Fire Apparatus Mechanic - Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority, WA

August 30, 2019

Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority,WA

Fire Apparatus Mechanic



Under the direction of the Mechanic Supervisor or Remote Site Supervisor perform specialized and skilled work involving the repair and maintenance of a variety of fire apparatus.


 Repair, overhaul and maintain a variety of fire department equipment and vehicles.
 Inspect assigned equipment; diagnose noise, electrical and mechanical problems and determine the extent of repairs.
 Perform preventative maintenance duties as needed; maintain work area for cleanliness and safety.
 Maintain, troubleshoot and repair air, brake, electrical and hydraulic systems; maintain and repair components in fire pump system.
 Repair, overhaul, tune and adjust a variety of diesel and gas engines, transmissions, pumps and valves of assigned equipment.
 Design and fabricate specialized equipment; perform welding, replace or rebuild needed parts and equipment; weld and fabricate parts, as necessary.
 Respond to emergency calls for assistance; travel to sites as necessary, to assist others or transport vehicles and equipment; drive and operate equipment at emergencies.
 Operate and maintain a variety of hand and power tools and diagnostic equipment.
 Maintain records of maintenance, test and work performed on a computer-based system.


Knowledge Of:
 Methods, tools, equipment and materials used in the overhaul, repair and maintenance of fire department equipment and vehicles
 Air, brake, electrical, hydraulic systems, and air conditioning systems
 Equipment modification and rebuild techniques
 Metal fabrication and welding
 Safety requirements of various types of vehicles and equipment
 Basic record keeping techniques on a computer-based system
 Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy
 Correct usage of English grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary
 Personal computers and its basic use
 Air conditioning systems
 NFPA and DOT standards as they pertain to vehicle maintenance

Skilled In:
 Using hand and machine tools, including but not limited to electronic testing equipment
 Analyzing, diagnosing, and repairing mechanical and electrical problems
 Interpersonal communication and relations using tact, patience and courtesy
 Gaining sensitive information about accidents/damage without alienating the driver/operator

Ability To:
 Repair, overhaul, maintain and operate a variety of emergency response equipment and vehicles
 Use shop tools and testing equipment safely and efficiently
 Perform metal fabrication and welding
 Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
 Maintain accurate records
 Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action
 Perform heavy manual labor with a positive attitude
 Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others
 Maintain organized and clean work area
 Operate overhead cranes, hydraulic lifts, hoists, jacks, drill presses, brakes, and lathes and other regular shop tools
 Obtain certification as a forklift operator


Graduation from high school; and a two-year degree from a technical college in a related field; and

Four (4) years journey-level experience in the repair, overhaul and maintenance of a variety of vehicles and heavy power-driven equipment, including two (2) years experience working in a fleet environment. Certified in the following:
 Automotive Service Excellence
 Master Diesel Technician and Emergency Vehicle Technician
 Master Fire Apparatus Technician.

In place of the above requirements, the incumbent may possess any combination of relevant education and experience which would demonstrate the individual's knowledge, skill and ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above regardless of the years of experience.


 Valid Washington State Driver's License
 Must successfully pass the pre-employment driver's records check; successfully complete the department's Emergency Vehicle Incident Prevention Course and maintain an excellent driving record
 Master mechanic tool set


Shop environment; subject to driving from site to site, noise and may be subject to adverse weather conditions; employees in this position may be exposed to fumes and potentially hazardous materials and equipment.


Closing Date / Removed from Database Date
September 30, 2019

  All jobs posted are considered open until filled and may close at anytime except as stated in the Job Description.