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POSTING TITLE: Fire Engineer


DEPARTMENT: Fire Division



DEADLINE TO APPLY: 5:00pm on July 19, 2024

TO APPLY: Applications are available at


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Under the general supervision of the Fire Lieutenant, higher-ranking officer, or acting of his/her own volition, the Fire Engineer is responsible for ensuring his/her assigned apparatus, equipment and facilities are maintained in appropriate readiness to respond to a variety of life saving emergency calls as well as the safe and efficient operation of firefighting and rescue apparatus in response to emergencies and at the emergency scene; regulating the water pressure from an apparatus; checking apparatus for proper operation and general condition; and performing routine maintenance apparatus and equipment. The Fire Engineer may also perform fire prevention, general facility, public education and other related programs and services.


  • Drive Emergency apparatus to and from emergency incidents safely.

  • With required training met, supervise station personnel in absence of Company Officer.

  • Perform all essential functions of a firefighter.

  • Operate pumping equipment safely and effectively.

  • Participate in fire prevention, pre-planning, inspections, and fire equipment testing activities.

  • Maintains familiarity with specialized equipment.

  • Responsible for understanding the geography and street layout of the service districts and surrounding area.

  • Performs daily inspections of assigned vehicles, radios, and equipment as required to maintain operational readiness.

  • Ensures that vehicle is in proper mechanical condition by checking items required by service management.

  • Refuels vehicle and reports any unsafe operating conditions of vehicles, radios, and equipment.

  • Attend mandatory training as required by NCOEMS and Pender EMS & Fire,inc.

  • Perform daily station duties; ensure stations are kept clean and orderly.

  • Performs all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

  • Attend mandatory training as required by NCOEMS and Pender EMS & Fire,inc.

  • Perform daily station duties; ensure stations are kept clean and orderly.

  • Performs all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


  • Maintains an appropriate level of personal fitness to pass the department’s annual JPAT requirements.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to perform climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

  • Very Heavy Work: Exerting up to 200 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and distance vision acuity and the ability to adjust his or her focus, allowing a broad field of vision.

  • Visual and fine/gross motor skills enabling the safe operation of a vehicle during normal, as well as during hazardous weather situations.

  • Successful Completion of Candidate Ability Performance Test (CPAT)

  • Annual Completion of Job Performance Ability Test (JPAT)

  • Initial & Annual completion of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Physical


  • Eligible for Employment in the United States

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent

  • Valid Class B Driver's License (Must be 21 Years of Age)

  • Successful completion of background screening and driving record check

  • Must successfully pass urine drug screening.

  • Three (3) years of firefighting experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform in the position.

  • Possession of a valid, unrestricted EMT-Basic credential from the North Carolina Medical Examiners Board

  • Possession of a valid American Heart Association (AHA) cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) Certification

  • Completion of NIMS/ICS 100, 200, 700,800

  • Certified NC Firefighter Level2

  • Certified NC Emergency Vehicle Driver (EVD)

  • Certified NC Driver Operator Pumps

  • Certified NC Driver Operator Aerials

  • Certified NC Technical Rescuer

  • Certified NC Technical Rescuer - Vehicle Rescue

  • All non-NC certifications must have NCOSFM reciprocity.

  • Successful completion of Pender EMS & Fire, Inc. Probationary Academy

  • No written reprimands on file within twelve (12) months of applying (internal candidates only)


  • NIMS/ICS 300 & 400

Pender EMS & Fire, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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