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Job Role:
Airport and Ground Staff, Other
United States
Not specified
Job description

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Security Clearance: None

Job Summary

The Truck Driver, Heavy operates a large sized work truck to perform various duties.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Drive a straight truck, over 4 tons, usually with 10 wheels.
  • Drive a truck to transport materials, merchandise, equipment, or workers between various types of establishments such as: manufacturing plants, freight depots, warehouses, wholesale and retail establishments, or between retail establishments and customers' houses or places of business.
  • Make deliveries and pickups as needed.
  • Haul large payloads of materials
  • Follow appropriate safety procedures.
  • Inspects truck on regular basis to report operational issues or maintenance needs.
  • May also load or unload truck with or without helpers, make minor mechanical repairs, and keep truck in good working order.
  • Perform other duties as requested


  • 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.


  • Supports helicopter operations by refueling helicopters and selecting refueling areas in remote locations.
  • Ability to perform task independently with minimum supervision.
  • Perform other duties as requested.

Management Responsibility

  • No direct reports.

Reports to

  • Job Title: Program Manager
  • Varies by assignment

Knowledge & Skills

  • Working knowledge of commercial driving regulations and area roads.
  • Ability to follow all traffic laws, plan and alter routes as needed, and abide by safety procedures.
  • Additional knowledge and skills will vary accordingly by assignment within and across contracts.

Experience & Education

  • Requires applicable truck driver license for state.
  • Previous experience as a Medium or Heavy Truck Driver preferred.

Physical Requirements/Working Environment

  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time and possibly drive long distances.
  • Ability to load and unload materials and equipment, which requires heavy lifting, carrying, and walking.


The Fuel Truck Driver / Helicopter Refueler 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. Must be willing to perform extensive travel during fire season contract and at times stay overnight in remote locations. The schedule if flexible but will not exceed 12 days without a two day break. California wage laws apply.

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.
  • These are SCA jobs and will vary accordingly by assignment within and across contracts.

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.
  • Clean driving record.
  • Minimum of a Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with tank, HazMat and airbrake endorsements.
  • Current DOT medical required.
  • 3 Years Minimum of Hazmat and fueling operational experience.
  • 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.


Travel required – (Varies by assignment)