Our Emergency Vehicle Technicians maintain and repair our fleet vehicles and specialized equipment.

Under the general direction and supervision of the Captain, Mechanic, the incumbent in this position will perform skilled tasks in the maintenance and repair of automotive, emergency vehicles and allied equipment. Duties for this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Dismantles, inspects, diagnoses, cleans, repairs, overhauls, replaces, installs, maintains, assembles, lubricate and/or adjust diesel, gasoline, powered equipment; gasoline, dies el, engines; cooling and exhaust systems; gasoline, diesel, fuel systems; hydraulic systems; air supply systems; air and hydraulic brake systems; automatic transmissions; drive lines; suspension and steering systems; starting and charging systems; electrical systems; heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems; tires, wheels and rims; differentials; axles; springs; fluid drives; etc.
  • Inspects, diagnoses, repairs, replaces, overhauls, adjusts and maintains ignition and emergency lighting systems, starting motors, generators, alternators, and any other auxiliary parts of diesel, gasoline powered engines and equipment
  • Diagnoses engine, transmission, and various component computerized controls using lap-top computers and other diagnostic equipment
  • Works with other mechanics to facilitate completion of repairs to vehicles and equipment
  • Carries out preventive maintenance inspections, procedures and servicing, and perform periodic mandatory commercial vehicle inspections (PMCVI’s)
  • Designs, fabricates and fits parts, components and assemblies
  • Repairs firefighting equipment and appliances
  • Repairs and tests breathing apparatus and associated medical equipment, defibrillators, gas detection equipment, thermal imaging cameras
  • Performs face fit testing
  • Must be able to follow direction of a senior officer

In addition to the above duties the successful candidates are required to:

  • Continually maintain a high standard of professionalism, integrity, reliability and credibility, which are fundamental requirements for this position
  • Function as an integral member of the City of Toronto workforce to support corporate vision and mission statements
  • Function as an integral member of the Toronto Fire Services workforce to deliver and support Division specific vision and mission statements
  • Function as an integral member of the Toronto Fire Services emergency response team to deliver and support Division specific goals of emergency response and preparedness

Minimum Qualifications

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Must possess a valid Ontario Class “D” Driver’s License with “Z” air brake endorsement
  • Must possess current Certificate of Qualification (Ontario) Truck and Coach Technician (310-T)
  • Must have at least five years of recent experience in the area of heavy vehicle repair
  • Experience in the area of hydraulics mechanics
  • Successful completion of NFPA 1071 from a recognized post-secondary institution, or equivalent in education prior to date of application submission. Note: This requirement is temporarily waived until further notice.
  • Possession of a current and valid minimum level C, CPR Certificate issued prior to the date of application submission
  • Possession of a current and valid minimum level Standard First Aid Certificate by a WSIB approved First Aid Trainer issued no more than 1 year prior to the date of application submission
  • Ability to work a compressed work week
  • Must be physically capable of performing the required duties of Firefighter Mechanical and to work outside in varying climatic conditions
  • Must be physically prepared to respond to emergency scenes when required
  • Must be physically capable and willing to be trained to wear breathing apparatus
  • Must successfully complete Face Fit SCBA training
  • Must pass TFS Mechanic’s exam
  • Must be familiar with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the regulations that apply to this work, including familiarity with workshop safety
  • Be able to maintain vehicle and maintenance records in a computerized environment.
  • Ability to work effectively under stressful conditions
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Problem solving/analytical skills
  • Interpersonal/Interaction skills when dealing with the public, Fire Services staff and all other levels of City personnel
  • Ability to work within a team environment
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Takes initiative
  • Ability to effectively prioritize tasks/demands
  • Ability to work and positively interact within a diverse work environment
  • Customer service skills
  • Psychometric testing may be required


  • Fire apparatus experience
  • Commitment to personal and professional development and in continuing education through ongoing learning

Assessment of Candidates

May include the pre-screening of candidates, resume reviews, interviews, presentations, tests or exercises, which may be in addition to any listed in this document or in the job posting.

Additional Requirements

Medical Clearance

Prior to being hired, the successful candidate may be required to participate in the following:

  1. Participate in a comprehensive medical examination, and
  2. Receive medical clearance by TFS Chief Medical Officer.

Employee Reference Check Clearance

Prior to being hired, the successful candidate must:

  1. Provide at least three employment references, and
  2. Receive employment reference clearance from TFS.

Criminal Reference Check Clearance

Prior to being hired, the successful candidate must:

  1. Provide a criminal record check from their local Police Service, and
  2. Receive criminal reference check clearance from TFS.