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Tony Capuano West Haven Fire Dept

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Lead Mechanic New Haven FD
Updated On: Feb 12, 2020

POSITION:LEAD SPECIAL MECHANIC FIRE (M-6517) (TESTED)

DEPARTMENT:  FIRE DEPARTMENT (RANGE 8)

SALARY: $65,769 ANNUALIZED

HOURS:35 HOURS PER WEEK

 CITY OF NEW HAVEN DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES 200 ORANGE STREET, NEW HAVEN, CT 06510

www.newhavenct.gov 209819

-1 NATURE OF WORK This is highly skilled technical work in the maintenance and repair of fire automotive property and related equipment. Work involves responsibility for the performance of maintenance work on Fire Department vehicles. Work is performed under the general supervision of the office of the Chief or his designee and is reviewed through observation of results. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from high school and 3 to 5 years at the trade or journey level as a heavy-duty Diesel Truck and Automotive Mechanic, or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, abilities and skills as stated in the job description, including but not limited to: Considerable knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and standard practices of the automotive mechanic trade, especially of the type of engines used by the Department. considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade. Knowledge of fire apparatus electrical systems, fire apparatus pumps, and diesel and gasoline engines. Knowledge of common business software applications, i.e. MSOffice (Outlook, Word, Excel). Ability to diagnose trouble in Diesel and Gas engines; power train, braking, steering, exhaust and cooling systems. Ability to follow automotive and equipment diagrams. Ability to use tools, machines and diagnostic equipment of the automotive trade. Ability to learn the use of and operation of the Automotive Shop’s Electronic Records Management System. SPECIAL NECESSARY REQUIREMENTS Possess and maintain a valid Connecticut Driver’s License for appropriate vehicle operation, e.g. fire apparatus or CDL Class B with air brakes. Emergency Vehicle Technician (EVT) F-3 Fire pumps or manufacture factory fire pump repair training. F5 Aerial or manufacture factory aerial ladder aerial repair training. T4 Brakes. Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) T6 electrical and electronic. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of: (1) a pre employment background check, (2) a pre employment physical examination, including pre employment drug screening, and (3) a 120-day probationary period. This position is included in a collective bargaining agreement with Local 71, Connecticut Independent Labor Union. TO APPLY 1) Go to https://newhavenct.munisselfservice.com/ 2) Click on Employment Opportunities and follow all instructions provided. You will need a valid, working email address to apply. Those persons meeting minimum requirements will be invited to participate in a Civil Service exam at a later date. APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION ONLY ACCEPTED ON-LINE at https://newhavenct.munisselfservice.com/ Internet access is available to applicants without computers or internet service at the following location Dept. of Human Resources 200 Orange St. Room #102 New Haven, CT 06510 Mon- Fri 9:00 am - 4:30 pm and at all branches of the New Haven Free Public Libraries Please note that only method of communication with applicants for this position will be by email. You must provide valid, working email address and you will need to monitor your email for correspondence from the New Haven Human Resources Department. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER M/F/D/ Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 require the hiring of only American Citizens and aliens who are authorized to work in the United States. '

Please post this announcement in a conspicuous area on the Department Bulletin Board. K:\POSTINGS\2020 POSTINGS\LEAD SPECIAL MECHANIC FIRE (02-03-20 thru 02-21-20).docx LEAD SPECIAL MECHANIC – FIRE NATURE OF WORK This is highly skilled technical work in the maintenance and repair of fire automotive property and related equipment. Work involves responsibility for the performance of maintenance work on Fire Department vehicles. Work is performed under the general supervision of the office of the Chief or his designee and is reviewed through observation of results. ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK Oversees the day-to-day operations of the Automotive Shop. Sets the priorities of work assignments and workflow. Provides technical assistance to other mechanics. Procures parts and maintains inventory stock. Assists with vehicle purchasing when requested by the Chief or designee. Utilizes the Automotive Shop’s Electronic Records Management System to track and order inventory. Uses common business software applications (i.e. MSOutlook, MSWord and or Excel for communications and or documents as needed. Repairs and refills dry powder extinguishers and Scott bottles; repairs hydrants, tools and equipment. Changes flat tires, assists in the repair of damaged vehicles and apparatus, changes oil, oil filters and air filters; checks and makes general fluid changes, and general lubrications. Rebuilds and/or repairs generators, alternators, fuel pumps, carburetors and windshield wipers. Installs and repairs overhead warning signals, sirens and other special emergency/warning equipment. Maintain and repair House Generators as required. Welds apparatus, equipment and hydrants as needed. Also welds parts onto vehicles. Straightens, aligns and repairs or replaces damaged body parts such as fenders, seat tracks, window regulators, bumpers, tail-light and head light assemblies, radiators, door handles, doors, hoods, trunk lids and vehicle exhaust systems or any such work as required by the Chief. REQUIREMENTS OF WORK Graduation from high school and 3 to 5 years at the trade or journey level as a heavy-duty Diesel Truck and Automotive Mechanic; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the following knowledge, abilities and skills as stated in the job description, including but not limited to: Considerable knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and standard practices of the automotive mechanic trade, especially of the type of engines used by the Department. Considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade. Considerable knowledge of automotive and equipment electrical systems. Knowledge of fire apparatus electrical systems, fire apparatus pumps, and diesel and gasoline engines. Knowledge of common business software applications, i.e. MSOffice (Outlook, Word, Excel). Ability to diagnose trouble in Diesel and Gas engines; power train, braking, steering, exhaust and cooling systems. Ability to follow automotive and equipment diagrams. Ability to use tools, machines and diagnostic equipment of the automotive trade. Ability to learn the use of and operation of the Automotive Shop’s Electronic Records Management System. Mechanical aptitude and manual dexterity. Ability to learn maintenance and repair trades (basic carpentry, basic electrical, basic plumbing) in order to perform basic tasks that does not require licensing Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the public. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. SPECIAL NECESSARY REQUIREMENTS • Possess and maintain a valid Connecticut Driver’s License for appropriate vehicle operation, e.g. fire apparatus or CDL Class B with air brakes. • Emergency Vehicle Technician (EVT) F-3 Fire pumps or manufacture factory fire pump repair training. F5 Aerial or manufacture factory aerial ladder aerial repair training. T4 Brakes. • Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) T6 electrical and electronic. New 12/19. Labor apprv’d 1/20; CSB approval pending 2/20 Local 71/R8 K:\JOBDESCR\LEAD SPECIAL MECHANIC FIRE DEPARTMENT (M-6517) (N2020).docx


 
 
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