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 Heavy Mobile Equipment Repaire - Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Job information
Posted by: DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services 
Hiring entity type: Government 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: US$47819.2 - 62608
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Engineering - Mechanical
Service/Skilled - Technician
Service/Skilled - Trades
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: in same country 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: Technical School 
Minimum years experience: N/A 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: JO-1704-8626 / Latpro-3541488 
Date posted: Apr-28-2017
State, Zip: District of Columbia, 20024


Job Title: Heavy Mobile Equipment Repaire
Requisition Number: JO-1704-8626
Grade: 08
Salary Range: $47,819.20 - $62,608.00
Promotion Potential: No
Agency: Fire and Emerg. Medical Svcs
Location: 2000 14th St NW (Reeves Center)
Area of Consideration: Open to the Public
Opening/Closing Date: 4/19/2017 - 5/19/2017

Job Summary

This position is located in the Fleet Maintenance Division of the District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department (DCFEMS). Inspects equipment at fire stations to determine nature of trouble, make repairs or conduct equipment maintenance. If required, arranges to have the apparatus brought to the Fleet Management Division. Overhauls large multi-cylinder (12) diesel and gasoline engines, by disassembling and inspecting for defective parts, installing and adjusting main bearings, piston rings, pistons, connecting rods and bearings, wrist pins, checking cylinder walls for excessive wear or scoring, grinding, re-facing, and resurfacing valves; testing, worn crank for out roundness and taper. Overhauls and adjusts steering, including tiller assemblies and brake systems (air and hydraulic). Replaces defective water, air, and vacuum tanks, and connecting related plumbing. Tests performance of engines by performing road tests, using a high degree of skill along with a complex motor analyzer and fuel injection testing equipment. Checks indicators and gauges to insure proper functioning. Uses diagnostic equipment to retrieve data from on-board computer to analyze and repair engine, transmission, and anti-lock brake systems. Uses computer software to retrieve data from a database of vehicle information to aid in the diagnosis and repair of vehicle and equipment. Road tests apparatus and vehicles and performs complete safely inspections.

Collective Bargaining Union: This position is in the collective bargaining unit AFGE, Local 3721
Duration of Appointment: Permanent
Number of Vacancies: 2

Worksite Location: DCFEMS/Fleet Management Division
1103 Half Street, S.W. 20024



Skill in improving, modifying, and substituting parts where standard parts are not readily available.

Skill in reading and understanding blueprints, sketches and schematic drawings as pertaining to heavy-duty equipment.

Skill in the use and care of tools employed the heavy equipment mechanic trade.

Thorough knowledge of the state of the art methods, materials, tools and practices of the heavy equipment mechanic trade.

Knowledge of diagnostic testing of automotive, hydraulic, hydrostatic, and electrical, electronic and computer control systems.

The work requires a thorough knowledge of the District of Columbia's area street locations, the city's general layout, traffic patterns, and locations of firehouses, hospitals, and other facilities.

Ability to plan and schedule time, materials, and labor to accomplish maintenance and repairs of automotive and heavy equipment.

Ability to work to tolerances of .0001 of an inch.

Ability to use cutting torch and handle minor welding jobs.

Licensures, Certifications and other requirements
Must possess and maintain as a condition of employment, a valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with the proper endorsement to operate all departmental apparatus.
Per the requirements of:
SUBTITLE G. FEMS Apparatus Maintenance Sec. 3061. “Fire and Emergency Medical Services Apparatus Maintenance Requirements and Training Program Establishment Emergency Amendment Act of 2016”
Incumbent must; Comply with the certification and preventative maintenance requirements of the National Fire Protection Association, NFPA 1911, 2012 edition, or any subsequent edition; must obtain and keep current organizational and manufacturing training in accordance with National Fire Protection Association, NFPA 1071, 2016 edition, or any subsequent edition.
This position will be assigned the duties of EVT II and shall meet all the requirements defined in Chapter 5, able to perform inspections, maintenance, repairs, diagnoses, and performance testing duties, as required by NFPA 1911. These certifications must be obtained within (18) eighteen months of hire, as condition of employment, an Emergency Vehicle Technician Level II certification. Subsequently to be kept current.

Candidates must have experience or training using common hand tools and a small variety of test and measurement devices to make mechanical repairs; experience removing, adjusting, replacing, cleaning, and installing a variety of parts, components, and accessories such as filters, radiators, bearings, springs, shock absorbers, wheel cylinders, starter motors, mufflers, and other items of similar complexity.

Work Environment
Works in garage or from a mobile service vehicle, and is required to make repairs under fire ground conditions, which will expose the mechanic to toxic fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; and risk of electrical shock. Frequently exposed to acids, fuels and lubricants, which may prove irritating to the skin; Uses safety equipment such as breathing apparatus, protective clothing, hard hats, etc., at various times. Subject to discomfort caused by drafts, dust, heat, and fumes while lying on hard floors or ground. Frequently exposed to noise from cutting and hammering operations; typically works on systems, which are dirty, oily or greasy.

Other Significant Factors
Will be assigned to a rotating and weekend shift. The position is subject to recall 24 hours, 7 days a week. This position is designated as essential and may be subject to mandatory call-back during an emergency or inclement weather.
At such times, is responsible for keeping the firefighting unit in service; makes service calls to fire stations and fire ground; diagnoses trouble, makes repairs. If not feasible to make repairs, issues reserve equipment. Notifies supervisor on duty of unusual conditions and takes proper actions as situation dictates.


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