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Position Information

Position Information

This announcement may be used to fill more than one position. It is located at the Fire Department Vehicle Maintenance Shop.

Salary $18.47 - $29.55 per hour (Salary Grade: 14)
Grade Code 49
Position Number 4052002
Essential Duties

Performs skilled diagnostics and troubleshooting utilizing automated diagnostic tools in combination with the body of acquired knowledge in the field.

Makes major repairs by replacing major components such engines, brakes, heating and air conditioning systems, drive trains and transmissions; includes disassembling, inspecting, and replacing or repairing worn or broken parts and components.

Performs preventive maintenance services of County trucks, apparatus and/or equipment; services include changing oil, air filters, fuel filters, fan belts, radiator hoses, and sparkplugs.

Inspects and performs hydraulic brake repairs, including the replacing of the master brake cylinder, brake pads, calipers, hydraulic lines; replaces or repairs clutches on manual transmissions.

Repairs and/or maintains electrical and electronic systems controls, by checking, testing and replacing faulty components, circuit modules, printed circuit boards, and similar devices; inspects, tests, and aligns lights and maintains electrical systems and controls.

Maintains and calibrates shop tools, machinery and equipment; completes service orders to document parts and labor used in service and repair activities.

Road tests the operation of trucks/apparatus/equipment upon completion of repairs to ensure proper functioning and safe operating condition.

Ensures the safe and proper operation of trades tools and power equipment; adheres to prescribed safety standards and regulatory requirements.

Maintains current knowledge of trends and developments in the field for application to functional areas of responsibility.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

FLSA Status Non-Exempt
Hours worked per week (include over time) 40 hours per week
Department Code 130
Department Name Department Of Public Safety
Unit Code 1000
Position Information
Position Type Full-Time
Job Category Fire & EMS , Fleet Services , Vehicle Maintenance
Internal or External External-Open to Public
Minimum Qualifications

High School diploma or GED; supplemented by five years progressively skilled experience in heavy trucks/equipment service, maintenance and repair; or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience.

Valid driver’s license

Requires one or more of the following certifications from National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (NIASE):

Preventive Maintenance

Medium/Heavy Truck Brakes

Diesel Engines

Electrical/Electronic Systems

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning

Refrigerant Handling and Recovery

Emergency Vehicle Technician (EVT)

Pumps on Fire Apparatus

Preferred Qualifications

Valid State of Georgia Commercial Driver’s License or equivalent certification from another state is preferred, OR ability to obtain this license within twelve months of the hire date.

Physical Requirements

While performing the essential functions of this job, the incumbent is regularly required to lift, move or carry objects up to 100 pounds; ascend or descend ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles; utilize feet and legs or hands and arms; maintain body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching, or navigating narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces; bend body downward and forward by bending spine and legs; move about on hands and knees or hands and feet; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects; and to reach with hands and arms.

While performing the essential functions of this position the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic substances, excessive noise, and dampness/humidity. While performing the essential functions of this job, the incumbent is regularly exposed to possible bodily injury from electrical shock; falling from high, exposed places; and moving mechanical parts of equipment, tools, and machinery.

Posting Number 01089

Posting Information

Posting Date 08/30/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
EEO Statement

Cobb County is an equal opportunity employer.

Cobb County Government does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.

Employment Notice

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please contact us if you require accommodation to apply for a position. If you need assistance, please contact us at 770-528-2541

Cobb County Government is a smoke-free environment for all employees.

Cobb County Government is a Drug-Free Workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion and post-accident testing.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Quicklink for Posting

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a current Cobb County Government employee?
    • Yes, I am a Cobb County Government Employee
    • No, I am not employed by the Cobb County Government
  2. * If yes, in what department of Cobb County Government are you currently employed? (Enter N/A if not applicable - This does not include Cobb County School District employees).

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Can you, after employment, submit proof of your legal right to work in the United States?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Are you 18 years of age or older?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have High School diploma or GED; supplemented by five years progressively skilled experience in heavy trucks/equipment service, maintenance and repair; or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you hold any certifications from National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (NIASE)?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Please list the certifications you hold from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (NIASE) and/or relevant certifications to heavy equipment maintenance and repair. Enter N/A if not applicable. See resume will not be accepted.

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * Please describe your experience in heavy trucks/equipment service, maintenance and repair. Include the name of the company you worked for in your response. Enter N/A if this does not apply; See resume will not be accepted.

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. * What type of driver's license do you have?
    • Commercial Driver's License - B
    • Commercial Driver's License - A
    • Non CDL; regular class license
    • No driver's license
  10. * If you do not have a Commercial Driver's License, are you willing to obtain it within one year of assignment to the position?
    • Yes
    • No
    • I already have a CDL.
  11. * Do you have previous experience performing automotive maintenance and repairs on fire and/or emergency services vehicles?
    • Yes
    • No
  12. * If you receive a conditional offer of employment, you will be required to satisfactorily complete the following elements: a criminal background check, a Motor Vehicle Report check (MVR), a physical, and a drug screen. Please note that a criminal conviction may not disqualify you from consideration. Are you willing to accept these terms?
    • Yes, I accept these terms.
    • No, I do not accept these terms.

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Diplomas/Degrees/Transcripts
  4. Certifications
  5. Driver's License