Bargaining Unit: Local 856 - General Services & Maintenance Unit
Contra Costa County Fire Protection District is recruiting to fill an immediate opening for Fire Equipment Mechanic. Under general supervision, Fire Equipment Mechanics diagnose and make mechanical repairs to fire fighting apparatus and equipment, automotive vehicles and trucks.
Typical tasks include inspecting automobiles, trucks, buses, tractors and any other types of mechanical equipment used in fire fighting. Additionally, typical tasks include diagnosing mechanical and electrical troubles; making various types of repairs such as general overhauling, adjusting and replacing bearings, grinding valves, repairing ignitions, electrical and fuel systems, assembling transmissions, differential and related equipment, fitting pistons and rings, relining and reconditioning brake systems and front suspension assemblies, and repairing and servicing pumps.
The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District is a well-equipped, full-service fire agency. The District ranks among the fourteen largest metropolitan fire agencies in the state. The Fire Protection District provides fire and emergency medical services to nine cities and the unincorporated areas, serving a population of 600,000 across a 304 square-mile area with 23 fire stations. We also provide full service to business and industry, including several petroleum refineries and chemical manufacturing plants.
The ideal candidate will have a proven track record demonstrating the following:
Inspecting automobiles, trucks, buses, tractors, and any other type of mechanical equipment used in fire fighting and other Fire District services
Diagnosing mechanical and electrical troubles and makes various types of repairs, such as general overhauling, adjusting and replacing bearings, grinding valves, repairing ignitions, electrical and fuel systems, assembling transmissions, differentials and related equipment, fitting pistons and rings, relining and reconditioning of brake systems and front suspension assemblies, repairing and servicing pumps
Ability to perform the work safely and keep work station in an orderly, safe condition
Ability to carry out oral and written directions
Ability to read and follows repair orders, maintain repair information with hand written or typed notes
Read the complete job description at www.cccounty.us/hr . The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for twelve months.
TENTATIVE EXAM DATES
Tentative Oral Exam: June 7, 2018
May assist in the training of shop personnel and district personnel
In the fire apparatus shop or a field location, inspects automobiles, trucks, buses, tractors, and any other type of mechanical equipment used in fire fighting and other Fire District services
Diagnoses mechanical and electrical troubles and makes various types of repairs, such as general overhauling, adjusting and replacing bearings, grinding valves, repairing ignitions, electrical and fuel systems, assembling transmissions, differentials and related equipment, fitting pistons and rings, relining and reconditioning of brake systems and front suspension assemblies, repairing and servicing pumps
May be required to road test and transport fire apparatus, service vehicles, and trucks
Operates typical shop tools including electrical and acetylene welding devices
License Required: (A) Valid California Motor Vehicle Operator`s License. Out of state valid motor vehicle operator`s license will be accepted during the application process. (B) All three of the following licenses will be required prior to completing probation and must be maintained during the course of employment: 1) Valid California Class "A" Brake Adjusters License; 2) Valid California Class "B" Lamp Adjuster`s License; 3) Valid Class "B" or above Commercial Driver`s License with Tank Endorsement. (DMV training for Class "B" and Tank Endorsement provided by County)
The following certifications must be completed prior to the completion of probation and maintained during the course of employment:
Fire Mechanic Level I: Fire Pumps and Accessories. (Must be completed within the first year of employment)
Completion of the National Institute for Automotive Services Excellence (ASE) test for T1- T8 for the following:
A) Gasoline Engines (T1) or Diesel Engines (T2)
B) Brakes (T4)
C) Electrical / Electronic System (T6)
D) Preventative Maintenance Inspections (T8)
Before the end of the first year of employment, incumbent must complete Fire Mechanic Level I certification, if classes are available.
Two (2) years full time experience as an automotive or truck mechanic, one (1) year of which must be related to the maintenance of fire apparatus, or three (3) years of full time experience in a California fire department, as a mechanic (no fire apparatus required).
Substitution for Certification:
Equivalent Emergency Vehicle Tech (EVT) certification and three (3) years of truck mechanic experience.
Ability to meet such health standards as may be prescribed by the County Medical Consultant.
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Application Filing: All applicants must apply on-line at www.cccounty.us/hr and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date. Completion of a Supplemental Questionnaire is required.
Application Evaluation: Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination.
Oral Interview: Conducted by a Qualifications Appraisal Board who will evaluate candidates in job-related areas (Weighted 100%). Candidates must receive a score of at least 70, which may be an adjusted score, in order to be ranked on the employment list.
The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices.
THE COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND
VALUES DIVERSITY AT ALL LEVELS OF THE ORGANIZATION
It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identify, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.