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Lake Worth, Florida
United States
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
High School or equivalent


The City of Lake Worth invites qualified individuals to apply for the position of SHIFT LEADER.


The City (35,000) is located on the Atlantic Ocean south of West Palm Beach/Palm Beach.  Lake Worth is a full-service city with 340 full-time and part-time employees and an all fund annual budget of $196 million. The City is a dynamic beach and arts oriented organization reinventing itself post 2000’s recession.  In addition to the usual general governmental functions, the City operates an electrical power generation plant, transmission system, along with water, sewer and regional sewer utilities.  Police and fire services are provided through contracts with other entities.

Lake Worth operates under a council/manager form of government.  The City Commission consists of a Mayor elected at-large and four City Commissioners elected by district in non-partisan elections.  The current members of the City Commission have a very strong commitment to good government, transparency in government, citizen involvement and input to the governing process, financial stability/sustainability.

This position is part of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) based on a 40 hour work week with an hourly pay of $37.78. This position will work out of the Utilities Building located at 1900 2nd Avenue North, Lake Worth, FL 33460.


This is a Safety Sensitive position. Assumes the responsibility for the safe, efficient and environmentally acceptable operation and overseeing of an electrical power generating plant on an assigned shift. Provide leadership and the ability to build and maintain an effective/cooperative employee team.  Acts as Safety Officer for his/her shift.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Receives and followed directions given by Plant Manager and/or procedures as outlined in Plant policy or other applicable rules, regulations, Union contracts and laws.
  • Effective independent overseeing of the operation and control of equipment within established procedures under all circumstances including emergency conditions.
  • Technical and operational understanding of all power plant systems, including electrical switchgear up to 2,400 volts, and the ability to safely and effectively oversee and /or operate these systems.
  • Troubleshoots operational systems including problem identification, evaluation of alternative solutions and implementation of proper corrective action including minor mechanical adjustments or repairs, if necessary.
  • Directs shift personnel and other employees to perform routine and emergency procedures, including the knowledge to accurately indicate the location and operation of all plant equipment, valves and electrical switchgear.
  • Trains and evaluates the performance of newly hired or promoted personnel. Provides all appropriate/required training and evaluation for all shift personnel.
  • Enforces all applicable rules, regulations, environmental, safety, City and Plant polices.
  • Oversees, assigns, inspects and assumes the responsibility for the daily operation, maintenance, corrosion removal/prevention, cleaning and safety/environmental related housekeeping of the power plant, control rooms, containment areas, equipment and other areas as directed or assigned..
  • Oversees and assumes the responsibility for the maintaining of accurate, complete station and other periodic logs, reports as well as hourly review of and reporting problems indicated by automated logs.  Reviews all required records and logs for accuracy and corrects any deficiencies or errors.
  • Oversees and assumes the responsibility for the work of operating personnel, other power plant employees and others assigned to his/her shift in the operation of an electrical power generation plant.
  •   Coordinates with contractors on safety, environmental and other related concerns.
  • Oversees and instructs subordinate personnel in the proper methods of starting, stopping and operating turbine-generators, auxiliary equipment and all other equipment necessary to generate load requirements.
  • Checks to see that all men are taking readings each hour and doing their jobs as assigned.  Makes periodic inspections of the plant and equipment to see that it is functioning properly.
  • Issues clearances, isolates all equipment that is out for repairs following all plant safety and other procedures.
  • Oversees and takes the responsibility for cleanup of plant prior to shift change.


All employees on assigned shift.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Demonstrated ability to perform previously illustrated duties as well as duties of all lower classifications.  Perform work in a lower classification if conditions require.
  • Willingness and ability to work extended hours, including nights, weekends, and holidays. Willingness and ability to work overtime, both scheduled and unscheduled, as needed, and to report to work on short notice in an emergency.
  • Ability to perform mathematical calculations to determine power factor, KVA, MVA, etc.
  • Minimum of four (4) years of power plant experience, with a good working knowledge of mechanical and electrical systems.
  • Working knowledge of power plant red tag system, safety procedures, operational procedures and environmental regulations.
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communications skills.
  • Successful completion of Shift Leader Relief Exam.
  • Ability to communicate in an understandable voice with all levels of plant personnel, both verbally and on in-plant radio and paging systems.
  • Demonstrated general knowledge of boiler water chemistry.
  • Physically able to negotiate inclines and stairs.  Physically able to operate valves requiring 50fp.
  • Maintain current valid Florida driver's license.
  • Maintain home telephone.
  • Computer knowledge sufficient to complete assigned tasks.
  • Willingness and ability to work extended hours when required including nights, weekends, and holidays; willingness/ability to work overtime both scheduled and unscheduled as needed, and to report to work on short notice in an emergency.
  • Maintain safe working shoes as determined by current policy.


Graduation from a recognized high school or possession of a recognized equivalent certification.  A minimum of two (2) years of satisfactory performance, evaluations and experience as a Shift Leader Relief.  Minimum training and experience may be waived if no qualified candidates apply.


Must be able to read, write and speak English. 


Ability to perform mathematical calculations which pertain to power factor; KVA, MVA, etc.


Valid current Florida driver's license.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to walk.  The employee is occasionally required to sit.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; and risk of electrical shock.  The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and extreme heat.  The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions and vibration.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


Interested parties should forward a completed application packages to:
City of Lake Worth
Attn: Human Resources
7 N. Dixie Highway Lake Worth, FL 33460
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Each application package should include the following:
Resume of previous work experience and cover letter summarizing relevant experience
City of Lake Worth Application
Applicants for positions with the City of Lake Worth should know and be aware of the following:
Please note incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications will be received until the position is filled.

  • Submission of an application does not guarantee the applicant an interview.

Applicants for employment who become candidates for available employment positions should note employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of all reference checks and pre-employment physical satisfaction. Upon request, information on the nature and scope of an inquiry will be provided under FS 119.

Furthermore, most of the job classifications within the City of Lake Worth workforce are covered by Collective Bargaining Agreements with the Public Employees Union (PEU), Professional Managers and Supervisors Association (PMSA), and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). Consistent with Chapter 447 of the Florida Statutes, a bargaining unit employee has the right to join or not join the union. However, the Union is not obligated to represent a non-member.

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