Prince George County is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Apparatus Technician. Qualified candidates are required to have working knowledge of the practices, techniques, materials, tools and equipment used in the maintenance, diagnosis, repair and modification of fire and rescue vehicles and equipment.
General knowledge of the methods, tools and equipment used in the repair of fire apparatus, EMS and emergency vehicles; general knowledge and skill in the use and operation of shop tools and machinery; ability to diagnose the more common defects in the drive trains, chassis, brakes, various fire engine pumps, aerial ladders and other components of emergency vehicle equipment; ability to detect by inspection any worn or broken parts; ability to adapt available tools and repair parts to specific repair problems; ability to interpret and work from sketches, diagrams and installation and repair charts; ability to follow oral and written instructions accurately.
High school diploma or GED; five years of experience in the maintenance, repair, and computerized diagnosis of fire apparatus faults at a journeyman technician rating, or an associate degree in automotive technology and two years of hands on emergency vehicle experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Class B CDL or EVOC required without a CDL within 12 months of employment. Possession of a valid class A Virginia State Inspector’s License. Refrigerant recovery and recycling certification. EVT and ASE certifications preferred. May work beyond normal schedule; may be assigned routine scheduled coverage responsibilities under on-call policy.