Notice of Job Opening

Date: August 11, 2021

Department: LaGrange Fire Department

Exp Date: Until Filled

Annual Salary: Depending upon Qualifications

This employee is responsible for a variety of maintenance tasks as to assure the efficiency and economical operation of equipment and building fixtures. The person in this position performs mechanical work in the maintenance of fire department equipment/tools and minor repairs to apparatus and small engines. Other duties include servicing and maintaining working condition of all fire hydrants inside and outside of city limits. Performance of work requires mechanical aptitude, manual dexterity and the ability to analyze problems. Work is performed under the direct supervision of the Maintenance Technician. No supervision over others is exercised.

Examples of Work

    The following examples are illustrative of the duties assigned to this class title. NO attempt is made to be exhaustive in this listing.

  • Repairs or assists with repairing station fixtures
  • Makes minor repairs on washing machines, dryers, overhead doors, plumbing, stoves, refrigerators and furniture for all departmental facilities.
  • Makes building repairs including performing some carpentry work and painting
  • Assists in annual testing and maintenance of fire hydrants
  • Performs flow testing on all hydrants.
  • Paints and maintains numbering system on all hydrants
  • Records all test information and maintains records for all hydrant test information

Performs other related work as required

  • Fills SCBA cylinders and assures quality of air in compressor
  • Performs scheduled preventative maintenance to miscellaneous tools and equipment
  • Assists with daily supply distribution and records management

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of carpentry and electrical repairs
  • Knowledge of city streets, county roads and the water distribution system
  • Some knowledge of small gasoline engines
  • Skill in repairing mechanical malfunctions including disassembly and reassembly of working parts
  • Skill in using power tools
  • Skill in using hydrant testing equipment
  • Skill in human relations and public relations
  • Skill in repairing household appliances
  • Ability to work effectively with other employees
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions
  • Ability to read maps
  • Ability to paint
  • Ability to keep accurate, well-organized records
  • Ability to perform simple mathematical problems
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 25 to 50 pounds

Desirable Training and Experience

  • Courses in motor mechanics and appliance repair from a trade school
  • Considerable experience in maintenance and repairs of machinery and equipment

Necessary Special Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Possess a valid driver's license, Georgia class C
  • Pass a hiring interview and application process
  • Have a background in mechanics
  • Be in good physical condition
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have a good moral character as determined by investigation
  • Have and maintain a telephone
  • Have a good previous work record

General Online Application

If you have any additional questions please email or call Human Resources: +1 706 883 2037,