Fire Equipment Operator/Driver Engineer (Ref#012)

  • KW
  • Full-time
  • Published: 2020-11-18 19:09:12Z

JOB DESCRIPTION

Fire personnel will perform firefighting, rescue and Hazmat response. The company is keen on laying down a clear competency assurance program that is linked to individual career development and ensure professionalism within the brigade. The organization is offering generous Expat Allowances including Free Food, Housing, Airfare, Health Insurance, Car and local transportation. If possible and to expedite consideration please submit copies of your fire related certifications with your resume.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Operates (on assigned shift) all types of heavy and light vehicles, appliances, trucks and trailers to fires/standby locations or any disaster area. Serves as a member of firefighting, salvage, rescue and standby crew, day and night; and performs routine maintenance; cleans and helps in servicing these appliances and their associated pumps/equipment as necessary. Fights fire, conducts salvage and rescue operations in and outside company areas.
  • Should possess the competencies required for the Job Description of fireman. 
  • Use hand tools, recognize system problems, and correct any deficiency noted according to policies and procedures set out by the truck manufacturers. 
  • Use tools and equipment and complete all related departmental forms.
  • Operate passenger restraint devices; maintain safe following distances; maintain control of the vehicle while accelerating, decelerating, and turning, given road, weather, and traffic conditions; operate under adverse environmental or driving surface conditions; and use automotive gauges and controls.
  • Use mirrors and judge vehicle clearance.
  • Deploy, energize, and monitor the system or equipment and to recognize and correct system problems.
  • Operate fire department communications equipment, relay information, and record information.
  • Operate radio equipment and discriminate between routine and emergency traffic.
  • Activate emergency procedures in accordance with the department’s SOPs.

Apparatus Equipped with Fire Pump

  • Use safety equipment, deploy traffic and scene control devices, dismount apparatus, establish and operate in the protected work areas as directed.
  • To hand lay a supply hose, connect and place hard suction hose for drafting operations.
  • Deploy portable water tanks as well as the equipment necessary to transfer water between and draft from them, make hydrant to-pumper hose connections for forward and reverse lays, connect supply hose to a hydrant, and fully open and close the hydrant.
  • Position a fire department pumper to operate at a fire hydrant and at a static water source, power transfer from vehicle engine to pump, draft, operate pumper pressure control systems, operate the volume/pressure transfer valve (multistage pumps only), operate auxiliary cooling systems, make the transition between internal and external water sources, and assemble hose lines, nozzles, valves, and appliances.
  • Operate foam proportioning equipment and connect foam stream equipment.

Equipped with an Aerial Device

  • Determine a correct position for the apparatus, manoeuvre apparatus into that position, and avoid obstacles to operations.
  • Transfer power from the vehicle’s engine to the hydraulic system and operate vehicle stabilization devices.
  • Raise, rotate, extend, and position to a specified location, as well as lock, unlock, retract, lower, and bed the aerial device.
  • Rotate and position to centre, unlock, retract, lower, and bed the aerial device using the emergency operating system.
  • Deploy and operate an elevated master stream so that nozzle reaction, range of operation, and weight limitations are managed to provide an effective operation. 

Mobile Water Supply Apparatus

  • Determine a correct position for the apparatus, manoeuvre apparatus into that position,
  • avoid obstacles to operations and operate the fire pump or rapid water dump system.
  • Deploy portable water tanks, connect and operate water transfer equipment, and
  • connect a strainer and suction hose to the fire pump.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum experience: 5 years as FEO / Driver Engineer
  • Oil & Gas experience is preferable 
  • Meet minimum physical fitness abilities as per NFPA 1582
  • Driving license required
  • IFSAC/Pro-Boards Certification (or Equivalent JOIFF certification) required
    • Firefighter II (Advanced Exterior, Interior Structural)
    • Rope Rescue II,
    • Confined Space Rescue II
    • Haz Mat Responder -  Technician
    • Driver/Operator - Pumper, Aerial, Mobile Water Supply

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