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Tony Capuano West Haven Fire Dept

Vice President

Dan Madden  Hartford Fire Dept

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Bob Spiegel  Stratford Fire Dept (retired)/NEFEA

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FIRE DEPARTMENT

POSITION

DESCRIPTION

Class Title:

Fire Department Mechanic

POSITION DESCRIPTION

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POSITION DESCRIPTION

Class Title: Mechanic Job Code Number:

Department: Grade Number:

Division: Union:

Date: Location:

GENERAL PURPOSE

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

and mechanical equipment of the department.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

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

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

None.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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

tools.

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

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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

maintenance.

Provides emergency field assistance to disabled equipment as needed and

appropriate.

Assists in the preparation of bid specifications for vehicles and mechanical

equipment.

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.

PERIPHERAL DUTIES

May serve as a member of various employee committees.

Coordinates the disposition of surplus City property.

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

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

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

field.

(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,

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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

public.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED

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.

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 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.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

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

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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.

SELECTION GUIDELINES

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: ___________________

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