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Emergency Vehicle Mechanic

Company: City of Boulder
Location: Boulder
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description Summary: Under minimal supervision, performs routine service, preventative maintenance and major repair work on fire apparatus, fire suppression equipment and support vehicles. Exercises independent judgment in diagnosing, repairing and performing maintenance tasks. Performs related duties as required. Job Description: JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITES Performs maintenance, repair work and training on fire apparatus, fire suppression equipment and support vehicles and other Fleet vehicles as assigned. This includes the following, but is not limited to the following: Repairs and maintains hydraulics; brakes and air brakes; anti-lock brake system (ABS); gas and diesel engines; advanced electrical and on board computers; fuel delivery; transmissions; air systems; exhaust; axles and suspension; fire pumps; foam systems and aerial apparatus. Assists with annual testing programs for fire pumps; aerial ladder equipment and emissions for fire department Fleet. Assists with performing and maintaining records for National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) fire equipment tests and apparatus testing. Performs oil changes, preventive maintenance, and safety checks on emergency response vehicles. May perform welding and fabrication of steel and aluminum for body repairs and fire apparatus refurbishment. Must be able to drive all department fire apparatus/vehicles in order to test drive for diagnosis after pick-up and delivery of equipment. Responds to emergency scenes outside the fleet maintenance facility in all weather conditions to perform fire apparatus/vehicles services as needed on an on-call basis. Repairs regular fleet vehicles in the absence of needed fire repairs, and must be available for emergency snow shift Completes or updates related paperwork such as work orders, equipment/vehicle history jackets, and equipment/vehicle parts records. Uses required personal protective equipment. May be required to work weekends, evenings, holidays, and overtime, Standby and / or in response to emergencies as required. Updates job knowledge as computer-controlled systems and new technology is introduced by attending training courses as required. Other: Performs related duties as required to meet the needs of the city. Takes proper safety precautions to prevent accidents. Responsible for the safety of self, others, materials, and equipment. Uses all required safety equipment and follows all safety regulations, policies and procedures. Reports all accidents and damage to city property. Responsible for knowing and complying with all city and department Policies; participating in professional trainings and development; and adhering to attendance and workplace attire policies. REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS High school diploma or equivalent. At least two years of "on the job" experience working as a mechanic in a formal automotive repair facility. Specialized knowledge of automotive test equipment, including computerized test devices; proficiency in the use of gas and arc welding equipment, machining tools, and related mechanic tools; strong mechanical aptitude; knowledge of maintenance and parts manuals, as demonstrated by completion of applicable training courses. Ability to obtain a valid Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) within six (6) months of hire. Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification in automotive, heavy truck, or emergency vehicle/apparatus. Documented certification to inspect and maintain fire apparatus as set forth by the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA). Valid driver's license. Have and maintain acceptable motor vehicle record and criminal history. Certification in proper recycling of CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons). State Emissions Inspector License. Ability to pass a pre-employment physical. Ability to stand, kneel, and bend frequently and for extended periods of time; and ability to work indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions and in unpleasant conditions where air contamination, vibration, noise, inclement weather, unclean conditions, confined space, and potentially dangerous heights exist. Upper body strength to lift and carry items weighting up to 50 pounds. Willingness and ability to work alternate shift schedules, irregular hours, extended shift hours, weekends, evenings, holidays, and/or emergencies as required. Ability to work independently as well as harmoniously with other employees. Willingness and ability to use personal protective equipment as required. Ability to follow all applicable OSHA regulations. Ability to obtain basic first aid and CPR certifications and forklift operator certification within three (3) months of hire. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS Associate's Degree in Automotive and/or Diesel Technology or an equivalent. Valid Class A commercial driver license (CDL). WORKING CONDITIONS In addition to the qualifications listed in the required minimum qualification section. Phvsical and Mental Effort : Ability to perform a wide range of strenuous physical and manual tasks in both outdoor and indoor environments. Physical ability to stand, walk, and kneel. Ability to use a variety of long handled, manual, and power tools; and to operate equipment while working in and around other activities and moving vehicles. Upper body strength to lift up to 30 pounds on a daily basis and over 50 pounds on an occasional basis. Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities that permits the employee to communicate effectively on the telephone and in person. Sufficient vision or other powers of observation that permits the employee to review, evaluate and prepare a variety of written documents and materials, and to operate automotive test equipment and related mechanic equipment. Sufficient manual dexterity that permits the employee to operate automotive test equipment and related mechanic equipment, computer equipment and other office equipment. Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, which permits the employee to work in an automotive repair facility and outdoors. Ability to work under stress from demanding deadlines and changing priorities and conditions. Work Environment : Ability to work in an office and indoor shop environment as well as in the outdoors year-round in a variety of weather conditions, including an exposure to noise, air contamination, and vibration. Works in a setting subject to continuous interruptions and background noises. Machines and equipment used include, but are not limited to the following : Standard office equipment including personal computers, telephones, calculators and copy/fax machines. Assorted precision and non-precision hand tools and power tools. Welding equipment, computerized engine control systems, diagnostic equipment, air conditioning diagnosis / service unit, vehicle lifts, overhead cranes, and forklift. Additional Job Description: The City of Boulder is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected statue. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please send a request to Date posted: 01/20/2023

Keywords: City of Boulder, Boulder , Emergency Vehicle Mechanic, Professions , Boulder, Colorado

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