Lakeland Electric Water Utilities Mechanic I in Lakeland, Florida

This is skilled work in performing, assisting, and directing the maintenance and repair of mechanical/electrical equipment and machinery. Work involves responsibility for the maintenance and repair of all equipment and machinery, both stationary and portable, at modern water and wastewater treatment plants, distribution booster stations and collection system lift stations. Work is performed under general supervision and is reviewed by the supervisor for results obtained.

This position is for a Water Utilities Mechanic II; however, it may be filled at the lower level of a Water Utilities Mechanic I.

Example of Duties:

  • Performs the maintenance and repair of all equipment in treatment plants, booster stations and lift stations.
  • Coordinates and performs preventative maintenance functions in accordance with predetermined schedules.
  • Plans the scheduling of routine work to include the ordering of materials and parts needed for repairs.
  • Performs the more difficult repairs, trains and supervises subordinates in proper repair and maintenance procedures.
  • Drives, maintains, and operates boom trucks, forklifts and other maintenance vehicles and machinery.
  • Performs light building and structure repairs and maintenance.
  • Performs troubleshooting of electrical controls and motors and corrects problems found.
  • Pulls trailer-mounted generators to lift stations and operates the stations when City power is disrupted or when required.
  • Works in confined spaces or hazardous areas.
  • Lifts medium to heavy objects and climbs ladders and stairs.
  • Compiles maintenance and repair data for system reports and records. ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • May be required to participate in the Stand-by/Call-out rotation to respond to problems after normal working hours and on weekends and may be subject to call-out at any time when other on-call personnel requires additional assistance.

  • Performs related work as required. Qualifications: Mechanic I

  • High school diploma from an accredited school or its equivalent.

  • One (1) year of experience in the repair and maintenance of machinery including engines, rotating equipment, and pumps. Mechanic II

  • A high school diploma from an accredited school or its equivalent, supplemented by courses in mechanical maintenance and repairs.

  • Two (2) years of experience in the repair and maintenance of machinery, including engines, motors and pumps.

Required Documents: GED, High School Diploma, College Diploma or Unofficial Transcripts


  • Must possess and maintain a valid State of Florida Class "B" CDL with appropriate endorsements as are required by the employing department within 6 (six) months of employment.
  • Must maintain a valid telephone number.
  • Required to pass and maintain qualification for:
  • Respiratory Protection Physical
  • Pulmonary Function
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Fit Test(s)
  • May be required to work overtime, or alternate hours, as necessary for the efficient operation of the department.
  • Position may be designated as Mission Critical by Department Director.

This posting reflects the essential functions and knowledge, skills, and abilities for Water Utilities Mechanic II; however, applicants may view the complete job description for Water Utilities Mechanic I on the City of Lakeland's employment page. **

Supplemental Information:

  • Knowledge of the materials, methods, practices and equipment used in the maintenance of water and wastewater treatment plants, distribution booster stations and collection lift stations.
  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards connected with water and wastewater treatment plants and ability to enforce safety standards.
  • Skill in the use of tools and equipment used for maintenance and repair of water and wastewater treatment plants and related facilities.
  • Ability to diagnose and repair equipment failures.
  • Ability to plan, lay out, assign, and check work performed by a small group of skilled or unskilled workers.
  • Ability to follow specific oral or written instructions, and maintain records and reports without direct supervision.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, other City employees, and the general public.
  • Ability to perform safe and proper operation of metal cutting and welding equipment. WORKING ENVIRONMENT/CONDITIONS:

  • Requires medium work that involves walking, climbing stairs, or standing some of the time, exerting up to 50 pounds of force on a recurring basis, and routine keyboard operations.

  • The job risks exposure to chemical, biological, electrical and mechanical hazards.
  • The employee will be required to work in noise, heights, bright/dim light and adverse weather conditions.
  • Frequent exposure to the general hazards of the industrial working environment and construction sites are also possible.
  • The job requires normal visual acuity, and field of vision, hearing, speaking, color perception, sense of taste, sense of smell, depth perception, and texture perception.

All City of Lakeland positions are subject to testing (e.g. written, oral, performance, computerized, interview, and/or any combination). Candidates selected for testing will be notified via email or telephone. Please check your e-mail and telephone messages regularly, including "junk" folders. Test times and locations to be announced.


Job Title: Water Utilities Mechanic I

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Salary: $17.65 - $23.65 Hourly $1,412.00 - $1,892.00 Biweekly $3,059.33 - $4,099.33 Monthly $36,712.00 - $49,192.00 Annually

Job Type: Full Time Regular UWUA

Location: City of Lakeland, Employment Services, 500 N. Lake Parker Avenue, Lakeland, Florida

Department: Water Utilities 15