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Equipment Mechanic I

  • Job Code: W5010
  • Pay Grade:WH
  • Pay Scale:$15.48-$27.87 Hourly; $32,198.40-$57,969.60 Annually
  • Exempt:No


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.
  • 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 & 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 Education & Experience

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

Additional Job Requirements

  • Attendance at the specified Sheriff's Office work location is required.
  • 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 background investigation including criminal, reference, employment, and neighborhood checks; polygraph; medical evaluation; and drug screening.

General 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