Primary Location: UNITED STATES-CALIFORNIA-REDDING
Security Clearance: None
The Heavy Duty Truck Driver Sr position includes driving fuel service vehicle and refueling the helicopters in support of 2 USDA – Forest Service owned demilitarized Bell 209 Cobra Helicopters. This is a seasonal position (June through October). Primary base is located in Redding, CA.
(Typical duties include the following, although specific duties vary by assignment or contract.)
- Drive a straight truck, over 4 tons, with 10 wheels fuel truck
- Perform daily Quality Control checks on equipment and fuel.
- Maintain equipment in clean and functional condition.
- Use of fuel truck to fuel and defuel aircraft as directed.
- Perform Hot refueling in accordance to Federal policies and procedures.
- Maintain driver log books and fuel records via paper and electronic logging device.
- Perform pre and post daily inspections on the truck.
- Report any issues with the truck to management.
- Adhere to DOT and Federal duty day limits, policies and agency travel regulations.
- Maintains support fuel truck inventory.
- Maintain electronic logging devices, registration, inspections and maintenance of 2 International 5000 gallon Fuel Trucks.
- Performs vehicle registration, insurance and CHP formalities and documentation regarding induction of new vehicles in existing fleet.
- Oversee routine and ad hoc maintenance, obtain tags for new vehicles and renew old ones to ensure schedule fleet management.
- Monitor and ensure fleet operation in compliance with local and state rules and regulations.
- Maintain and monitor data management system to organize fleets as per various schedules and requests.
- Streamline and monitor fuel purchase system with assistance of Fuel Cards for all vehicles and drivers.
- Ensure staff receives proper training in the use, storage, and disposal of flammable liquids and hazardous waste materials according to local, state, and federal laws.
- Facilitate and implement corrective actions and capacity building to manage entire fleet to achieve company objectives.
- Participate in various workshops and educational programs and maintain knowledge on all industry relevant publications.
- Inspect equipment to determine repair work needed; estimate cost and make decisions on work requiring extensive repair; make recommendations to repair or replace vehicles to the Program Manager.
- Develop and implement standard operational standards to maintain vehicles by advocating best practice in industry.
- Supports helicopter operations by refueling helicopters and selecting refueling areas in remote locations.
- Ability to perform task independently with minimum supervision.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge & Skills
- Must be capable of submitting daily records via email and/or web.
- Must have general computer program skills; such as Microsoft Office.
- Must be able read, write, understand and speak English. Establish and maintain harmonious and effective working relationships with a wide variety of people that include senior management, employees, outside agencies, and the general public.
- Plan, direct, and organize the activities of staff.
- Research and prepare technical specifications for vehicles and equipment.
- Demonstrate appropriate mechanical and operations skills.
- Diagnose equipment failures and ensure corrective measures are taken.
- Analyze data and prepare reports with recommendations on a wide variety of vehicles and equipment.
- Diagnose and locate mechanical defects and verify repair cost estimates.
- Assist in training, and evaluating employee’s performances in the field.
- Coordinate training programs in new repair techniques, products, and equipment.
- Read, understand and interpret written directives with regard to factory letters and bulletins, automotive manuals and memorandums, and District policies and practices.
- Prepare and maintain records and reports such as time, vehicle, preventive maintenance, repair orders, field repairs, tow service, sublets, and warranties.
- Become proficient in generating and performing input of information on District automated systems.
- Communicate clearly and diplomatically in writing and verbally with personnel, vendors and customers.
Experience & Education
- Must be 21 years old and possess a high school diploma or G.E.D at the time of hire.
- Must have valid driver’s license and minimum 2 years driving experience with a clean driving record.
- Minimum of a Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with tank, HazMat and airbrake endorsements.
- Current DOT medical required.
- 2 Years Minimum of Hazmat and fueling operational experience or 3 seasonal years of fueling during fire operations.
- 2 Years Minimum of assisting in Fleet Management.
- Must be willing to perform extensive travel during fire season contract and at time stay overnight in remote locations. Schedule is flexible but will not exceed 12 days without a two day break.
- California wage laws apply.
- Previous experience with wildland fire suppression operations preferred.
Physical Requirements/Working Environment
- Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs. and be capable to climb the vehicle to perform pre-trip inspections and other related duties.
- Must be able to work in extreme heat/cold.
- Must be able to work in remote locations.
- 10% travel for program stand-ups and shutdowns