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Republic Services Technician Trainee in Athens, Texas

Republic Services is a leader in Environmental Services, partnering with customers to create a more sustainable world.

We are Sustainability in Action — our promise to be environmentally responsible and to help our customers be environmentally responsible too.

Why choose Republic?

Joining Republic isn’t just about taking on a new job, it’s about making a commitment to create a more sustainable world together. Our people provide an essential service, serving and impacting customers, neighborhoods, and communities everywhere.

As a company, we are proud of our values and encourage those who share in our aspirations to join our team:

  • We protect our colleagues and communities through safe practices everywhere, every day.

  • We are committed to serving our customers and communities by going above and beyond to exceed expectations.

  • We take action to improve neighborhoods and communities by being environmentally responsible and creating a more sustainable world.

  • We are driven to deliver results in the right way.

  • We encourage a human centered culture that honors the unique potential and dignity of every person.


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 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!


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.


  • 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.


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.

Competitive pay. Great benefits. Purpose-driven career.