FLSA: Hourly

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(026) $18.17 - $25.85 an hour     $37,793.60 - $53,768.00 a year

JOBCODE: 003722


Health, vision, dental, and life insurance; annual and sick leave; paid holidays; pension and tax-deferred compensation (457) plan; and more.

JOB PURPOSE: The selected candidate will perform skilled work in technical maintenance and major repairs to fire department emergency vehicles and equipment.


  • Performs routine and complex mechanical repairs on fire department emergency vehicles.

  • Utilizes the FASTER fleet information management system to research vehicle histories, and enter proper repair codes, work order statuses and detailed notes.

  • Performs skilled work on heavy-duty and/or special vehicles and equipment that are gasoline, diesel and/or propane powered to include fire apparatus.

  • Analyzes vehicle and equipment malfunctions and extent of needed maintenance and repair.

  • Repairs and replace lines, seals, valves, compressors, and tanks on brake systems.

  • Assists in providing training to lower-level mechanics in the performance of technical maintenance and major repair tasks.

  • Performs complex maintenance and specialized repair tasks in an on-the-job training capacity to acquire experience and develop skill and proficiency.

  • Prepares records of work performed.

  • Completes paperwork to order uniforms, supplies, materials, etc.

  • Operates light mechanical equipment.

  • Performs related work as required.


  • Knowledge of standard methods, practices, tools, and equipment used in the maintenance and repair of diverse gasoline, diesel, and/or propane powered vehicles and equipment.

  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions relating to vehicle and equipment maintenance and repair; mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic principles as applied to maintenance and repairs of automotive, construction and special vehicles and equipment.

  • Knowledge of safe methods used for hoisting and relocating heavy mechanisms.

  • Knowledge of the operation and use of diverse automotive, construction, and special vehicles and equipment.

  • Ability to perform technical maintenance and major mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic repairs;.

  • Ability to use and interpret wiring diagrams, blueprints, and technical publications; operate testing equipment to detect vehicle and equipment malfunctions and to identify repair requirements.

  • Ability to perform tasks requiring physical strength.

  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and prepare simple reports.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

  • Ability to inspect work of others and train lower level mechanics; acquire additional skill in performing complex maintenance and specialized repair tasks.

  • Skill in the use and care of tools, machinery and testing equipment utilized in technical maintenance and major repair of automotive, construction, and special vehicles and equipment.


High-school or vocational-school graduation and one (1) year experience in performing routine maintenance and minor repair work on automotive, construction and special vehicles and equipment that are gasoline, diesel and/or propane powered, including six (6) months experience in performing technical maintenance and major repair tasks.

Special Qualfications: Possession of a current Emergency Vehicle Technician Certification (EVT) is desired; or if other stated requirements are met, ability to obtain EVT certification within two years of employment.


  • Certification by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (NIASE) in two (2) or more of the automobile or heavy-duty truck areas or a major manufacturer certification with the ability to obtain their ASE within 6 months of hire. (Submit photocopy of certifications with application.)

  • Possession of a valid Driverís License; ability to obtain a valid Florida Commercial Driver's License, Class "B" within 6 months of employment.


    Evaluation of training and experience. Drug testing is included in all pre-employment processing. A Training and Experience Supplemental Form must be submitted with the application. (Forms available on-line).


    HELPFUL HINTS FOR COMPLETING YOUR APPLICATION: Please register as a MyTampaGov member before you begin the application process. This will enable you to view and re-use information from previously submitted applications to complete and submit any future applications. Please make certain your application is complete and the information you provide clearly demonstrates that you possess the minimum job qualifications as stated in the job announcement. Resumes can be submitted in support of an application, but not in lieu of an application. Resumes and copies of certifications or other required documents may be attached to your online application or e-mailed to careers@tampagov.net.

    9-18-13; 1-7-14 (003722)

    Note: Applications must be received or postmarked by the closing date. Applications received or postmarked after 1/7/2014 will not be processed.

  • This office reserves the right not to consider those applications that have incomplete information, or that are received without necessary transcripts, certificates, licenses, or other required documents.