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Equipment Mechanic I (#EQMEC1AFSH) AFSH
$12.72-$20.19 Hourly / $2,204.80-$3,499.60 Monthly / $26,457.60-$41,995.20 Yearly

Equipment Mechanic I (#EQMEC1GENH) GENH
$12.66-$20.11 Hourly / $2,194.40-$3,485.73 Monthly / $26,332.80-$41,828.80 Yearly


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


Completion of the tenth grade; and
One year of experience repairing and maintaining mechanical equipment such as automobiles, trucks or lawn maintenance equipment; and
Possession of a valid Driver's License.

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-specific competencies noted below.  


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.


  • 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 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.


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 one or more of the activities described below.

  • Troubleshoots and repairs various types of vehicles and equipment.
  • Assists Equipment Mechanics of a higher level in major repairs.
  • Operates various types of vehicles as required to complete proper maintenance.
  • Performs preventative maintenance.
  • Inspects and adjusts equipment used in performance of duties.
  • Procures and records required materials and supplies.
  • May perform emergency road servicing.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

This classification description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as an all inclusive list of the duties associated with a particular position. Management may require incumbents to perform job duties other than those contained in this document at any time.

CLASS: EQMEC1AFSH; EST: 10/15/1998; REV: 12/21/2012;
CLASS: EQMEC1GENH; EST: 10/15/1998; REV: 12/21/2012;