Montgomery City County Personnel

Auto Mechanic Fire Apparatus (#CI5244)

Pay Grade


Nature of Work

This is skilled mechanical work at the journeyman level in the maintenance and repair of fire apparatus to include various makes and models of Emergency-One and American La-France pumpers and ladders and Ford rescue trucks.  Incumbents must have a high degree of technical ability as it relates to engines and major assembly rebuilding.  Responsibilities include diagnosing problems, performing general and preventive maintenance, performing repairs on air brake systems, fire pump systems, electrical systems, and hydraulic systems, diesel fuel systems, cooling systems and performing major repairs on engine or engine parts. Incumbent is supervised by the Garage Foreman.

Minimum Qualifications

At least three years of experience as an automotive, diesel engine and heavy equipment, or fire apparatus mechanic within the past five years which allows for performance at the journeyman level.  At least one of the three years of experience must be as a fire apparatus mechanic.   The journeyman experience must include at least two years of apprenticeship experience working under a trained mechanic and at least one year of experience working independently as a lead mechanic. 

OR must possess a diploma or certificate in diesel mechanics or a related area from a technical school and at least one year of experience within the past five years working independently as a fire apparatus mechanic.  

Independent work experience must include making repairs as a lead mechanic to a majority of items to include diesel engines, transmissions, tires, hydraulic and air brake systems, cooling systems, electrical systems, hydraulic systems, and fuel systems.  It must also include making repairs to pumpers (fire pumps, valves, gauges, governor systems, changeover valves, relief valves, electrical systems) and/or aerial apparatus (hydraulic and electrical systems, and outriggers).  

Must also have experience conducting diagnostic tests to isolate problems such as with diesel engines, engine components, and electrical systems on fire apparatus such as pumpers and ladder trucks OR heavy equipment. 

Experience at operating a pumper or aerial truck or the ability to learn to operate fire apparatus in order to diagnose problems and perform road tests. 

Must possess and maintain a valid Alabama driver's license.  Must be willing to obtain an Alabama CDL driver's license in order to operate pumper and ladder trucks when conducting road tests.  Must be able to attend specialized training out-of-town as needed to maintain or increase skills.  Must be willing to respond to the Garage in order to make repairs to engines and ladder trucks after normal working hours and be willing to be on call 24 hours during a rotating basis.  Must be willing to work day or night shifts.  

NOTE:  Qualifying education, training and experience that provide the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job will be considered.


CLASS: CI5244; EST: ; REV: 3/13/1998;