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HELICOPTER OPERATIONS SUPPORT AND FLEET DRIVER

Helicopter Operations Support and Fleet Driver

Job Desription

Summary of Duties

The Helicopter Operations Support and Fleet Driver will support aircraft for powerline work, forest fire contracts, and other contracts as needed. This position reports to the Fleet Manager and assists helicopter operations through safely and efficiently operating company fleet vehicles, fueling aircraft, and hooking and removing long lines. The position will also support fleet maintenance through maintaining and servicing fleet vehicles and support equipment to maintain road and field use readiness. 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 of up to and over 26,000 lbs.
  • Experienced performing fleet maintenance and repair of trucks and support equipment
  • Proficient at welding and fabricating 
  • Knowledge of State and Federal Road regulations and laws 
  • Hazardous materials transportation
  • DOT Hours of Service and driver regulations
  • Performing DOT vehicle inspections
  • Proficient at using GPS and other routing systems
  • Ability to organize a daily workload by priorities 
  • Must be well-organized, able to multi-task, and reliable

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Safely 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 and comply with DOT regulations 
  • 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
  • Perform vehicle inspections prior to and following each trip 
  • Ensure dispatching trucks are equipped with the necessary equipment for assigned contract(s)
  • Under the direction of the Fleet Manager, perform inspections and preventative maintenance and service and repair on vehicles and support equipment to maintain road and field use readiness
  • Work closely with the Fleet Manager to schedule fleet maintenance and repairs, including body shops, cooling systems, tires, brakes, USFS required equipment
  • Use tools and equipment, such as pressure gauges, wrenches, welding equipment, screwdrivers, hoists, and jacks to perform repairs and assigned preventive maintenance services while constantly utilizing safety precautions
  • Ensure vehicles and equipment are clean inside and outside and maintained accordingly
  • Maintain state-issued Class A Commercial Driver’s License with Hazmat and Tanker endorsements and DOT Medical Examiner’s Certificate 
  • Notify managers of any major maintenance or issues encountered
  • 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
  • Maintain a consistent, open, and honest line of communication with your supervisor
  • Make safety a priority at all times

Other Duties as 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 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 
  • Strong ability to manage time and prioritize tasks 
  • Must be self-motivated, disciplined, dependable, and resourceful, with a can-do attitude

Compensation

Employment Status: W2

Pay: $25.00 per hour

Group Health and Dental Insurance: Employer paid for employee; option for employee to insure family members

Retirement Plan: Yes

Life Insurance: Yes

PTO: Yes

Out of Town Per Diem: $55.00 per day

Travel and Out of Town Lodging: Company paid and arranged

Overtime:

Being willing to work overtime is a requirement. Overtime must be approved. 

Shop Schedule:

Truck Shop in Lewiston, Idaho, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Field Schedule:

The Helicopter Operations Support and Fleet Driver will be required to work varied shifts to support aircraft for powerline work, forest fire contracts, and other contracts assigned throughout the United States, Canada, and other selected sites.

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