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Sample Job Descriptions

First Line Emergency Services
Oct 09, 2019
We are searching for an experienced truck mechanic to join our team of Emergency Vehicle technicians. FIRST LINE EMERGENCY SERVICES is centrally located in Cromwell, CT and has been servicing fire trucks and ambulances since 1990. We offer competitive wages and benefits along with a clean and organized shop and team atmosphere. The hours are M – F,  8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
New Britian Asst Mechanic 3/19/19
Apr 01, 2019
Attached is the link to the most recent job posting. The previous one was one that was forwarded to us to post and was an old one.
Asst Master Mechanic open competitive Job Announcement 3 19 2019.pdf

Central Arizona Fire Mechanic
May 20, 2017
Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority 8555 E. Yavapai Road Prescott Valley, Arizona 86314 Phone:  (928) 772-7711 Fax:  (928) 772-8800 www.cazfire.
Wilton FD Job Posting
Feb 16, 2017
 HUMAN RESOURCES, LABOR RELATIONS, AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DEPARTMENT Telephone (203) 563-0118 Fax (203) 563-0299 E-mail: sarah.taffel@wiltonct.
Open Position-City of Norwalk FD
Feb 16, 2017
Assistant Fire Mechanic Assistant Fire Mechanic Salary $63,540.00 - $81,104.00 Annually $30.43 - $38.84 Hourly $63,540.00 - $81,104.
Help Wanted-Firematic
Feb 16, 2017
  Firematic Supply Co., Inc Job Description Job Title: Mechanic: Experienced Class A Truck Technician SUMMARY Diagnose, repair and maintain fire apparatus and emergency vehicles.
New Haven Ct Shop Openings
May 27, 2015

NHFD Job Postings.pdf

Feb 16, 2017
Shipman's is looking for a Qualified mechanic Experienced truck tech needed to diagnose problems and provide routine service on fire apparatus, fleet vehicle maintenance and equipment. Qualified applicants must have a strong background in heavy duty PMI, service, electrical, and brake systems. CDL Class B license and brake inspection certificate required.
Feb 15, 2014

Alameda County
Feb 15, 2014

City of Maricopa
Feb 15, 2014

Chandler Arizona
Feb 15, 2014

City of Mesa
Feb 15, 2014

Generic Job Posting
Feb 15, 2014

West Haven, Ct FD
Jan 09, 2013
Oct 26, 2010

Oct 26, 2010

Oct 26, 2010

Oct 26, 2010
Title:Firefighter Mechanic
Summary:Job description for the position of Firefighter/Mechanic.
Original Author:MTAS
Product Create Date:09/25/2002
Subject:Fire--Personnel; Fire--Equipment; Personnel--Classification
Type:Job Description
Original Document:

Reference Documents:



The employee is responsible for work performed in combating, extinguishing, and preventing fires, and protection of life and property through firefighting activities. Duties also include other support services under close supervision of shift captain, including general maintenance and repair on buildings and equipment. Independent judgement is used according to the situation and sometimes different courses of action must be considered to complete the task.


The employee will operate firefighting equipment to include: nozzles, hoses, self-contained breathing apparatus, power saw, power equipment, and generators.
A large part of duty time is taken up in city-wide inspections, performing supervised training, and maintaining equipment and quarters.
All firefighting and emergency operations must be performed during all kinds of weather conditions.
The employee is exposed to extreme heat, smoke, hazardous chemicals, and falling materials.


Responds to fire alarms, connects hose, holds nozzle and directs water streams.
Forces entry of premises for firefighting, rescue and salvage operations, uses chemical fire extinguishers, bars, hooks, lines, and other equipment.
Removes persons from danger, administers first-aid to injured persons.
Positions and climbs ladders to gain access to upper levels of buildings.
Performs salvage operations such as throwing covers, sweeping water and removing debris.
Carries charged hose line into structure for fire extinguishment.
Physically able to wear complete set of protective clothing and self-contained breathing apparatus.
Participates in fire drills and attends training classes in firefighting, first-aid, and related subjects.
Performance of hazardous tasks under emergency conditions which may involve extreme exertion under such handicaps as smoke and cramped surroundings.
Performs extreme strenuous and physical labor for extended periods under some unfavorable climatic conditions, frequently lifting objects weighing 50 to 100 pounds.
Performs general building repair maintenance, pump repairs, and equipment maintenance.
Performs duties requiring bending, crouching, stooping, climbing or crawling in buildings and close quarters that may be filled with smoke.

(Any one position may not include all of the duties listed or duties which may be performed.)

Performs general maintenance work in the up-keep of fire department property: cleans and washes walls and floors, makes minor repairs, washes and dries hoses, mows yard, washes windows, paints, and otherwise maintains quarters.
May operate departmental radio communications on special assignments, receives alarms and notifies appropriate personnel, summons on-call personnel.
Participates in annual hose test, which involves unloading and reloading fire hose back on truck.
Participates in f low testing fire hydrants, which involves taking caps off hydrant and opening up hydrant and checking water flow.
Occasionally drive truck when driver is absent.


Knowledge of fire prevention and State and City regulations as applied to fire fighting and prevention.
Knowledge of geographic area of the City.
Knowledge of general first aid.
Knowledge of firefighting equipment and its intended uses.
Ability to react quickly and calmly in an emergency situation and to determine the proper course of action.
Ability to learn to operate a variety of fire fighting equipment.
Ability to learn to operate a large truck safely.
Ability to work under extreme weather conditions and dangerous heights.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with the public and other employees.
Ability to wear heavy protective clothing f or extended periods of time.
Ability to climb ladders.
Ability to physically, mentally climb to different heights and function in close quarters.
Ability to operate power equipment.
Knowledge of self-contained breathing apparatus repair and maintenance.


Must have high school diploma or equivalent.
Must possess a valid driver's license issued by the State of Tennessee.
Must complete basic fire fighting course at State Fire School.
Must complete self-contained breathing apparatus repair and maintenance course.
Must comply with the City's "Weight Control Policy.”
Must pass a medical examination by licensed physician.
Must pass a drug screen by licensed physician.


Alameda County
Oct 26, 2010
Class Code:8158
Salary:$35.33 - $42.94 Hourly
$2,826.00 - $3,435.23 Biweekly
$6,123.00 - $7,443.00 Monthly
$73,476.00 - $89,316.00 Annually

Under the supervision of the Fleet Services Manager, the Fire Department Mechanic organizes and participates in the work of the department’s vehicle and equipment repair shop.


The incumbent of this classification is designated as the person responsible for the day-to-day operations of the equipment repair shop.


 Examples of Duties:
NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed.

1. Establishes service priorities in accordance with guidelines.
2. Conducts periodic inspections of equipment in the fire stations.
3. Performs a variety of servicing, maintenance and repair work involving all mechanical components, parts and accessories, including any overhaul and rebuilding of components, tire mounting and repair, rewiring and installation of specialized equipment.
4. Uses a variety of diagnostic equipment to determine sources of problems and to ensure proper adjustment and operation of vehicle systems.
5. Operates welding equipment in making repairs and fabricating parts and tools.
6. Road tests and otherwise checks vehicles for proper operation and for detecting the source of the problems.
7. Instructs departmental personnel in basic equipment maintenance tasks and in the proper use and operation of equipment from a maintenance standpoint.
8. Provides input on vehicle specifications to Fleet Services Manager and on the redesigning of existing equipment.
9. Attends training sessions and conferences.
10. Makes emergency road service calls.
11. Maintains and repairs shop equipment and cleans shop area.


 Minimum Qualifications:

Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade,


The equivalent of four years of experience as a journey-level mechanic, including the maintenance of gasoline and diesel engines, heavy trucks and fire apparatus.


A valid California driver’s license with a minimum of class “B” and must be willing and able to obtain class “A” endorsement within the probationary period. Possession of a State Fire Mechanic certificate, level I and II is desirable, but not required.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.


 Knowledge and Abilities:
NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the “Examples of Duties” section of this specification.

Knowledge of:

• Current methods, tools and equipment used in the maintenance of automobiles and fire apparatus.
• Principles of gasoline and diesel engines, brakes (both air and hydraulic), diagnostic equipment and hydraulics.
• Fire equipment and apparatus.
• Machine shop use, body repair, automotive painting and arc and acetylene welding techniques.
• Basic OSHA safety rules and procedures.

Ability to:

• Make accurate estimates of repair time.
• Work independently and understand and carry out verbal and written instructions.
• Prepare basic reports.
• Perform moderate to heavy physical labor for extended periods.
• Respond promptly to call-backs.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
• Basic record keeping.


Must possess own hand tools suitable for work performed.

Chandler, Arizona
Oct 26, 2010


Pay Grade: L21                     FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Job Group: Labor & Trades (L)            Class Code: F010            
Effective Date: 7/01                    Revision Date:     8/03, 7/05, 6/10

Classification Summary:
The primary function of an employee in this class is to perform specialized journey level mechanical maintenance and repair on all types of complex firefighting apparatus and related equipment, to include heavy duty Fire response trucks, general purpose automotive vehicles and specialized components such as centrifugal fire pumps, hydraulically operated aerial ladders, elevating platforms and computerized electronic control systems. Additionally, an employee in this class may be assigned to repair and maintain fire service tools and equipment. This class is subject to emergency call-out and must be able to work overtime including nights and weekends and stand-by as required.

Essential Functions:
Essential Functions are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills. They are intended to be accurate summaries of what the job classification involves and what is required to perform it. Employees are responsible for all other duties as assigned.
Inspects, diagnoses and repairs Fire response trucks and general purpose vehicles, including ladder trucks, engine trucks, hazardous material trucks, and technical rescue vehicles and related firefighting apparatus;
Examines vehicles and equipment to determine necessary repair or maintenance work; conducts diagnostic computer testing; reviews apparatus maintenance logs; consults with drivers or equipment operator to obtain input on problems; diagnoses problems; determines parts/supplies necessary to conduct repairs;
Performs major and minor repairs on all fire apparatus and equipment, such as engines, hydraulic and electrical systems, cooling and air conditioning systems, brakes, firefighting systems, pumps, nozzles, gauges, valves, generators, and foam systems to ensure they will perform under emergency conditions;
Performs preventive maintenance on vehicles and equipment; checks fluid levels, drains/replaces oil; cleans/replaces batteries and filters; remove/replaces belts, hoses, bulbs; lubricates and greases equipment; checks tire air pressure; completes minor tire repair or replaces tires;
Installs, troubleshoots and maintains radio and electronic equipment, audio and video communication systems and satellite tracking systems;
Modifies, welds, and fabricates parts such as equipment and tool mounts, brackets and shelving;
Trains Fire Department personnel in the proper methods of operating fire apparatus, and equipment, new technology and routine maintenance on fire equipment;
Prepares fire trucks for the annual National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) certification inspection of pumps and aerial ladder truck; checks/repairs ladders for inspection;
Responsible for acceptance inspection and make ready preparation work on all new apparatus and equipment;
Participates in fire training exercises, and equipment and apparatus readiness checks;
Washes, cleans and polishes equipment and apparatus;
Operates and test drives fire apparatus and related components as well as automotive vehicles to ensure all repairs and maintenance have been completed; transports vehicles as needed;
Researches parts manuals and vendor catalogs to determined parts needed; estimates the cost and time of repairs and determines the most cost-effective and efficient methods to complete the repairs; orders and purchases required supplies and materials;
Uses and disposes of hazardous materials according to established guidelines;
Makes emergency service calls for disabled vehicles and equipment at work sites or on the road as needed;
Prepares reports, including work orders, warranty reports, maintenance logs and compliance reports;
Operates a variety of machinery, equipment, and tools associated with repairing and maintaining vehicles and equipment which may include hoist, vehicle lift, jack, battery charger, air compressor, testing and diagnostic instruments, pumps, and various other mechanical tools;
Performs general cleaning/maintenance tasks necessary to keep vehicles, equipment, and tools in operable condition, washing/cleaning equipment, or cleaning shop/work areas; monitors equipment operations to maintain efficiency and safety;
Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with City policies and procedures;
Works in a safe manner and reports unsafe activity and conditions. Follows City-wide safety policy and practices and adheres to responsibilities concerning safety prevention, reporting and monitoring as outlined in the City's Safety Handbook.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of:
Methods, materials, tools and standard practices of the automotive mechanic's trade, with particular reference to heavy duty maintenance and equipment;
The operating, maintenance and repair requirements of firefighting equipment and apparatus;
Water hydraulics, including water pumps, valves, governors and relieve valve systems;
Fire apparatus and automotive repair and maintenance safety principles and practices including the use of air powered equipment, lifts and hoists;
Fire apparatus electrical systems, cooling and air conditioning systems, and gas/diesel engines;
Equipment and tool operation and maintenance practices;
Occupational hazards and safety precautions involved in general vehicle and heavy equipment maintenance work;
Proper use and disposal of hazardous materials in accordance with established guidelines;
Traffic laws involved in vehicle & equipment operation;
Federal OSHA and State and County regulations and City policies regarding safe work practices relating to use of power tools, lifts and hoists, and hazardous materials.

Ability to:
Follow written and oral instructions;
Read and interpret diagrams, technical specifications and operation manuals;
Perform mechanical work involved in operating, maintaining and repairing automotive and firefighting apparatus, equipment and tools;
Replace fire apparatus components to include but not limited to, electrical systems, suspension, driveline, hoses, belts and specialty parts;
Inspect equipment and vehicles for common maintenance problems and monitor fluid levels;
Operate air powered wrenches and tire break-down equipment, and MIG or TIG welding equipment;
Diagnose and repair complex repair problems within accepted guidelines;
Test vehicles, machinery, equipment and parts for proper operation;
Conduct road tests of vehicles undergoing repair, including fire apparatus and equipment;
Modify, design, and fabricate special purpose equipment;
Perform engine tune-ups using computerized control systems;
Operate and maintain diagnostic equipment, air tools, grinders and hand tools for the maintenance and repair of automotive and related equipment;
Operate a motor vehicle, fire apparatus and related equipment;
Order and stock equipment and parts;
Perform basic mathematical calculations;
Prepare reports, including work orders, activity reports, and maintenance logs;
Operate a personal computer and related software and demonstrate proficiency to prepare work orders, documents, e-mail and timesheets;
Communicate effectively and establish and maintain working relationships with the public, vendors, and other city departments and employees.

Supervision Received:
The work is performed under the general supervision of the Senior Fire Mechanic.

Supervision Exercised:

Minimum Qualifications:
High school diploma or GED equivalency; and
Five (5) years experience in the maintenance, repair and inspection of fire apparatus and related equipment including experience maintaining and repairing diesel motors; and
Emergency Vehicle Technician (EVT) Fire Apparatus Level I Certification at time of hire or promotion; and
Valid Arizona Commercial Driver's License Class B; or
Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work;
Must possess a complete set of mechanical hand tools.

Desired Qualifications:
Emergency Vehicle Technician (EVT) Master Fire Apparatus Certification;

Work Environment:
The primary duties of this class are performed in an automotive shop and outdoor environment that may involve adverse weather conditions, vehicular traffic, cramped spaces and hazards involving the use of power tools and equipment and hazardous materials.

Essential Physical Abilities:
Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to discern verbal instructions, alarm and warning systems, including backup alarms, and to diagnose engine problems and relay maintenance needs to customers;
Sufficient vision or other powers of observation, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, comprehend written work instructions and work orders, inspect heavy equipment and automotive parts, fluid levels, and make necessary repairs;
Sufficient manual dexterity with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to operate a variety to automotive shop tools and to make adjustments to equipment;
Sufficient strength to lift and carry 40 pound objects for varying distances;
Sufficient personal mobility, stamina, flexibility and balance to perform maintenance and repair functions that require bending, stooping, kneeling, stretching or other physical exertions, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to work under vehicles, in cramped spaces, climb and work on ladders and aerial devices up to 100 feet high in order to remove and replace parts;
Sufficient ability to endure prolonged exposure to arid desert conditions such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, and prolonged sun and heat exposure during summer months.

Misc 1
Oct 30, 2009





Class Title:

Fire Department Mechanic




Class Title: Mechanic Job Code Number:

Department: Grade Number:

Division: Union:

Date: Location:


Performs semi-skilled, skilled, and administrative work in maintaining the vehicles

and mechanical equipment of the department.


Works under the close supervision of the (insert title of immediate supervisor).




Plans, carries out and evaluates preventive maintenance schedules for all vehicles

and mechanical equipment, either personally, or through outside vendors.

Operates a variety of diagnostic instruments and a variety of hand, electric, and airdriven


Tests, services and repairs vehicles and mechanical equipment.

Inspects, adjusts and replaces necessary units and related parts in the performance

of repair and maintenance work.

Repairs brake, engine, electrical, fuel, hydraulic, transmission, ignition, air, exhaust,

axle assemblies and related systems.

Cuts and welds metal and performs body repair, touch up and related work.

Changes and repairs tires and tubes.

Evaluates status of mechanical equipment and vehicles, and performs or schedules

needed repairs.

Conducts various analyses and inspections of vehicles and mechanical systems to


determine the most cost-effective means of maintenance, repair or replacement.

Develops shop procedures and budget data for the maintenance and repair of

vehicles and mechanical systems.

Purchases equipment, parts, and supplies used for vehicle and mechanical system


Provides emergency field assistance to disabled equipment as needed and


Assists in the preparation of bid specifications for vehicles and mechanical


Assists in the preparation and administration of mechanical budgets in

conformance with adopted policies and procedures.

Maintains records, prepares reports and other specialized maintenance records of

equipment and mechanical equipment.


May serve as a member of various employee committees.

Coordinates the disposition of surplus City property.


Education and Experience:

(A) Graduation from high school diploma or GED equivalent plus some

specialized training in mechanics, maintenance management, or a closely related


(B) Three (3) years of related experience, or

(C) Any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

(A) Thorough knowledge of automotive mechanics; Considerable knowledge

of gas and diesel engines, transmissions, hydraulics, fire pumps and valves,

generators, and welding; price trends and grades or quality of materials and

equipment; Working knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions common to

municipal maintenance and repair activities; Working knowledge of the practices,


methods, materials and tools used in modern equipment maintenance.

(B) Skill in operation of listed tools and equipment.

(C) Ability to establish and maintain effective preventive maintenance

programs, policies and procedures; Ability to maintain effective accounting

procedures; Ability to carry out assigned projects to their completion; Ability to

communicate effectively verbally and in writing; Ability to establish and maintain

effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, vendors and the



Valid State Driver's with CDL endorsement, or ability to obtain one.


Motorized vehicles for mechanical testing purposes, power and hand tools and

equipment for vehicle and mechanical system work; mechanic's tools including

jacks, hydraulic lifts, air tools, and other tools required for minor repairs and routine

maintenance of motorized vehicles; electronic vehicle diagnostic equipment;

personal computer, calculator, phone; mobile or portable radio.


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 frequently required to use

hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with

hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop,

kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee is occasionally required to walk, sit and talk or hear. The employee

must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift weights up to

100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color

vision, and the 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 frequently works near moving

mechanical parts or in outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally

exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes, toxic or caustic chemicals.

The noise level in the work environment is moderately noisy.


Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference

check; job related tests may be required.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of

work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not

exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment

to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the

employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of

the employer and requirements of the job change.

Approval: _________________________

Immediate Supervisor

Approval: _________________________

Appointing Authority

Effective Date: ___________________

Revision History:

City of Olympia
Oct 30, 2009


















Under general direction, performs skilled mechanical work in the maintenance of Fire Department vehicles and equipment.

Essential Function:

The information contained in this classification specification is a representative sample of essential and other functions performed in this classification. Specific essential functions are identified for position recruitment or other administrative procedures.

Examples of Duties:

Responsible for the maintenance, repair, and servicing of all assigned Olympia Fire Department equipment. Maintain, repair, and service gas and diesel fire engines, including: drive train, running gear components, pumps, valves, piping, control systems, pumping engines hydraulics, aerial ladders, medic units, aid units, and department automobiles. Rebuild bodies; design and build compartments within vehicles; and modify existing systems. Maintain high and low pressure compressors and storage systems. Maintain a standby power plant to ensure continuous use of department buildings and radios during an emergency. Maintain and repair hose nozzles, generator sets, chain saws, lighting components, ladders, axes and portable pumps. Conduct annual pump services test. Coordinate Underwriters Laboratory testing of aerial devices. Prepare an annual cost estimate to maintain, repair and/or replace assigned equipment. Prepare specifications for new equipment to be purchased by the Department. Maintain breathing apparatus and charging systems. Maintain department radio equipment. Design and build modifications to existing equipment. Train and supervise firefighters on equipment repair jobs. Maintain all necessary equipment and vehicles records; ensure engines and equipment are properly tested and meet all required standards.


The Fire Department Mechanic has frequent contact with Department equipment users, firefighters working on equipment repair projects, fire equipment manufacturers, and department administrators. Contacts are generally for the purpose of supervision and/or information sharing. Contacts require the ability to communicate technical information, detailed instructions, and exact specifications clearly and concisely. Communication for the purpose of eliciting necessary information concerning equipment operating characteristics and problems is required for position success and the safety of equipment users.


Direct firefighters and/or mechanic assistants when assigned to equipment repair projects.


The Fire Department Mechanic is accountable for the effective operation of all assigned Fire Department equipment.

Working Conditions:


The position involves considerable physical activity with exposure to safety hazards normally associated with repair work on automobiles and heavy equipment. While most work is done inside a shop, on occasion the employee makes repairs to equipment in the field at the scene of a fire or other emergency, which may involve exposure to hazardous chemicals and/or conditions.





Extensive knowledge of the practices, methods, tools, and materials used in the maintenance of fire equipment and vehicles.


Extensive knowledge of the operating principles of gasoline and diesel engines.


Occupational hazards and safety precautions pertinent to equipment repair work.


Washington State Vertical Standards for Firefighters.


Skill in:

Federal Ambulance Specifications and State of Washington Ambulance Rules and Regulations.? Use and care of tools, equipment, and materials used in maintenance and repair work.


Ability to

Diagnoses and assessment of complex mechanical, hydraulic and electronic systems.? Establish and maintain the confidence of firefighters in the quality of repairs/maintenance of life-saving equipment.


Diagnose vehicle and equipment defects and to complete repairs in an efficient, effective manner.


Express ideas and technical information clearly and concisely.


Demonstrate equipment operations and proper repair techniques to individuals with varying levels of expertise.


Plan and review the work of others.


establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees assigned to assist in repair work, Department administrators, and representatives of fire equipment manufacturers.


Drive and operate various types of fire equipment, including: pumps, aerial ladders, compressor systems, and generator sets.


Complete acetylene and arc welds with proficiency.


High school diploma or GED required; additional college-level or vocational training in heavy duty equipment maintenance and repair preferred. Two years journey level experience in the repair and maintenance of fire apparatus or closely related heavy-duty equipment; and the ability to demonstrate proficiency required. Additional formal training directly related to equipment as currently used by the Olympia Fire Department may substitute for required experience depending on overall qualifications and proficiency demonstration.

Special Requirements:

Valid Washington State Driver's License at time of appointment. Possession of Washington State Commercial Driver's License (Class B with air brakes endorsement) as prescribed by RCW is a condition of continuing employment.

Knowledge of:

City of Folsom
Oct 30, 2009




Under direction, perform repair, maintenance, and modification of gasoline and diesel

powered vehicles and equipment. Incumbents may oversee, monitor, and/or direct the

work of lower level personnel.


The Senior Equipment Mechanic is the lead or specialist level in the Equipment

Mechanic series. Incumbents serving in a lead capacity provide direction to lower level

staff including assigning, directing, and reviewing the work of staff and work on

specialized projects or equipment containing a high number of complex and difficult

tasks and assignments, and/or requiring specialized knowledge. Positions at this level

are distinguished from those in the lower classification of Equipment Mechanic

Specialist by the independence with which they perform their duties of handling the

most difficult and complex work and performing leadwork. This class is distinguished

from the class of Equipment Mechanic Supervisor in that the latter serves as the full

supervisor of incumbents in the lower levels of the series.

Fire Apparatus Mechanic Option:

Senior Equipment Mechanic in the Fire Department performs skilled

mechanical work in the maintenance and repair of a variety of gasoline

and diesel powered fire apparatus, vehicles, and equipment.


NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification.

However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level.

Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all the duties


Assign and review the work of Equipment Mechanics and related staff in the

equipment maintenance records, and driver complaints.

Determine service and repair work to be done according to equipment condition,


Diagnose difficult problems regarding repair, maintenance, and servicing of

ancillary tools and equipment.

Repair and maintain gasoline and diesel powered vehicles and equipment, and

equipment; train employees in shop safety and safe use of equipment.

Train employees in the repair, maintenance, and service of automobiles and

Coordinate pick up and delivery of equipment.

Perform smog and diesel smoke tests.


Inventory and order parts, supplies, and tools.

Repair and fabricate equipment parts using acetylene and arc welding tools.

Maintain equipment maintenance and service records, inventories records

including testing of new and newly repaired apparatus and equipment.

May perform or assist in the performance of annual apparatus and vehicle tests,

May perform periodic inspections of equipment

Maintain safety records.

Write reports.

Weld, fabricate, and paint repaired equipment.

May perform emergency road service on apparatus and equipment.

Oversee unit operations in the absence of the supervisor.

Perform related duties as assigned.


NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to

duties listed under the “Examples of Essential Duties” section of this


Knowledge of:

gasoline and diesel powered vehicles and equipment.

Methods, tools, and equipment used in repairing, maintaining, and servicing


Preventive maintenance procedures, schedules, and standards for vehicles and


Principles and operations of gasoline and diesel powered internal combustion

Basic principles of supervision and training.

Automotive emission control standards.

Pertinent local, state, and federal rules, regulations, and laws.

equipment maintenance and repair work.

Occupational hazards and safety precautions necessary in automotive and

Ability to:

Train and oversee others.

vehicles and equipment.

Diagnose and repair mechanical problems of gasoline and diesel powered

Evaluate equipment condition and determine course of action.

Maintain supplies and parts inventory.

Use acetylene and arc weld equipment.

Maintain records.

Read and understand parts books and automotive and equipment shop manuals.

Read and understand codes and laws as they pertain to fleet operations.

Enforce city safety practices.

Effectively communicate verbally and in writing.

course of work.


Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the

Minimum Qualifications:


Two (2) years of full-time experience as an Equipment Mechanic Specialist with

the City of Folsom.


Four (4) years of full-time, increasingly responsible full-time experience in

diagnosing, repairing, and adjusting gasoline and diesel powered vehicles and



College or vocational education in automotive mechanics may substitute for one

(1) year of the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

License, Certification, Registration Requirements:

The following are required within six (6) months of employment:

Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a disability will be evaluated

on a case-by-case basis.

Possession of, or ability to obtain and retain, a California Class B driver license.

Possession of, or ability to obtain, a forklift certification.

Possession of, or ability to obtain, an air brake certification.

At the option of the City, persons hired into this class may be required to either possess

at entry or obtain within specified time limits, designated licenses, certificates or

specialized education and training relevant to the area of assignment. Additional

requirements may include, but are not limited to the following:

Possession of, or ability to obtain, an A/C refrigerant license.

Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a disability will be evaluated

on a case-by-case basis.

Possession of, or ability to obtain and retain, a California Class B driver license.

ASE Certificates

ASE Master

Engine Repair (Gas & Diesel)

Automatic Transmission

Suspension & Steering

Brakes (Air & Hydraulic)

Electrical Systems

Heating & Air Conditioning

Engine Performance


Smog Certificate License

California Fire Vehicle Mechanic (Level I)


Emergency Vehicle Technician, Level I certification

Physical Requirements:

Work is performed in a shop environment, with occasional work outside in various types

of weather; occasional work in confined spaces. (1) Mobility: occasional standing,

walking, sitting, bending, squatting, working in awkward positions; occasional

performance of heavy manual labor. (2) Lifting: occasional lifting up to 100 pounds. (3)

Vision: constant use of overall vision; use of vision to identify mechanical problems;

occasional use of color vision. (4) Dexterity: occasional grasping, holding, and

reaching; occasional use of touch only to perform work. (5) Hearing/Talking: frequent

hearing and talking in person; use of hearing to recognize mechanical problems. (6)

Emotional/Psychological: frequent coworker contact; occasional working alone. (7)

Environmental: frequent exposure to loud and very loud noise, moving parts, and

vehicles; occasional exposure to chemicals, fumes, and other environmental


Information Block

Class Code:

FLSA Status:




Workers Compensation Code

Bargaining Unit:

parts ordering, repair, maintenance, and service of gasoline and diesel powered

vehicles and equipment.

Chula Vista
Oct 30, 2009



To lead and participate in a variety of routine to difficult technical and mechanical diagnostic and repair work on a wide variety of specialized fire apparatus and related equipment; and provide technical and/or functional guidance when staff is assigned to assist.


Receives direction from an assigned supervisor.

Exercises technical and functional guidance over assigned staff.


– Functions may include, but are not limited to, the following:

To lead and participate in the maintenance and repair of a wide variety of fire apparatus, including pumps, aerial ladders, emergency equipment, and related component systems; troubleshoots and diagnoses operating problems.

Prepare and maintain a preventive maintenance schedule for fire apparatus equipment and vehicles.

Overhaul, repair and maintain fire vehicles, equipment engines, gearboxes, pumps, valves, and their components; fuel, electrical, hydraulic and power transmission systems; troubleshoot and diagnose operating problems.

Overhaul, repair, and adjust engines, transmissions, differentials, generators and pumps; fits and adjusts bearings; installs axles.

Make minor repairs to radiators, fenders, and body areas.

Install and recondition electrical systems; tests and repairs and adjusts brakes.

Operate fire vehicles and equipment in connection with repair and servicing.

Use and maintain a complete set of hand, power and shop tools and test equipment related to the work.

Fabricate replacement parts as necessary; operate a variety of fire and equipment in performing and testing assigned work;

Estimate parts and materials required for the work; requisitions or orders replacement parts as necessary.

CITY OF CHULA VISTA Fire Apparatus Mechanic

Recommend contract work as required.

Observe safe work methods and utilizes safety equipment related to the work.

Provide technical assistance to other employees on difficult and complex problems.

Input parts and labor information for specific vehicles and/or repair orders into computer.

Prepare and maintain a variety of logs, records and reports of work performed using a computer; complete forms as necessary; makes oral reports as necessary.

Assist in the development of specifications for new equipment; recommends modification and repairs to existing equipment;

Read and interpret schematics, shop manuals, blueprints and plans in performing work assignments.

Stay abreast of current technology in the mechanical field.

Respond to emergency situations in off-hours as required.

Operate City fire vehicles with attachments skillfully and safely.

Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees and the public using principles of good customer services.

Performed related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:

Practices, techniques, materials, tools and equipment used in diagnosis, repair and modification of a wide variety of specialized fire apparatus and related mechanical equipment including their component systems and computer systems.

Preventive maintenance practices and techniques.

Basic mathematical computations.

Rigging principles and practices used in handling heavy objects.

Parts inventory methods and procedures for stocking a garage with automotive, truck, and mechanical parts.

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Practices of assigning and reviewing the work of others.

Pertinent regulations, standards and guidelines related to area of assignment.

Safe work methods and safety regulations pertaining to the work, including the use of personal protective equipment.

Principles and practices of conflict resolution.

Computer equipment and software applications related to assignment.

English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Ability to:

Perform skilled mechanical repair work.

Use automotive test equipment.

Read and interpret plans, maps, and specifications and manuals.

Train and instruct others in proper work methods and techniques.

Use and operate tools and equipment related to assignment, including personal protective equipment.

Keep work related records and prepare reports using a computer.

Operate City vehicles observing legal and defensive driving practices.

Follow oral instruction; read, interpret, follow and explain written instructions, construction sketches and equipment manuals.

Use initiative and sound independent judgment within established guidelines.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Experience and Training

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

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Two years of responsible journey level experience in mechanical and equipment maintenance and repair including fire apparatus equipment and heavy diesel and gasoline powered vehicles.


Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized training in fire apparatus equipment and mechanical repair or a related field.


License or Certificate

Possession of a valid California Class B driver's license.

Successful completion of Gasoline Engine (T-1), Brakes (T-4), Electrical Systems (T-6), and Preventative Maintenance Inspections (T-8) tests from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

Fire Mechanic Level I Certification is required within the first year of employment.


On a continuous basis, frequent walk, stand, sit, downward flexion of and side-to-side turning of neck; lift tools weighing up to 25 lbs. and transport for distances up to 300 feet. Occasionally bend, stoop, squat, reaching above and at shoulder height, kneel, balance above ground, push/pull, twist at waist, lift objects up to 75 lbs above shoulder level, transport objects weighing over 75 lbs. with assistance, and operate computer keyboard and handheld power tools.


Work is performed indoors and occasionally outdoors; in shop environment with fluorescent lighting and moderate noise level; when outdoors, is with exposure to a variety of weather conditions; tasks may require working in tightly enclosed spaces. Some exposure to hazardous materials and substances may occur in the course of work


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North Carolina
Oct 30, 2009



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Under immediate supervision, performs responsible skilled work assisting in supervising the

repair and maintenance of Pumper Fire Apparatus and Aerial Truck Apparatus and other

equipment; does related work as required.


Performs all phases of repair and maintenance of fire apparatus and equipment; manufactures

repair parts for fire apparatus; overhauls gasoline and diesel engines; does body work, sheet

metal work, welding and burning, brazing, lathe work and operates drill presses and electric and

pneumatic shop tools; overhauls standard and automatic transmissions, hydraulic systems, fire

pumps and plumbing, relief valves, governors, air, vacuum and hydraulic brakes; provides

assistance to fire equipment operators during emergencies; performs field maintenance as

required. Operates and runs the maintenance shop in the absence of the Fire Maintenance



Education and Experience: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a high

school diploma and experience in the repair of fire apparatus.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of the practices, tools and equipment used in the

repair and maintenance of fire apparatus and of aerial truck apparatus and equipment; knowledge

of engines and fire pumps and associated equipment; ability to diagnose mechanical troubles and

determines appropriate repair of maintenance work; skill in the use of a wide variety of fire

apparatus and equipment repair tools; ability to use machine tools for fabricating repair parts;

ability to make major overhauls of fire apparatus and other fire apparatus equipment.


Ability to obtain and maintain a valid North Carolina CDI Driver's License; air condition

recovery system certificate; North Carolina Safety Inspection Certificate; and Emergency Vehicle

Technical Certificate from the Emergency Vehicle Certification Commission, Inc.

Physical Requirements: Must be able to lift 75 to 100 lbs. consistently and operate in tight places

associated with maintenance of fire apparatus.

Fairfax County, Virginia
Oct 30, 2009



Under general supervision, performs highly skilled mechanical work in the inspection, diagnosis, repair and preventative maintenance on specialized Fire and Rescue Department apparatus, fire pumps, aerial ladders, breathing apparatus, small engines, and related equipment; and performs related work as required.


The Fire Apparatus Mechanic is distinguished from the Assistant Fire Apparatus Supervisor in that the Assistant Fire Apparatus Supervisor supervises the day-to day activities at one site or shift; whereas the Fire Apparatus Mechanic is responsible for the maintenance and repair of fire apparatus on an assigned shift.

The Fire Apparatus Mechanic is distinguished from the Automotive Mechanic II in that Fire Apparatus Mechanic performs mechanical work only on specialized vehicles and equipment within the Fire and Rescue Department; whereas the Automotive Mechanic II performs mechanical work on all other County vehicles.


Detects, diagnoses, and repairs mechanical and electrical problems in Fire and Rescue apparatus, pumpers, aerial devices, and boats and outboard motors;

Performs complete fire pump overhauls and rebuilds power transfer transmissions, replacing damaged pump plumbing, rebuilding water valves and rebuilding pumper water tanks;

Rebuilds aerial ladders and diagnoses aerial hydraulics;

Performs maintenance and repairs breathing air compressors and generators;

Performs mandated NFPA Pump Testing;

Repairs and replaces aerial cables, pre-piped waterways, and stabilization jacks;

Performs custom fabrication for Fire and Rescue Apparatus;

Prepares new vehicles for service to include installing lights, sirens, and custom built compartments, installs radios, MCT’s and intercom sytems;

Responds to major emergency incidents when Fire and Rescue vehicles will be in prolonged operations.


Proficiency in the diagnosis, adjustment and repair of all assigned vehicles/equipment systems;

Ability to learn job related technical information, and to communicate such information to co-workers;

Ability to drive Fire vehicles and equipment for testing.



Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to:

Completion of the tenth grade; PLUS

Five years of experience in problem diagnosis, repair and maintenance of a wide variety of light, medium, heavy and/or specialized automotive equipment;

Two years of the required experience must have been at a level comparable to Automotive Mechanic II;

Related automotive technical education or trade training above the high school level may be substituted for experience on an hour for hour basis;

Possession of a set of personal hand tools commonly used in the automotive section to which assigned is required upon appointment.


Must hold a Commercial Driver's License in the state of residence or be able to obtain same within six months of appointment to the position.

May be required to provide copies of driving record periodically for verification of driving status.



ESTABLISHED: June 13, 2003




County of Fairfax, Virginia



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