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Engineer  Job Description
DEFINITION
Under the supervision of the Assistance Chief plans, organizes, directs, and administers all operations related to mobile and portable fire apparatus and equipment.

EXAMPLES of DUTIES

Responsible for preventative maintenance and servicing of mobile apparatus. 

Securing outside or contracted services for the maintenance, repair or modification of the apparatus. 

Testing of apparatus. 

Documentation pertaining to the maintenance, repair and testing of apparatus. 

The development of training for operator performance in co-operation with the Company training officers. 

Recommend replacement and/or modification of apparatus. 

Coordinates specification development in conjunction with Company operational needs and standard operating procedures. 

Attends regularly scheduled Line Officers meetings. 
Attends training for officer development. 

Recommends replacement, budgeting, development of specifications, and contract administration for portable equipment. 

Responds to emergency calls. 

DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE and SKILLS

Thorough knowledge of modern firefighting methods and techniques and ability to apply this knowledge to various fire control and fire prevention problems;

Thorough knowledge of the use and operation of a wide variety of firefighting equipment and apparatus;

Ability to plan, assign, and coordinate the work of a group of employees engaged in fire prevention and fire control activities;

Ability to maintain discipline, to lead and command effectively, and direct firefighters and equipment under emergency conditions.

REQUIRED EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERIENCE

Must have completed Fundamentals of Fire Fighting, Pump and/or Hydraulics program, and be Company certified pump operator.  Must have served three years as a certified pump operator.  Must have successfully completed an Emergency Vehicle Operator course.  Any equivalent experience or training may be substituted for three years as a Company certified pump operator, and the completion of the Emergency Vehicle Operators course, if it is based on verifiable records. 

Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent;

Minimum of three (3) years of extensive experience in firefighting work of a progressively responsible nature;

Must have and maintain a valid PA drivers license;

Completion of Hazardous Materials First Responder, CPR, Basic 1st Aid & AED Certified or equivalent training or education for aforementioned requirements. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Maintain communication among subordinates;

Required to attend certification classes and seminars outside of the immediate area, as well as pertinent board meetings;

Ability to supervise subordinates, maintain discipline, and cooperate with other officers and employees;

Ability to communicate verbally and in writing to superiors in the form of presentations, reports;

Assist in preparation of a master plan for future department operations;

Ability to complete written reports of fires, emergencies, and inspections;

Must complete a minimum of twenty (20) hours of training per year;

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

Hearing, seeing speaking;
Walking, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching and/or crawling.

Can expect to be called at any time regardless of time or weather conditions.

Able to endure heights and confined spaces;

Able to endure extreme temperatures, heavy smoke conditions, chemical, physical, and mechanical hazards;

Must have ability to lift/carry heavy equipment and objects, either alone or with the assistance of others.

MENTAL DEMANDS
Reading, writing, communications;

Having contact with persons experiencing adverse trauma;

Ability to make decisions in emergency and pressure situations;

Communicating verbally and in writing to superior officers;

Ability to comprehend and complete tasks based on verbal and written objectives;

 

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