Pay Range 16 Breakdown

Hourly (40 hrs.)$18.7910$28.1865
Hourly (42 hrs.)$17.8962$26.8443
Hourly (56 hrs.)$13.4222$20.1332

Fire Maintenance Specialist

Range: $39,085.31 - $58,627.96 (16)
Position Number: 5093

JOB SUMMARY:  This position performs technical and supervisory duties in the repair and maintenance of all Fire and Rescue Department vehicles, equipment, and apparatus.
Performs emergency repairs on fire vehicles, apparatus, and equipment.
Fabricates and modifies older equipment to meet current requirements.
Requisitions repair parts and supplies.
Develops maintenance schedules for emergency response equipment.
Develops and reviews specifications for new fire apparatus.
Maintains, repairs, tests, and operates two cascade survival air systems.
Performs or coordinates testing of ground and aerial ladders.
Establishes and maintains reports on all equipment.
Supervises firefighters in the repair and maintenance of emergency equipment.
Assists in the preparation of the annual budget.
Recommends policy changes to improve reliability of emergency response equipment.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of the construction, operation, repair and maintenance of gasoline and diesel engines, hydraulic systems, pneumatic systems, and electrical systems.
Knowledge of the operation, repair and maintenance of fire equipment, vehicles, and apparatus.
Knowledge of department and city policies and procedures and federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions for automotive repair work.
Skill in operating computers and other office equipment.
Skill in the operation, maintenance, fabrication, and repair of fire vehicles, equipment, and apparatus.
Skill in the supervision of personnel.
Skill in planning, organization, and decision making.
Skill in oral and written communication.
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:  The Deputy Chief assigns work in terms of general instructions.  The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.
GUIDELINES:  Guidelines include department standard operating procedures, city ordinances and policies, manufacturer instructor manuals, and federal, state, and local laws.  These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application. 
COMPLEXITY:  The work consists of varied duties in repair and maintenance of fire equipment.  The large volume of equipment to be maintained contributes to the complexity of the work.
SCOPE AND EFFECT:  The purpose of this position is to repair and maintain fire equipment, vehicles, and apparatus.  Success in this position ensures the availability of safe and reliable fire and emergency equipment.
PERSONAL CONTACTS: Contacts are typically with co-workers, other city employees, vendors, mechanics, and the general public.
PURPOSE OF CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, and provide services.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, walking, bending, or crouching.  The employee frequently lifts heavy objects, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and must be able to distinguish between shades of color.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work is typically performed in a garage, stockroom, or warehouse. Work is performed in a very noisy place.  The employee may be exposed to much dust, dirt, grease, machinery with moving parts, and irritating chemicals.  The work may be performed outdoors and occasionally in cold or inclement weather.  The work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, or gloves.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  Possession of any diploma or certification equivalent to graduation from high school supplemented by technical training courses in fire apparatus, motor vehicle and allied fire equipment repair and maintenance.
Maintain certification in the maintenance, repair and testing of departmental self contained breathing apparatus;
Possession of a valid North Carolina Class B drivers’ license;
Maintain a current CPR Certification.