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MAINTENANCE MECHANIC I (Water Department) - Applications Due: 12/5/22

  • Job Title: MAINTENANCE MECHANIC I (Water Department)
  • Category: Full-Time
  • Application Closing Date: 12/5/22, 5:00 p.m.
  • Application: Click Here

Working in the City’s Water Department performing general building, mechanical, and maintenance work with the City’s water and wastewater facilities, machinery, and equipment.

Salary and Benefits:

  • $14.80 Per Hour Minimum
  • Annual Step for Performance Pay Plan
  • 12 Paid Holidays Per Year
  • 12 Vacation Days Minimum, Earned Per Year
  • 12 Sick Days Earned Per Year
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance Benefits
  • 401(a) Retirement Plan and Social Security Coverage
  • Flexible Education, Training, and Development Opportunities
  • Education/Tuition Assistance Program
  • Employee Assistance Program – to include Mental Health Assistance/Services

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Essential Job Functions:

Under direct supervision, performs general building, mechanical, and maintenance work involved with the construction, renovation, maintenance, and repair of water and/or wastewater facilities, machinery and equipment.  Removes, disassembles, repairs, reassembles, and installs various pieces of equipment including valves, pipes, fittings, pumps, motors, meters, chlorinators, and specialized treatment plant machinery; cleans, lubricates, and makes minor adjustments to equipment utilizing small hand and power tools.  Assists in minor electrical repairs including the replacement of fuses and minor wiring modifications.  Refers to and reads standard construction blueprints in order to perform duties.  Perform manual laboring tasks under varying weather conditions; mows and trims landscape, sandblasts and paints facilities and equipment, and performs custodial duties as needed.  Safely operates automobiles, light and medium trucks, and may tow trailers to travel to various locations throughout the City to complete work assignments.  Prepares and maintains written records and logs on repair and maintenance conducted.  This is not intended to be an all-inclusive listing of essential job functions; the performance of other essential functions may be required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the practices, methods, materials, and tools utilized in the repair and maintenance of water and/or wastewater treatment facilities, machinery, and equipment.
  • Sufficient electrical knowledge to effect minor repairs and adjustments.
  • Knowledge of the hazards involved in performing the foregoing specific requirements and the safety precautions to be taken.
  • Ability to descend and ascend ladders and stairs to obtain access to effect or make necessary repairs; withstand occupancy in small confined spaces; non-claustrophobic; and complete and maintain records and logs on repairs and maintenance conducted.
  • Skill in the use of small hand power tools.
  • Physical strength and agility sufficient to do strenuous laboring tasks under varying weather conditions.

Minimum Education & Experience:

  • Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma.
  • Two (2) years’ experience in maintenance and repair in the mechanical field.
  • Some electrical experience preferred.
  • An equivalent combination of training and experience that is determined to be directly related to the foregoing specific requirements may be substituted.

Special Requirements:

  • Possession of a valid Florida class “B” driver’s license, with air brakes and tanker endorsement, and a good driving record as determined by the City of Winter Haven.
  • Absence of non-prescribed controlled substances in the applicant’s system as verified through a screening process administered by a laboratory approved by the City of Winter Haven.

Physical / Environmental Factors:

  • Must have the physical ability, strength, and flexibility to perform the job functions in the work environment.
  • Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.

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