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Emergency Vehicle Technician-Entry Level

Title: Emergency Vehicle Technician - Entry Level 

FLSA Status: Full Time, Non-Exempt, Civilian, Non-Uniformed

Supervisor: Shop Foreman

Salary: $68,000 - $72,000

Position Approved: November 16, 2022

Approved By: Fire Chief

Listing Closes: February 13, 2023 



The following job description is established by the Board of Directors of the Mountain View Fire Rescue District to outline the basic duties and responsibilities of the above-captioned position. This position is not exempt from the minimum wage and overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Under specified supervision, responsible for the repair and maintenance of all fire apparatus, vehicles, small engines, and other equipment owned and operated by the Fire District. Responsible for keeping and maintaining a complete set of records and files associated with the duties. Must take part in daily cleaning of workspace and facility. May act as an operator of emergency apparatus and equipment as directed.

Benefits to include Medical, Dental, Vision, Supplemental Insurance, Retirement 

Essential Functions

 Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics.  The list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class. 

  • ·        Completing a diagnosis of a problem and then repairing and/or overseeing the repair of fire apparatus, staff, and other vehicles, small engines, and other equipment owned and operated by the Fire District.
  • ·        Responsible for acquiring and maintaining all the necessary tools and equipment necessary to adequately perform the duties as described.
  • ·        Logs work performed on district vehicles and equipment in the fleet management software system.
  • ·        Drives motor vehicles safely and lawfully in emergency and non-emergency situations.
  • ·        May act as the operator of emergency equipment and apparatus when needed/directed by supervisory personnel.
  • ·        Performs other duties and assignments as assigned.


  • ·        High school diploma or GED required.
  • ·        Associate degree in related field desired.
  • ·        Experience as a mechanic working with diesel and gasoline engines in a formal shop setting Equivalent experience may be considered.

Knowledge of  

  • ·        Basic mechanical procedures and practices
  • ·        Mechanical tools and equipment necessary in repairing fire and emergency apparatus and related equipment.
  • ·        Policies, procedures, and goals of the district.
  • ·        Applicable procedures and techniques associated with the repair and maintenance of small engines, vehicles, fire apparatus, and equipment owned and operated by the Fire District.
  • ·        Oxyacetylene, stick (SMA), and wire feed (GMA & FCA) weld on various types of metal and understand compatible and non-compatible metals.
  • ·        Occupational hazards and standard safety precautions.
  • ·        Electrical systems and components and the proper separation, loading, and protective systems.

Skill in 

  • ·        Operating all vehicles and fire apparatus within the fire department.
  • ·        The safe and lawful operation of a motor vehicle.
  • ·        Reading shop manuals, schematics, and multiple software systems (DDEC, Cummins INSITE, Allison Transmissions, Meritor Braking Systems, Weldon Multiplexing, and more) used in properly diagnosing problems in fire and emergency apparatus and related equipment.
  • ·        Basic vehicle repair and maintenance
  • ·        Communication, and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Ability to 

  • ·        Work within the command structure of the organization.
  • ·        Maintain all certifications and licenses applicable to the position.
  • ·        All applicable N.F.P.A. Standards DOT, and EPA requirements for safety and inspections, repairs, and modifications to vehicles and fire apparatus.
  • ·        Complete all work to industry standard of best practice.
  • ·        Maintain daily activity records and reports.
  • ·        Operate and maintain all equipment, vehicles, and apparatus operated by the Fire District.
  • ·        Operate various software programs used by the Fire District, including but not limited to the Microsoft Office 365 suite.
  • ·        Interact with the public, staff and fire personnel, and peers in other organizations/companies displaying a high degree of professionalism in all interactions.
  • ·        Achieve and maintain physical standards pursuant to policies and procedures of the Fire District.
  • ·        Drive emergency apparatus.
  • ·        Be on-call and respond, as required, to emergency calls and repairs on nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • ·        Work with the shop foreman or her/his designee on ordering parts
  • ·        Must have a personal hand-tool set sufficient to perform duties.

 Licensing/Certification Requirements  

  • ·        Possess and maintain a valid Colorado driver’s license.
  • ·        ASE certification and EVT certification for level I Technician is required within 1 year of hire.
  • ·        ASE certification and EVT certification for level II Technician is required within 18 months of achieving level I Technician.
  • ·        ASE certification and EVT certification for level III Technician is required within 18 months of achieving level II Technician.
  • ·        Possess and maintain CPR certification, or the ability to obtain it within 12 months of hire.
  • ·        Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.

Career Progression from Entry Level:

Level I Technician:

In addition to the entry-level requirements:

  • ASE T-4 Truck, Breaks
  • ASE T-5 Truck, Suspension, and Steering
  • EVT F-1 Maintenance, Inspection, and Testing of Fire Apparatus along with
  • EVT F-2 Design and Performance Standards of Fire Apparatus


  • ASE A-4 Automobile, Suspension and Steering
  • ASE A-5 Automobile, Brakes
  • EVT E-0 Maintenance Inspection and Testing of Ambulances
  • EVT E-1 Design and Performance of Ambulances

Level II Technician:

In addition to level, I requirements:

  • ASE T-2 Truck, Diesel Engines
  • ASE T-3 Truck, Drive Train
  • ASE T-6 Truck, Electrical Systems
  • EVT F-3 Fire Pumps and Accessories along with
  • EVT F-4 Fire Apparatus Electrical Systems


  • ASE A-9 Automobile Diesel Engine
  • ASE T-3 Truck, Drive Train
  • ASE T-4 Truck, Brakes
  • EVT E-2 Ambulance Electrical Systems
  • EVT E-3 Ambulance Heating, Air Conditioning, and Ventilation

Level III/Master Technician: 

In addition to level II requirements

  • ASE T-1 Truck, Gasoline Engine
  • ASE T-7 Heating and Air Conditioning
  • EVT F-5 Aerial Fire Apparatus along with
  • EVT F-6 Allison Automatic Transmissions


  • ASE T-1 Truck, Gasoline Engines
  • ASE T-2 Truck, Diesel Engines
  • ASE T-5 Truck, Suspension, and Steering
  • EVT E-4 Ambulance Cab, Chassis, and Powertrain 

Distinguishing Characteristics 

  • Ambition to continually improve as a member of the district; in performance, teamwork and experience gained.  
  • Strive to progress the quality of the Department.  
  • Holds oneself and others accountable to the Department’s Vision, Mission and Value Statements.  
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service through quality job performance, communication, empathy, and engagement. 
  • Take pride in the involvement and advancement of the Department’s culture.  

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements 

  • ·        While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk, and use hands and/or fingers to handle, feel or operate objects. Also includes climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms.
  • ·        Very Heavy Work: Exerting more than 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or more than 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 25 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • ·        Employee must communicate clearly and effectively through a variety of both written and verbal methods including, but not limited to electronic email, telephone, memos, etc.
  • ·        Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and distance visual acuity and the ability to adjust his or her focus, allowing a broad field of vision.
  • ·        Must be able to work under pressure/stress in emergency and non-emergency situations.
Emergency Vehicle Technician Entry Level NOV 2022.pdf

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