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Republic Services Technician Apprentice - Field in Corpus Christi, Texas

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) is a leader in the environmental services industry. We provide customers with the most complete set of products and services, including recycling, waste, special waste, hazardous waste and field services. Our industry-leading commitments to advance circularity and support decarbonization are helping deliver on our vision to partner with customers to create a more sustainable world.

In 2023, Republic’s total company revenue was $14.9 billion, and adjusted EBITDA was $4.4 billion. We serve 13 million customers and operate more than 1,000 locations, including collection and transfer stations, recycling and polymer centers, treatment facilities, and landfills.

Although we operate across North America, the collection, recycling, treatment, or disposal of materials is a local business, and the dynamics and opportunities differ in each market we serve. By combining local operational management with standardized business practices, we drive greater operating efficiencies across the company while maintaining day-to-day operational decisions at the local level, closest to the customer.

Our customers, including small businesses, major corporations and municipalities, want a partner with the expertise and capabilities to effectively manage their multiple recycling and waste streams. They choose Republic Services because we are committed to exceeding their expectations and helping them achieve their sustainability goals. Our 41,000 team members understand that it's not just what we do that matters, but how we do it.

Our company values guide our daily actions:

  • Safe : We protect the livelihoods of our colleagues and communities.

  • Committed to Serve : We go above and beyond to exceed our customers’ expectations.

  • Environmentally Responsible: We take action to improve our environment.

  • Driven : We deliver results in the right way.

  • Human-Centered: We respect the dignity and unique potential of every person.

We are proud of our high employee engagement score of 86. We have an inclusive and diverse culture where every voice counts. In addition, our team positively impacted 4.6 million people in 2023 through the Republic Services Charitable Foundation and local community grants. These projects are designed to meet the specific needs of the communities we serve, with a focus on building sustainable neighborhoods.

STRATEGY

Republic Services’ strategy is designed to generate profitable growth. Through acquisitions and industry advancements, we safely and sustainably manage our customers’ multiple waste streams through a North American footprint of vertically integrated assets.

We focus on three areas of growth to meet the increasing needs of our customers: recycling and waste, environmental solutions and sustainability innovation.

With our integrated approach, strengthening our position in one area advances other areas of our business. For example, as we grow volume in recycling and waste, we collect additional material to bolster our circularity capabilities. And as we expand environmental solutions, we drive additional opportunities to provide these services to our existing recycling and waste customers.

Recycling and Waste

We continue to expand our recycling and waste business footprint throughout North America through organic growth and targeted acquisitions. The 13 million customers we serve and our more than 5 million pick-ups per day provide us with a distinct advantage. We aggregate materials at scale, unlocking new opportunities for advanced recycling. In addition, we are cross-selling new products and services to better meet our customers’ specific needs.

Environmental Solutions

Our comprehensive environmental solutions capabilities help customers safely manage their most technical waste streams. We are expanding both our capabilities and our geographic footprint. We see strong growth opportunities for our offerings, including PFAS remediation, an increasing customer need.

SUSTAINABILITY INNOVATION

Republic’s recent innovations to advance circularity and decarbonization demonstrate our unique ability to leverage sustainability as a platform for growth.

The Republic Services Polymer Center is the nation’s first integrated plastics recycling facility. This innovative site processes rigid plastics from our recycling centers, producing recycled materials that promote true bottle-to-bottle circularity. We also formed Blue Polymers, a joint venture with Ravago, to develop facilities that will further process plastic material from our Polymer Centers to help meet the growing demand for sustainable packaging. We are building a network of Polymer Centers and Blue Polymer facilities across North America.

We continue to advance decarbonization at our landfills. As demand for renewable energy continues to grow, we have 70 landfill gas-to-energy projects in operation and plan to expand our portfolio to 115 projects by 2028.

RECENT RECOGNITION

  • Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies

  • CDP Discloser

  • Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

  • Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies

  • Fortune World’s Most Admired Companies

  • Great Place to Work

  • Sustainability Yearbook S&P Global

POSITION SUMMARY:

At Republic Services, Technicians play a critical role in maintaining the performance and quality of our fleet. A Technician performs routine and preventive maintenance on diesel and non-diesel equipment and trucks. The Technician Apprenticeship program will train an entry level technician over a two-year period in the following:

  • Electrical diagnosis of starting & charging systems.

  • Air conditioning & heating component identification & inspection.

  • Wheel end assembly component identification & inspection.

  • Air system component identification & inspection.

  • Air brakes component identification & inspection.

  • Hydraulics component identification and inspection.

  • Truck preventative maintenance.

To thrive as a Technician with Republic Services, the Apprentice will need to be a logical problem solver with enthusiasm for vehicle engineering and the commitment to ongoing learning. As a key member of our front-line team, they will also need to live up to the values of the Company.

THE TECHNICAN APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

The Republic Services Technician Apprenticeship program has opportunities available across the United States for a Technician Apprentice to join the team in one of our 180 business units. This outstanding career opportunity was created for aspiring Technicians to earn while they learn!

THE APPRENTICE TRAINING EXPERIENCE

Republic Services Technical Institute offers a unique learning and development environment in which employees will gain on-the-job work experience while completing their technician education.

Over the two (2) years of your apprenticeship, your training will start with nine (9) weeks of company-paid training at our brand-new state-of-the-art Republic Services Technical Institute in Arlington, Texas.

Successful graduates of the training program will continue with an additional twenty-two (22) months of on-the-job training (OJT) that includes mentorship and virtual instructor led technical content while working towards Apprentice certification as a Republic Services entry level Diesel Mechanic.

We recognize that individuals may come with different levels of existing technical competencies and may advance through the program at a different pace. As such, individuals who demonstrate accelerated development and achieve the required milestones can move to a Level C Technician in advance of the twenty-two (22) month requirements.

In addition to acquiring cutting-edge technical skills, the Technical Institute will teach critical life and leadership skills while building strong professional networks across the Company to set you up for a long-term career at Republic. Through participation in this innovative program, apprentice employees will be supported by your dedicated Mentor who will help you to reach the milestones needed to successfully complete your apprenticeship journey to move to a Level C Technician within the Company.

Upon placement in one of our business units nationwide, you will receive direct supervision from a Fleet Maintenance Supervisor or Manager and through completion of the Republic Preventative Maintenance Program and other on-the-job work completed during the apprenticeship, the apprentice receives hands-on experience that supports what they are learning in school. This includes the basic skills necessary to perform routine preventive maintenance, including basic tire work, wheel end components, mechanic skills, knowledge of hydraulics and knowledge of electrical systems.

BENEFITS:

  • A tuition-free program to become a certified technician.

  • Full-time paid hands-on in-shop training on new technologies and equipment with experienced support to help you succeed.

  • Training goes beyond technical acumen, focusing on leadership development, life skills and wellness.

  • Subsidized housing accommodations during your training at the Republic Services Technical Institute in Dallas, Texas, for eligible employees.

  • Guaranteed consideration for a full-time technician position with Republic Services upon graduation.

  • Company provided toolbox with the tools you’ll need, a uniform, and boots provided upon completion.

  • Dedicated mentor with experienced support to help you succeed.

  • Career advancement opportunities in a stable industry.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

We will provide the technical training you need to succeed in your apprenticeship. In return you need to be committed to completing this two-year program.

Our ideal Technician Apprentice will be a logical problem solver with an interest in engineering and technology.

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule to include some nights/weekends or holidays.

  • Willingness to uphold the values and expectations at Republic Services, including safety, ethics, and respect.

  • Must be willing to travel to & live in Dallas, Texas for 9 weeks of in-person training.

  • Upon successful completion of the program, candidate must be willing to relocate to the assigned location throughout the United States.

Rewarding Compensation and Benefits

Eligible employees can elect to participate in:

• Comprehensive medical benefits coverage, dental plans and vision coverage.

• Health care and dependent care spending accounts.

• Short- and long-term disability.

• Life insurance and accidental death & dismemberment insurance.

• Employee and Family Assistance Program (EAP).

• Employee discount programs.

• Retirement plan with a generous company match.

• Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP).

The statements used herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by an employee in this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required by an incumbent so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company.

EEO STATEMENT:Republic Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, relationship or association with a protected veteran (spouses or other family members), genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.