Performs skilled maintenance, fabrication and repair of mechanical equipment. Primary duties include performing skilled work in servicing, repairing, and overhauling machinery, pumps and related equipment used in water and wastewater plants, pumping stations and wells. Duties are performed under the general supervision of an immediate supervisor who evaluates performance through observation of work, periodic conferences, critiques, and/or records and reports.
This classification requires independence and skill in the maintenance or repair of mechanical equipment.
Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the activities described below.
Installs, overhauls, repairs, maintains and services equipment such as pumps, motors, chemical feeders, gas and diesel engines, compressors, comminutors and other types of automotive or mechanical equipment.
Performs oxygen acetylene and electric welding, brazing and soldering.
Instructs lower level mechanics and assistants in the repair of plant and related equipment.
Checks, adjusts and maintains equipment service records.
Submits requests for new parts and equipment.
Conducts periodic inspections, participates in preventive maintenance programs and supervises lower level mechanics and assistants.
May answer emergency calls to repair equipment on an "on call, 24 hour per day" basis.
Performs other related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES
Considerable knowledge of the materials, tools, and methods used in the repair, maintenance, and servicing of a variety of pumps, motors and gear drives.
Considerable knowledge of the operation and repair of gasoline and diesel engines.
Knowledge of parts requirements and the interchangeability of parts between various makes and models of equipment.
Skill in locating and adjusting defects in water and wastewater equipment.
Skill in the use and care of hand and machine tools used to repair and adjust equipment.
Ability to supervise the work of a group of semi-skilled assistants.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Note: Minimum Qualifications MUST be attained before the recruitment ending date.
Completion of the ninth grade; and
Four years of experience as a mechanic working with pumps, internal combustion, or electrical motors; and
Possession of a valid Driver License.
OPEN AND CLOSED RECRUITMENTS : We are running concurrent Closed (Internal) and Open recruitments. Internal candidates on a closed eligibility list must be considered first, prior to a selection being made from the open eligibility list. To be considered for the same classification under Open recruitment, internal candidates must also apply under the open recruitment process.
VETERANS' PREFERENCE : Preference will ONLY be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation to support entitlement to preference MUST be provided at the time of application.
DRUG-FREE WORK PLACE : The employers of Hillsborough County have implemented a drug-free workplace and all offers of employment are conditioned on job applicants successfully passing a drug test.
NOTE : Depending on the agency of employment, individuals hired may be required to review Hillsborough County driving eligibility criteria and acknowledge their understanding of its provisions.
NOTE : Employees are required to participate in the response/recovery activities related to emergencies/disasters affecting the County. They are required to work in their normal job duties or other activities within their skills and capabilities. Proper compensation will be made in accordance with existing rules and procedures.
EXAMINATION : Applicants will be competitively rated on the basis of their training and experience.