is on a growth trajectory after private equity investment in 2021. Our business was founded on principles of environmental sustainability, and innovation is a cornerstone of our ongoing operations and growth strategy. GreenWaste specializes in all aspects of material collection, processing, and sales, tailoring our service offerings to the unique needs of our customers and communities, and helping to shape the evolution of the solid waste and recycling industry. We work directly with 20+ municipalities and 50+ jurisdictions, operate highly regulated facilities in 10+ locations, and have 1,000+ employees.


We are now seeking an experienced, successful, and engaged Service Technician to join our team at Zanker Recycling, located at 675 Los Esteros Road in San Jose. This position will provide support to one or more facilities, primarily performing routine maintenance on heavy equipment and plants, including tasks such as fueling, cleaning, lubrication, and inspections as needed. Limited job-related travel may be required.


Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Follow company safety policies and procedures.
  • Clean, maintain and repair plants and equipment on a regular basis. Preventative maintenance includes inspection services, lubrication, adjustments, cleaning and identifying any defects.
  • Fuel heavy equipment with fluids (fuel, DEF, lubricants), grease and perform inspections daily.
  • Ability to use compressed air to maintain all equipment clean from dust and debris.
  • Ability to work in close quarter areas around pedestrians and other heavy equipment.
  • Ability to follow directions, daily procedures, and protocols. Ability to understand and carry out written and/or oral instructions.
  • Ability to trouble shoot and make repairs to equipment, attention to detail and follow through required.
  • Ensure the proper maintenance of equipment to maximize proper functioning of the area, and the machinery.
  • Perform basic maintenance on heavy equipment and plants as needed.
  • Follow all company Safety policies and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to perform heavy manual tasks for extended periods of time.
  • The ability to work as a team and work well with others.
  • Reliable transportation and punctuality required in order to minimize disruptions to the day-to-day operations.
  • Language Skill: Proficiency in English and/or Spanish
  • Physical Demands:
    • Requires the ability to handle material weighing up to 75 lbs.
    • Requires constant pulling, pushing, reaching, bending, and grasping.
    • Requires going up and down stairs to reach certain equipment locations.
    • Occasional walking, sitting, standing, climbing, reaching, stooping, crouching, or kneeling.
    • Normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination



  • FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
  • Reports To: Maintenance Supervisor
  • Pay: $22.76-$29.80/hr


Work Environment

  • Typical work week is Monday through Friday. Will be exposed to outdoor weather conditions. Ability to work in setting with frequent changes in equipment, start/end time, service city/town and routes based on the operational needs for the day and or week.


GreenWaste provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local laws.

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150 Hooper Street, Unit 200
San Francisco, CA 94107 P: 415 408 5605

Manufacture : San Jose

1608 Las Plumas Avenue
San Jose, CA 95133
P: 408 326 0591


150 Hooper Street, Unit 200
San Francisco, CA 94107
P: 415 408 5605