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Automotive Equipment Mechanic II - 55007407

Company: Florida Department of Transportation
Location: Fort Pierce
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Requisition No: 363481

Agency: Department of Transportation


Position Number: 55007407

Salary: $32,596.52 - $42,183.73

Posting Closing Date: 05/04/2021



490 / Fort Pierce Maintenance




CONTACT PHONE NUMBER: (772) 429-4861


The State of Florida offers an excellent benefits package including paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, several low-premium healthcare options, tuition waivers, and training opportunities for professional growth and development. For additional benefit information available to State of Florida employees, go to

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: You may be required to provide your Social Security Number to conduct required verifications. Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962 will not be eligible for hire or promotion in the Career Service, or appointment in the Selected Exempt Service (SES) or Senior Management Service (SMS) unless they are registered with the Selective Service System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS.

THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION VALUES AND SUPPORTS EMPLOYMENT OF INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES. QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. In accordance with Section 110.112, Florida Statutes, and the Florida Department of Transportation's Individuals with Disabilities Affirmative Action Plan, the agency is committed to ensuring affirmative action and equal employment opportunity for qualified individuals with disabilities. Upon request and as appropriate, reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities may be provided. Please contact the Florida Department of Transportation's Human Resources Office located at 605 Suwannee Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399 or call (850) 414-5300 for assistance.

This position requires a valid Class "B" driver's license with an acceptable driving record in accordance with the Department's Drivers Record Requirements Policy. An unacceptable driving record is defined as any of the following:

  • three (3) or more moving violations in the past 3 years that accumulate 3 or more points per violation;
  • any 2 convictions of reckless driving in the past 3 years;
  • a suspension or revocation of the driver license for moving violations in the past 3 years; and
  • a suspension or revocation for refusal to take a sobriety test, or any suspension or revocation for a DUI conviction in the past 4 years.

Your driving record will be reviewed and the status of your driver license confirmed.

In order to be eligible for hire into a position requiring a CDL, applicants must register with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse, as required, for the Department to conduct a pre-employment query. Click here to register for the Clearinghouse. A mandatory drug screening will be performed on the successful applicant.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Performs skilled work in the diagnosis, repair, overhaul and replacement of gasoline or diesel engines, transmissions, clutches, brakes, electrical systems, hydraulic systems and other parts and major components in automobiles, trucks, heavy equipment, and other related equipment. Field test vehicles and equipment to ensure the repairs have been satisfactorily completed. Field testing vehicles and equipment. Repairs, changes, and balances tires on automotive and heavy equipment.

Performs preventative maintenance work to ensure that equipment is maintained and is in proper working order. Performs periodic maintenance, repair, and preparation of seasonal equipment.

Complies with all waste generation, storage, and disposal laws, rules, and policies. Assists in the maintenance of proper documentation of all waste generation and disposal activities. Elevates questions/items of concern to Shop Manager.

Submits requests for parts and supplies. Responsible for properly tracking and reporting time charged on various work activities and completing shop work orders. Purchases parts and shop supplies as P-card holder and is accountable for proper processing of invoices and completion of required paperwork and work orders. Operates personal computers and printers for processing warehouse commodity issue tickets and work orders.

Responds to emergency road service calls and performs minor repairs to vehicles and equipment. Cleans up after repairs and returns tools to their proper location. Performs minor welding, paint and body repairs as needed.

Instructs other mechanics or helpers in the repair of automobiles, trucks, and other equipment.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of: repair and maintenance and repair of automobiles, trucks, small engines and heavy equipment; diagnostic equipment; the use of repair manuals; purchasing rules and regulations. All waste generation, storage, and disposal laws, rules, and policies. Skilled in: the use of hand tools and mechanical equipment; replacing, repairing and installing various components and accessories such as radios, heaters, windshield wipers, etc.; documenting work performed and materials used on work orders; performing preventive maintenance on vehicles and various equipment; customer service. Ability to: operate motor vehicles; troubleshoot automotive and equipment problems; perform a variety of gasoline or diesel repair and maintenance; assist in body and fender repair work; lift 50 pounds, climb, squat, stoop, push, pull, crawl and bend; use appropriate safety equipment; work independently; follow oral and written instructions; communicate effectively verbally and in writing; perform minor welding; operate and perform pre-trip/post-trip inspections required on commercial motor vehicle (cmv) with gross vehicle weight (gvw) of 26,000 lbs. or more; develop and maintain effective working relationships with others.

OTHER JOB RELATED REQUIREMENTS: During emergencies & natural disasters, incumbent shall be available to work non-standard and/or extended hours. Possess a valid Class "B" CDL (Commercial Driver's License) with air brakes is required at time of hire. While on-duty status, the position's incumbent must be readily available to operate a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV), consistent with the type of Commercial Driver's License (CDL-Class B with air brakes) the incumbent is required to possess, or on a routine basis performs other CMV safety-sensitive functions. The incumbent of this position is required to work with or around Department of Corrections inmates.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Possess a High School Diploma or Certificate of High School Equivalency and two years of experience as a mechanic in passenger vehicle and heavy equipment repair and maintenance. An additional year of experience, for a total of three years' experience, in passenger vehicle or heavy equipment repair and maintenance is a substitute for a High School Diploma or Certificate of High School Equivalency. Possess a valid Class "B" CDL (Commercial Driver's License) with air brakes is required at time of hire.

As a CANDIDATE, you may be required to provide documentation (i.e. HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR EQUIVALENCY, college transcripts, ETC.) to verify meeting these Minimum Qualifications.

THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION VALUES THE SERVICE VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS HAVE GIVEN TO OUR COUNTRY AND SUPPORTS THE HIRING OF RETURNING SERVICE MEMBERS AND MILITARY SPOUSES. If you are a preference-eligible applicant who receives notice of a hiring decision and believe that you were not afforded employment preference in accordance with applicable Florida law and regulation, you may file a written complaint within 60 calendar days from the date you receive the notice, requesting an investigation to the Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs, Division of Benefits and Assistance, 9500 Bay Pines Boulevard, Room 214, St. Petersburg, Florida 33708.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS' PREFERENCE. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans' Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply. Candidates claiming Veterans' Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. Veterans' Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.

Nearest Major Market: Port Saint Lucie

Keywords: Florida Department of Transportation, Fort Pierce , Automotive Equipment Mechanic II - 55007407, Other , Fort Pierce, Florida

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