Fleet Mechanic (Full Time)- Jacksonville Florida
The roles primary responsibility is to maintain, inspect, diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul the fleet of various vehicles (passenger vans, F350 and F550), 30 golf carts (gas and electric), heavy equipment (tractors, trailers, forklifts, cherry pickers), test and adjust systems to meet performance specifications. This role ensures functionality and reliability of fleet and mechanical systems. An excellent mechanic must have manual dexterity and great attention to detail. They must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with various machines and tools as well as follow all safety precautions.
- Perform preventative maintenance and necessary repairs to fleet.
- Inspect and run diagnose tests to discover functionality issues.
- Disassembles and overhauls motors, transmissions, brakes, axels, clutches, rear ends, controller boards, brakes, hubs, axels. and steering assemblies.
- Complete all necessary documents, including vehicle records.
- Make all emergency repairs as needed.
- Promoting and practicing safety daily.
Do you have…
- Experience in diesel and small engine repair?
- Experience to work on all types of vehicles, including golf carts?
- High School Diploma or equivalent?
- Ability to work independently?
- A valid driver's license?
- Certification in automotive and/or trade school experience in mechanics, or similar industry.
- Experience in golf cart repair.
- Ability to work outdoors and indoors under all environmental conditions and temperatures.
- Grasp, turn, and manipulate objects of varying size and weight, requiring fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
- Ability to transport and move items, exerting at least 100 pounds of force occasionally, and or up to 50 pounds of force frequently.
- Ability to ascend/ descend ladders, steps and uneven terrain, while maintaining body equilibrium while performing various jobs.
- Exceptional visual acuity is required, along with the ability to communicate, comprehend and decipher/hear information accurately, using a two-way radio.
- Must be able to remain on feet for prolonged periods of time.
- Must be able to operate motorized cart, trucks, hand and power tools.
- Must be able to access and navigate each department at the organization’s facilities, including any construction site on foot.
- Must possess visual and auditory acuity for safety, equipment alarms and discern differences in documents
- Auditory ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via telephone, telephone systems, two-way radio, and face-to-face interactions.
- Manual dexterity for standing, reaching, flexibility, and body movement for bending, crouching, walking, kneeling, stoop, bend, lift, kneel, crawl, climb, jump, dig and prolonged standing.
Inclusion, diversity, and equity as a value
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens embraces diversity in a meaningful way and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment regardless of a person's actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, place of birth, sex, age, religion, creed, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, weight, or height.
EOE / DRUG FREE WORKPLACE
About Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens
Our mission is to foster understanding of the interaction of people, wildlife, and their environment by:
- Creating experiences that engage our guests
- Providing fun and innovative educational opportunities
- Funding operations, expansion, and programs through an entrepreneurial spirit with public and private partnerships
- Instilling passion in the next generation as responsible stewards of the future
“Inspiring discovery and appreciation of the Earth’s wildlife through innovative experiences in a caring environment.”
Awards & Recognition
For more than 100 years, we have tackled critical issues surrounding animal and plant conservation, inspired appreciation of wildlife, and delivered educational curriculum through innovative experiences. We are proud to be recognized both on a local and national level as a leader in education and conservation of the world's plants and animals.
AZA Accredited For More Than 30 Years
Since 1987, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens has been an accredited AZA member. The accreditation process includes a detailed application and a meticulous on-site inspection by a team of trained zoo and aquarium professionals. The inspecting team observes all aspects of the organization’s operations, including animal care and welfare; keeper training; visitor, staff and animal safety, educational programs; conservation initiatives; veterinary programs; financial stability; risk management; and more. AZA accreditation is valid for five years and then the accreditation process is repeated to ensure all standards and best practices are being upheld. Accreditation standards are updated every year.