Fire Service Technician

Location US-WI-Eau Claire
Posting #
Close Date
FLSA Status
Hourly Pay Rate/Salary
Starting hourly rate of $20.10 - $25.14. Pay rate will be commensurate with qualifications.
Hours per Week
Work Schedule
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday. This position is customer-focused and may require the ability to adjust schedule to meet College, department, and customer needs.
Anticipated Start Date
As soon as possible

Overview and Responsibilities

The Fire Service Technician is responsible for maintaining equipment; cleaning and organizing supplies; maintaining equipment and supply records; distributing supplies, materials, and equipment used in fire service and rescue courses; and assisting in the coordination of department workflow. This position reports to the Fire Training & EMS Continuing Education Manager.



  • Assist with the scheduling, production, and distribution of fire service and rescue equipment, curriculum, and student materials.
  • Maintain inventory and tracking system for all fire service equipment and student/instructor issued gear.
  • Schedule, receive, store, issue, and deliver fire supplies consistent with users’ needs.
  • Perform routine preventative maintenance and repairs; keeping equipment in good operating condition.
  • Communicate with vendors as needed to schedule cleaning, preventative maintenance, and repair of equipment; prepare purchase requisitions and obtain quotes for fire training equipment.
  • Maintain equipment service/maintenance records and prepare necessary reports.
  • Schedule CVTC fire vehicle maintenance, maintain vehicles inside and out, and perform basic routine maintenance checks (e.g., wiper blades, supply stock, fuel, etc.).
  • Ensure equipment and supplies meet State testing requirements.
  • Assist with college-wide fire service training needs, including fire extinguisher training for college departments.
  • Maintain frequent communication with Fire Training & EMS Continuing Education Manager in order to ensure program equipment and supply needs are met.
  • Communicate with instructors regarding equipment availability.
  • Communicate with vendors to secure pricing, availability, and delivery of new equipment as requested.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of practices and equipment used in fire and rescue training.
  • Knowledge of use, preventative maintenance, and repair of fire service equipment.
  • Knowledge of scope of fire service curriculum.
  • Ability to set up, operate, and maintain various types of fire service-related equipment.
  • Ability to coordinate use of equipment, props, and general supplies among a variety of users.
  • Ability to instruct others in the proper use of equipment.
  • Ability to maneuver up to 160 pounds (e.g., rescue mannequin) and lift up to 80 pounds.
  • Ability to work independently as well as a member of a team to successfully meet goals and complete assigned tasks.
  • Ability to model integrity through self-awareness, personal accountability, ethical behavior, quality standards, and sustainable practices.
  • Ability to think critically by applying problem solving practices, acquiring relevant information, using technology and other resources appropriately, and evaluating alternatives.
  • Ability to communicate effectively by speaking and writing clearly, concisely, and professionally; practicing active listening; reading critically and adapting communication for audience.
  • Ability to value diversity by recognizing personal biases, adapting to culturally diverse situations, and demonstrating a commitment to equity, inclusion, and respectful interactions with persons of diverse ethnic, cultural, social-economic, or educational backgrounds.
  • Basic knowledge of and skills with technology including software programs for communication, data collection, and decision making including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, and Excel.


  • Current Firefighter I certification or equivalent, Firefighter II preferred.
  • Minimum of five years of occupational experience in fire services. 
  • Must possess and maintain a current and valid Wisconsin driver’s license and acceptable driving record; includes meeting all requirements as indicated by CVTC’s insurance carrier.
  • Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) (Min Automatic Transmission Requirement) if not held at time of hire, CVTC will provide training to obtain if needed.

In evaluating candidates for this position, the College may consider a combination of education, training, and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform duties of position.

The College is seeking to attract diverse instructors and staff who can inspire our increasingly diverse student population. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design, and deliver solutions. We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities, and orientations. Therefore, we seek applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits of diversity in a higher education community. Consideration will be given to equity-minded individuals committed to collaborating with faculty, staff, administration, students, and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps.

Benefits Summary

2023 annual benefits include:

  • 3 – 4 weeks of paid vacation time based on years of service
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Paid winter break - varies each year based on academic calendar and, at a minimum, includes days between Christmas and New Year’s holidays (some exceptions may apply for essential workers)
  • 4 paid personal days
  • 3 weeks (15 days) paid sick time annually for absences due to illness, injury, or doctor and dentist appointments of the employee, dependent children, spouse, or parents of the employee or spouse; cumulative to 135 days (1,080 hours)
  • Paid bereavement time
  • Tuition reimbursement up to $2,500 annually (eligibility requirements apply)
  • Health insurance for employee, spouse, and dependents with attached Health Savings Account (HSA); CVTC contributes $3,400 annually for a family plan or $1,700 annually for a single pan to your HSA
  • Wellness incentive of up to $600 for employees enrolled in CVTC’s health insurance
  • $2,500 cash-payment in lieu of CVTC health insurance coverage for employees who have credible coverage through another source
  • Dental insurance for employee, spouse, and dependents
  • Vision insurance for employee, spouse, and dependents
  • Life and long-term disability insurance premiums paid by CVTC
  • Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS), CVTC matches 6.8%, vested at 5 years of credible service
  • 403(b) tax deferred annuity program
  • 457(b) deferred compensation plan
  • Section 125 flexible spending accounts
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Professional development
  • Access to expansive collection of college and public library resources for personal and professional use
  • Free or low-cost services offered by CVTC program students, such as computer repair, automotive repair, auto collision and refinishing repair, Shear Inspiration Salon and Spa, and 620 West restaurant and culinary pop ups 

Benefits begin on the first date of employment (i.e., there is no waiting period), with the exception of tuition reimbursement.



CVTC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the college's non-discrimination policies: Vice President of Talent & Culture, 620 W. Clairemont Avenue, Eau Claire, WI 54701, 715-833-6334, WI Relay: 711


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