WEST PIERCE FIRE & RESCUE   Tacoma, WA   Full-time     Mechanic/Technician
Posted on October 3, 2021

West Pierce Fire & Rescue (WPFR) is accepting online applications for the position of Mechanic 

This position provides general repair and maintenance on all District vehicles, apparatus,  vessels and equipment. The 2022 monthly salary range is $6,194 to $6,923 (depending on  experience). Visit our website to view the job posting in its entirety and to apply.  

This is a non-exempt (overtime eligible) position, represented by IAFF Local 1488, Maintenance  Bargaining Unit. WPFR also provides an excellent benefits package, to include medical, dental,  vision, PERS state retirement system, employer match for deferred compensation plan,  disability coverage, basic life insurance; incentives for education and certifications. 

Testing Process Timeline: 

Online applications must be received by 12:00 (noon) Friday, October 29, 2021 Interviews will be November 3 and/or 4 

Conditional offer by end of Friday, November 5: 

Subject to successful completion of a criminal background investigation, driving abstract review and medical examination with drug screening. The Department of Health has ruled that  mechanics who work in a “health care setting” i.e. medic unit, are required to meet the state  mandate for vaccinations. These conditions must be completed by December 31, 2021. If  applicable, obtain a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) within six months of hire is required. 

The anticipated hire date is January 3, 2022. 

Minimum Requirements: 

High school diploma or equivalent 

Two years minimum experience in repair and maintenance of diesel and gasoline powered  automotive apparatus 

Valid Washington State driver's license 

Possess personal, professional hand tools 


Completion of a training program in diesel and/or automotive maintenance and repair at a  recognized state accredited trade school or community college; including Automotive Service  Excellence certifications. 

Expertise in diagnosis and repair of electrical and electronic systems. 

A familiarity in the use of computer based diagnostic equipment. 

Training and experience working on hybrid and EV vehicles. 

Knowledge of regulations required to repair and service boats ranging up to 30 feet. Additional three years of experience with fire service equipment including pumpers, ladder  trucks, medic units, staff and utility vehicles. 

Commercial driver's license 

Questions? Please email