Emergency Vehicle Technician I/II/III CDL - Fire Support Services

Fire Department, 555 Walnut Street, Abilene, Texas, United States of America Req #132
Thursday, November 18, 2021
 GENERAL DESCRIPTION
 
This position works under the administrative direction of the Fire Department’s Asset Management Division Head.  The Emergency Vehicle Technician (EVT) is responsible for performing a variety of skilled work in the repair, overhaul, preventive maintenance and operational readiness of public safety equipment and may be assigned to manage the day-to-day operation of the Fire Department maintenance facility.
 
SUPERVISION EXERCISED

The Emergency Vehicle Technician (EVT) I exercises no supervision.  The EVT II may exercise functional supervision over lower level staff.  The EVTIII may function as lead worker over other EVT staff, utilizing human resources to accomplish assignments in accordance with safety plans and in an efficient manner.
 
IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES
 
Plan and schedule Fire Department’s maintenance, both preventive and discretionary; ensure compliance with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Department of Transportation (DOT), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and City of Abilene and Fire Department safety policies and regulations in maintenance operations and in determining operational readiness of public safety equipment.
 
Study problematic equipment and design necessary modification to correct complications; assist in the development of the Fire Department budget and equipment specifications; make recommendations concerning equipment replacement and purchases, and assist in disposal of replaced and used equipment.

Assist in analyzing equipment, material, and supply needs; maintain Fire Department user security for the computerized equipment management information systems (EMIS), and maintain detailed equipment records through the (EMIS).
 
Stay abreast of new fleet products and research/test them in fleet applications; maintain Tier II hazardous materials reports for the department’s maintenance facility.
 
Perform routine maintenance and repair of all Fire Department vehicles and equipment including comprehensive fire apparatus repairs, diesel engine repairs, rebuild fire pumps, brake system repairs, electrical system diagnostic and repair, and hydraulic repairs.
 
Will be subject to call-back assignments when off-duty as assigned by the Division Head; and may serve on various employee committees as required and assigned.
 
OTHER JOB RELATED DUTIES
 
Perform other job related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND ABILITIES

Emergency Vehicle Technician I

Knowledge of:

The mechanics and operating principles of both diesel and gas internal combustion engines, pressure pumps, and hydraulics.
 
Applicable safety standards for vehicles, equipment, and work areas.
 
Safe driving principles and practices.
 
Skill to:

Operate a variety of vehicles, equipment, and tools.
 
Ability to:
 
Maintain effective preventive maintenance programs, policies, and procedures.
 
Carry out assigned projects to their completion.
 
Provide own tools.
 
Follow verbal and written instructions.
 
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
 
Obtain the necessary certifications to perform the job.
 
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, both internally and externally.
 
Follow and embrace the City of Abilene Core Values – Respect, Integrity, Service Above Self, and Excellence in All We Do.
 
Experience and Training Guidelines:
 
Any combination equivalent to experience and training that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be qualifying.  Knowledge, skills, and abilities may be obtained through:
 
Emergency Vehicle Technician I

Experience:
 
One (1) year experience in the automotive/truck repair field is required.
 
Education/Training:
 
Completion of an approved auto mechanic’s training course offered by a trade, vocational or community college preferred.
 
Complete a minimum of 20 Continuing Education (CE) hours per year is required.
 
License or Certificate:
 
A valid Texas driver’s license with an acceptable driving record for the past three years; and have the ability to obtain a Class B Commercial Driver License (CDL) within one (1) year of employment.
 
Must be certified Automotive Service Excellence (A.S.E) and complete A.S.E. Certifications within two years of hire:
 
T-4: Heavy-Duty Truck, Brakes                                           
 
T-5: Heavy-Duty Truck, Suspension and Steering
 
Must complete EVT Certifications F-1: Inspection, Maintenance & Testing of Fire Apparatus and F-2: Design & Performance of Fire Apparatus within one year of hire.
 
Completion of additional EVT Certification Tracks for Level I including Ambulance Technician, Airport Rescue and Fire-Fighting (ARFF) Technician, and Law Enforcement Vehicle Technician will be completed over the following three years.
 
Emergency Vehicle Technician II

Knowledge of:
 
Full range of knowledge to perform a variety of repair, overhaul, preventive maintenance and operational readiness of public safety equipment.
 

Ability to:
 
Provide functional supervision over lower level staff.
 
Perform at journey level in the performance of Emergency Vehicle Technician (EVT) responsibilities.
 
Experience and Training Guidelines:
 
Experience:

Three (3) years of experience performing at the journey level in the duties equivalent to that of an Emergency Vehicle Technician (EVT) I is required. 
 
A certified mechanic by Automotive Service Excellence (A.S.E.) in the fields required for Emergency Vehicle Technician (EVT) I is required.
 
Training:
 
Completion of an approved auto mechanics training course offered by a trade, vocational, or community college. Coursework and training required in the achievement of the required certifications.
 
License or Certificate:

A valid Class B Texas driver’s license (CDL) with acceptable driving record for the past three years.
 
Must be a certified by Automotive Service Excellence (A.S.E.) in the following fields in addition to those required for Emergency Vehicle Technician Level I: 
T-2:  Heavy-Duty Truck, Diesel Engines
T-3: Heavy-Duty Truck, Drive Train
T-6: Heavy-Duty Truck, Electrical Systems
 
Must have completed EVT Certification for F-3: Fire Pumps & Accessories and F-4: Electrical Systems.
 
Completion of additional EVT Certification Tracks for Level II including Ambulance Technician, Airport Rescue and Fire-Fighting (ARFF) Technician, and Law Enforcement Vehicle Technician will be completed within two years after completion of EVT Level I.
 
Texas Department of Public Safety Certified Vehicle Inspector certification required.
 
1990 Clean Air Act, Section 609, Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling Certification required.
 
A valid Class B Texas driver’s license is required.
 
Emergency Vehicle Technician III

Knowledge of:

Function, construction, and operation of vehicles and systems, required testing; required record keeping and documentation; common deficiencies; repair procedures; testing procedures; vehicle safety requirements; skill levels of assigned technicians; agency priorities; and available resources.
 
City of Abilene and Fire Department policies and procedures regarding employee discipline.
 
City of Abilene and Fire Department safety policies and procedures; federal, state, local and industry standards for workplace safety; safety hazards; so that workplace safety is monitored and recommendations for deficiencies are documented safety practices.
 
Fire apparatus and equipment specifications.
 
Inventory management.
 
Maintenance records and documentation.
 
Ability to:

Assign tasks or responsibilities to technician(s) and ensure completion of tasks in a timely manner.
 
Provide input on the performance level of technician(s).
 
Recommend and enforce safety policies and procedures, given agency safety policies and procedures; federal, state, local and industry standards for workplace safety; and safety hazards, so that workplace safety is monitored and recommendations for deficiencies are documented.
 
Monitor compliance of applicable environmental regulations, given agency policies and procedures; federal, state and local environmental regulations; and material safety data sheets (MSDS), so that the workplace is in compliance with all required regulations; and all deficiencies are identified and corrected.
 
Assist with the development of specifications for new fire apparatus and equipment.
 
Inspect completed work orders, both internal and external, to insure quality and completion of repairs.
 
Manage inventory of parts and supplies and complete necessary purchase orders to maintain needed inventory levels.
 
Document all repairs in accordance with federal, state, local and industry standards.
 
Lead and manage a team in a manner that accomplishes the Division’s mission and treats team members with dignity, courtesy, and respect.
 
Experience and Training Guidelines:

Experience:

A minimum five (5) years of Emergency Vehicle Technician experience is required.
 
A certified mechanic by Automotive Service Excellence (A.S.E.) in the fields required for Emergency Vehicle Technician Level II is required.
 
Training:

Completion of an approved auto mechanics training course offered by a trade, vocational, or community college. Coursework and training required in the achievement of the required certifications.
 
License of Certificate:

Must be a certified by Automotive Service Excellence (A.S.E.) in the following fields in addition to those required for EVT Level I and EVT Level II:
T-1: Heavy-Duty Truck, Gasoline Engines
T-7: Heating and Air Conditioning
 
Must have completed EVT certifications for:
F-5: Aerial Apparatus
F-6: Allison Automatic Transmissions
 
Completion of additional EVT Certification Tracks for Master Level III including Ambulance Technician, Airport Rescue and Fire-Fighting (ARFF) Technician, and Law Enforcement Vehicle Technician will be completed over the following three years.
 
May be required to complete EVT Management Exams for Supervisor Levels I & II.
 
Special Requirements for All Levels:

Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment:
 
Ability to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
 
Ability to travel to different sites.
 
Ability to talk, hear and smell.
 
With or without accommodation, ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds; and occasionally lift and carry up to 100 pounds with assistance.
 
Specific vision abilities include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
 
Frequently work near moving mechanical parts or in outside weather conditions.
 
Occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes, toxic and caustic chemicals.
 
Occasionally exposed to a moderately loud noise level.

 

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $18.79
  • Max Hiring Rate $22.68
Location on Google Maps
  • Fire Department, 555 Walnut Street, Abilene, Texas, United States of America