Test Range Fire Technician
Perform all duties to support fire test operations for a Fire Training and Test Facility (FTTF) and research and development fire test range.
Major Activities (Typical Duties/Responsibilities)
1. Drive and Operate firefighting vehicles to include pumpers and airport rescue firefighting vehicles. Operate pumps, foam systems, extended waterways, and similar equipment.
2. Perform structural firefighting duties during test events. Perform pre-fire planning. Install and remove test instrumentation.
3. Maintain firefighting equipment and fire test and training facilities. Perform preventive and corrective maintenance and operational checks on prototype firefighting equipment.
4. Perform hazardous materials containment & control as a HAZMAT incident first responder.
5. Operate tractor trailers, tankers, and other vehicles with GVW of more than 13 tons.
6. Operate fork lifts rated up to 10K pounds.
7. Perform operator maintenance on assigned vehicles.
8. Operate and maintain Fire Training and Test Facility (FTTF) including burn pits, aircraft mock-ups, fuel system, fuel-water separator, holding tanks, and piping systems. Perform FTTF preventive maintenance.
9. Perform ground maintenance activities to include mowing, vegetation control, and grading).
10. Perform duties as the composite tool kit monitor in accordance with customer guidance.
11. Manage Test, Measurement, and Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE) account/sub-account and ensure calibration of equipment items.
12. Comply with all regulatory and legislative guidance pertaining to Environmental Safety and Occupation Health (ESOH) regarding Hazardous Materials (HM) and Hazardous Waste (HW). Complete all training required for, and manage, HW Initial Accumulation Point (IAP), control and account for chemical items, and perform duties required for procurement, storage, and disposal of chemicals and HW.
13. Use safety practices and procedures following established safety rules and regulations and maintain a safe and clean work environment. Use and assure proper fit of required safety equipment and clothing. Perform clean-up duties such as cleaning equipment, sweeping, straightening, and lining up tools and other property in the assigned area.
14. Aid other Range and Operations Support (RAOS) functions as necessary or tasked.
15. Position may require travel, overtime and shift work.
· Knowledge of the principles of hydraulics as they pertain to water flow, water pressure, water levels, line (friction) losses.
· Knowledge of basic and specialized firefighting equipment, techniques, and procedures. Ability to operate firefighting vehicles of significant complexity.
· Knowledge of basic hazardous materials emergency response procedures, equipment, and identification.
· Ability to work under adverse environmental conditions including high noise and poor air quality and while exposed to out-of-control fires, HAZMAT spills, or possible explosions.
· Knowledge to apply emergency first aid techniques; and of safety requirements as outlined in applicable safety standards, regulations, and/or technical orders Ability to work outside in all weather conditions.
· Skill in operating communications equipment; and in detecting and recognizing fire hazards (potential and immediate).
· Ability to lift and move heavy objects, such as charged fire hoses, fire extinguishers, equipment, and incapacitated persons.
· Able to wear protective clothing, such as encapsulated suits weighing 50-60 pounds, and climb ladders and works at various heights while wearing protective suits.
· Ability to prioritize tasks based on customer and operational requirements.
· Working knowledge of standard office automation computer applications.
· Ability to use mail and message handling applications to retrieve information.
· Ability to work shift work and additional hours during exercises and contingencies.
· Current, active, DoD Secret Security Clearance required.
Minimum Education & Experience
· Minimum high school diploma or equivalent.
· Minimum 7 years firefighting experience to include military aircraft, structural, and wild land firefighting.
· Certified through the DOD Firefighter Certification System (or equivalent) as an Airport Firefighter, HAZMAT awareness, Apparatus Driver-Operator- Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting, Apparatus Driver Operator – Pumper.
· May require Class A CDL with tank vehicle endorsement.
· Valid Driver’s license.
· Knowledge of safety regulations and procedures.
· AFCEC customer representatives, Fire Team, Contracting Representative, SysCom staff.
· Serves as liaison between department and other departments as well as with outside customers, regulatory personnel, and organizations, etc.