City of Tampa

Machine Shop Mechanic (#006321) 029

$28.45-$40.56 Hourly / $4,931.33-$7,030.40 Monthly / $59,176.00-$84,364.80 Yearly


This is highly skilled work as a mechanic in a machine shop.

Nature Of Work

An employee in this class is responsible for performing highly skilled work as a mechanic in a machine shop. Under general supervision, employee receives instructions orally and in writing and is required to exercise reasonable initiative and independent judgment in the completion of assignments, which are of more than average difficulty and involve fabricating, rebuilding, reconditioning, repairing, and maintaining parts or specialized machinery. Work is reviewed while in progress and upon completion through consultation, reports submitted, and observation of result obtained.

Examples of Duties

Operates machines to fabricate special parts and tools for the purpose of modifying, reconditioning, and repairing specialized machinery; operates all types of hand and machine tools, including engine lathes, milling machines, planers, and shapers in rehabilitation and modification of machinery and equipment.

Sets up work in machines and selects correct cutting tools for each type machine; checks dimensions of parts with micrometers, calipers, gauges, and ruler.

Makes and checks field measurements and observations using tape measure and other equipment; reads, interprets, and works from blueprints, diagrams, and schematics; proofreads own work to correct mistakes.

Cleans, oils, and performs regular maintenance of shop equipment; sharpens cutting tools on grinders; maintains inventory of all machine shop tools.

Installs new plumbing such as pipes, valves, drains, basins, faucets, etc., to facilitate their use in municipal offices, buildings, and facilities.

Cuts and threads pipes to facilitate installation or repair.

Uses precision measuring equipment, calipers, vibration analyzers, and micrometers.

Completes daily time and activity reports to document work activities; operates a lightweight motor vehicle.

Serves in a lead or training capacity as required.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Considerable knowledge of: standard methods, procedures, practices, tools and equipment used in the machinist trade; working properties of various metals to include aluminum, steel, wrought iron, and cast iron; working properties and various specialized machinery and equipment; use and care of hand and machine tools and precision instruments.

Working knowledge of: occupational hazards and appropriate safety precautions; welding ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

Ability to: operate hand and machine tools and use precision instruments for checking, measuring and marking dimensions; make specialized machine parts and tools; read and interpret blueprints and layout work accordingly; perform work requiring physical strength and endurance; understand and follow oral and written instructions; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; operate a lightweight motor vehicle.

Skill in: use of machine shop tools and equipment.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited high school or vocational school and three (3) years of experience as a mechanic, including one (1) year of experience in a machine shop; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of a valid Florida driver’s license required.


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: 006321; EST: 8/14/2013; REV: 2/2/2018;