PLANT MAINTENANCE WORKER, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Created 02/23/2021
Reference 406775
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State Florida
City Fort Lauderdale
Salary $17.30 - $26.83 Hourly

We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the required minimum qualifications.
This is routine unskilled and limited semi-skilled manual work.
An employee in this class is responsible for the performance of a wide variety of light and heavy manual labor which does not require a high degree of manipulative skill or previous experience. Work is usually performed under the immediate direction of an employee of higher classification; however, constant supervision is not necessary for familiar tasks which can be carried out without difficulty once they are learned. Performs grounds and facility maintenance duties for a treatment plant, which includes minor repairs of tanks, buildings, cleaning restrooms, trash pick-up, recovery basin sludge removal, etc. Work is subject to close supervision, and employees receive specific work instructions at the beginning of each new job.


  • Performs related tasks in the general maintenance of municipal facilities, including mopping and sweeping floors, cleaning restrooms and other related tasks
  • Orders cleaning supplies, paper products, and hand sanitizers, and refilling supplies
  • Takes down, moves, and erects benches, seats and chairs, or equipment as needed
  • Performs minor repairs incidental to proper maintenance of equipment
  • Removes plant's grit, trash, and rags to the landfill for disposal
  • Complies with safety regulations and standard operating procedures
  • Works around high voltage, rotating equipment and various hazardous chemicals
  • May be responsible for cleaning and maintenance of parking lots and grounds maintenance tasks in an assigned area
  • May take down, move and erect benches, seats and chair or equipment as needed
  • May repair breaks and holes in street surfaces using whatever materials are appropriate
  • May do mowing and related activities
  • May operate heavy equipment, such as, front loader, VAC truck, etc.
  • May operate a jet cleaning truck
  • Performs related work as required


  1. High School Diploma, G.E.D., or equivalent
  2. Possess or be able to obtain a valid State of Florida driver's license within 30 days of hire


Depending on the number of applicants and the quality of their education and experience, the examination may consist of one or more of the following tests: Evaluation of Training and Experience, Oral Interview, Written Examination, or other assessment method. Applicants must attain a minimum score of 70 in each part of the examination in order to qualify. All successful applicants will be required to pass a medical examination, including drug screening , prior to appointment.

An eligible veteran who enters an open-competitive examination shall receive preference points added to the total passing score earned in the examination as provided for in the Florida Statutes. To obtain veteran's preference, candidates MUST submit a copy of separation papers and the City of Fort Lauderdale's veteran's preference claim form ( form J204 ).
Closing Date/Time: 2/28/2021 5:00 PM Eastern
Employer City of Fort Lauderdale, FL

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