- High School CTE
CANTON FIRE DEPARTMENT
Are you ready to become a crucial member of our team at the Canton City Fire Department? Utilize your skills in mechanics and maintenance in this fast-paced, high-energy role to best serve the needs of the fire department. Apply today to further your career as an Emergency Vehicle Technician in this exciting and challenging job!
Employment with the City of Canton comes with an array of benefits. We offer comprehensive health insurance, paid vacations, paid holidays, a retirement plan, sick time, and personal holidays.
Hourly Salary Range: $21.82 – $28.55
Applicants must apply at governmentjobs.com. Applicants must submit a valid photo ID along with their application.
This is an open examination. To be eligible for the position under this examination, all applicants must be U.S. citizens or have legally declared their intention of becoming U.S. Citizens.
*ANNOUNCEMENT: If you do not currently have your CDL, the City will pay for the training needed in order to obtain it.*
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
The Heavy-Duty Mechanic / Emergency Vehicle Technician performs skilled mechanical work in the maintenance and repair of all apparatus and equipment assigned to the Fire Department. The individual shall respond to major alarm fires as needed and assist in non-suppression work. An employee in this classification shall maintain a constant check on the condition of the apparatus at the scene. The individual may be required to deliver any supplies that are needed at the scene (i.e., fuel, coolant, lubricants, air tanks, and auxiliary equipment). The individual works under the supervision of the Fire Chief, the Staff Division Chief, or a designee.
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:
Must possess a thorough knowledge of automotive and heavy-duty truck repair and maintenance in order to perform the duties of a full journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic and certified Emergency Vehicle Technician. Must have a thorough knowledge of Fire Department apparatus and equipment. Performs physical activity, including walking, bending, and stooping to repair vehicles. Ability to lift and move necessary automotive equipment.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Diagnoses all mechanical and operational difficulties of vehicles. Repairs defects. Replaces worn and broken parts. Cleans fuel and cooling systems, including carburetors and radiators. Regulates timing. Makes proper adjustments to maintain vehicles in proper operating conditions. Repairs and/or replaces all electrical equipment, such as generators, alternators, starters, distributors, ignition systems, wiring, lighting, and other electrical work that makes the vehicle operate properly. Conducts road tests of vehicles after repair noting the performance of the engine, transmission (automatic or standard), clutch, brakes, and other component parts, with the repairs and safety factors, checked to satisfaction. Operates standard testing equipment used in modern garages. Repairs air conditioning systems. Straightens, welds, and fabricates metal as needed. Does body and paintwork as assigned. Does any carpentry work as needed on vehicles and/or equipment. Performs all other duties such as oil change, lubrication, tire changing, and minor running repairs. Performs mechanical tasks in the maintenance and rebuilding of fire pumps, ladders, hydraulic ladders, water towers, aerial platforms, hose reels, relief valves, water valves, pressure governors, flow meters, foam eductors, foam equipment, auxiliary coolers, drain systems, water tanks, remote control nozzles, hydraulic systems, and power converters. Performs small engine repairs on equipment, such as rescue tools, rescue saws, portable generators, fire station auxiliary generators, lawnmowers, and snowblowers. Repairs other Fire Department equipment such as nozzles and breathing air systems. Repairs any other specialized Fire Department apparatus and equipment, such as oxygen and suction systems on medic units, cots, etc. Periodically makes service calls to fire stations. Inspects firefighting equipment and checks on the efficiency of the equipment and makes adjustments and repairs as needed. Assists in annual pump tests. Assists in the instruction of drivers and operators of fire equipment and vehicles. Inspects and tests fire equipment and apparatus for proper operations. Makes road calls for emergency repairs and retrieves disabled vehicles. Performs bi-annual inspections of private ambulances. Other related duties, not listed but consistent with and similar in nature to the above examples, may also be required.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of all Fire Department apparatus, pumps, and related equipment. Ability to operate special equipment such as a lathe, drill press, hydraulic press, power saw, and other automotive and machine shop equipment. Ability to maintain tools, work area, and office in a clean and orderly manner. Ability to perform all duties required of a full journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic, including the following: the ability to repair all types of equipment owned and operated by the City of Canton. Thorough knowledge of trucks, loaders, pumps, graders, and all types of heavy-duty and automotive equipment. Ability to properly operate state-of-the-art tools.
ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Must have a high school diploma or GED; must be a full journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic; must have five years working experience on heavy-duty equipment and trucks with a strong background in diesel and hydraulic mechanics; or any other combination which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Must be willing to attend training schools and classes when requested to do so.
Must possess a valid Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and must be able to obtain Tanker Endorsement within 2 years of hire. Must remain current with new developments in the automotive repair field. Must have own tools of the trade. Must have all current Emergency Vehicle Technician level certification requirements and obtain any future level certifications as determined by the Emergency Vehicle Technician Certification Commission, Inc. If not currently holding certification in all levels of the Emergency Vehicle Technician classification, must obtain all levels of certification within three years of appointment to the position of Emergency Vehicle Technician. Once all levels of Emergency Vehicle Technician certifications are obtained, they must be maintained. Recertification every five years is required by the Emergency Vehicle Technician Certification Commission, Inc. to maintain certifications.
SUBSEQUENT TO THE FILING OF THE APPLICATION, THE CANDIDATES WILL BE NOTIFIED OF THE FORMAT, LOCATION, DATE, AND TIME OF THE EXAMINATION.
SHOULD TEN OR FEWER QUALIFIED APPLICANTS REGISTER FOR THE EXAMINATION, APPLICANTS WILL NOT TAKE AN EXAMINATION, BUT WILL BE PLACED ON AN ELIGIBILITY LIST IN ACCORDANCE WITH THEIR APPLICATION FILING DATE. SHOULD MORE THAN TEN QUALIFIED APPLICANTS REGISTER FOR THIS EXAMINATION, THOSE APPLICANTS WILL RECEIVE DETAILS CONCERNING THE EXAMINATION AT A LATER DATE.
All applicants should receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org confirming that their application was received. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact Civil Service at email@example.com to confirm that your application went through.
Your name will be placed on a list of eligible candidates upon receiving a passing score. Once the list has been established, your name will remain on the list for a period of one (1) year.
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO VETERANS
As provided in ORC 124.23C, any person who has completed service in the uniformed services, who have been honorably discharged from the uniformed services or transferred to the reserve with evidence of satisfactory service, and who is an Ohio resident and any member of a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States, including the Ohio National Guard, who has completed more than 180 days of active duty service pursuant to an executive order of the President of the United States or an act of Congress of the United States may file with the director a certificate of service or honorable discharge (DD-214 – Long version), and upon this filing, the person shall receive an additional credit of twenty percent (20%) of the person’s total grade given in the examination in which the person receives a passing grade.
A member in good standing of a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States, including the Ohio National Guard, who successfully completes the member’s initial entry-level training shall receive a credit of fifteen percent (15%) of the person’s total grade given in the examination in which the person receives a passing grade.
NOTICE OF DRUG TESTING REQUIREMENT
Pursuant to Civil Service Rules applicants are hereby advised that the position of employment being examined for is subject to a drug test. Accordingly, eligibility is not considered final until drug testing has been successfully completed with a negative result.
NOTICE OF BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION
Be advised that candidates may be subjected to a confidential background investigation, including, but not limited to, a criminal record check and a driving record check.
Reasonable accommodation in accordance with ADA Compliance will be made available upon request to those qualified applicants in need of it, in order to achieve the essential job functions as described above.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for appointment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, political affiliation, age, type of disability, or any other non-merit factor.
BY ORDER OF THE CANTON CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
Rachel A. Forchione, Director
Interested candidates can apply at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cantonohio/jobs/3971219/heavy-duty-auto-mechanic-3-emergency-vehicle-technician
City of Canton, Fire Department
110 Seventh Street SW
Canton, Ohio, 44702
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