|Class Title:||FIRE DEPARTMENT MECHANIC|
|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. |
• 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.
• 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.