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Helicopter Operations Support and Fleet Driver

We Are Looking for: Helicopter Operations Support and Fleet Driver

Summary of Duties

The Helicopter Operations Support and Fleet Driver will support aircraft for powerline work, Forest Fire  Contracts (CWN), and other contracts as needed. This position will perform duties assisting helicopter  operations through safely and efficiently operating company fleet vehicles, fueling aircraft, and hooking  and removing long lines. The position requires confidence in and around helicopter operations,  maintaining alertness to multiple concurrent activities, and a commitment to safe and conscientious  commercial motor vehicle operations. 

Experience and Proficiency In The Following Major Areas:

  • Experienced in safely operating trucks with a Gross Vehicle Weight Ratings (GVWR) up to and  over 26,000 lbs. 
  • Knowledge of State and Federal Road regulation and laws 
  • Hazardous materials transportation 
  • DOT Hours of Service 
  • Performing DOT vehicle inspections 
  • DOT Driver Regulations  
  • Proficient at using GPS and other routing systems 
  • KeepTruckin applications 
  • Ability to organize a daily workload by priorities  
  • Must be able to multi-task 
  • Well-organized and reliable 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain state-issued Class A Commercial Driver’s License with Hazmat and Tanker endorsements
  • Safely and conscientiously utilize and operate all fleet trucks, vehicles, and equipment,  observing all law and industry standards of operation and use to complete assigned tasks and  responsibilities
  • Drive trucks transporting hazardous materials
  • Obey all applicable traffic laws and drive according to the weather/road conditions
  • Perform inspections of your vehicle prior to and following each trip
  • Ensure vehicles and equipment are clean inside and outside and maintained accordingly
  • Support aircraft for powerline work, fire contracts, and other contracts as required through  refueling aircraft, hooking and removing long lines, and other ground support duties as assigned
  • Track fuel quantities and order when needed 
  • Under the direction of the Fleet Manager, support the truck and vehicle fleet to maintain road and field use readiness
  • Service and maintain company equipment as directed
  • Notify managers of any major maintenance or issues encountered
  • Comply with DOT regulations
  • Participate in out-of-town travel, work, and overtime work, as required 
  • Positively represent Lohman Helicopter through a professional and favorable appearance to the  public and to the companies and entities that we work with
  • Satisfactorily complete all company mandated and assigned training classes and training courses  within given time limits
  • Make safety a priority at all time
  • Maintain constant alertness to the multiple concurrent activities of the landing zone, including  the activities of other employees and contractors, and the movement of equipment/helicopters
  • Must be self-motivated, disciplined, dependable, and resourceful, with a can-do attitude
  • Maintain a consistent, open, and honest line of communication with your supervisor
  • Maintain DOT Medical Examiner’s Certificate 

Other Duties Assigned

Due to the nature of small business operations, it may occasionally be necessary to fulfill task  requirements of varied nature.

Qualifications/ Licenses

  • Valid Class A CDL  
  • Tanker Endorsement  
  • Hazmat Endorsement 
  • Valid DOT Medical Examiner’s Certificate  
  • Clean driving record with no moving violations 
  • Must pass a background check and DOT drug test 
  • Ability to lift and carry at least 50 pounds 
  • High level of composure and good stress management 
  • Alert, focused, and detail-oriented  
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Compensation

  • Annual Salary: DOE  
  • Group Health: Employer paid for employee. Option to insure family.  Retirement Plan: Yes 
  • Out of Town Per Diem: $55.00 per day 
  • Out of Town Lodging: Company paid and arranged

Schedule

Two-week rotation supporting aircraft for powerline work, forest fire contracts, and other  contracts assigned throughout the United States, Canada, and other selected sites. The Helicopter  Operations Support and Fleet Driver will be required to work varied shifts and may be required to be  available for on-call shifts. Generally, jobs are scheduled in advance, though occasionally there will be  “on call” rotations.