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Mechanic Journeyman

REMSA was established to oversee Care Flight and REMSA operations and to coordinate emergency medical service activities through a central emergency medical communications center.  REMSA answers to its Board of Directors with responsibility to the Washoe County District Health Department.

Within this general framework, this position is accountable for the following functions:

  • Work with the Fleet Manager to maintain a fleet of emergency ambulances, and other company vehicles.
  • Assist the Manager in developing and maintaining a top-notch maintenance program that focuses upon the continued safe and reliable operation of the fleet.
  • Perform all necessary repairs, checks and preventative maintenance that is required up to and including major overhauls.
  • Maintain a clean and safe work area at all times.
  • Assist the Manager in educating the operators about the various functions of the vehicles.
  • Become familiar and be able to repair to applicable standards all interior non-medical equipment such as gurneys, fasteners, lifts, and emergency warning devices.
  • Be courteous and helpful to employees and at all times and represent the organization in a professional manner.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications/ Experience Requirements

  • 3-5 years’ experience as a professional mechanic required.
  • ASE certifications in brakes, front end, electrical, A/C, diesel and gas engines, drive train and axles, or Ford/Chevy certifications, within 2 years.
  • Valid and clear Nevada or California Driver license is mandatory.
  • A demonstrated mechanical aptitude.
  • Must be able to operate common shop hand and power tools.
  • Self-starter requiring little oversight.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize effectively.
  • Ability to read and make practical application of shop manuals and manufacturer bulletins.
  • Must be able to operate simple computer programs and modern vehicular diagnostic equipment.
  • EMS vehicles in particular must be maintained to “aircraft standards” and the incumbent must be able to perform preventative maintenance and checks to assure the best reliability possible.
  • Must be adaptable to change and be able to function in a team-based environment.

Supervision Exercised

Exercises no supervision.

Physical Effort/Working Conditions

This position will require working on, with and around 40 or more emergency ambulances and other vehicles.  The incumbent is required to lift over 50 pounds as many times as 20 times per day. Must be able to walk, stoop, climb, twist, bend, run, sit, squat, kneel, and work in awkward positions from all types of locations and within the ambulance vehicles.  Will be required to operate high pressure air and power-washing equipment, and common vehicular shop tools and equipment.  May be required to wear a special uniform and protective devices.  May be exposed to blood and body fluids that will require special precautions.  Hazards also include working with chemicals, power tools, inclement weather, and working in a restricted area.

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