Position: Emergency Vehicle Technician

Job Description

Full-Time: 40 hour week

Benefits: Insurance and Retirement 

Salary: 55K+ Depending on Qualifications

1.0 General:

The Mechanic is responsible to perform preventive maintenance and repair on district apparatus and equipment and also other contract agency apparatus as assigned. The Mechanic shall perform other tasks as assigned which may include periodic after-hours on-call availability.


2.0 Supervision Received:

The Mechanic is responsible to report directly to the Department Administrator and Battalion Chiefs or a Department representative delegated by the Fire Chief.


3.0 Supervision Exercised:

The Mechanic does not have supervisory authority unless specifically assigned.


4.0 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

4.1  Perform repair and maintenance functions to district apparatus, equipment, and sub-components using professional high-quality workmanship, district procedures, and nationally recognized repair methods.

4.2  Transport fire apparatus, including fire engines, water tenders, ladder trucks, ambulances, and other support vehicles to various locations for repair, maintenance, and testing or as directed.

4.3  Notify supervisors immediately of all out-of-service issues discovered.

4.4  Prepare and submit proper documentation for all repairs, maintenance actions, labor, and parts/material applied to apparatus and equipment to the supervisory staff.

4.5  Keep supervisory staff informed as to the current condition and predicted future repairs and needs of apparatus and equipment.

4.6  Make recommendations to supervisory staff regarding substantial changes to apparatus and/or equipment configuration prior to occurrence.

4.7  Assist with purchasing parts and materials as directed.

4.8  Respond off duty when directed for emergency repairs.

4.9  Maintain a safe working environment using all available safety equipment.

4.10 Keep and maintain a clean shop area and work environment.

4.11  Have a working knowledge of the District’s biohazard policy and utilize same  when cleaning EMS and Fire Fighting protective gear


5.0 Peripheral Duties and Responsibilities:

5.1  Follow all applicable agency rules, safety regulations, SOP’s, SOG’s, code of conduct, chain of command, District policies and procedures and all directions given by superiors in the manner and to the extent permitted by the laws of the State of Texas and in accordance with the policies of the District as established by the Board of Commissioners.

5.2  Keep approved uniform as clean and presentable as possible, utilizing coveralls or other protective clothing /devices when needed.

5.3  Utilize personal hygiene so as not to be offensive to others.

5.4  Strive to impart a favorable image of the District and the Shop to agency members, other government entities, and the public.

5.5  Provide to the Lead Mechanic timely and accurate timesheets for work done.

5.6  Perform other duties as assigned.

5.7  Able to utilize time efficiently and effectively without constant supervision.

5.8  Drive District vehicles in a safe and courteous manner at all times. Shall ensure that the apparatus is fueled, property equipped and ready to respond when placed back in service after repair work.

5.9  Use District vehicles for only approved agency business within agency guidelines.


6.0 Minimum Qualifications:

6.1  Must be no less than 21 years of age at the time of appointment.

6.2  Must be a graduate from an accredited high school or have a GED equivalency.

6.3  Must demonstrate both written and oral skills of the English language.

6.4  Must possess a valid (clear) Texas State driver’s license with either / or a Class B endorsement or a current EVAP/EVT certification endorsement.

6.5  Must demonstrate verifiable experience as a medium / heavy duty truck mechanic.

6.6  Preference may be given to candidates holding a degree or certificate of completion from an accredited automotive technical school.

6.7  Preference will be given for candidates with heavy / medium duty ASE certifications or EVT certifications in fire apparatus and or ambulance.

6.8  Must be insurable under the District’s insurance policy.


7.0 Knowledge, Ability, and Skills:

7.1  Knowledge of theory and operation for diesel engines and fuel systems, centrifugal fire pumps, rotary vane pumps, positive displacement pumps, intake, and discharge governors, valves and controls, truck drive train components, air and hydraulic systems, heavy-duty electrical systems, multiplexed electrical systems, generators – hydraulic, gasoline and LPG, line voltage electrical systems.

7.2  Must possess the skill and ability to diagnose and repair: diesel engines and fuel systems, centrifugal fire pumps, rotary vane pumps, positive displacement pumps, intake, and discharge governors, valves and controls, all major truck drive train components and systems, air and hydraulic systems, heavy-duty electrical systems, multiplexed electrical systems, generators – hydraulic, gasoline and LPG.

7.3  Must be able to speak, read, and write the English language and communicate effectively. The position involves the use of technical repair manuals and drawings.

7.4  Must be able to do basic mathematic computations.

7.5  Must possess the ability to be self-motivated and work unsupervised for periods of time.

7.6  Must have the knowledge and skill to operate shop equipment in a safe and productive manner. Includes welders, torches, metal brake & shear, drill press, band saw, grinders, plasma cutter, hydraulic press, vehicle hoist, and diagnostic equipment.

7.7   Must possess the skill and ability to fabricate and repair parts and brackets using aluminum, steel, and stainless steel.

7.8   Must have a general knowledge of how to use computers and basic software components, and diagnostic equipment.


8.0 Special Requirements:

8.1   Have successfully completed an oral interview, background check, and driver history check.

8.2  Have a complete set of professional-grade mechanics tools with box to complete most tasks outlined for this position.

8.3  Obtain and maintain certifications 

8.4  Willingness and ability to obtain specialized training and certifications pertaining to maintenance and repair of emergency service vehicles.

8.5  Possess a valid Texas State driver license with a Class B or without any record of revocation in any state.

8.6  Maintain adequate physical condition to perform the requirements of the job.


9.0 Physical Requirements:

9.1  The physical requirements described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

9.2  While performing the duties of this job, the Mechanic is frequently required to walk, stand use his/her hands and fingers to operate objects, tools, or controls and to reach with arms and hands. Occasionally required to sit, climb, or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Must be able to speak, hear, see, taste, and smell.

9.3  Capable of frequently lifting and/or moving up to 10 pounds and occasionally lifting or moving up to 150 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Corrected vision is permitted.


10.0 Work Environment:

10.1  Work is performed primarily in the district repair shop or a fire station. Occasionally it will be necessary to repair apparatus outside in inclement weather or on the fire scene working from a service vehicle. Work oftentimes involves becoming dirty or is subject to dust, grease, or debris.

10.2  Working on and around vehicles while the engine is running with high levels of noise is a common occurrence.

10.3   Working under heavy trucks while lying on your back using a creeper or working with your hands over your head while the truck is hoisted by a vehicle hoist is very common.

10.4  The noise level in the work environment is completely task-dependent and the appropriate hearing protection will be used.

10.5  The duties and responsibilities, physical requirements, and work environment outlined herein are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed and the various working conditions that may prevail. The omission of specific statements of duties or working conditions does not exclude them from this position, if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for the position.



Travis County Fire Rescue E.S.D. #11 is a professional, fast-growing, diverse Fire Department dedicated to serving the emergency services needs of the citizens in Southeast Travis County, as well as areas of Caldwell, Hays and Bastrop Counties. We currently operate 4 twenty four hour Fire Stations, with 3 additional Fire Stations under construction. Our department operates a combined fleet of 38 light, medium, and heavy-duty emergency services apparatus, with additional units planned for the future; with an in-house full-service mechanic and repair shop within the District.