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Entry Level Airport Firefighter

Company: General Atomics and Affiliated Companies
Location: Palmdale
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Entry Level Airport FirefighterPalmdale, CaliforniaDate posted 03/25/2021Job ID 31555BRCompany General Atomics Aeronautical SystemsExperience Level Entry-Level (0-2 years)Job Title Entry Level Airport FirefighterCity PalmdaleState CaliforniaFull-Time/Part-Time Full-Time HourlyJob Summary General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.Under close supervision of the airfield safety supervisor and shift lead, this position serves as a crew member responsible for maintaining entire airfield/movement area in compliance with company requirements. Conducts daily inspections to identify hazards to safe aircraft operations and maintenance. Responds to all airfield incidents/accidents as a member of the ARFF/Emergency Response Team. Ensures constant level of preparedness through standard company training and self education on basic airfield operations and emergency response.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Performs daily inspections of all airport safety and operational areas and equipment including runway and taxiways, airfield lighting, parking aprons, hangars, fuel storage areas, and perimeter fences and gates for hazardous conditions related to aviation operations.Maintains and repairs airport facilities and grounds by performing sweeper runs, weed control, asphalt repair and litter control. May assist maintenance personnel in other repairs necessary to ensure flight safety.Performs duties to monitor and enforce flight, fire and life safety regulations/procedures including flight line vehicle operations and foreign object debris control.Provides crash response services to unmanned aerial vehicles operating at the airfield and prepares site for follow-on investigation in accordance with the facility Pre-Mishap Plan.Performs fire prevention activities and services throughout the airfield/facility, including frequent fire detection/FOD rounds and response to hazardous material spills as necessary.Responds to other emergencies as necessary and is prepared to provide basic first aid assistance, including CPR/AED, to company personnel in distress. Coordinates with public emergency services as necessary.Maintain all fire prevention/departmental equipment in a serviceable/ready status, including fire vehicles, response vehicles, sweeper vehicles, extinguishing equipment and other related tools.Performs wildlife control/dispersal/disposal methods to ensure airfield and airspace safety.Ensures compliance with required training and maintains any required certifications (e.g. firefighter driver's license endorsement.)Required to perform shift work in a rotation of days, evenings and nights, to include weekends and holidays.Responsible for observing all laws, regulations, and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company.Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.Additional Duties as assigned or required.Schedule: 5/40Job Qualifications: Completion of Firefighter I academy or certificate is required.Typically requires a high school diploma or equivalent. Must have ability to understand concepts relating to aircraft emergency response, associated equipment, airport operations and fire prevention activities.Must possess the ability to lift up to 50 pounds;The ability to work under pressure and handle stressful situations.Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, other company departments and outside agencies.The ability to accurately document and maintain records and files.The ability to operate heavy equipment.A valid California driver's license.The ability to work both independently and in a team environment is essential as is the ability to work different shifts, workdays and extended hours as requiredTravel Percentage Required 0 - 25Relocation Assistance Provided NoUS Citizenship Required? YesClearance Required? NoWhether you are just starting out in your career or are an experienced professional, GA offers a comprehensive benefits package. For more information on our Total Rewards package, please click Apply Now below to be directed to the complete job description.General Atomics is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, transitioning status, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, medical condition, mental disability, physical disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. EEO is the law. We also prohibit compensation discrimination under all applicable laws.

Keywords: General Atomics and Affiliated Companies, Palmdale , Entry Level Airport Firefighter, Other , Palmdale, California

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