The San Bernardino County Fire Department is recruiting for Fire Agency Mechanics for the Vehicle Services Division. Mechanics are responsible for the repair and maintenance of all department vehicles, fire engines, fire pumps, maintenance and construction equipment, and associated apparatus. Mechanics inspect and diagnose mechanical, electrical, and electronic difficulties, performing tune-up, overhaul, adjustment, replacement, and preventative maintenance regarding engines, transmissions, differentials, and other related components, to ensure proper and safe operation.
For more details, refer to the Fire Agency Mechanic job description.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Incumbents must successfully complete a background check prior to appointment.
Must possess a valid California driver license and proof of automobile liability insurance at time of appointment.
Must obtain a CA Class ’B’ driver license with manual transmission, tanker and air brake endorsements, within 6 months of hire or be terminated.
Must obtain a CA State Air Conditioning certificate within 6 months of hire or be terminated.
Must possess own hand tools (annual tool allowance of up to $600).
California Fire Mechanics certification differential ($.70-$1/hour) with proof of current certification (per MOU).
Incumbents must be physically able to lift 50 pounds, stand, bend, squat, kneel, twist, turn, and stoop. Employees work outside continuously and are exposed to electricity, chemicals, heat, oil, odors, dust, gas, and noise.
Positions are required to provide on-call services 24 hours a day and for weekend emergencies, and may spend 1–14 days in outlying districts and on fire assignments. May be required to work weekends as a standard tour of duty.
Experience: Four (4) years of journey-level paid work experience in heavy duty truck repair and maintenance. Experience must include performing a variety of mechanical repairs and maintenance, including transmissions, air conditioning/cooling systems, electrical systems, brake systems, hydraulic systems, fuel injection systems, pollution control devices, wheel alignment systems, and engine overhauls. Experience must be within the last 6 years.
The ideal candidate will possess the OSFM Fire Mechanics II certification, having attended the California Fire Mechanics Academy, and possess ASE certifications for heavy trucks and equipment.
There will be a competitive evaluation of qualifications based on the information provided in the Application and/or Resume, as well as the information provided as a response to the Supplemental Questionnaire. You are encouraged to include detailed descriptions of your qualifying experience and skills, as only the most highly qualified applicants will be referred to the Department.