Florida Keys Mosquito Control District

  • Mechanic Technician

    Job Locations US-FL-Key West
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2 weeks ago)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    Starting hourly Range: $18.37 - $24.04, negotiable base on experience and certifcations.


    Physical Location(s):

    Lower Keys Facility – Big Coppitt

    Basic Scope/Purpose:

    The Mechanic Technician maintains District equipment in compliance with directives, standards, policies and procedures as set forth by the District Board of Commissioners and administered by the Executive Director. The Mechanic Technician assists vehicle mechanics in the operations of the District’s vehicles and support equipment and maintains, services, and repairs all ground larviciding and adulticiding equipment as well as vehicles, equipment, and facilities.


    Reporting Responsibilities:

    The Mechanic Technician reports to the Mechanic Supervisor.

    Working Conditions:

    The Mechanic Technician will be exposed to both inside and outside environmental conditions, noise, vibration, close proximity to moving mechanical parts, working in high places, exposure to chemicals, fumes, odors, and oils and may be required to wear a respirator and other protective equipment as required. The physical nature of this position is such that the individual filling it will be expected to perform very heavy work (exerting in excess of 50-lbs. of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects).


    Essential Functions (Without Accommodations):

    1. Repairs and maintains District equipment.
    2. Fuels spray equipment, and loads and unloads with chemicals as required.
    3. Maintains and rebuilds equipment as needed.
    4. Design and fabricate and/or modifie special equipment.
    5. Prepares requisitions and orders under the direction of the Mechanic Supervisor for parts and materials needed to maintain the district vehicles and equipment in a state of readiness.
    6. Operates forklifts and other ground support equipment.
    7. Must comply with Federal and State Laws and District policies regarding health and safety.

    Since our organization is going to change to meet the needs of public health, environmental conservation, and the District, you can expect, anticipate, and assume that your job description will change to meet these challenges.



    Knowledge of the principles and techniques of vehicle and equipment maintenance

    Knowledge of general maintenance, repair, and servicing techniques


    Abilities & Skills:


    Ability to operate machinery, vehicles, and material handling equipment as necessary

    Ability to receive instructions and to perform tasks assigned in a safe and efficient manner


    Education, Training, & Experience:

    Completed high school education or equivalent trade school education

    Five years experience in vehicle maintenance

    Must be licensed in “Public Health Pest Control” from the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, or able to obtain such certification within one year

    Must hold a valid Florida Driver’s License

    Must hold a valid forklift certificate in accordance with OSHA: 29 CFR 1910.178


    Preferred Qualifications

    ASE Certified – In your resume/application please specify what areas you are certified in.




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