It's not just about a job, it's about having a career where you can answer the call and truly make a difference! We are Oregon's largest fire district and committed to creating safer communities through prevention, preparedness and effective emergency response.
Join our team at Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue as a Fleet Technician!
The Fleet Technician performs preventative and corrective maintenance services and advanced level repairs to District's automobiles, light-duty vehicles, heavy-duty apparatus and general equipment. This position performs fabrication and compartment set up of District vehicles for prep for in service as Fire apparatus and emergency response.
The ideal candidate will have a high attention to detail and customer service; be action oriented and organized; and possess strong interpersonal skills. The ideal candidate will also be able to effectively communicate and interact with individuals and groups in a variety of capacities throughout the District; and have the ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
This position is represented by the IAFF Local 1660. Current salary and benefits reflect the non-represented benefit package but may change based on future negotiations.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:
Performs preventative maintenance services on autos, light-duty vehicles, heavy-duty fire apparatus and related equipment.
DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR:
Performs advanced level corrective diagnostics and repairs on autos, light-duty vehicles, apparatus and equipment including, but not limited to: electrical and lighting systems FMVSS and Code 3 emergency, vehicle drive train, hydraulic systems, suspension, tires and brake systems, fire suppression systems, and vehicle accessories. Obtains information and corresponds with vendors to understand technical specifications.
Performs road testing and operates emergency apparatus and staff vehicles for preventative maintenance, diagnostic procedures, and repair confirmation.
DESIGN, FABRICATION, INSTALLATION:
Designs, fabricates and installs a variety of items as necessary for special projects, vehicle set-ups and modifications.
Records labor, parts and comments to reflect all maintenance and repair performed.
Transports vehicles and equipment throughout the Portland Metro area as needed to District maintenance facilities, outside vendor establishments and customer locations. May pick up and deliver parts from local vendors as directed.
Assists with shop clean up and answering shop phones.
Participates in Divisional project development as assigned.
May perform maintenance, repair and annual certification on various types of District equipment as assigned.
High school diploma or equivalent. Associate degree in automotive and/or diesel technology is preferred.
Three (3) years experience as a general mechanic with demonstrated experience in all onboard systems. Five (5) years of experience is preferred.
Ability to weld and fabricate using mild steel and aluminum materials.
A thorough knowledge of preventative maintenance standards as outlined by NFPA publication 1911 is preferred.
Certifications & Licensures
Current, valid Oregon class B commercial driver's license with air brake and tank endorsements and maintain a driving record insurable by the District's insurer. Incumbents will have six months to obtain this qualification. Class A license is preferred.
EVT Level III certification is preferred.
A basic welding certificate in mild steel or aluminum is preferred.
Ability to perform those physical activities required for essential functions. See Physical requirements document (located at www.tvfr.com).
The District does not provide tools to the Fleet Technicians but rather expects each Fleet Technician to provide a set of tools for use in the shop. A minimum recommended tool list can be found at www.tvfr.com.
Anticipated timeline for selection process:
Applications screening--through March 1
Phone interviews--March 4 - March 15
Onsite panel interviews--March 28
Onsite skills assessment--April 4 - April 5
Target start date--Early May
It is the District's policy to provide eligible veterans with preference as required by law. Applicants must provide certification of eligibility for entitlement to the preference (e.g. DD-214). The NEOGOV application facilitates self-identification and attachment of certification documentation.
TVF&R is committed to creating safer communities through prevention, preparedness, and fast and effective emergency response. The core principles of safety and performance, customer service, and professionalism guide how TVF&R accomplishes meeting the needs of our communities. The District is committed to developing and enhancing a diverse workforce that honors and respects our individual and group differences and builds trust in the community we serve.