Fire Mechanic II- Yakima, WA

Employer: City of Yakima

Job Description:
Are you a diesel mechanic looking for an exciting and challenging opportunity to work on fire engines? The Yakima Fire Department needs an experienced mechanic to lead shop operations and keep fire vehicles and equipment safe and ready to respond!

The Mechanic II performs semi-skilled, skilled, and specialized mechanical work to repair and maintain the Fire Department apparatus, vehicles and equipment, in a consistent state of readiness. Acts as lead fire mechanic and provides leadership, work direction and assistance to other fire maintenance personnel.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
High school diploma/GED or equivalent plus five (5) years’ experience in the automotive repair and maintenance of gas and diesel engines in commercial (medium to heavy) trucks, and/or heavy equipment. Certificate of completion from a trade or vocational school with emphasis on diesel engines or heavy equipment may substitute for up to two (2) years of the required experience. Lead experience is preferred. Experience as a City of Yakima Mechanic is preferred. Building maintenance experience is desirable.

Must obtain/possess and maintain a valid Washington State Driver’s License. Must obtain/possess and maintain: Basic First Aid card including CPR and AED, a valid Class A or B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with airbrake endorsement, and a forklift operators certification within six (6) months of appointment. Certification to service air brakes and air systems, and Emergency Vehicle Technician (EVT) level I and II Certifications within one (1) year of appointment; and Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Master Certification in Automobile and Light Truck and Medium/Heavy Truck within two (2) years.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:
The City of Yakima is a premier employer in the Yakima Valley with extensive opportunities for training and growth. The City offers a competitive benefit package including:
• Salary schedule $32.18 - $41.07 Hourly
• Comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage
• FREE healthcare clinic!
• WA State PERS pension plan
• 3% contribution to a 457 deferred compensation plan
• Generous accruals for vacation and sick leave
• Much more!

View the complete job posting and tool requirements at www.yakimawa.gov/jobs
Closes 3/23/22
EOE

Contact Person: GRETCHEN PETERSON-LEE
Phone: 5095766617
Email: gretchen.peterson-lee@yakimawa.gov
Location: Yakima, WA
Application Method: Email
Base Pay: $32.18 - $41.07 Hourly

Posted on March 04, 2022

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