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FIRE APPARATUS MAINTENANCE MECHANIC
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
This is skilled work performed in the maintenance and repair of fire apparatus and equipment. Under general supervision of the Superintendent of Fire Equipment Maintenance, an employee in this class performs skilled welding, brazing and sheet metal work to fabricate and install replacement sections to repair or maintain fire apparatus bodies and equipment. Work assignments allow considerable leeway for independent judgement in planning and carrying out technical details of the work. Supervision is not typically exercised in this class. Does related work as required. TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Reads blueprints; plans and lays out work; estimates material and labor costs as required to repair or rebuild fire apparatus.
Operates brakes, shears, punch presses and other tools of the trade to fabricate metal sections.
Operates heli-arc, oxy-acetylene, Mig and Tig welders to assemble and install steel, stainless steel and aluminum sections; brazes metal as required.
Repairs damaged or defective components of fire apparatus; matches repaired portions to the remaining sections.
Tests apparatus for proper and safe operation. FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Good knowledge of fire apparatus construction.
Good knowledge of fire practices, tools and materials used in automotive body repair work.
Good knowledge of the operation of gas and electric arc welding equipment.
Good knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade.
Skill in the use of tools used in automotive body repair work.
Ability to read blueprints and layout work.
Ability to estimate accurately the costs of repairing fire apparatus bodies, sections and components.
Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Two (2) years of work experience, or its part time equivalent, in the construction and/or repair of fire apparatus, which must have involved welding and sheet metal, work.
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