Hillsborough County Government provides employees with careers that are both professionally and personally rewarding. With a wide range of independent agencies to choose from, the opportunities within Hillsborough County Government are endless! You are not just an employee within the government, you are an ambassador and business partner making a huge impact within our community that helps shape our future.


Our mission is to provide effective quality service at a reasonable cost with courtesy, integrity and accountability in a manner that protects and enhances the quality of life of our diverse population.

Industrial Mechanic performs entry maintenance, fabrication, overhaul and repair of mechanical equipment located within a water, wastewater, or reclaimed treatment sewer pump station or LPSS facilities. Assists and/or leads crews in a broad range of preventive maintenance, corrective maintenance, and new equipment installations, and assists with planning and estimating costs of maintenance work.

Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate; and

Four years of experience in mechanical maintenance and repair/replacement of water and waste water related equipment; and

Possession of a valid Driver License.


An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-specific competencies noted above; and

Possession of a valid Driver License.

  • Customer Commitment – Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity – Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve
  • Organizational Excellence – Takes ownership for excellence through one’s personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations
  • Success through Teamwork – Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals

Medium work – Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

May require shift work which will include working nights, weekends, and holidays as well as working extended hours during times of emergency.

Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below:

  • Reviews system designs, specifications, and products, attends pre-construction meetings, and recommends changes in water/wastewater/reclaim facilities mechanical systems.
  • Monitors, reviews and validates work practices for quality control assurance of wastewater processes and to ensure adherence to safety standards in operation of water/wastewater/reclaim water facilities.
  • Trouble-shoots problems and recommends corrective actions based on skilled knowledge of mechanical repair practices.
  • Inputs and gathers data from Supervisory Control Data Acquisition system (SCADA), and Comprehensive Asset Management System (CAMS).
  • Runs reports as necessary.
  • Performs preventative maintenance and corrective repair work on water/wastewater/reclaim facilities and equipment.
  • Fabricates and machines repair parts for equipment, with the ability to weld steel, brass, and aluminum.
  • Operates lathes, mill/drill presses, welder and various other metal working power tools as needed.
  • May direct and/or oversee the work of other employees, provide instruction, guidance, and training as required.
  • Locates leaks, and detects defects in water/wastewater/reclaim equipment in conformance to established plans and standards.
  • Expected to temporarily perform duties outside normal classification in the event of a declared emergency.
  • Operates a personal computer and work in software programs associated with job.
  • Completes various maintenance jobs on buildings and grounds.
  • Performs other related duties as required.
  • Knowledge of the maintenance and repair of machinery and related mechanical equipment.
  • Knowledge of the water, reclaim, wastewater treatment systems and sewer pump/lift stations and low pressure sewer systems.
  • Knowledge of the operation and maintenance of the water/wastewater/reclaim facilities operating equipment.
  • Knowledge of the principals of hydraulics, electricity, combustion, and standard safety practices.
  • Knowledge on the principles and practices of odor control and/or disinfection processes.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and diagnose equipment problems to determine the proper remedial action to be taken, and to make the necessary repairs to equipment.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to read piping and electrical diagrams, schematics, and blueprints.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to enter confined space areas such as wet wells, tanks, manholes, vaults, pits etc.
  • Ability to perform predictive, preventive, and corrective maintenance on assigned equipment and machinery.
  • Ability to estimate time, materials, and equipment required for assigned jobs; may requisition materials as required and/or instructed.
  • Ability and willingness to respond to emergency situations such as floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and other natural and/or unnatural crises to provide for public health and safety.
  • Ability and willingness to work overtime, rotating shifts, including nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to use a computer and related software.
  • Ability to operate a fork lift, backhoe, boom/bucket truck or other heavy equipment.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
Some of positions in this job classification may require:

  • Possession a valid Class B Commercial Driver’s License with tanker endorsement will be required for positions associated with LPPS and Pump Stations.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain an appropriate level Florida wastewater collections license.
  • A passing score on a math and technical comprehension test.


We offer much more than the competitive pay you expect. We value our employees and Hillsborough County Government is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. And because we understand that no two people are exactly alike, you can choose what best suits the needs of you and your family.

  • Health Plan: The County pays towards health insurance premiums for all employees. Employees can select from two (2) healthcare plan options. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
  • Dental Insurance: Employees are eligible to enroll in the dental coverage and choose from four options: High DMO, Low DMO, a network Open Access Plan, and a PPO. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
  • Vision Care: Employees and their dependents are eligible to enroll in the vision coverage. Co-payment coverage includes exams, lens and frame, as well as an allowable contact lens expense. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
  • Employee Assistance Program: This program provides all employees and family members with professional, confidential counseling sessions. All employees and dependents are afforded up to six (6) free visits per Plan year. Coverage begins on the first day of employment.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Employees may be reimbursed up to $1,000 (undergraduate), $2000 (graduate) per fiscal year for classes at an accredited college or university for courses that enhance your ability to perform your current job duties.
  • Holidays: Employees receive up to twelve (12) paid holidays per year.

Visit our Benefits page for more exciting details.

Veteran’s Preference:

Do you qualify for Veteran’s Preference? Preference will only be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation that clearly shows dates of service, campaign awards or medals received, and character of discharge (DD-214 Member-4 or Service-2 copy) to support entitlement to preference must be provided at the time of application.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Hillsborough County Government provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Hillsborough County Government complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Hillsborough County welcomes and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, and persons with physical and mental disabilities, and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons in the application and testing process. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation requests will be on a case-by-case basis.

Hillsborough County Government expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Hillsborough County Government’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge

Hillsborough County is a drug free workplace.

Response/Recovery Activities:

Employees are required to participate in response/recovery activities in response to an emergency or natural disaster affecting County operations and/or its citizens. In such situations, every effort will be made to maintain operations, but employees will be assigned to carry out response activities suited to their skills and capabilities. *MON*