City of Tampa

Chief Maintenance Engineer (#001285) S16

$36.33-$54.48 Hourly / $6,297.20-$9,443.20 Monthly / $75,566.40-$113,318.40 Yearly


This is highly responsible technical and supervisory work involving maintenance and repair at the Tampa convention center.

Nature Of Work

The employee in this class is responsible for supervising activities of considerable difficulty relative to general maintenance and repair at the Tampa Convention Center (TCC). Under direction, the employee is required to exercise considerable initiative and independent judgment in performing supervisory responsibilities to include completing performance appraisals, recommending hiring, promotions and disciplinary actions, scheduling work projects, and formulating work methods. Because some of the work might be potentially hazardous, the employee is required to instruct subordinates in the proper safety methods and tools. This employee is also expected to make accurate cost estimations and complete supply requisitions, using a computer to ensure proper billing of vendors. The employee must be knowledgeable in all phases of general building maintenance including: electrical; mechanical; and, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) repair. Work is reviewed through observation, reports submitted, and results obtained.

Examples of Duties

Plans, organizes, and controls all phases of the work program for maintenance personnel to include heating, ventilation, air conditioning, electrical, mechanical, masonry, carpentry, roofing, and plumbing; plans, assigns, supervises, and monitors the work of all maintenance personnel; distributes work orders and explains to subordinates the nature of assignments to be performed; demonstrates work sequences; inspects work for conformance to accepted standards.

Performs personnel management functions such as recommending employment, promotions, transfers, demotions, suspensions, and dismissals; responds to request for leave; completes performance evaluations; administers required discipline; assists in grievance procedures; assigns and reviews work; maintains work, vacation, and shift schedules.

Performs detailed building surveys to determine maintenance requirements; prepares estimates of cost, feasibility, and safety of projects; estimates needed materials and personnel; assists in negotiation of labor and supply contracts; inspects completed repairs and reviews the bills for labor and materials prior to submitting for payment.

Consults with the division manager on all important issues concerning performance of the maintenance section, i.e. additional personnel, vehicles and equipment, proposed renovations and alterations; consults with departments on chlorine sterilization and disinfection, corrosion, and its control, scale forming and its control, cross connection, pollution control, water treatment, and quality; serves as consultant for in plant chemical problems.

Enforces and practices safety procedures; ensures proper use and maintenance of all tools, vehicles, and equipment; investigates accidents to determine cause and corrective measures to be taken.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Extensive knowledge of: methods, techniques, tools, and materials necessary for the proper maintenance and repair of a convention facility; heating, ventilation and air conditioning, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing municipal codes and repair; occupational hazards and appropriate safety precautions; effective supervisory and communication techniques.

Considerable knowledge of: basic records keeping, contract negotiations, and report writing.

Ability to: locate, define, and repair defects; interpret drawings and blueprints; prepare work specifications and estimate material needs; plan, assign, supervise, and review a wide variety of assignments; prepare clear and concise reports; react quickly, calmly, and rationally in emergencies; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and the general public; utilize computerized electrical and mechanical systems.

Skill in: heating, ventilation, air conditioning, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing repairs and maintenance; use and care of tools and equipment.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited high school or vocational school and five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the operation, maintenance, and repair of buildings, facilities, and related equipment, including one (1) year of supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of a valid Florida driver’s license; Certified plant maintenance management credentials or certified plant engineering certificate.


During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.

CLASS: 001285; EST: 8/14/2013;