• City of Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Aug 29, 2023
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades Utilities
  • Salary: $25.48 - $39.51 Hourly USD

Job Description


This is skilled work of more than average difficulty, which may include working supervisory responsibility in the installation, maintenance, fabrication, and repair of mechanical equipment employed in the operation of the Public Services Department on an assigned shift.

An employee in this class is responsible for the inspection, maintenance, servicing, overhaul, and repair of machinery, pumps, motors, and other equipment used in operation of water and wastewater treatment plants, solid waste disposal, and related facilities. Assignments are received in the form of oral and/or written work orders and may vary between positions and shifts. The employee inspects mechanical equipment for mechanical deficiencies and proceeds on own initiative to remedy defects. An employee in this class may act as leadman of a crew and is responsible for the successful completion of assigned maintenance programs. Work is reviewed by an assigned supervisor by inspection while in progress and/or upon completion, and by analysis of maintenance records and reports.

This job classification is included within the bargaining unit represented by Teamsters Local Union 769 and therefore is subject to the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Fort Lauderdale and Teamsters Local Union 769.

The City offers a wide variety of benefits to employees. In addition to the competitive benefits package and salary, the City participates in the Florida Retirement System (FRS) which offers an investment option and a pension option, and requires a 3% contribution from employees. New hires are automatically enrolled in FRS.

NOTE: The duties of this position will include all of those duties set forth in the official job description.

  • Acts as lead worker in directing the work of crew members, including training, guidance, and counseling
  • Participates in the installation, service, maintenance, and repair of pumps, motors, chlorinators, and other machinery and equipment
  • Inspects all mechanical equipment; evaluates performance; makes recommendations to the assigned supervisor as to maintenance and repair requirements
  • Operates and cares for power tools in maintaining, fabricating, and repairing parts of equipment; operates large mobile equipment such as a boom truck, a forklift, a hoist or a crane, when assigned
  • Reviews equipment manuals and maintenance records to develop work plans
  • Performs welding, acetylene burning, brazing, soldering, minor carpentry, and painting, as assigned
  • Completes and submits reports of work activities
  • Maintains proper working condition of all tools, equipment, and machinery; orders parts, as needed
  • Assists in the preparation of standard operating procedures
  • Procure parts and components as needed
  • Ensures compliance with safety regulations and standard operating procedures
  • Reading drawing specifications and manufacturer's data sheets
  • Trouble shooting problems and making recommendations
  • Works around medium voltage, rotating equipment and various hazardous chemicals.
  • May be required to perform "stand-by duty", being available and responding to off-duty emergency call-ins to effect repairs
  • Performs related work as required


1. Have successfully graduated from a standard high school or trade school, or possess a G.E.D. from a recognized institution.

2. Possess at least two (2) years paid work experience in mechanical maintenance and repair of machinery and equipment employed in the operation of water and wastewater treatment plants, well fields, pumping stations, and solid waste facilities.

3. Depending on job location, a Class "A" or Class "B" CDL with airbrake endorsement and an acceptable driving record may be required.


Depending on the number of applicants and the quality of their education and experience, the examination may consist of one or more of the following tests: Evaluation of Training and Experience, Oral Interview, Written Examination, or other assessment method. Applicants must attain a minimum score of 70 in each part of the examination in order to qualify. All successful applicants will be required to pass a medical examination, including drug screening, prior to appointment.

An eligible veteran who enters an open-competitive examination shall receive preference points added to the total passing score earned in the examination as provided for in the Florida Statutes. To obtain veteran's preference, candidates MUST submit a copy of separation papers and the City of Fort Lauderdale's veteran's preference claim form ( J204 ) at time of application.

The City of Fort Lauderdale is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity guidelines and the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Fort Lauderdale provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

The City of Fort Lauderdale offers a comprehensive benefits package to all regular full-time employees including vacation, holiday, and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and short-term disability insurance.

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