Emergency Vehicle Mechanic

  • 005338

SUMMARY: Under limited supervision, performs a variety of tasks in the repair and maintenance of emergency response vehicles and equipment; and performs related duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)
  1. Performs scheduled maintenance on the City’s emergency response vehicles.
  2. Maintains an inventory of necessary parts and equipment.
  3. Performs emergency repairs on vehicles and equipment as necessary.
  4. Repairs small equipment (e.g., nozzles, fire equipment, hoses, pumps) as necessary.
  5. Repairs the David Clark radio system and headsets as necessary.
  6. Maintains the Scott Air Packs and masks for emergency service.
  7. Picks up and delivers vehicles and parts.
  8. Maintains assigned buildings and grounds.
  9. Performs routine and preventive maintenance on emergency generators.
  • Knowledge of the repair and maintenance of emergency response vehicles.
  • Knowledge of electronic and computerized automotive diagnostic equipment used to maintain and repair vehicles and equipment.
  • Knowledge of occupational safety and health policies and procedures related to vehicle maintenance and repair.
  • Knowledge of maintaining automotive and equipment stock parts and inventory.
  • Skill in safely repairing and testing vehicles and equipment.
  • Skill in utilizing computer databases to maintain and update records, files, and inventory.
  • Skill in following oral and written instructions.
  • Skill in establishing cooperative work relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work involves moderate to heavy work in all types of weather. There is frequent need to stand, stoop, walk, lift heavy objects (up to 50 pounds) and perform other similar actions during the course of the workday. The City of West Palm Beach promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or GED, and five (5) years experience in automotive, vehicle, and equipment repair, including heavy equipment and hydraulics, with emergency vehicles experience preferred, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. A valid Florida’s Class B driver’s license with CDL endorsement is required.

FLSA Code: Non Exempt
Last revision date: October 2001
Overtime: Yes
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