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Equipment Mechanic III

  • Job Code: W5014
  • Pay Grade:WL
  • Pay Scale:$19.43-$35.12 Hourly; $40,414.40-$73,049.60 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. 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