City of Tampa

Fleet Inspections/Workload Technician (#433000) 028

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


This is responsible and technical work involving automotive inspection to determine repair requirements and automotive repair shop work load control.  Bargaining unit position.

Nature Of Work

An employee in this class is responsible for participating in the performance of quality inspections of municipal automotive vehicles and equipment for the purpose of determining repair and maintenance requirements and for assisting in and assigning standard repair schedules to perform automotive vehicle and equipment maintenance and repair work. Work is of more than average difficulty and includes training and/or debriefing automotive equipment operators, conducting physical inspections, analyzing symptoms and recommending corrective actions, as well as providing technical assistance. It also involves participating in assigning flat rates for unestablished and unexpected repair and maintenance work. Under general supervision, the employee is required to exercise reasonable initiative and independent judgment in performing assigned tasks. Work is reviewed through inspections, conferences, observations, reports submitted, and results obtained.

Examples of Duties

Coordinates and participates in the activities of the technical service writing section, which is involved in performing quality inspections on all types of automotive vehicles and equipment to determine repair requirements; debriefs automotive equipment operators and conducts physical inspections of vehicles; reviews vehicles history file for past maintenance activities; informs fleet operations superintendent of any suspected vehicle or equipment abuse; determines mechanical conditions and parts requirements; prepares work orders designating appropriate corrective actions to be taken.

Analyzes unusual or complex symptoms and complaints encountered in the physical inspection and automotive equipment operator debriefing process; serves as liaison between operations control and the appropriate shop supervisor concerning unusual or complex symptoms and complaints.

Conducts sample inspections of work performed at the municipal central garage to ascertain both quality of work and that parts installation has been accomplished before releasing vehicle or equipment to the user department or division.

Delivers vehicle or obtains transportation of vehicles to outside repair shops or dealers for warranty work; obtains quotes for sublet work; delivers or coordinates delivery of vehicles to the sublet vendor; receives delivery invoices for outside repairs or warranty work; conducts complete inspection of work performed by outside vendors before releasing vehicle or equipment to the user department or division or to the workshop for further repairs, and, upon acceptance, processes invoices.

When assigned to the Parks department: monitors daily operations of sub station; notifies division of all vehicles and equipment to be delivered to outside repair shops or dealers for warranty work; identifies start and stop times when routing work to appropriate shops; communicates unexpected vehicle and equipment delays to user divisions; develops and utilizes a tracking system for PMs and work orders, as well as for minor repairs; trains lower level employees in troubleshooting and the proper maintenance of equipment; performs minor maintenance and repair on small engines, such as weedeaters, mowers, chainsaws, utility carts, etc.

Posts information from invoices to vehicle work orders; updates the FASTER repair history; reviews schedules for vehicles in for unscheduled repair to determine whether preventative maintenance inspection should be performed; maintains records, reviews technical repair publications, and prepares reports as required.

Monitors new vehicle and equipment receiving; inspects new vehicles for compliance with purchase specifications; processes invoice for payment and updates FASTER inventory; performs data analysis for replacement vehicles and monitors and documents the status of vehicles being replaced.

Reviews and processes vehicle title and tag applications; reviews and researches and monitors auction results to determine vehicle resale value; coordinates disposal of vehicles.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Considerable knowledge of: standard methods, practices, tools, and equipment used in automotive and mechanical maintenance and repair; maintenance and repair requirements of a variety of automotive and mechanical equipment; occupational hazards and safety precautions of the automotive maintenance and repair trade, especially as applied to the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA); operation and use of diversified automotive vehicles and equipment.

Working knowledge of: automotive inspection techniques and procedures; automotive repair scheduling procedures and techniques.

Ability to: plan, assign and inspect the work of others; establish and assign repair time standards for vehicle and equipment repair; perform preventive maintenance and minor repairs on small engines when necessary; perform mathematical calculations; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public; follow oral and written instructions; prepare and submit clear, concise, accurate, and complete reports; operate a computer.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited high school or vocational school with three (3) years of experience in servicing, maintaining, and repairing automotive and mechanical equipment preferably including one (1) year of experience in diagnosing malfunctions in automotive vehicles and/or equipment to determine repair and maintenance requirements; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of a valid Florida Commercial drive’s license Class B plus Air Brakes within 6 months of employment.


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: 433000; EST: 8/14/2013; REV: 3/1/2021;