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Class Code:B7113

BRIDGE MECHANIC

NATURE OF WORK

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

Employees in this class perform mechanical adjustments and repairs of bascule and fixed-span bridges. Work involves skilled use of varied bridge equipment and tools. Duties require knowledge of safety measures and efficient work methods as well as ability to perform work under hazardous conditions. Work is performed with some independence under the general supervision of a superior.

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

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 gun, can, spray, spatula, and brush as appropriate.

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

Operates power bridges on an emergency basis.

Performs related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Knowledge of the materials, equipment, and labor methods commonly employed in repairing, renovating, or reconstructing wooden, concrete and steel bridges.

Knowledge of the necessary precautions in rigging and in working at dangerous heights.

Knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, and practices used in the painting of structural steel surfaces.

Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.

Ability to 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.

Ability to 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, religion, age, sex, disability or political affiliation.

Skill in the use of tools and equipment used in the maintenance and renovation of drawbridges.

DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Graduation from high school; experience in mechanical and electrical work, including some experience in bridge maintenance work; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Bargaining Unit: Blue Collar
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Code of Ethics
Certification: No
Work Locations: Streets and Highways
Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E9/82 R5/94

 


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