Emergency Vehicle Technician (EVT) Mechanic II

Salary: $22.48 - $32.35 per hour (DOQ) (Non-Exempt)
Job Type: Full Time
Shift: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (Subject to Recall)
Recruitment Period: Open Until Filled

Job Description

This job classification has been designated as a safety sensitive job classification in accordance with the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act, 63 O.S., § 427.1 et seq., (OSCN 2019), effective August 29, 2019.   This means employees in this job classification can be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination if they test positive for marijuana components or metabolites, even if they possess a medical marijuana license.

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Education and Experience:  High school diploma or equivalent.  Five years of experience as a professional technician.  Minimum of three years of experience with scan tool diagnostics.

Licenses and Certifications:  Valid Oklahoma Driver’s License and satisfactory driving record.  Must obtain an Oklahoma Commercial Driver’s License Class B within six (6) to twelve (12) months of employment depending on class/testing availability.  Must obtain an Oklahoma Commercial Driver’s license, Class A within twelve (12) months of employment.  Ability to obtain Motor Vehicle Air Conditioning (MVAC) Certification under section 609 of the Clean Air Act within six (6) months of employment.  Ability to obtain Master Mechanic and Emergency Vehicle Technician (EVT) Level I and II certifications within 24 months of employment.  Master ASE Heavy Truck “T” Certifications required or the ability to obtain within 12 months of employment.  Ability to maintain required ASE certifications to keep up with advancing technology.  

Knowledge:  Operating principles and theories of emergency vehicles and fire apparatus including fire ladders, engines, pumps and transfer cases.  Knowledge of heavy truck operation and repair principles, methodologies, and techniques.  Basic welding.  Procedures for installation and repair of parts. Emissions and inspection standards.  Safety practices related to repair of equipment. 

Skills: Directing and reviewing the work of others.  Educating employees to properly repair a piece of equipment; providing verbal instructions and physical demonstrations of heavy truck and fire equipment repairs and maintenance procedures and techniques.  Reading and interpreting sketches, specifications, diagrams and instructions outlined in equipment repair manuals.  Proficiently operating diagnostic scan tools.  Rebuilding and replacing parts.  Advanced computer skills.  Maintaining accurate records.  Diagnosing minor and major equipment malfunctions of gasoline and diesel equipment.  Ability to prepare accurate cost estimates for required services and/or repairs, including parts.  Operating various hand and power tools and work aids.  Communicating with others using tact and diplomacy.

Essential Functions: Supervises personnel in the absence of the immediate supervisor to include planning and scheduling of work, assigning work, opening and closing work orders, instructing and training in methods and procedures, checking and approving work, and making recommendations regarding employee job performance.  Inspects completed work of subordinates and insures departmental and safety standards are met.  Maintains and repairs various types of vehicles, heavy duty equipment, fire engines, fire trucks, fire pumps, hydraulic equipment and other specialized heavy equipment.  Determines equipment malfunctions and repairs or replaces parts to ensure continued operation of vehicle or equipment; estimates repair costs; and writes service orders.  Maintains a clean and safe work area in and out of the shop area.  Repairs and rebuilds engines, transmissions, PTO, hydrostatic drives, complex electrical circuits, hydraulic systems, etc. in order to return equipment to functional operations.  Uses scan tool and other related devices to diagnose and repair vehicles and equipment.  Diagnoses and repairs hydraulic and electrical systems.  Diagnoses and repairs or replaces brake systems.  Performs basic welding repairs and fabrication.  Maintains accurate records of all work performed. Completes repairs within Industry Standards.  Operates wreckers to tow in disabled vehicles as needed.  Operates equipment safely to insure proper function.  Performs other related work as assigned.

Mental and Physical Abilities: Ability to maintain regular, predictable and punctual attendance.  Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail.  Ability to exercise considerable initiative and independent judgement.  Ability to effectively convey technical information to co-workers and other City employees.  Ability to lift, push, pull and carry moderately heavy (25-50 lb.) materials, supplies, and equipment frequently.  Ability to lift heavy (50-75 lb.) materials, supplies, and equipment occasionally.  Flexibility enough to bend, twist, and reach when performing job-related tasks.  Mobility enough to continuously move one’s self from place to place during the workday.  Arm-hand steadiness and manual dexterity enough to use hand and power tools to maintain and repair automotive parts and equipment.  Near vision enough to read manuals, schematics, labels, etc. and to work with small parts and wires; visual color discrimination enough to accurately match color-coded wires, etc. Hearing enough to determine the location of sounds from equipment or parts such as engine blocks, transmissions, carburetors, pump assemblies, PTO drives, etc.; hearing enough to distinguish between environmental sounds such as vehicles in motion, tappets pinging in an engine, etc.  Ability to climb ground and aerial ladders to heights in excess of 100 feet.

Working Conditions:  Inside and outside exposure to heat, cold, humidity, rain, etc.  Subject to working on and around slippery surfaces.  Subject to working from ladders, platforms, or other equipment over 100 feet above floor or ground level.  Subject to working in cramped or confined spaces and assuming awkward or strained positions when making equipment repairs.  Subject to working near fire scenes.  Subject to working near moving machinery and power tools.  Exposed to intermittent or continued loud and incessant noises caused by machinery, equipment, etc.  Subject to working with hot equipment, tools, etc.  Subject to working with electrical components.  Frequent exposure to fumes and gases (i.e., carbon monoxide).  May require wearing self- contained breathing apparatus.  Subject to working after hours including emergency call out for breakdowns and may be required to work on-call duty, holidays, and/or overtime.  Subject to frequent local travel.

Additional Information: A tool box, complete master tool set, specialty tools and uniforms are provided.  For contact purposes, selected applicant must provide a telephone number and pass a background investigation, physical examination, and drug screen.

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