Plant Maintenance Mechanic – Saint Petersburg, FL

This is skilled journeyman level work in the inspection, repair and maintenance of electrical, hydraulic, mechanical, treatment and pumping systems and related instrumentation in wastewater treatment facilities. Work involves preventative and corrective maintenance to mechanical equipment such as motors, pumps, conveyors, aerators, compressors, gear boxes and blowers, electrical devices such as switchgears, breakers, AC control systems, transformers, wiring, invertors, variable speed controllers and instrument system devices such as controllers, meters, gages and AC and DC control logics; and includes iron and metal work, fabrication, welding and blueprint reading. Work includes planning, scheduling and implementation of an equipment preventive maintenance program; initiating work orders in a computerized maintenance system; inspecting contracted work to ensure quality of installation or repair; and training and providing lead supervision when assigned apprentice personnel. Because of the critical responsibilities oft his position, an employee in this class can be scheduled “on call” and required to report to work at the discretion of management.

$22.10 – $29.72 Hourly

Close Date:
Open Until Filled

To Qualify

Minimum Qualifications. Applicants must:

  • Possess a high school diploma or GED equivalency.

  • Possess and maintain a valid State of Florida Class “B” Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) -or- be willing to obtain a Class “B” temporary permit after a conditional offer and before hire, and then obtain the Class “B” license within five and one half (5 1/2) months of hire.

  • Have completed a recognized apprenticeship program (such as Florida Department of Education Apprenticeship or Office of Workforce Education Apprenticeship) in the industrial maintenance fieldor may substitute considerable progressive journeyman level electrical and/or mechanical experience for technical course work in the public utility or plant maintenance field.

  • Be available to work varied shifts and overtime, to include evenings, weekends and holidays and be able to report towork to respond to emergency conditions and/or to address urgent needs.

  • Possess basic computer and data entryskills.

  • Be able to understand and effectively carry out oral and written instructions.

Desirable Qualifications. Preferred Applicants:

  • Have considerable knowledge of methods,techniques, materials, supplies and tools required for the maintenance,alteration and repair of mechanical, electrical and/or electronic systems utilized in water and wastewater distribution and treatment facilities.
  • Are able to communicate clearly and concisely (orally and in writing), maintain accurate and detailed records, and input information into a computer terminal following written instructions.

Selection Process


For purposes of employment, re-employment, promotion, transfer or demotion, the most qualified applicants will be selected to continue in the hiring process. At this point, any prior criminal records will be verified. A prior criminal record will not necessarily disqualify a selected applicant from employment.

The City of St. Petersburg is committed to a Drug Free Workplace and compliance with the Department of Transportation (DOT) drug testing rules. Applicants may be required to successfully complete pre-employment drug testing and/or medical exams.

How To Apply

Apply online at – Select Apply for Jobs/Register/View Job Postings. City employees must use the Current City Employee link or use a City computer to access iRecruitment Employee Candidate. The City of St. Petersburg is committed to affirmative action and equal opportunity employment, and encourages individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply for posted positions. In accordance with Chapter 295 of the Florida Statutes, qualified servicemembers/veterans and the spouses/family members of certain servicemembers/veterans receive preference/priority in employment. Eligible applicants are responsible to apply for Veterans’ Preference at the time of submission of any job application. Reasonable accommodations may be made for qualified individuals with disabilities to apply, to interview for positions and to perform the essential job functions.

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