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Fire Department Repair Technician


About the City of Everett:

A desirable place to live, work, and visit, the City of Everett, prides itself on its progress while remaining dedicated to future possibilities. Home to over 50,000 residents, Everett is known for its rich culture, diverse population, and welcoming atmosphere. A once industrial City, Everett is now recognized as a melting pot for residents and newcomers.

Position Summary:

This position will serve as Fire Apparatus Repairperson and will perform duties as outlined by the Chief of Department or his designee.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Diagnose, repair and maintain a variety of fire apparatus, equipment and vehicles.
  • Perform preventative maintenance duties as needed.
  • Diagnose, and repair air brake, electrical and hydraulic systems.
  • Diagnose, and repair a variety of diesel and gas engines, transmissions.
  • Diagnose, and repair fire pumps and related systems
  • Diagnose, and repair aerial devices and related systems
  • Design and fabricate specialized equipment; perform welding, weld and fabricate parts as necessary.
  • Respond to emergency calls as needed to assist department personnel or transport vehicles and equipment as required.
  • Operate and maintain a variety of hand and power tools and diagnostic equipment.
  • Operate computer based diagnostic software.
  • Maintain records of maintenance and keeps files on all apparatus.
  • Works with training on service testing of fire apparatus.
  • Maybe required to work overtime and be on call.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Extensive knowledge of the construction, assembly, adjustment, and maintenance of fire apparatus, including all pumpers, aerial ladders, platforms, field and brush units, tankers, and other support units.
  • Extensive knowledge of the operation and repair on internal combustion engines (gasoline and diesel), chassis parts and related parts and items such as pumps.
  • Considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade
  • Ability to diagnose defects of automotive equipment and to remedy defects, to include the use related technologies.
  • Ability to make estimates of costs, materials, and time; ability to keep records and evaluation reports.
  • Ability to effectively supervise, have strong communication skills and good judgment.

Minimum Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Two (2) years of automotive mechanic experience, preferably in heavy or diesel fire equipment
  • Two (2) years ‘experience in repair and maintenance of fire apparatus.
  • EVT (Emergency Vehicle Technician) certification to comply with NFPA 1071 standard.
  • EPA 609 A/C certification
  • Pierce Mfg. experience preferred
  • Familiarity with on-board apparatus computer systems.
  • Familiarity with specialized emergency vehicles systems and multiplex electrical systems.
  • Familiarity with Cummins Insite, Ford IDS, and Detroit Diesel Diagnostik Link software
  • Class B CDL Driver’s License
  • Must pass pre-employment physical, criminal background and MVR check.

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

  • Lift heavy objects up to 75 lbs.
  • Climbing and working at elevated heights
  • Use a variety of hand and power tools
  • Work in confined areas
  • Work out-of-doors in inclement weather.
  • Exposure to heat, cold, dampness, dust, pollen, odors, fumes, etc.
  • Exposure to hazards of electrical shock, falls, noise, equipment operation, etc.
  • Exposure to chemicals, petroleum products, cleaning agents, fumes, etc.
  • May require working extended hours.

How to Apply:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Send a cover letter and resume to the Human Resources Department by email:

For a disability‐related reasonable accommodation or alternative application method, call Human Resources at 617-394-2280

The City of Everett is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please email your resume and cover letter to

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