Lift Station Mechanic

Department: Water and Wastewater
Division: Utilities Maintenance
Hiring Range: $20.55 – $31.86

General Purpose

This is responsible mechanical work in the operation, maintenance and repair of lift stations and treatment plant equipment.  Work is performed under the supervision of the Lead Mechanic and is reviewed through results achieved.

Essential functions

Perform corrective and preventative maintenance to ensure proper operation of wastewater pump stations, water/wastewater treatment plants, storm water collection and distribution systems and components.

Troubleshoot, repair, and maintain a variety of mechanical components and systems.

Install, rebuild and/or adjust equipment.

Check and record all fluid levels and test run emergency generators on a weekly basis.

Maintain station in clean and orderly condition.

Perform lift station emergency on-call duties on a rotating basis.

Communicates effectively with all staff, vendors and the public.

Demonstrates proficiency in the City of Winter Park Core Competencies.

Performs other work as assigned.

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

Knowledge, skills & abilities

Knowledge of electricity as it relates to electric motors and pumps.

Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the work.

Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with fellow employees; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

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

Ability to tow / maneuver small and medium sized trailers.

Ability to understand parts and OEM manuals.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and keep accurate records.

Minimum Qualifications

High school Diploma/GED or equivalent.

Two (2) years related mechanical experience.

An equivalent combination of the required education and experience may be considered.

Certifications and Training

Possess and maintain a valid Class B CDL with Hazmat endorsement or ability to obtain one within 6 months.

FWPCOA Class “C” Wastewater Collection certification or ability to obtain one within one year.

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



Tasks may require frequent exposure to adverse environmental conditions.


This is medium work requiring the exertion of 75 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently and up to 25 pounds of force constantly 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.