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Human Resources Division
115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 508
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

Class Code:B7471



This is skilled work at the journey level in the construction, assembly, installation, and repair of metal parts, tools, and equipment.

Work involves the operation and maintenance of various lathes, milling machines, radial drills, surface grinders, horizontal and vertical saws, and related machinery used in the fabrication, maintenance, and repair of a wide variety of metal parts, tools, and equipment. Work involves performing intricate precision layout work. Work assignments are received from a supervisor in the form of oral or written instructions, sketches, or blueprints. Supervision may be exercised over helpers assigned to various jobs. Work is reviewed by inspection during work process or upon completion of assignment for compliance with specifications and standards.


Orders brass bushing stock; machines stock to size required.

Manufactures new sleeves, shafts, and bushings from various types of metals; performs heli-arc welding.

Lays out sketches for replacement of equipment and machine parts; lays out intricate bolt-hole patterns, center lines on shafts, and lengths of cuts to be made.

Designs and sharpens carbide and high-speed cutting tools for lathes; sharpens drill bits.

Turns right-and left-handed threads, both standard and metric, on shafts; turns threads on inside diameters; makes pipe threads.

Maintains and makes minor repairs on lathes, milling machines, radial drills, surface grinders, horizontal and vertical saws, and related tools and machinery; fabricates metals for equipment.

Repairs shafts; re-machines bearing housings and drive shafts for pumps and motors.

Disassembles, inspects, repairs or replaces worn parts and reassembles pump, gearboxes and other mechanical equipment.

May supervise helpers assigned to various jobs.

Performs related work as required.


Considerable knowledge of the standard tools, materials, methods, and practices of the machinist trade.

Considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade.

Considerable knowledge of metallizing equipment and measuring instruments and gauges.

Ability to perform precision machinist work holding close tolerance with required measuring instruments and gauges.

Ability to interpret and work from plans, blueprints, sketches, and existent broken or worn parts.

Ability to make simple mathematical calculations.

Ability to follow 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 BrowardCounty'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 and care of the tools, machinery, and equipment of the machinist trade.

Skill in steel fabrication to include: arc welding, mig welding, acetylene and oxygen cutting.

Skill in operation of press brake, iron worker, shear, pipe-bending machine, and rolling machine is desired.

Skill in aluminum welding is desired.


Graduation from high school; four (4) years experience as a journey level machinist; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.


Possession of class “B” CDL license before probation is completed.


Bargaining Unit: Blue collar
FLSA Status: None
Code of Ethics
Certification: No
Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E5/83 R04/06

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