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Maintenance Mechanic

Company: Florida Department of Transportation
Location: Fort Pierce
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Job Description:

Requisition No: 717023

Agency: Juvenile Justice

Working Title: MAINTENANCE MECHANIC - 80039301

Position Number: 80039301

Salary: $1,200.00 Bi-Weekly

Posting Closing Date: 09/13/2022

The Department of Juvenile Justice salutes our heroes.

We are honored to have the opportunity to support our nation's veterans and their families.

We value the service given to our country and support the hiring of service members and military spouses.

The Right Service, the Right Way, at the Right Time


Location Information: St. Lucie Regional Juvenile Detention Center, 1301 Bell Avenue, Fort Pierce, Florida 34982

Contact Person: Douglas Kane (772) 468-3940 ext. 1005

Minimum Biweekly Rate of Pay: $1,200.00 Bi-Weekly. (In accordance with current spending restrictions, an internal promotion into the position will be filled at the minimum of the pay grade or up to 5% of the employee's current rate, whichever is higher.)


The Maintenance Mechanic is responsible for assisting with the safety and security of the facility by coordinating assignments of a multitude of maintenance and repair functions. This incumbent will be responsible for but not limited to vehicle maintenance, preparing requisitions for necessary purchases, upkeep and repairs throughout the facility and grounds, maintains inventory and record management, and conducts inspections on a daily basis.

Install, maintain and repair electrical motors, generators and related mechanical equipment, enduring proper operation order and security. Provide preventive and routine maintenance on facility equipment and machinery, fire and emergency systems and emergency generator. Conduct weekly test of facility emergency generator. Ensure secure storage of equipment per facility Operation Procedure (FOP), as well as safe operation of all equipment according to manufacturer's instruction and common sense.

Ensure Locks, keyways and related equipment is maintained. Also maintain lights, receptacles, switches and other electrical equipment as needed. Ensures locks and cylinders are functional. Call licensed electrician when require. Notified appropriate shift personnel and administrative staff of any special conditions regarding locks, electrical problems and/or other problems, which may be hazardous.

Install, maintains and repairs valves, sinks, wash bowls, sewers, plumbing, windows, doors, locks, lights, lighting fixtures, basic electrical, switches and outlets. Liaison with facility administration relative to maintenance needs and repair priorities. Responsible for the repair and maintenance to all detention center structure and related fixtures. Require to meet weekly with superintendent to discuss current maintenance needs and repair priorities.

Ensure proper maintenance and functioning of air conditioning/heating system, boiler/water system, and aesthetic repair of carpentry and masonry caused by the use or destructive clients. Perform a variety of brick, cement and carpentry work. Perform electrical testing and troubleshooting for facility systems including necessary acetylene welding and brazing as may require of the maintenance mechanic.

Operate power lathes, drill presses, threading machines, grinding machines, as well as a variety of power tools and saws. Responsible for the safe operation of all equipment as may be required to provide execute the maintenance and repairs required of the maintenance mechanic.

Perform other duties as may be assigned or required in the event of an emergency or disaster. Assist in major facility clean up. Upkeep of grounds and landscaping conducting and maintaining inventory of tools, equipment and supplies. Requesting and obtaining approval for supply orders as needed per FOP.

Ensure all new tools are properly added to tool inventory. Aids in stock work and deliveries as needed and required. Assist with loading and unloading of facility receivables. Strip and wax floors when required. Provide lawn services to State facility's when required.

Check FMS daily for work orders, complete the orders and/or input information into way is not completed and close them down when finish the order.

Ability to move furniture and file cabinets when required.

Performs other related duties.


Knowledgeable of the principles of skilled mechanical repair work.

Knowledgeable of the principles and techniques of skilled building trades and mechanical repair work.

Knowledgeable of principles and techniques related to electrical repair and installation.

Knowledgeable of safety procedures required in maintenance and repair work.

Knowledgeable of manufacturers safe handling recommendations and cautions.

Knowledgeable of immediate basic first aid and FOP relative to incident and workman compensation reporting.

Knowledgeable of facility Disaster Preparedness Plan and role assigned.

Knowledgeable of purchase requisitions and order process.

Knowledgeable of inventory maintenance.

Skilled in using equipment and tools in maintenance and repair work.

Skilled in using tools and equipment related to electrical, plumbing and structural repairs.

Skilled in using tools and equipment in maintenance and repair work.

Ability to install, maintain and repair electric motors, generators and other mechanical equipment.

Ability to install, repair and maintain related components.

Ability to perform a variety of skilled trade functions.

Ability to read blueprints and schematics.

Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.

Ability to plan, organizes, coordinate and prioritize assignments.


Be at least 19 years of age.

Be a high school graduate or its equivalent as determined by the department.

All prospective candidates will be subject to a sex offender check, criminal background checks, (state, local and national) and pre-employment drug screening for direct care positions.

DJJ participates in E-Verify (Employment Eligibility).

When identified on a position description, a valid driver's license is required. If initially hired with an out-of-state license, the Florida resident must obtain a valid Florida state driver's license within 30 days of hire. Licenses suspended or revoked for any reason, work permits (Business purpose/Employment/education only licenses) and some types of restricted licenses are not acceptable. Licenses that have Corrective Lenses Restriction are acceptable, provided the driver wears corrective lenses while operating the vehicle.

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. Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements. 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 , Maintenance Mechanic, Professions , Fort Pierce, Florida

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