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Equipment Mechanic III (#EQMEC3AFSL) AFSL
$16.28-$25.84 Hourly / $2,821.87-$4,478.93 Monthly / $33,862.40-$53,747.20 Yearly

Equipment Mechanic III (#EQMEC3GENL) GENL
$16.20-$25.72 Hourly / $2,808.00-$4,458.13 Monthly / $33,696.00-$53,497.60 Yearly


Performs duties inspecting, maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing automotive and related equipment and overseeing the work of subordinate mechanics.


Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate; and

Three years of experience repairing and maintaining mechanical equipment, such as automobiles, trucks or lawn maintenance equipment.

Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-related competencies noted below; and

Possession of a valid Driver License.


  • 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.


  • 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.


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 some or all of the activities described below.
  • Oversees the maintenance activities of subordinate mechanics and acts as a Lead Worker by scheduling, assigning, and reviewing work, and providing technical assistance.
  • Troubleshoots vehicle systems using computer interfaces and generic code scanners to obtain trouble codes from vehicle Engine Control Module (ECM).
  • Makes minor and major repairs to vehicles or equipment including disassembling, replacing and/or overhauling mechanical systems.
  • May manage the operation of a small repair shop or garage.
  • Checks and maintains maintenance reports and records.
  • Monitors preventative maintenance and safety program to ensure repair equipment is properly maintained and safety measures are adhered to.
  • Makes service calls.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

CLASS: EQMEC3AFSL; EST: 10/15/1998; REV: 12/21/2012;
CLASS: EQMEC3GENL; EST: 10/15/1998; REV: 12/21/2012;