Hillsborough County Government logo or seal
Hillsborough County Government

Plant Maintenance Mechanic I (#PLTMM1AFSG) AFSG
$11.96-$18.99 Hourly / $2,073.07-$3,291.60 Monthly / $24,876.80-$39,499.20 Yearly


Performs inspections, maintenance and repairs. Primary duties include preventative maintenance, repair, welding and painting of mechanical equipment used in the supply, transmission and treatment of potable water and waste water. Duties are performed under the general supervision of an immediate supervisor who evaluates performance through observation of work, periodic conferences, critiques, and/or records and reports.


Completion of the ninth grade; and
Two years of experience as a mechanic working with pumps, internal combustion, or electrical motors;

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.


  • Knowledge of parts requirements and the interchangeability of parts between various makes and models of equipment.
  • Knowledge of the materials, tools and methods used in the repair, maintenance and servicing of a variety of pumps, motors and gear drives.
  • Skill in servicing, maintaining and repairing mechanical and automotive equipment.
  • Skill in locating and adjusting defects in water and wastewater equipment.


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.
  • Assists higher level mechanics with repairs and modifications.
  • Assists in installing, overhauling, repairing, receiving and maintaining equipment such as pumps, motors, chemical feeders, gas and diesel engines, compressors, comminutors and other types of automotive or mechanical equipment.
  • Assists in oxygen acetylene and electric welding, brazing, soldering and painting.
  • Performs periodic inspections and tune-ups on equipment to insure proper functioning.
  • Performs routine maintenance repairs such as adjusting chain drives, belts, installing guards and repairing meters and gauges.
  • Answers emergency calls to assist in repair of equipment on an "on call, 24 hour per day" basis.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

CLASS: PLTMM1AFSG; EST: 3/21/1974; REV: 11/3/2011;