Fleet Technician I
Rural/Metro Corporation 27 reviews - San Jose, CA

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Job Summary: The Fleet Technician I performs scheduled preventative maintenance based on Company required guidelines and in accordance with CAAS standards where applicable. Repairs and maintains company vehicles and mechanical equipment within the regulations of Department of Transportation (DOT), State Department of Health, Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and Rural/Metro Corporation


Essential Functions:


• Follows strict schedules of maintenance.

• Performs the required maintenance schedules in a timely manner.

• Observe, diagnose, prioritize and repair various mechanical and electrical problems.

• Use various diagnostic equipment, tools and other shop equipment.

• Initiates purchase orders for parts and machines.

• Performs State inspections of all road vehicles.

• Maintains and repairs stretcher and stair chair operations.

• Road service calls as necessary to evaluate and/or repair failed vehicles and/or equipment.

• Inspects vehicles for possible other failures or potential problems.

• Test drives each vehicle over approved route, which includes a combination of city streets and highways for no less than 5 miles.

• Serves as a backup to Fleet Technician II and as needed Administrative

• Data entry into computer system

• Logs daily Technician hours on each work order.

• Issues fluids used on company vehicles to assigned work orders in computer system.

• Completes parts requests and logs parts used from parts room on posting sheet immediately. Customer Service

• Works with internal and external customers. Maintenance

• Daily shop cleanup.


• Requires a clean driving report acceptable by Company standards.

• Maintains safe and healthy workplace in accordance with all appropriate OSHA standards, company policies and local standard operating procedures.

• Complies and enforces all policies and procedures.

• Ensures and inspects paperwork for accuracy and compliance.

• Responsible for escalating concerns regarding questionable paperwork to appropriate management.

• Has successfully completed all required Compliance Training within the required time period.

• Has had no compliance related corrective action during the current review period. Training

• Participates in all required training sessions, including, but not limited to any mandatory Company training.

Additional Duties:

• Perform other duties as directed.

• Other duties may be assigned that are specific to the local operation.



• Current state driver’s license

• Satisfactory driving record in accordance with the Company’s Driving Policy.

• At least 12 months experience as a mechanic in both gasoline and diesel engines, electrical, brakes, suspension systems, transmissions and A/C, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Education Requirements:

• High School diploma or GED required.

Physical Requirements:

• The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• While performing the duties of this job, personnel are frequently required to walk, sit, climb, crawl, kneel, bend, stoop, lift, talk, see, hear, feel, use clear speech and operate machinery. There is a need to reach and perform moderate (20-50 pounds) and heavy (50-100 pounds) lifting during the use of tools and equipment.

Cognitive/Psychosocial & Mental Requirements:

• Occasionally: Analyzing, judgment.

• Frequently: Memorization, problem solving, reasoning.

• Constantly: Attention to detail. Stress Factors:

• Frequently: Repetitive tasks • Occasionally: Fatigue, intense tasks

Equipment Operated:

• Mechanical tools, electrical tools, air tools, heavy duty jacks, telephone, computer, mouse, keypad, calculator, cell phone, and printer. Working Conditions: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles (potential exposure to communicable diseases, bloodborne and airborne pathogens), toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration

• Noise level can be very loud at times.

• May be required to work outdoors in unfavorable weather conditions.

• May work irregular schedule/hours. Closing Statement: This brief summary is not an all-inclusive description of job duties. Other job duties and responsibilities may also be assigned by the incumbent’s supervisor at any time based upon Company need. Rural/Metro is a proud Equal Opportunity employer, m/f/d/v.

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Rural/Metro Corporation (Rural/Metro) is a private fire protection services business providing services to residential and commercial...