• City of Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Dec 17, 2023
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades Utilities
  • Salary: $22.96 - $35.59 Hourly USD

Job Description


We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the required minimum qualifications.

The City of Fort Lauderdale is seeking dynamic and goal-driven employees. Employees that are motivated to take on today's greatest challenges and rewards in the field of local public service. Employees who are passionate about making a difference and achieving our mission: We Build Community, in a fast-paced organization that operates by vision, strategy, and action.

This is semi-skilled and skilled work in the installation, servicing, fabrication, maintenance and repair of stationary mechanical equipment employed in the operation of the water and wastewater treatment plants, well fields, pumping stations, and solid waste facilities in the Public Works Department on an assigned shift.

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.

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Essential functions are the basic job duties that an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. The omission of a function does not preclude management from assigning essential duties not listed herein if such duties relate to the position.
  • Troubleshoots, inspects, and repairs mechanical equipment, including pumps, motors, and all equipment associated within the plants, well fields, storm stations, and water storage facilities
  • Reviews equipment manuals and maintenance records to develop preventive maintenance schedules
  • Operates and cares for hand and power tools in maintaining, fabricating, and repairing parts for machinery and equipment
  • Prepares wells for chlorinating and pumping to ground for contaminated wells
  • Submits daily and weekly reports for the task and maintenance duties performed
  • Provides assistance to the Diesel Tech, welders, Electrician, and Machinist; performs welding, acetylene burning, brazing, soldering, minor carpentry, and painting, as needed
  • Ensures compliance with safety regulations and standard operating procedures
  • Reading drawing specifications and manufacturer's data sheets
  • Works around high voltage, rotating equipment and various hazardous chemicals.
  • Performs related work as required


Have successfully graduated from a standard high school or trade school or possess a G.E.D. certificate from a recognized institutionOne (1) to three (3) years of experience in the mechanical maintenance and repair work. Completion of coursework at an accredited college or university in a job-related field, may substitute on a year-for-year basis for required work experience.A valid State of Florida Class "B" Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with airbrake endorsement, with an acceptable driving record may be required in certain positions. A Class "A" (CDL) may be required in certain positions.Water Distribution Level 3 license and Stormwater Level C may be required for some positions.


All applicants must complete the attached supplemental questionnaire as well as the standard employment application. The supplemental questionnaire must be submitted at time of application.

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 may be required to take a medical examination and/or pass a drug screening prior to appointment. Open until sufficient applicants have applied.

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.
In compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the City of Fort Lauderdale is committed to providing a safe, quality-oriented and productive work environment consistent with the standards of the community in which it serves. Alcohol and drug abuse poses a threat to the health and safety of City's community builders and to the security of the City's equipment and facilities. For these reasons, the City is committed to the elimination of drug and alcohol use and abuse in the workplace.

Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects qualified individuals with disabilities from employment discrimination. Under the ADA, a person has a disability if he has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity. The physical demands described within the job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job . In compliance with the ADA, the City of Fort Lauderdale will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. This description is subject to modification as the needs and requirements of the position change.

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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