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Senior Fire Equipment Mechanic at City of Rochester - NY

Senior Fire Equipment Mechanic

City of Rochester - NY Rochester, NY (Onsite) Full-Time
General Description

This position is responsible for the maintenance and repair work of fire apparatus, appliances and equipment. While general instructions are received regarding work to be done, considerable leeway is given for planning the technical details of how the work will be done. Emergency repair work in the field requires the technical ability to effectively perform the work without direct supervision. Employees are required to work irregular hours and be on-call. Related work is performed as required.


* Performs necessary maintenance and repair work in the field and in the shop on all firefighting equipment and apparatus as directed;

* Replaces or repairs fire pumps, aerial ladder trucks, service trucks, cars, firefighting appliances, and tools;

* Diagnoses and repairs Gas and Diesel Engines, A/C, hydraulic and electrical systems with the use of manuals and Diagnostic software;

* Up-fits and modernizes new and used fire apparatus with emergency lighting and equipment to specific standards;

* Operates all shop equipment such as metal shears, metal saws, grinders, pipe threaders, and other metal-working machines to make, rebuild or repair parts for fire apparatus;

* Monitors, prioritizes, and responds to work order requests while assigned to service truck during working hours;

* Completes daily electronic paperwork for repaired equipment.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or G.E.D. * PLUS:

Three (3) years of experience which shall have involved the repair and maintenance of light through heavy duty trucks, gasoline and diesel engines, electric motors, hydraulic and electrical systems, and the use of diagnostic software.

* Where education is lacking general automotive repair experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.

NOTE: Experience in the repair and maintenance of firefighting equipment and apparatus is preferred, but not essential.


Possession of a valid New York State Class A or B Commercial Driver's License without air brake restriction at time of appointment. This license must be maintained throughout employment with the City.

Exam Information


Recommended Skills

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  • Emergency Repair
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