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Fleet Mechanic II

Number of Vacancies: 4

Recruitment #220608-003722-005


The City of Tampa's Fleet Management department will be looking to hire for the following areas for Fleet Mechanic II as vacancies become available:

  • Heavy Equipment  (i.e., construction equipment, heavy duty trucks, VAC trucks, lightening loaders, dump trucks, etc.)
  • Truck Line  (i.e., refuse/garbage trucks)
  • Sedan Line  (i.e., light duty automobiles and trucks)

    Benefits that City of Tampa Offers:

    • Health 
    • Vision
    • Dental
    • Life insurance
    • Annual and sick leave 
    • Paid holidays 
    • Pension 
    • Tax-deferred compensation (457) plans and more.

    Nature Of Work

    An employee in this class is responsible for performing a variety of technical maintenance and major repair tasks of average difficulty on automotive, construction and/or special vehicles and equipment that are gasoline, diesel and/or propane powered. The employees assist in providing training to lower level mechanics in technical maintenance and major repair tasks as well checking their work for accuracy, completeness, and conformance to instructions.

    Employees are also expected to perform complex maintenance and specialized repair tasks in an on-the-job training capacity to acquire experience and develop skills. Under general supervision/training of a higher level mechanic, employees are expected to exercise reasonable initiative and independent judgment in completing assigned tasks and in adhering to established rules and practices of safety. Some positions require that the incumbent work nights, holidays and/or weekends. Work is reviewed through observations while in progress, and operational road testing and/or inspections upon completion.

    Examples of Duties

    Performs a variety of technical maintenance and major repair tasks on automotive, construction, fire, and special vehicles and equipment; analyzes vehicle and equipment malfunctions and extent of needed maintenance and repair; removes, replaces and repairs heating and ventilating systems; troubleshoots, removes and replaces instruments, gauges and warning devices; repairs windows and window cranking devices; repairs and replaces lines, seals, valves, compressors, and tanks on brake systems; adjusts shoe clearances, tightens clamps, and bleeds brakes; performs minor repairs to suspension systems including replacing shocks, bushings and springs; repairs drive shafts and replaces universal joints and support bearings; removes, repairs and replaces components of the power takeoff system; performs minor repairs to automatic transmissions; replaces generators, alternators, voltage regulators, and related wiring and components; performs major repair to the cranking system including replacing flywheel and assemblies; performs ignition system repairs; performs troubleshooting and major repairs to electrical systems including rewiring, lighting, switch replacement, and system modifications; removes and replaces exhaust manifolds, heat risers, and catalytic converter systems; performs minor repairs to fuel systems and major repairs to power tailgate systems; removes, replaces and performs minor repair to winch systems; installs, removes, repairs, and replaces vehicle coupling systems; adjusts, removes and replaces hydraulic controls and cylinders, and performs repairs to fluid reservoir tanks and coolers; performs vehicle and equipment inspections to recommend retention, removal from service or cannibalization; recovers damaged or disabled vehicles from roadway.

    Participates in the training of lower level mechanics in the performance of technical maintenance and major repair tasks; gives instructions and assistance; checks work for quality control; performs complex maintenance and specialized repair tasks in an on-the-job training capacity to acquire experience and develop skill and proficiency.

    Accurately records time and information on work performed in Fleet Information System.

    Operates light mechanical equipment such as bench grinder, drill press, paint spray gun, power hack saw, power hydraulic presses, saws, grinders, cutters, threaders, and other related metalworking tools, cutting torches and welders (oxygen, acetylene, and electric), and portable pumps; uses precision measuring equipment (calibers, vibration analyzers, micrometers).

    Operates a variety of motor vehicles.

    Performs related work as required.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

    Working knowledge of: standard methods, practices, tools, and equipment used in the maintenance and repair of diverse gasoline, diesel and/or propane powered vehicles and equipment; occupational hazards and safety precautions relating to vehicle and equipment maintenance and repair; mechanical, electrical and hydraulic principles as applied to maintenance and repairs of automotive, construction and special vehicles and equipment; safe methods used for hoisting and relocating heavy mechanisms.

    Some knowledge of: operation and use of diverse automotive, construction and special vehicles and equipment.

    Ability to: perform technical maintenance and major mechanical, electrical and hydraulic repairs; use and interpret wiring diagrams, blueprints and technical publications; operate testing equipment to detect vehicle and equipment malfunctions and to identify repair requirements; perform tasks requiring physical strength and endurance; understand and follow oral and written instructions and prepare simple reports; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; inspect work of others and train lower level mechanics; acquire additional skill in performing complex maintenance and specialized repair tasks; operate a variety of motor vehicles.

    Skill in: use and care of tools, machinery and testing equipment utilized in technical maintenance and major repair of automotive, construction and special vehicles and equipment.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Graduation from an accredited high school or vocational school and one (1) year of experience in performing routine maintenance and minor repair work on automotive, construction and special vehicles and equipment that are gasoline, diesel, and/or propane powered, including six (6) months experience in performing technical maintenance and major repair tasks.

    Licenses or Certifications

    Certification by National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (NIASE) in two (2) or more of the automobile or heavy-duty truck areas. OR, acceptable manufacturer's training certification and the ability to obtain NIASE certification within six (6) months of employment.

    Possession of a valid Florida driver’s license 

    Possession of a valid Florida commercial driver’s license class “B”. (with the exception of those assigned to sedan line, all other areas it is required)


    Evaluation of education and experience. Drug testing is included in all pre-employment processing.


    Employees may be required to work rotating shifts, including nights, weekends, holidays and overtime as needed. During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.


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