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About Position

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

Duties & Responsibilities

Note: Depending on assigned responsibilities, employees may perform some or all of the duties below.

  • Troubleshoot and repair various types of vehicles and equipment.
  • Make minor or major repairs to vehicles or equipment including disassembling, replacing, and/or overhauling mechanical systems.
  • Operate various types of vehicles as required to complete proper maintenance.
  • Instruct and assist lower-level mechanics.
  • Maintain preventative maintenance program.
  • Inspect and adjust equipment used in performance of duties.
  • May perform welding, minor body repairs, and painting.
  • Complete maintenance reports and records.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Working knowledge of the materials, tools, and methods used in the repair, maintenance, and servicing of a variety of vehicles and equipment such as automobiles, trucks, or lawn maintenance equipment.
  • Working knowledge of troubleshooting and diagnostic techniques and methods.
  • Working knowledge of parts requirements including ordering and recording.
  • Knowledge of auto body repair techniques and methods.
  • Skill in locating and correcting defects in mechanical equipment.
  • Skill in the use of shop tools.
  • Ability to supervise the work of others.
  • Ability to operate motorized equipment.
  • Ability to read technical manuals and specifications.
  • Ability to prepare, maintain, and track 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.

Required Minimum Education & Experience

  • A high school diploma or possession of a GED certificate.
  • Two years of experience repairing and maintaining mechanical equipment such as automobiles, trucks, or lawn maintenance equipment.

Additional Job Requirements

  • Mandatory attendance to the job assignment location is required. Failure to report to the location in accordance with Sheriff's Office Standard Operating Procedures may result in disciplinary action up to and including dismissal. 
  • Depending on assignment, employees 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 12 months.
  • No felony convictions within lifetime.
  • No misdemeanor convictions involving perjury, false statement, or domestic violence within lifetime.
  • No 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, and neighborhood checks; medical evaluation; and drug screening.

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To remain proactive in protecting our employees and applicants as the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to impact our community, our Testing Center will be closed:


UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

All pre-employment testing time frames have been extended. Our staff is actively reviewing your application submissions and you will be notified when pre-employment testing resumes.


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