City of Fairfield, CA Senior Fire Mechanic in Fairfield, California

Senior Fire Mechanic



Senior Fire Mechanic


$73,095.36 - $88,845.13 Annually


Fairfield, CA

Job Type



Public Works

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As a member of the Public Works Department, you will be responsible for maintaining a diverse Fire Department fleet operating 24/7 while keeping established minimum equipment available for use as needed. You will be responsible for performing complex and difficult diagnosis and mechanical repair of City fire apparatus and equipment.

This recruitment is open and continuous and may close without notice once a sufficient number of applications are received.

An excellent benefits package is offered, including:

  • Salary increases of 4% in July 2019 and July 2020

  • CalPERS pension eligibility

  • Generous contributions to medical, dental, and vision plans

  • 3 medical carriers to choose from: Kaiser, Sutter Health or Western Health

  • Monthly employee premium as low as $93 for Kaiser family plan

  • In addition to vacation and sick leave, 32 hours of personal leave annually, which is 100% cashable

  • City paid life insurance, deferred compensation and retirement health savings contributions

  • A 9/80 work schedule with every other Friday off


  • Wants to be part of a nationally recognized professional organization (100 Best Fleets in North America for the last 10 years!).

  • Is knowledgeable with the equipment, parts, tools, materials, diagnostics, repair techniques, and supplies used by the City in public safety equipment repair.

  • Is a self motivated team player with great customer service and organizational skills.


  • Working in a team environment to integrate public safety maintenance and repair operations into a consolidated fleet with the rest of the City vehicles and equipment.

  • Developing a list of the parts and tools needed to maintain fire apparatus to an acceptable level with your supervisor and new parts department.


The nature of the work requires using power and noise producing tools and equipment, and driving motorized vehicles and heavy equipment. The incumbent in this position may be required to work in a variety of environmental conditions, indoors and outdoors, with exposure to wide temperature variations and weather conditions, with exposure to noise, vibrations, traffic and other hazards. May be required to climb ladders and use chemicals, which may expose the employee to fumes, dust and air contaminants. Depending on department needs, may be required to work flexible hours, including holidays, evenings, weekends and split shifts and respond to after hour call-outs.


This position requires standing, sitting, walking, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, stooping, squatting, crouching, grasping and making repetitive hand movement in the performance of daily duties; work may sometimes have to be performed on slippery or uneven surfaces. Near and far vision, and the ability to lift, carry and push tools, equipment and supplies weighing 50 pounds or more than 50 pounds with appropriate lifting procedures, are also required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent is required.

  • Four (4) years of journey-level experience servicing, maintaining and repairing a variety of automotive and heavy motorized vehicles including fire apparatus and related equipment is required.

  • Experience using any ASSETWORK Fleet Management platform is desirable.


  • Possession of valid California Class C Driver's License is required.

  • Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid Class A California driver's license with manual transmission, air brakes and tanker endorsements within six (6) months is required.

  • California State Fire Training Fire Mechanic Level II Certification is required.

  • ASE Master Truck Certification is required.

Examples of Duties

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Inspect, diagnose, modify, overhaul and repair mechanical defects on gas and diesel powered light and heavy duty fire vehicles, equipment and apparatus.

Perform mechanical work such as troubleshooting, motor tune-ups, and major and minor repairing of motors, electrical systems, air/heating systems, communications systems, and associated parts.

Diagnose, repair and overhaul manual and automatic transmissions.

Diagnose and repair air, vacuum, mechanical and hydraulic brakes, hydraulic systems, clutch systems and related components.

Overhaul, repair, and rebuild special equipment on fire trucks such as pistons, pumps, pressure gauges, cooling systems and pump primers.

Inspect fire apparatus to meet acceptable state requirements.

Perform a variety of design and fabricating duties.

Perform minor interior and exterior automotive body repairs.

Coordinate vehicle and equipment schedules for maintenance and repair; prepare material and equipment requests; order approved maintenance supplies and equipment.

Use a variety of computer and electronic equipment to diagnose and repair problems.

Maintain accurate records.

Ensure safe equipment operation and work practices.

Perform related duties as required.

Knowledge & Abilities

Knowledge of:

Methods, materials, equipment and tools used in the maintenance, fabrication and repair of fire apparatus and equipment, other public safety vehicles, public works, transit and other fleet vehicles and related equipment.

Techniques and methods of overhauling and repairing diesel and gasoline powered internal combustion engines, equipment and related components, including hydraulic, drive, fuel, motor, carburetion, water pump, electrical and cooling systems.

Preventative maintenance inspection methods, materials and tools used for light and heavy fire equipment and apparatus.

Electronic diagnostic equipment related to automotive, diesel, transmission, and brakes.

Applicable federal, state and local laws codes and regulations.

Inventory control and purchasing procedures.

Methods and techniques of welding, including Acetylene, Arc and TIG welds.

Computer skills, including the use of tablets and fleet related software.

Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.

Ability to:

Perform advanced journey level equipment mechanic work, including major and minor repair, fabrication, and maintenance of fire apparatus and equipment.

Read, interpret, explain and apply pertinent laws, codes, safety orders, repair manuals, and PC based scopes, online technical repair databases and scan tools.

Inspect vehicles and equipment to diagnose mechanical, electrical and hydraulic problems, and determine corrective procedures.

Perform repair work on gas and diesel engines, electrical, cooling and hydraulic systems.

Work from blueprints, schematics, drawings, construction and wiring diagrams.

Provide own hand tools as required by the City.

Perform a variety of welding work.

Estimate time and materials needed for work; perform mathematical calculations accurately.

Read, interpret, and record data accurately.

Work independently; organize, prioritize and follow-up on work assignments.

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Based on the information provided in the application documents, the best-qualified applicants

will be invited for further examination. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. Depending upon

the number of applications received, the examination may consist of an application screening,

written and/or practical exam, oral interview, or any combination. This position requires a local

records check, response to a medical questionnaire and pre-employment medical exam prior to


The City of Fairfield offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes City contribution toward the Public Employees' Retirement System and deferred savings; medical, dental and vision; life insurance; paid holidays, vacation, personal leave and sick leave.

For a more detailed overview of our benefit package, please click on the following link General Employee Benefits


Do you have a high school diploma or equivalent?

  • Yes

  • No


Do you have a valid Class C California Driver's License?

  • Yes

  • No


Do you have an ASE Master Truck Certification?

  • Yes

  • No


Do you have a California State Fire Training Fire Mechanic Level II Certification?

  • Yes

  • No


Do you have a valid Class A driver's license with manual transmission, air brakes and tanker endorsements?

  • Yes

  • No


How many years of experience do you have performing journey-level servicing, maintaining and repairing a variety of automotive and heavy motorized vehicles including fire apparatus and related equipment? (Your response must be validated by the information provided in the work experience section of your application.)

  • 0 to less than 2 years

  • 2 years to less than 4

  • 4 years or more


Please identify the agency/organization where you gained the full-time paid work experience described in the question above. If no experience, please state "N/A".

Required Question


City of Fairfield


1000 Webster Street

Fairfield, California, 94533