City of Tampa

Vehicle & Equipment Technician (#362100) 028

$27.40-$38.96 Hourly / $4,749.33-$6,753.07 Monthly / $56,992.00-$81,036.80 Yearly


This is skilled, technical vehicle and equipment maintenance and repair work.  Bargaining unit position.

Nature Of Work

An employee in this class is responsible for performing a variety of assignments involving maintenance and repair of vehicles and equipment utilized at wastewater collections and the wastewater treatment plant. Tasks are of more than average difficulty and require the exercise of reasonable initiative and independent judgment. Under general supervision, employees respond to service calls and either make the repair or determine that the extent of the problem is greater than their capabilities and refers to Fleet Maintenance division of Public Works or outside vendor. Employees must also possess a good working knowledge of pumps of various types. Work is reviewed while in progress and upon completion through observation, technical inspections and results obtained.

Examples of Duties

Perform vehicle and equipment maintenance (PMs) in the repair shop and in the field for the maintenance yard and treatment plant; operates a transport vehicle (tractor/trailer) as needed to move equipment.

Operate lube truck; provide fuel to crews in the field.

Performs maintenance and repair of vehicles and equipment to include electronics, instrumentation, small engines and pumps.

Checks and prepares vehicles and equipment to verify ready for use.

Operates vehicles in order to test or to transport to outside repair facilities; uses hand, bench and testing tools.

Reads, interprets and works from schematics and other technical documents/users manuals; manages repair parts inventory to avoid excessive downtime.

Completes activity reports, vehicle and equipment repair histories/logs.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of: methods, tools, equipment, and materials used in equipment and vehicle maintenance and repair; occupational hazards and appropriate safety precautions; pumps including centrifugal, well-point, hydraulic and diaphragm; sewer cleaners.

Ability to: interpret and work from technical manuals and specifications; locate, define and repair defects in vehicles and equipment; perform work requiring physical strength and dexterity; prepare and submit clear, concise reports both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships in a team environment.

Skill in: diagnosing problems with vehicles and equipment; use and care of standard tools, equipment and testing devices used in the field; operation of automotive and construction equipment.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited high school or vocational school preferably with six (6) months of training in electronics repair and three (3) years of experience in maintenance and repair of vehicles and equipment; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of a valid Florida Commercial driver’s license, Class “A” (non-restricted) with Air Brakes, Tanker, 5th wheel and HazMat endorsements; or the ability to obtain within one (1) year.


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: 362100; EST: 8/12/2013; REV: 3/1/2021;