Equipment Mechanic III

  • Job Code: W5014
  • Pay Grade:WL
  • Pay Scale:$19.72-$35.65 Hourly; $41,017.60-$74,152.00 Annually
  • Exempt:No


Inspect, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair automotive and related equipment and overseeing the work of assigned mechanics.

Duties & Responsibilities

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

  • Oversee the maintenance activities of assigned mechanics and act as a lead worker by scheduling, assigning, and reviewing work and providing technical assistance.
  • Troubleshoot vehicle systems using computer interfaces and generic code scanners to obtain trouble codes from vehicle Engine Control Module (ECM).
  • Make minor and major repairs to vehicles or equipment including disassembling, replacing, and/or overhauling mechanical systems.
  • Manage the operation of a small repair shop or garage.
  • Check and maintain maintenance reports and records.
  • Monitor preventative maintenance and safety program to ensure repair equipment is properly maintained and safety measures are adhered to.
  • Make service calls.
  • Perform 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 vehicles and equipment.
  • Considerable knowledge of troubleshooting and diagnostic tools, techniques, and methods of repair.
  • Working knowledge of parts requirements including ordering and recording.
  • Knowledge of the functions, services, procedures, and regulations of the department assigned.
  • Skill in demonstrating repair procedures to subordinates.
  • Skill in the use of shop tools.
  • Skill in using various test equipment to troubleshoot vehicle and equipment problems.
  • Ability to troubleshoot, maintain, and repair various types of vehicles and equipment.
  • Ability to operate motorized equipment.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and oversee the work of others.
  • Ability to document activities and maintain related records and logs.
  • 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.
  • Three years of 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, head, and neck. Tattoos determined to take away from the professional appearance of the Sheriff's Office must be covered with an appropriate white, black, or neutral 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