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Heavy Equipment Srvc Tech Mstr - 1st Shift #2211-123320-01

Up to two openings

Date Opened
Friday, November 18, 2022 2:00 PM
Close Date
Friday, December 02, 2022 11:59 PM
General Services
  • $52,806 - $66,008
Employment Type
  • Full Time


The goal of the City of Charlotte's General Services Department is to guide agencies through innovative and efficient deployment of resources to meet their missions and fulfill the needs of the City in a rapidly evolving and complex environment. The Department will design and deliver expanded, shared services across departments and for the City of Charlotte to improve performance and save taxpayer money. General Services consists of capital project management, fleet services, procurement, environmental services, property management and other support services.  


The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 17th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 872,498 citizens. A major commerce center, Charlotte hosts several of the nation’s largest banks and technology companies.

Also known as the Queen City, Charlotte is home to the Carolina Panthers, the Charlotte Hornets and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. We work hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play. Join us in helping to keep our City thriving, ensuring upward mobility and advancement in the workplace.


Skilled Trades


The Fleet Management Division is seeking a Master Heavy Equipment Service Technician to join a team of highly skilled fire apparatus technicians.  This position is specific to supporting the Charlotte Fire Department fleet, however, there will be times where this position will support other departments based on workload. This position will be responsible for the daily evaluation, inspection, diagnosis and repair of fire apparatus and equipment for the City of Charlotte Fleet Management Division.  The Master level technician performs advanced diagnosis and repair of complex electronically controlled diesel engines, modern electrical systems, air and braking systems, complex hydraulic systems, and additional complex systems specific to fire apparatus and support equipment. Charlotte Fire Department owns and operates a fleet of Spartan/Smeal front line apparatus with a full array of support equipment that will fall under the purview of this position. This position requires the ability to support an on-call schedule 24 hours a day, including holidays and weekends, for 7 consecutive days. The on-call schedule will require the technician to be on-call in a 4-week rotation.  

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs advanced diagnosis and repair of complex electronically controlled diesel engines, modern electrical systems, air and braking systems, complex hydraulic systems, and additional complex systems specific to fire apparatus and support equipment on Charlotte Fire Department apparatus. 
  • Utilizes fleet maintenance software to accurately document work performed.  
  • Maintains a safe/clean work environment 
  • Support an on-call schedule 24 hours a day, including holidays and weekends, for 7 consecutive days in a 4-week rotation.
  • Interpreting manuals, electrical diagrams, and the use of diagnostic software. 
  • Understanding and following safety procedures 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to clearly communicate with a diverse group of technicians, vendors, and staff
  • Knowledge of the methods, tools, and materials used in maintaining and repairing fire apparatus, fire pumps, aerial devices, and class 8 diesel powered chassis
  • Works well without direct supervision
  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards & safety precautions of the trade 
  • Ability to resolve customer complaints related to vehicle repairs and maintenance with customers, vendors, and peers.
  • Ability to communicate and follow both oral & written instructions
  • Must possess a valid North Carolina driver's license with the ability to obtain a Class B CDL within 180 days of hire
  • Must possess or have the ability to obtain a North Carolina State Inspectors license within 180 days of hire
  • Ability to obtain ASE Heavy/Medium Truck Master certification within 12 months of hire
  • Ability to obtain AC Recovery & Recycling License within 180 days of hire
  • Ability to travel out of town for work/training on occasion
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, vendors, and customers.

Preferred Qualification

  • Degree or certification from an accredited technical school / college / university / 
  • ASE Heavy/Medium Truck Master status or Manufacturer training certification recognized by ASE
  • Emergency Vehicle Technician certification in Fire Apparatus series
  • At least three years of experience related to heavy truck and diesel engine repair
  • At least two years of experience related to fire apparatus maintenance and repair

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma/GED with five (5) years of relevant work experience or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the essential job duties


  • $52,806 - $66,008 Commensurate with experience

Conditions of Employment

The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.

Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.

Please note that all offers are contingent upon an applicant passing a new hire background check, drug screening, and proof of COVID-19 vaccination. If an applicant does not pass the background screening or vaccination requirement, the offer will be rescinded. 

The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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The City of Charlotte provides a comprehensive benefits package to all employees.

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The City of Charlotte is a drug and alcohol-free workplace.

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