Jobs: City of Rancho Cucamonga – Fire Equipment Mechanic

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invites applications for the position of:

Fire Equipment Mechanic

SALARY: $4,288.24 – $5,473.00 Monthly
DEPARTMENT: Veh & Equipment Maintenance
OPENING DATE: 03/09/22
CLOSING DATE: 04/20/22 05:00 PM

An unwavering commitment and passion to serve others drives this organization; mobilized by a culture of self-discipline that embraces humility and fosters organizational health. Our cohesive team is dedicated to providing premier services to our world-class community. The RCFD stands proudly united, “making a difference because we care.”Our driving staff force, known as Team RC, embodies a culture of innovations and collaboration. We believe that our employees are the best representation of our values and we strive to be on the cutting edge of diversity, inclusion, and technology. When you join Team RC, whether you’re front-and-center or behind-the-scenes, you can rest assured that your work makes a distinct impact in the diverse community you serve. Our enthusiasm for public service and our commitment to continuous learning help Team RC focus on what really matters…service and people.What is your purpose, cause, or belief, do you want to make a difference? Are you looking for a rewarding career that fosters innovation, creativity, flexibility, and professional growth?

If you’ve identified yourself above, we urge you to apply to join Team RC!


The Rancho Cucamonga Fire Protection District is committed to building a team that fosters an inclusive culture, and invests in equity in everything we do. We believe building a team diverse in people, ideas, and experience allows us to be more successful in our jobs and better address the needs of our community. We believe that local government and the community it serves are enhanced when people with different backgrounds come together to design and deliver equitable and high-quality services and programs. We believe the foundation for our work to be successful is embedded in consistent equitable and inclusive community engagement practices.


This position might be perfect for you if:

  • You have a passion to service and repair fire apparatus and equipment, along with vehicles and facilities.
  • You enjoy using automotive shop tools, equipment and methods used in welding.
  • You enjoy working independently with little direction as well as collaborating in a team.
  • You have the desire to continually grow and learn new technologies in the field of fire equipment mechanics.
  • You like to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
  • You enjoy having Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays off work.


You’ll be responsible for:

  • Examining and locating mechanical defects in a wide variety of fire apparatus, vehicles and equipment.
  • Performing preventative maintenance according to an established schedule, including repair or replacement of various faulty parts, wheel bearings, oil seals, shock absorbers, exhaust systems and steering mechanisms.
  • Checking electrical systems, wheel alignment, tires, generators, distributors, lights, fire pump and accessories.
  • Repairing gas-powered and diesel engines, hydraulic fuel, ignition and electrical systems.
  • Using machine shop equipment; welding and machining techniques to construct, repair, and modify parts and equipment.
  • Performing basic in-cab and body repair work.
  • Installing electrical systems within fire station facilities.
  • Keeping records of time, materials, parts used and work performed.
  • Scheduling work in the absence of the supervisor.

For more information about this position please visit the job description here

Potential interview date: Wednesday, May 18, 2022
**Subject to change at the discretion of the personnel officer**

For more information on the Rancho Cucamonga Fire Protection District’s uniform and grooming policy please click here.

Education and/or Experience:
High School graduation or G.E.D. equivalent is required, including or supplemented by training in repair of motorized equipment; and two years of journey-level experience in the maintenance and repair of light to heavy gas and diesel-powered equipment or any combination of training and experience is required, including the repair, maintenance and servicing of fire equipment.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:Knowledge of practices, techniques, materials, tools and equipment used in the diagnosis, repair and modification of a wide variety of technical equipment, including automobiles, light trucks, heavy equipment, and specialized types of fire apparatus, and their component systems; regulations, safety standards and Fire guidelines pertaining to maintenance and repair of fire equipment; current technology in repairing and diagnosing vehicles, equipment and their component systems; operation and repair characteristics of the entire range of city-owned light and heavy equipment; welding techniques and methods preventive maintenance practices and techniques.

Ability to inspect and correctly diagnose malfunctions in gas and diesel-powered equipment; use with skill the tools and test equipment associated with the automotive and heavy equipment trade; use gas and electric welding and cutting apparatus; perform technical repairs and adjustments within the time frames established; perform preventative maintenance and replacement functions; read and interpret manuals, schematics, plans, and specifications; prepare and maintain a variety of shop time keeping and repair records; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; understand and follow oral and written instructions; establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, management, vendors, and the general public.

Licenses; Certificates; Special Requirements:
Must have a valid California Class B driver’s license and acceptable driving record. Class B license must have tankers endorsement with no restrictions.

Possession of California Fire Mechanics Academy (CFMA) Level I Certification is desirable.

All applicants are required to apply online at Closing date is Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at 5:00 pm or until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.Applications must be complete and demonstrate that the minimum qualifications are met. All statements made on the application are subject to investigation and verification.  Resumes may be attached to completed application form as supplemental information and will not be accepted in lieu of an official application form. Applications will be screened and the most qualified candidates who best match the needs of the Fire District will be invited to compete further in the examination process.  All candidates will be notified of their application status by email throughout the recruitment process. Candidates invited to compete in the examination process, who successfully pass the examination process, will be place on an eligibility list. The candidate on the eligibility list who most closely meets the requirements of the Fire District may be selected to receive a final offer. The Fire District may conclude that none of the candidates, even those who meet the minimum qualifications, are appropriate for the position.Successful candidates shall be required to:

  • Pass a reference and background verification.  References will not be contacted until a mutual interest has been established; and
  • Provide proof of a valid California driver’s license and be insurable; and
  • Pass a pre-employment medical exam and drug and alcohol screening
  • To best serve the needs of the community and to help resume programming and services, the Rancho Cucamonga Fire Protection District has implemented a vaccination policy for new employees.Effective with recruitments beginning on or after June 15, 2021, newly hired employees will be required to have completed their COVID-19 vaccination(s) in order to start work with the Rancho Cucamonga Fire Protection District. In order to safeguard the health and safety of our employees, volunteers, program participants and the public the City has determined that the vaccination of new employees is a business necessity to reduce the direct threat of COVID-19.If presented with a conditional offer of employment (COE), candidates will be required to furnish documentation to show they have received a COVID-19 vaccine(s) and are fully vaccinated (2 weeks after final dose). Candidates offered a COE and not yet vaccinated will be provided with a location to be vaccinated at no cost. Candidates may request a medical or religious accommodation to the vaccination requirement. Please contact the Human Resources at (909) 774-2436 or email at  for direct requests for accommodation.
  • *This requirement applies to new employees, current part-time employees hired to a full-time position, and current part-time employees moving to a new part-time position.If hired, candidate will be required to complete a verification form designated by Immigration and Naturalization Service to certify that they are eligible for employment in the United States of America and furnish proof certifying legal authorization to work in the United States.
  • The Rancho Cucamonga Fire Protection District Participates in E-Verify.  Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.  In accordance, the City will provide the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration, with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.  For additional information regarding E-Verify, the Federal Government’s online employment eligibility verification system, please visit 
  • Disclaimers
    The Rancho Cucamonga Fire Protection District is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.  In addition, the Rancho Cucamonga Fire Protection District abides by a nepotism policy which may preclude you from being hired if the Fire District employs a relative. The Rancho Cucamonga Fire Protection District makes reasonable accommodations for disabled persons, considering each situation on an individual basis.  Please make direct requests for accommodation to Human Resources.  For information on Employee Rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act, please click here. There is a no smoking policy in effect in all City Offices and vehicles.  Finally, please note that the provisions of this bulletin do not constitute a contract expressed or implied and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. Questions regarding this recruitment may be directed to Human Resources at Applicants may wish to visit the City’s official website at for more information.
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