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(038) $30.88 - $44.00 an hour     $64,230.40 - $91,520.00 a year

JOB CODE: 311100


Health, vision, dental, and life insurance; annual and sick leave; paid holidays; pension and tax-deferred compensation (457) plans; and more.

JOB PURPOSE: The selected candidate will be responsible for providing mechanical expertise in the design and analysis of advanced wastewater mechanical systems.


  • Reviews system designs, specifications and products; recommends changes in plant mechanical systems.

  • Reads prints and mechanical drawings.

  • Performs operability reviews of processes, products and plant.

  • Attends pre-construction meetings for plant expansion and modification.

  • Monitors, reviews and validates work practices for quality control assurance of wastewater processes and to ensure adherence to safety standards in operation of plant equipment.

  • Writes Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) relating to mechanical systems.

  • Works with outside vendors on mechanical equipment repairs; monitors productivity.

  • Monitors equipment repairs for progress and conformance to plans and standards.

  • Trains, evaluates and provides a list of proposed goals to help assess AWT technicians performance by Team Leaders.

  • Trouble-shoots complex problems and performs highly-skilled mechanical tasks.

  • Gathers historical data from Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition system (SCADA),
  • Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), and other sources.

  • Compiles, retrieves, compares and analyzes vibration reports and oil sample reports. Recognizes and identifies trends in mechanical systems; recommends corrective actions.

  • Maintains and reviews technical reports, records and library.

  • Conducts research utilizing a wide variety of resources.

  • Recommends corrective actions based on knowledge of wide-ranging mechanical repair practices.

  • Reports to leadership including information on SOPs and work practices reviewed, written or modified; provide budget input.

  • Performs related work as required.


    Advanced knowledge of: mechanical systems; wide-ranging mechanical repair practices; job related safety practices; predictive tools; all types of pumps, compressors, material handling equipment, engines, valves, piping and gas boilers; lubricates, oils, greases, dry cable etc; various types of couplings and bearings.

    Intermediate knowledge of: new technologies and products; CMMS and SCADA systems; electrical systems.

    Basic knowledge of: products; general contract provisions; equipment interface; time management; thermography; root cause analysis; contracts.

    Advanced ability to: read prints and mechanical drawings; train, evaluate and assess the performance of AWT technicians; recognize and identify trends in mechanical systems.

    Intermediate ability to: conduct research utilizing a wide variety of resources; compile, retrieve, compare and analyze vibration reports and oil sample reports; gather and interpret historical data from SCADA, CMMS, and other resources; utilize written communication in an effective manner.

    Intermediate skill in: communications; technical writing; use of computers (Access, Excel, Word, Crystal Reports); interpersonal relations.


    Graduation from an accredited high school or vocational school and 10 years of progressively responsible utility or industrial experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience; and obtain Level V within two years from the start of the Training Program.

    Preferred Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelorís Degree or an Associateís degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical-Electrical Technology or a related area is highly desired.

    LICENSES OR CERTIFICATIONS: Possession of a valid Florida driverís license; Certification at the Mechanical Skill Level V as stated in the new Tech Skills Matrix.

    Preferred Licenses/Certifications:

  • Mechanical-Electrical Technology certification.

  • Mechanical Systems Technician certification.

  • Industrial Maintenance Mechanic certification.

  • Industrial Mechanic certification.

  • Maintenance and Reliability Technician certification; or any equivalent training certifications.


    Evaluation of training and experience. Drug testing is included in all pre-employment processing. Selected applicant must pass a federal background check for Port of Tampa access.

    TO APPLY: To be considered for this position, applications must be received or postmarked by the closing date of July 31, 2013. Applications received or postmarked after the closing date will not be processed.

    HELPFUL HINTS FOR COMPLETING YOUR APPLICATION: Please register as a MyTampaGov member before you begin the application process. This will enable you to view and re-use information from previously submitted applications to complete and submit any future applications. Please make certain your application is complete and the information you provide clearly demonstrates that you possess the minimum job qualifications as stated in the job announcement. Resumes can be submitted in support of an application, but not in lieu of an application. Resumes and copies of certifications or other required documents may be attached to your online application or e-mailed to careers@tampagov.net.

    7-17-13 (311100)

    Note: Applications must be received or postmarked by the closing date. Applications received or postmarked after 7/31/2013 will not be processed.

  • This office reserves the right not to consider those applications that have incomplete information, or that are received without necessary transcripts, certificates, licenses, or other required documents.