Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff

Job Details

Equipment Mechanic I

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Job Title

Equipment Mechanic I

Pay Scale

$15.48-$27.46 Hourly; $32,198.40-$57,116.80 Yearly

Job Schedule (Subject to Change)

Non-Standard Hours Including Weekends and Holidays

Job Location (Subject to Change)

Falkenburg Road Area




Twelve-month probationary period

Job Overview

Perform inspections, maintenance, and minor repairs on automotive and related equipment.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

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.
  • Troubleshoot and repair various types of vehicles and equipment.
  • Assist Equipment Mechanics of a higher level in major repairs.
  • Operate various types of vehicles as required to complete proper maintenance.
  • Perform preventative maintenance.
  • Inspect and adjust equipment used in performance of duties.
  • Procure and record required materials and supplies.
  • May perform emergency road servicing.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Some knowledge of the materials, tools and methods used in the repair, maintenance, and servicing of a variety of vehicles and equipment.
  • Some knowledge of troubleshooting techniques and methods.
  • Some knowledge of parts requirements including ordering and recording.
  • Skill in locating and correcting defects.
  • Skill in the use of shop tools.
  • Ability to understand and perform diagnostic testing.
  • Ability to operate motorized equipment.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain maintenance records.
  • Ability and willingness to work in a subtropical climate under adverse weather conditions and high noise level.
  • Ability to climb, stoop, kneel, and crouch at ground level.
  • Ability to carry up to 75 pounds.
  • Ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.

Minimum Qualification(s)

Note: Applicants must meet the following requirement(s) to be considered minimally qualified for the job.
A high school diploma or possession of a GED certificate; and
One year verifiable experience repairing and maintaining mechanical equipment such as automobiles, trucks, or lawn maintenance equipment.

Additional Requirements

  • Depending on area of assignment, incumbents may be required to possess a valid Florida Driver License at time of employment. Driving history will be thoroughly reviewed and may be grounds for disqualification.
  • No visible tattoos on face. Tattoos on hands, neck, or arms must be covered with white, black, or neutral colored covering.
  • No illegal drug sale within lifetime.
  • No illegal drug use within the past 36 months. No marijuana use within the last 24 months.
  • No felony convictions within lifetime.
  • No misdemeanor convictions involving perjury, false statement, or domestic violence within lifetime.
  • Prior military personnel must not have a dishonorable discharge from any branch of the United States Armed Forces, the United States Coast Guard, National Guard, or Reserve Forces.
  • Successful completion of a criminal background investigation including polygraph, reference/employment/neighborhood checks, medical evaluation, and drug screening.

Benefit Information

Benefits include but are not limited to:
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance coverage
  • Florida Retirement System and Deferred Compensation
  • Paid time off including sick, vacation, and holiday time
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Employee incentives for educational degrees and bilingual (Spanish) abilities
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid training
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