FIRE APPARATUS MECHANIC
DEFINITION OF WORK
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.
EXAMPLES OF WORK
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.