Class Code:BA019

BRIDGE MECHANIC

General Description

Specialized manual work in a variety of tasks related to the maintenance and renovation of county drawbridges.

Works under general supervision, independently developing work methods and sequences.

Duties and Responsibilities

The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the job as necessary.

Performs the more difficult tasks in bridge maintenance and renovation; maintain and repair electric motors and components; scrapes, wire brushes, and cleans parts, and drills new steel.

Installs and repairs gates and hand rails.

Prepares surfaces for painting by use of hand grinder, chisels; mixes and applies paint to bridge surfaces with brush or spray gun.

Loads and unloads materials and tools and performs a variety of other semiskilled tasks.

Operates pumps, electric drills, saws, and other tools and related equipment.

Repairs pumps; disassembles, cleans, replaces worn parts.

Repairs and adjusts bridge brakes, span locks, gate mechanisms, and drive linkage; changes bridge drive motors.

Applies lubrication to various mechanical parts of bridge with application gun, can, spray, spatula, and/or brush as appropriate.

Fills expansion joints on bridges, aprons, and curbing with tar; erects signs, posts and barricades where needed.

Operates power bridges on an emergency basis.

Performs related work as assigned.

Physical Demands

Physical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.

Performs medium work that involves walking, standing, stooping, jumping, stretching, or lifting all of the time and also involves exerting between 20 and 50 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis or exceptional skill, adeptness, and speed in the use of fingers, hands, or limbs in tasks involving very close tolerances or limits of accuracy.

Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment)

Unavoidable hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.

Involves routine and frequent exposure to traffic; moving machinery.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Requires two (2) years in mechanical and electrical work, including some experience in bridge maintenance work.

Special Certifications and Licenses

Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Class E Driver’s License for duration of appointment.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance

Broward County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The ADA requires Broward County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.

Emergency Management Responsibilities

Note: During emergency conditions, all County employees are automatically considered emergency service workers.  County employees are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.

County-wide Employee Responsibilities

All Broward County employees must serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County’s Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies. 

All Broward County employees must establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.