Plant Mechanic

Department: Water and Wastewater Utilities
Division:  Utility Maintenance
Hourly rate: $21.58 – $33.45


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.

Conduct regular preventive maintenance concerning water and wastewater treatment plant equipment.

Make visual inspections of equipment to determine proper method of repair.

Perform service and maintenance work on mechanical equipment such as pumps, motors compressors and valves.

Maintain maintenance, inspection and service records, work completed and tools used records; complete work orders.

Maintain plant in clean and orderly condition.

Perform water plant mechanic emergency on-call duties on a rotating basis (two weeks on and two weeks off).

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.

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

Knowledge of electricity as it relates to electric motors and pumps

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

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

Ability to tow/maneuver small and medium sized trailers.


High school diploma/GED; supplemented by one year of related mechanical experience.


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.