PPE Technician (2210-01-LG)

Job Title: PPE Technician

Job Posting #: 2210-01-LG

Posted: October 4,2021
Deadline: Until Filled

“Because We Care” – Travis County Emergency Services District Number 2 offers fire protection and emergency medical services to over 130,000+ residents throughout almost 100 square miles located 15 minutes northeast of Austin. It is headquartered in Pflugerville, Texas where a safe & family-oriented community aims to balance the preservation of our vibrant history alongside our entrepreneurial spirit to provide all people with exceptional amenities & an extraordinary quality of life. With flourishing industries as well as forward thinking community leadership, our District offers many opportunities for growth, while at the same time maintaining a rural atmosphere.


Interested applicants must complete the online District Employment Application with all supporting documentation (e.g. Form DD214, resume, academic transcripts, certificates, etc.) attached by the deadline above.

Reports to and supervised by: Director of Logistics 

Division: Logistics

Classification:  Regular, Full-time, Non-exempt


Under the general direction of the Director of Logistics, the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Technician is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the purchase, maintenance, repair, and issuance of new and reserve gear; planning, organizing, and directing the purchase and issuance of uniforms; inspecting, maintaining, and repairing fire equipment such as PPE, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), compressors, and other tools and equipment. Maintains inventory of fire equipment, parts, and other related items used by the District. May train other employees to perform some of these tasks.

Essential Functions:

Duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following (but not limited to):

  • Performs annual advanced inspection on all District-issued PPE including bunker coats, bunker pants, structural helmets, hoods, gloves, boots, and all wildland and swift water gear.
  • Evaluates, coordinates, and executes repair of all District-issued PPE including bunker coats, bunker pants, structural helmets, hoods, gloves, boots, and all wildland gear.
  • Inspects, tests, troubleshoots, maintains, and repairs SCBAs, high pressure breathing air compressors and cylinders, and valves.
  • Conducts computerized functional testing of SCBAs.
  • Plans, organizes, and directs the purchase of District-issued uniforms.
  • Maintains an inventory of District-issued uniforms and distributes them as directed.
  • Conducts annual testing of firefighting hoses.
  • Requisitions and maintains an inventory of replacement fire hose.
  • Coordinates and executes reserve gear issuance while member’s gear is being repaired, advanced cleaned, or requires a special incident procedure.
  • Documents and records inspections, advanced cleanings, repairs, replacements, retirement, contaminated, or special incident procedures for each member issued PPE including bunker coats, bunker pants, structural helmets, hoods, gloves, boots, and all wildland gear in the District’s Records Management System (RMS).
  • Maintains an inventory of replacement ladders.
  • Requisitions, maintains, and tracks an inventory of loaner firefighting equipment that can be distributed to crews.
  • Ensures laundry facility equipment is operational in accordance with approved project SOPs.
  • Inspects repair work completed by vendors.
  • Maintains records of equipment inspections and repairs per legal requirements, established standards, and regulations.
  • Documents and records equipment, maintenance, and testing information in the District’s RMS.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibility:  None.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Must possess required KSAs and experience and be able to explain, demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodation, that essential functions of the job can be performed, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Knowledge of the operation, testing, maintenance, and repair of SCBAs, District-issued PPE and other firefighting support equipment.
  • Knowledge of the techniques used to troubleshoot and repair specialized fire equipment.
  • Knowledge of regulatory agency requirements that regulate SCBA use and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of proper procedures for safe operation and maintenance of SCBAs and other firefighting support equipment.
  • Knowledge of the specialized and standard hand tools used in the maintenance and repair of firefighting support equipment.
  • Knowledge of record management systems.
  • Knowledge of cost estimate review, vendor bid process preparation and review, and vendor warranties.
  • Skilled in in oral and written communication.
  • Ability to inspect, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair SCBAs, District-issued PPE and other firefighting support equipment.
  • Ability to maintain comprehensive repair and service records.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with District employees, public officials, public, vendors, suppliers, and staff members of other agencies.
  • Ability to compile and prepare on-going and ad hoc equipment statistical data, records and reports using District software.
  • Ability to operate large motor vehicles for transportation purposes.
  • Ability to resolve problems/concerns and attend to details and time limits.

Physical Demands:

This job may operate in a field setting.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Position also requires walking throughout District building onsite and occasionally off site.  Subject to extreme weather/temperatures, outside elements, loud noise, vibration from engine motors and machinery, contact with dust, exhaust and gas fumes, chemicals, foul odors, heat and/or steam from engine and machinery, insects and rodents.

  • Ability to standing, walking, sitting, repetitive motion, reaching, climbing stairs, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, pushing, pulling, balancing, client/customer contact, squatting to perform the essential functions.
  • Ability to occasionally lift up to 100 pounds/carry up to 75 pounds
  • Ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand as necessary.
  • Ability to uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Hours of Work:

This is a full-time position of a minimum 40-hour week.  Days and hours of work are typically Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.


No regular travel is required.  Ability to commute between operational or vendor locations, within 30 miles or less.

Required Education, Knowledge and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent;
  • Must possess a valid class “C” Driver License;
  • Must obtain an appropriate class “B” Driver License within ninety (90) days of employment with the District.
  • Experience in warehousing, inventory control, maintenance and repair of equipment including and experience in maintenance and repair of equipment and small tools involving a high level of technology and expertise.

Compensation:  Starting Hourly Rate: $16.25 – $17.50   DOQ/E



This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty required of the position given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty.  TCESD No. 2 is an equal opportunity employer.  Requirements outlined in this job description may be subject to modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities who are otherwise qualified for employment in this position.  This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the District and the employee and is subject to change as the needs of the District and requirements of the job change.


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