• 400 Northwest 73rd Avenue, Plantation, Florida
  • Jun 01, 2021
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades Public Works
  • Salary: $38,777.00 - $63,982.00 Annually USD

Job Description


This is a non-exempt position, which is specialized mechanical work in the maintenance and repair of lawn mowers, tractors, small engines, any small equipment used for lawn and ground maintenance, chain saws and pumps.

Work includes both gasoline and diesel fueled apparatus. Employees work under general supervision, using independent judgment concerning the method of repair. Receives work orders setting forth a complaint with respect to the operating condition of a piece of equipment. A supervisor may test results during work or after completion.

Employees are hired as AT WILL employees that serve at the pleasure of the City and may be terminated at any time with or without cause.

Examples of Duties

Diagnoses defects, makes repairs and performs minor and major work on a wide variety of small engines and any small equipment used for lawn and ground maintenance including, but not limited to, lawn mowers, tractors, generators, pumps and off the road vehicles.

Performs preventative maintenance on various small engines.

Maintains simple records of work performed.

Executes purchase orders authorized by the department director.

This position does not have final procurement authority.

Performs related work as required and as directed.

Typical Qualifications

Knowledge of the method, materials, tools and standard practices of the small engine mechanic trade.

Knowledge of repairs and maintenance of lawn mowers, tractors and small engines.

Knowledge of the tools used in maintenance and repair of lawn mowers and mowing equipment.

Knowledge of the occupational hazards of the trade and of proper use of safety practices.

Knowledge of the principles of operation of gasoline and diesel fueled internal combustion engines.

Knowledge of welding and fabricating parts as required.

Ability to operate assigned equipment safely.

Ability to maintain records of work performed.

Ability to understand and carry out instructions and to complete work assignments correctly.

Ability to adhere to tight schedules and still maintain work quality.

Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with other City employees.

Ability to supply all personally owned tools to perform job function.

Ability to operate a City vehicle and possess the required license.

Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with other City employees.

Skill in the use of the tools, machines and testing instruments of the trade.


Graduation from a standard high school, or vocational school, with 3 to 5 years experience in the repair and maintenance of small engines; welding experience desirable; or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training which provides the required knowledge, abilities and skills may be considered.

Supplemental Information

This is a designated "Recovery" classification in the City's Emergency Operations Plan and will require the employee occupying this position to work for declared emergencies. Attendance at National Incident Management System (NIMS) training at the appropriate level is mandatory.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

400 Northwest 73rd Avenue, Plantation, Florida United States View Map