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City of Reno, NV Fire Equipment Service Technician in Reno, Nevada

Fire Equipment Service Technician

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Fire Equipment Service Technician

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$53,124.86 - $65,217.98 Annually

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Classification Description Summary

To perform a variety of routine maintenance on a fire department light-duty and heavy-duty vehicles and equipment. Under the direction of a Fire Equipment Mechanic and to respond to requests for repairs and prepare appropriate work orders. Assist higher level Fire Equipment Shop staff in the performance of assigned functions.

Essential Functions

Essential responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Perform a variety of routine maintenance on fire department light-duty and heavy-duty vehicles, including vehicle inspections, regularly scheduled preventive maintenance and vehicle servicing.

Maintain appropriate fluid levels in vehicles: drain and change motor oil, replace coolants, oil and air filters, and flush radiators.

Install vehicle accessories such as, windshield wiper blades, fan belts, batteries, and headlights.

Assist in the maintenance and cleanliness of the shop and surrounding work area: dispose of waste, oils, and chemicals according to established safety procedures and guidelines.

During normal business hours, respond to calls for service, maintenance or repair needs, and prepare appropriate work orders.

Under supervision and direction of higher-level staff, may inspect and replace brake pads and shoes: replace defective chassis parts including shock absorbers, universal joints and wheel bearings on light duty vehicles.

Under supervision and direction, may perform minor tune-ups; replace cooling system components, fuel pumps, starters, and thermostats on light duty Fire vehicles and equipment such as fans, chainsaws, snow blowers and other equipment as assigned.

May assist Fire Equipment Mechanics with heavy-duty vehicles and equipment repair.

Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of:

Methods, techniques, materials, and tools used in the routine and preventive maintenance of various light and heavy-duty vehicles and equipment.

Basic operations, services, and activities of a vehicle equipment maintenance and repair program.

Principles and practices of vehicle inspections.

Knowledge of occupational hazards and standard practices.

Principals and procedures of record keeping.

Ability to:

Perform a variety of maintenance and repair functions on fire department light and heavy-duty automotive vehicles and equipment.

Conduct vehicle inspections, report defective items, and repair or replace appropriate parts.

Safely utilize a variety of hand and power tools in the performance of assigned functions.

During normal working hours, respond to calls for service, and prepare appropriate work orders.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Experience and Training Guidelines

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


Three years of experience in vehicle maintenance, servicing, and repair of light-duty vehicles. Some heavy-duty vehicle experience desirable.


High school graduation or equivalent. Completion of a certified mechanics school desirable. Successful completion of an accredited mechanics school may be substituted for up to one-half of the required experience. Training through a certified mechanics school and/or ASE certification desirable.

License or Certificate:

Ability to obtain and maintain a Class B license with an "F" endorsement prior to completion of probation.

Supplemental Information


Environmental Conditions:

Shop environment; exposure to dust, grease, noise, and fumes.

Physical Conditions:

Essential functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for moderate to heavy lifting and carrying, bending, stooping, kneeling, crawling, and standing for prolonged periods, operating Fire motorized equipment and vehicles.

Other Requirements



Updated: 9/24/2018

JD 11/2018

No state income tax.

Nevada PERS retirement plan. Vesting in 5 years.

No Social Security participation, but Medicare deduction required (1.45%).

City paid medical, dental and vision and life insurance coverage for employee. City pays a substantial amount for dependent coverage.

Thirteen paid holidays.

Vacation and sick leave plans.

Deferred compensation plans available.

Credit union available.


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