City of Tampa

Plant Mechanic (#332200) 027

$26.36-$37.51 Hourly / $4,569.07-$6,501.73 Monthly / $54,828.80-$78,020.80 Yearly


This is technical work involving mechanical maintenance and repair activities for a state licensed drinking water production facility.  Bargaining unit position.

Nature Of Work

An employee in this class performs mechanical maintenance and repair activities of more than average difficulty on large and small capacity pumps, mechanical drives, mixers, gear boxes, valves, air compressors, refrigeration systems, chemical feed systems, conveyors, turbines, piping systems, diesel engines, pneumatic systems, hydraulic systems, and other water treatment mechanical equipment or devices. Work is performed under general supervision and requires the application of reasonable initiative and independent judgment. Work is reviewed through observation while in progress and upon completion through results obtained.

Examples of Duties

Maintains, troubleshoots and repairs small and large capacity finished and raw water pumps and valves; identifies and corrects causes of mechanical failure of equipment; maintains and repairs pneumatic and hydraulic equipment; maintains diesel driven and turbine driven emergency generator equipment.

Assists in the preparation of mechanical sketches of system layouts and installations; installs and aligns various types of shaft driven equipment; removes, repairs and/or replaces valves, couplings, bearings, gears, seals and other malfunctioning mechanical components.

 Performs general welding and metal cutting tasks; repairs, replaces and installs PVC and metal piping systems; performs basic carpentry, painting and other related building repairs.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Considerable knowledge of: maintenance and repair of small and large capacity pumps, mechanical drives, mixers, gear boxes, valves, and small power appliances; hydraulic systems and pneumatic systems.

Working knowledge of: occupational hazards and appropriate safety precautions.

Ability to: assume a lead capacity and oversee other employees; locate, define, repair or modify defects in various mechanical equipment; interpret and work from equipment technical sketches and blueprints; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; understand and carry out oral and written instructions; work with and make repairs to/or install PVC pipe, copper pipe or tubing and other types of piping systems or materials; perform general welding and metal cutting, carpentry, painting and related building repair work.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited high school or vocational school with one (1) year in practical experience and/or training in industrial mechanical maintenance; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of a valid Florida Driver’s license is required.

Possession of, or ability to attain, within 18 months: Certification for Basic Mechanical and Level I Mechanical Skills.



Employees may be required to work rotating shifts, including nights, weekends, holidays and overtime as needed. 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: 332200; EST: 8/13/2013; REV: 3/1/2021;