Fire Equipment Service Technician I

If you enjoy inspecting, maintaining, and repairing equipment and have an interest in working in the Fire Service, we are looking for a Fire Equipment Service Worker I to join us in our mission to save lives, protect property, and care for our community.
Northwest Fire District offers a great work schedule, competitive pay and benefits package!

Fire Equipment Service Technician I


The Fire Equipment Service Worker I supports the Northwest Fire District in its mission to save lives, protect property, and care for our community by performing technical duties such as inspection, maintenance, and repair of personal protective firefighting ensemble and support equipment. The equipment maintained includes, but is not limited to, firefighting protective ensemble, oxygen regulators, firefighting hose, nozzles, firefighting appliances, ground ladders, and ropes. The employee may assist in the preparation of fire apparatus and ambulances for service by installing Fire Department equipment. The employee will participate in the Fire Equipment Service Worker Trainee program. The employee may have a flexible schedule, which may include on call (evenings, weekends, and/or holidays), and/or emergency coverage in a 24/7 environment. The employee is expected to comply with the rules, policies and procedures as set forth by the District, and to perform other related duties as assigned.


  • Clean equipment using appropriate materials.
  • Communicate any unsafe conditions or accidents/injuries to supervisor in order tofacilitate prompt correction or reporting.
  • Inspect District firefighting personal protective ensemble to evaluate wear, and damagedetermining whether repair or replacement is warranted.
  • Inspect equipment to evaluate wear, obsolescence, and defective parts determining if theywarrant replacement.
  • Inspect, repair, and rebuild small electric motors, pumps, and generators.
  • Test, inspect, service and repair firefighting equipment by performing routine andpreventative maintenance on chain saws, fire hoses, nozzles, ground ladders, tools, gas-powered equipment, regulators and other items.
  • Test, inspect, service and repair water appliances including hose couplings, valves and nozzles.
  • Install Fire Department equipment on fire apparatus and ambulances.
  • Interpret and apply information in technical manuals and web sites, resolve routineoperational and procedural problems, and maintain detailed records.
  • Keep a supply of working materials at own work area in order to have, close at hand, the supplies necessary to effectively complete assigned tasks and request replacement orders when supplies get low.
  • Keep accurate records of equipment and protective ensemble repairs.
  • Participate in the Fire Equipment Service Worker Trainee program.
  • Respond to requests for information by providing the information or referring individuals to the appropriate areas.

Minimum Qualifications at Time of Application Submission

The Hourly range for this position is $16.52 – $18.05, dependent on experience.


  • High School Diploma or GED equivalency
  • Basic computer skills
  • Hands on experience in the use and care of common hand tools


  • Two (2) years of demonstrated customer service experience


Driving Position:

This position requires possession of a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record for the pre-employment background check process.



Employment Application

To complete the application, you will need your education and entire employment history for the last ten (10) years including contact details, regardless of time in position.

Open until filled.

Questions? Please email

The selection process begins now with the application and following instructions.  If invited to the selection process you must be the most qualified applicant to move forward.  The activities consist of: Interview(s) Job Related Skills Testing and Credibility AssessmentThe applicant will be contacted after each step in the process by email as to their status in the selection process.

If successful, a contingent job offer is made and the following must be passed: drug testing, background checks, driver’s license check, employment reference checks/public record request.

As a federal grant recipient, the Northwest Fire District must maintain a
Drug Free Workplace

Applicant Required Notices

This is an online only application process – faxed or emailed resumes or printed applications will NOT be accepted.

The Selection Process consists of an Interview, Skills Assessment and Credibility Assessment

The Credibility Assessment is based on technology used to assess truthfulness. This assessment is evaluating an individual’s honesty which is one of the District’s core values. This is a pass/fail assessment. The District is interested in measuring your truthfulness in the following areas:

  • Your employment application information. Did you include every job you have had in the last ten (10) years? You will be able to review your application before taking the assessment, and add anything you may have forgotten to include; and
  • Use of illegal drugs (including illegal steroids and abused prescription drugs in the last five years) and marijuana within the past 12 months; and,
  • Criminal history.
What We Offer
Paid Time Off (22 days accrual first year of employment)
Ten (10) Paid Holidays
Tuition Reimbursement (after the first year of employment)
Professional Development Opportunities
Employer SponsoredShared ContributionsVoluntary
Medical - Qualified High Deductible Health PlanDental - Two Plans (to include orthodontia for Adults & Children)Life Insurance (up to $300k, includes spouse)
Life Insurance ($50k)Vision - (to include discounts on Laser Vision Correction)Accidental Death & Dismemberment may include dependents (up to $300k)
Accidental Death & Dismemberment ($50k)
and Accident Travel Plan ($250k)
Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS)Accident with or without Disability may include dependents (includes a Wellness Rider)
Short-Term Disability (up to $1k/per week)Critical Illness with a Cancer Rider
may include spouse
Post Employment Health Plan (qualified health expenses)Deferred Compensation for Retirement
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Flexible Spending Accounts (health/daycare expenses)
Tuition Reimbursement after first year of employmentLifeLock
Educational Assistance (in house District sponsored certification classes)


The Northwest Fire District is an internationally accredited, award-winning, innovative provider of all-hazards emergency response. We ensure our community receives high-quality and cost-efficient fire, emergency medical, and prevention services. Bordering the City of Tucson and 100 miles south of Phoenix, the Northwest Fire District spans areas of unincorporated Pima County, the majority of the Town of Marana, and touches into areas of the Town of Oro Valley.

The District covers 117,000 residents and 3,500 commercial occupancies over a 140-square mile area. Northwest Fire maintains ten strategically located stations with two new stations slated for construction in the fall of 2018, and two additional stations on the heels of those to keep up with our community’s growth. All of our firefighters are trained as Emergency Medical Technicians or Paramedics. We provide advanced life support (ALS) ambulance transportation for the most injured or ill patients within the District and we’ve been designated by the State of Arizona as a premier EMS Provider. In addition to the full spectrum of fire suppression activity, Northwest Fire manages a Hazardous Material Team and a Technical Rescue Team for swift water, confined space, and rugged terrain rescues. We also provide an expansive schedule of community education programs and support progressive fire prevention codes.

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If you’re not already familiar with our community, we’re eager to tell you about the amazing people and unique landscapes that make up the Northwest Fire District. If you’re already in-the-know, it’s a great reminder of what makes the place we call home so unique, special, and unforgettably Southwest.

Our District borders Arizona’s second largest city, Tucson, and spans into the communities of Marana and Oro Valley. Between these municipalities and the areas of unincorporated Pima County that we protect are a variety of urban, suburban, rural and undeveloped wilderness expanses that make up our jurisdiction. The areas where we work include modern, fast-paced and innovative cityscapes as well as undeveloped landscapes that are steeped in culture and history. Both perspectives present scenic views of populated or open spaces found in the deserts of Arizona. We have an amazing mix of high-level business professionals intertwined with genuine cowboys and cowgirls in dust-covered boots and hats.

In addition to the neighborhoods, schools, and businesses where we keep watch, we also protect vast stretches of I-10, the Union Pacific Railroad, Marana Regional Airport, and hiking trails that wander through the Saguaros and traverse into the mountains. Our residents and visitors are sports enthusiasts, high-end shoppers, stargazers, bird watchers, little league coaches, cuisine coinsurers, homemakers, adventure seekers, college kids, retirees and everything in between. Whatever their “thing” is, they all seem to appreciate our Southwest sunsets that are second to none.

There’s so much more to say about our community, but in short, we believe we have it all. What’s more… there’s so much that we know can only be found right here in our backyard. You can read more about the many areas in and around Northwest Fire District through the links below:

Marana  |  Pima County  |  Oro Valley  | Tucson

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