Lead Plant Mechanic

Department: Water and Wastewater Utilities
Division:  Utility Maintenance
Hourly rate: $19.16 – $28.74


This is responsible mechanical work in the operation, maintenance and repair of three ozone generation water treatment plants, one re-pump facility and one wastewater treatment plant.  Work is performed under the supervision of the functional manager and is reviewed through results achieved.


NOTE:  The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.

Coordinate and direct the work schedule of Utility Maintenance Crews.

Inspect and prepare work orders.

Coordinate and supervise the use of light and heavy equipment, standard and specialized hand and power tools utilized in the maintenance and repair of water and wastewater systems.

Prepare purchase orders for required equipment and parts.

Make visual inspections of equipment to determine proper method of repair; perform servicing and maintenance work on mechanical apparatus such as pumps, motors, compressors, and valves.

Respond to inquiries and complaints; resolve citizen complaints.

Maintain maintenance, inspection and service records, work completed, and tools used records; complete work orders; generate reports for federal and state regulatory compliance.

Perform as on-call water/wastewater mechanic and supervisor on a rotating basis.

Communicate effectively with all staff, vendors and the public.

Demonstrate proficiency in the City of Winter Park Core Competencies.

Perform other work as assigned.


Knowledge of the proper methods, practices, tools and equipment used in mechanical repair and maintenance work. 

Ability to maintain accurate records and prepare reports.

Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, subordinates and superiors.

Ability to inspect machinery and mechanical equipment and to detect apparatus malfunctions.

Ability to design, implement and maintain preventive maintenance programs concerning water and wastewater treatment plant equipment and keep detailed records.


High school diploma/GED; supplemented by three (3) years related mechanical experience; supervisory experience is a plus.


NOTE:  All certifications must be current at the time of application and must be maintained as a condition of continued employment.

Must possess and maintain a valid state of Florida driver license.

Must have a current FWPCOA Class “C” Wastewater Collection certification and a Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Level 3 Water Distribution System Operator license or the ability to obtain both within 1 year.

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience, which provide the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities and other competencies required for the position may be considered.



Tasks may require frequent exposure to adverse environmental conditions.


This is heavy work requiring the exertion of 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently and up to 20 pounds of force frequently to move objects; work requires climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, and grasping.


Tasks require manual dexterity in addition to visual and hearing acuity as well as oral communication ability.