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Come explore the world of career opportunities with the City of Venice.

 All employees serve the City with PRIDE:

  Productive, Responsible, Innovative, Dedicated, Ethical.

The City of Venice promotes diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Successful candidates must pass a drug/nicotine use screen and pre-employment physical exam. In accordance with the Immigration Reform Act, appropriate identification documents verifying eligibility for employment will be required.


Mechanic - Utilities Water Reclamation

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$17.0086/HOUR
  • Posted Date:03/29/2019

Department:              Utilities 


Division:                      Water Reclamation                                           


Pay Grade:                   Level I   (AFSCME) 123                                     FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt


General Statement of Job

Performs all types of maintenance and repairs to pumps, motors and all other machinery and equipment associated with utility plant operations.


City Expectations:


All City of Venice employees are expected to demonstrate PRIDE in their jobs by being Productive, Responsible, Innovative, Dedicated and Ethical.


In addition, certain essential city services are required to be maintained in any civil emergency. Depending upon the type of emergency, any and all employees may be activated as essential employees in the event of an emergency.


Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

1.            Performs preventive and corrective maintenance on all utility plant equipment and vehicles.


2.            Tests and inspects equipment to evaluate operating condition.


3.            Operates power tools and motorized equipment as assigned.


4.            Maintains inventory of maintenance supplies.


5.            Accurately and legibly completes and maintains work orders, records, reports, forms, and other required documentation.


6.            Performs cleaning and general maintenance of assigned facility.






Responsible for the timely and accurate completion of work assignments following established safety practices.  Responsible for personal safety and proper use/care/maintenance of tools/equipment used.  Responsible in work to the Maintenance Supervisor.

Minimum Education and Training


High School graduate or equivalent.   Three years (3) experience in mechanical repair work involving pumps and motors, preferably in a utility plant environment.  Possess confined space certificate or be able to obtain certification within one year of date of hire.



Minimum Qualifications and Standards Required


Skill Requirements:

Knowledge of maintaining and repairing equipment associated with utility plant operations.  Capable of making minor repairs to vehicles.  Must be able to safely operate power tools and motorized equipment used in the Division.    Ability to perform basic welding, acetylene burning, brazing, or soldering.  Capable of sustaining regular and predictable attendance.  Ability to communicate effectively; understand and follow oral and written instructions including repair manuals and other written directives on equipment being maintained.  Awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, subordinates, fellow employees, and the general public.  Possess a valid Florida Driver’s license (or valid out-of-state driver’s license), free of any serious violations. Out-of-state applicants have 30 days from start of employment to attain a valid Florida Driver’s License


Physical Requirements:

Ability to sit, stand, walk, climb, bend, stoop, reach, dig, and lift up to 40 pounds.  Physical exertion large part of job.  Ability to work outside in all kinds of weather and for prolonged periods of time.  Must have good eyesight and hearing with or without aids.  Must possess excellent hand and eye coordination.  Reasonable accommodation will be considered for individuals with physical disabilities.


Working Conditions:

Work is primarily performed outdoors in all kinds of weather in locations that may be unsanitary and potentially hazardous.  When trained and certified, performs work in confined spaces.  Must be available for emergencies, which can extend the normal work period if required.



It is understood that every incidental duty connected with operations enumerated in the job description is not always specifically described, and employees, at the discretion of the City, may be required to perform duties not within their job descriptions.


Salary Range:











(Except as may be provided in Article 9 of the AFSCME Agreement for promotion, transfers, demotions, etc.)


PLEASE NOTE:  Any interested applicant must make written application online at www.venicegov.com or on paper to the Human Resources Department located at 401 W Venice Avenue, Venice, FL.  This position is open until filled.

Applicants (with the exception of current city employees) given a conditional offer of employment will be subjected to physical examination, drug, tobacco/nicotine screening, review of driver’s license record, criminal background, and references from previous employers.


The City of Venice is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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 A job applicant who requires reasonable accommodations to participate in the selection process, should contact the Human Resource Department. 

Veterans' Preference

 For further information regarding the recruitment and selection process, contact the Human Resources Department, at (941) 882-7371;  or visit us at City Hall, 401 W. Venice Ave.

Thank you for your interest in the City of Venice. 

We look forward to hearing from you.