Air Spray is seeking SEASONAL Truck Drivers /Aircraft Ground Crew for our contract fire season July-September.
Air Spray USA is recruiting passionate, highly skilled professionals who are comfortable working in a dynamic and challenging environment. The Air Tanker Support Vehicle Driver/Operator is responsible to the Maintenance Manager but under the supervision of the Aircraft Pilot for the performance of the support vehicle and loading operations. This position requires knowledge of aircraft fueling and fire retardant loading.
The job includes mixing fire retardant to a standard, running pumps and manipulating valves, manually moving, pulling, or rolling hoses, in support of aerial fire suppression operations. This position will require working independently and in a high stress environment at times. Job duties will vary each day ranging from no activity to high activity. The primary work location will be at a USFS, State, or Local Forest agency air tanker base with the possibility of relocating to a remote location as directed by USFS, State, or Local agencies fire dispatch.
Besides the license/endorsements requirement, the ideal candidate for this position will be required to have experience with aircraft cleaning, basic vehicle maintenance, small machinery operation, and general shop work.
- Must be age 21 or older to drive Interstate.
- Must possess a Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).
- Must have Hazardous Materials Endorsement.
- Must have a valid DOT Medical Card.
- Must possess acceptable Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) based on hiring standards.
- Must meet all Department of Transportation (DOT) regulatory requirements under 49 CFR Part 391 of the Federal Motor Carrier (FMC) regulations.
- Must pass a DOT drug screen, will participate in random drug & alcohol testing pool.
- No criminal record.
- Be comfortable driving tank vehicles in various conditions including, but not limited to: city/heavy traffic, mountain roads, snow, rugged off-road terrain, etc.
- Be a self-starter, able to adapt to new situations quickly and work safely.
- Must have physical ability to get up and down repetitively while working on or under aircraft daily.
- Able to regularly lift up to 75 lbs.
- Strong interpersonal skills and be able to work well with many different personalities and customers.
- Be able to follow directions and complete projects with limited supervision.
- Have a strong sense of direction and the ability to learn/use GPS navigation.
- Basic knowledge of how to navigate and utilize mobile technology.
- Extensive/heavy/out of area travel required
- Must be able to endure long hours and extended periods away from home. Fire-fighting season can be from April to November or longer.
- Per Diem available for out of area travel.
- 9 hour duty day with 1 hour lunch onsite (hours could increase due to fire activity).
- 12 consecutive duty days with a minimum of 2 days off, beginning of fire season. Days off may change the busier the season gets. Fire Season can run May to October.
- Exposure to noise and vibration.
- Exposure to dust and diesel fumes.
- Exposure to hazardous materials.
- Exposure to sun and heat (weather).
- Hours may vary due to operational need.
Job Type: Part-time Salary: $25.00 – $30.00 per hour
- 10 hour shift
- 12 hour shift
- 8 hour shift
- Day shift
- Monday to Friday
- On call
- Weekend availability
COVID-19 considerations: Vaccination required. Social distancing and masking, where needed.
- Hazmat Endorsement (Preferred)
Work Location: On the roadMinimum Education and Experience