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Job Title: FIRE EQUIPMENT MECHANIC
Closing Date/Time: Fri. 11/09/18 5:00 PM Pacific Time
Salary: $22.40 – $30.88 hourly
$1,791.99 – $2,470.28 biweekly
$3,882.65 – $5,352.27 monthly
$46,591.74 – $64,227.28 annually
Type of Recruitment: Regular
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Burbank, California
 
 
 
Under supervision perform repairs and services on all Fire Department vehicles and firefighting equipment; and to do related work as required.
 Essential Functions:
Inspects, repairs and services a variety of firefighting equipment, including Class “A” pumpers, water tankers, brush firefighting trucks, and ambulances; maintains records of time worked and service repair orders; assists in the design and fabrication of necessary modifications of fire equipment; uses and maintains a complete set of hand, power, and shop tools and test equipment related to the work; requisitions or orders replacement parts as necessary; observes safe work methods and utilizes safety equipment related to the work; reads and interprets schematics, shop manuals, blueprints, and plans in performing work assignments; responds to emergency situations as required; performs field work as assigned; assists in the development of specifications for new equipment; stays current with technology in the mechanical field, particularly as it relates to fire apparatus; drives on City business.
 Minimum Qualifications:
Employment Standards: Knowledge of practices, techniques, materials, tools, and equipment used in the diagnosis, repair, and modification of fire apparatus, their component systems and a wide variety of mechanical equipment; metal and wood fabrication and welding as it pertains to fire apparatus; shop mathematics; safety practices; rigging principles and practices used in handling heavy objects; computers and computer programs that assist in the accomplishment of assigned tasks. Skill in the use of arc and acetylene welding equipment. Ability to perform major and minor repairs on heavy duty air and hydraulic brake systems, air compressors, water pumps and electrical systems on ambulances and fire apparatus; proficiently use common mechanical tools and special tools used in the repair trade; read and interpret manuals, schematics, plans, and specifications; manually lift heavy objects that may weigh as much as 100 pounds; perform work involving moderate physical activity and climbing; trace electrical wiring by color coding and touch; recognize and diagnose mechanical problems by sight and sound; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other fire agencies, outside agencies, supervisors, fellow employees, and the public.

Education/Training: Graduation from high school or equivalent and four (4) years experience as a mechanic performing overhaul and repairs on gasoline and diesel engines.

License & Certificates:  A valid California Class “C” driver’s license or equivalent at time of appointment and a California Class “B” driver’s license or equivalent at time of permanent appointment.

 Supplemental Information:
Desirable Qualifications:  
Fire apparatus repair experience.

Selection Process: All applicants will be reviewed and only those candidates determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience, training and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate further in the selection process. Testing may consist of the following:

Blind Screening of Applications/Supplementals
Oral Examination

Urgent Notice! Tire Recalls!
Researched and presented here by our Liaison Tony Bulygo
Subject: Tire Recalls

FORT MILL, S.C.  Continental Tire the Americas, LLC (Continental) today announced the company’s decision to voluntarily initiate a safety recall for 5,356 commercial vehicle tires. The tires involved in the recall are 315/80R22.5 Conti Coach HA3, produced from August 27, 2017, to April 28, 2018 (DOT weeks 3517 to 1618), and sold in the original equipment and replacement markets in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

Tires from four production weeks were identified with issues, but in an abundance of caution, Continental is recalling all potentially affected tires from the start of production. The tires were identified as having a potential issue which could cause loss of internal pressure through the sidewall resulting in slow or rapid deflation. Since the safety of customers is paramount at Continental, the company has decided to voluntarily issue a safety-related recall for the potentially affected tires. The tires are identified with the Department of Transportation (DOT) codes A372 KWUU 3517 through 5317, and 0118 through 1618. Only the production DOT weeks 3517 through 1618 are affected. Continental has not received any reports of accidents or injuries resulting from this condition.

Continental has notified the appropriate authorities of the details of the recall. All identified tire owners will be promptly notified and informed about the details of the recall and how to receive replacement tires at no charge. Tires with the affected DOT codes should be exchanged immediately. Tires will be exchanged free of charge, including the cost of mounting, balancing, and service fees, through August 31, 2018, and on a pro-rata basis after this date. However, we encourage owners of the affected tires to complete the exchange as soon as possible.

Customers seeking more information, including instructions for identifying affected tires as well as obtaining replacement tires, are asked to contact their local Continental sales representative or the Customer Service team. For the U.S. market, the contact number is toll-free 1 (800) 726-7113. For Canada, the contact number for English-language service is toll-free 1 (800) 461-9681, and for French-language service is toll-free 1 (800) 361-2844. For Mexico, the contact number is 01 800 821 2000. Or visit the Product Recall FAQs page: http://ci-shortcode.conti.de/fr1j

AND

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations and Bridgestone Canada are voluntarily recalling approximately 2,700 all-position, wide-base radial commercial truck tires for suspected noncompliance with U.S., Canadian and Mexican government endurance tests.

The tires, manufactured from June 10-30, are all size 425/65R22.5, Bridgestone said. They are as follows:

  • Firestone FS818 tires, with Department of Transportation date codes 2318 and 2418;
  • Bridgestone M854 tires, date codes 2418 and 2518;
  • Bridgestone M860A tires, date code 2518; and
  • 1318.Bridgestone M864 tires, date codes 2318 and 2418.

The tires were produced at Bridgestone’s truck tire plant in Warren County, Tenn.

The affected tires may present a risk of exposure of steel body cords in the sidewall, leading to deterioration of the cords and resulting rapid air loss, Bridgestone said.

Tires of the same models manufactured outside the June 10-30 window meet regulatory requirements and are not part of the recall, according to the company.

Bridgestone is notifying the relevant regulatory agencies in the three countries about the recall, as well as original equipment manufacturers, authorized dealers, national account fleets, company-owned stores and end-user customers, the company said.

Bridgestone will replace the recalled tires free of charge.

To find authorized Bridgestone dealers, visit commercial.bridgestone.com.

Customers in the U.S. and Mexico may call Bridgestone Technical Service at 800-847-3272 with questions about the recall. Canadian customers should call Bridgestone Canada Technical Service at 800-267-1318.

Support Services Manager

Job Location US-CA-Los Gatos
Job ID 2018-1106
Category Management
Type Regular Full-Time
Step 1 USD $12,821.96/Mo.
Step 5 USD $15,585.17/Mo.
FLSA Status Exempt

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**INFORMATION ONLY**
ANNOUNCEMENT OF OPEN AND COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION
Support Services Manager
Submission Deadline: Monday, November 26, 2018
Santa Clara County Fire Department has contracted with executive recruitment search firm Bob Murray & Associates to recruit for the position of Support Services Manager.  The recruitment brochure can be found here. To apply, please visit Bob Murray & Associate’s websiteDo not apply for this position on the Department’s website.
For questions regarding this opportunity, please call Bob Murray & Associates at (916) 784-9080.