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Company: City of Plano
Location: Plano, TX
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


At the City of Plano, our values make us who we are and guide us as we SERVE our city.  As members of Team Plano, our organizational Values (what is most important to us) make up the acronym, SERVE (Stewardship Engaged Respectful Visionary Excellence). 

Summary of Duties: Under general supervision, the Emergency Vehicle Technician Senior is responsible for performing equipment repairs and preventive maintenance on a wide variety of fire apparatus, ambulances, support vehicles and minor firefighting tools and equipment.


Management reserves the rights to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Performs all levels of repairs, overhauls, and preventive maintenance on all types of fire apparatus, ambulances, support vehicles and minor firefighting tools and equipment, to include fire pumps and associated valves and plumbing, drive trains, cab and chassis components, auxiliary power generators, aerial ladders, hydraulic systems, electrical systems, emergency siren lighting, and gasoline and diesel engines.
  • Diagnoses and repairs malfunctioning vehicle computer components.
  • Performs State vehicle inspections.
  • Road tests vehicles and equipment for proper operation prior to returning them to the customer.
  • Shall be able to modify, fabricate, and install special equipment.
  • Assists or works with other technicians performing complex repairs.
  • On a continuous rotating schedule, responds to after-hour, weekend and holiday road calls.
  • In the absence of the supervisor, will lead the work activities of others.
  • Shall be able to weld metal components to repair vehicles or equipment.
  • Works at elevated levels (up to 100 feet) while performing inspections, repairs and preventive maintenance on aerial ladders.
  • Regular and consistent attendance for the assigned work schedule is essential.

Marginal Duties:

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Typical Decisions: The incumbent is responsible for diagnosing light, medium and heavy-duty fire department vehicles and equipment, then determining the actions to be taken for their repair.

Minimum Qualifications:

Knowledge of: Methods, materials, equipment, and tools of the mechanic's trade; methods of automotive and mechanical repair, maintenance, and testing; procedures and methods used in the maintenance and repair of diesel fire engines, pumps, and aerial-type equipment; principles of fire apparatus electronic control systems; water hydraulics (i.e. water pumps, valves, governors and relief valve systems); firefighting equipment and apparatus; principles and operation of internal combustion engines (gasoline and diesel); service and repair of air brakes and air systems; automotive electrical systems and equipment; service and repair of hydraulic systems and transmissions; hazards and safety precautions of the mechanic's trade.

Skill in: Using hand and power tools in accordance with safety practices and procedures; operating a variety of computerized scanners and analyzers and have an understanding of the codes used to diagnose problems; reading, understanding, and utilizing technical repair manuals and schematics; operating a PC using MS Windows; communicating effectively both verbally and in writing.

Education: High school diploma or GED equivalent.

Experience: Ten (10) years of journey-level experience in the maintenance and repair of automotive and diesel equipment, and a minimum of Five (5) years of experience in the maintenance and repair of fire apparatus, particularly firefighting pumps, aerial ladders, ambulances and cab/chassis used in the construction of fire department apparatus.

Any work related experience resulting in acceptable proficiency levels in the above Minimum Qualifications is an acceptable substitute for the above specified education and experience requirements

Licenses and Certifications: Texas Class B CDL at time of interview. Must maintain in active status a minimum of Master Medium/Heavy Truck Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certifications. Must Maintain Master Emergency Vehicle Technician (EVT) from date of hire.

Conditions of Employment:   Must pass a drug test, driver license check, criminal history background check, periodic CJIS background check (for positions requiring access into Police buildings) and social security number verification check.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions: Must possess mobility to work in and around City automotive shop facilities, to operate a motor vehicle; strength, stamina, and mobility to perform light to medium physical work, to work in confined spaces and around machines, and to operate varied hand and power tools and equipment; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone or radio. The job involves fieldwork requiring frequent walking in operational areas to identify problems or hazards. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate above-mentioned tools and equipment. Positions in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, and reach when completing maintenance and repairs. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 75 pounds, or heavier weights with the use of proper equipment.

Employees work in and around buildings and facilities and are exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, dust, mechanical, chemical, and electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes. 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills which may be required. The position also requires meeting the essential requirements of the Physical Demands and Working Conditions, with or without reasonable accommodation.

Equal Opportunity Employer - EOE/M/F/V/D


Open positions are subject to close without notice.

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