Firefighter – Canadian Base Operators – 2022
Canadian Base Operators’ Moose Jaw team is recruiting! If you are committed and collaborative professional looking to contribute to a hard-working, innovative team, this opportunity is for you.
15 Wing, headquartered in Moose Jaw, is the centre of RCAF aircrew training and is comprised of 2 Canadian Forces Flying Training School (CFFTS) and 431 Air Demonstration Squadron (CF Snowbirds) both located in Moose Jaw, SK. The Wing is the principal site of the NATO Flying Training in Canada (NFTC). 15 Wing is responsible for three different aircraft platforms that include: CT-156 Harvard II, CT-155 Hawk, CT-114 Tutor, and any visiting aircraft.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direction of the Fire Chief, the Fire Fighter is responsible for responding as a member of the duty crew to all aircraft emergencies and provides standby support for hazardous material spills during flying hours. The Fire Fighter will also participate in daily training and exercises, verify the operational readiness of the fire vehicle and onboard equipment and assist in the maintenance of an adequate inventory of firefighting consumable stores.
- Perform inspections, testing, maintenance, repairs, and tasks generated by the CMMS and as required by regulatory standards.
- Responds as a firefighter to all aircraft emergency situations.
- Respond to hazardous materials, leaks and spills.
- Performs daily vehicle and equipment checks and verifies personal protective equipment.
- Inspects and coordinates the maintenance for handheld fire extinguishers of all classes.
- Ensures adequate numbers of charged breathing air cylinders are on hand.
- Conducts various building and fire inspections.
- Assists and maintains training and incident logs.
- Participates in daily fitness training program.
- Conducts Inspection, Testing and Maintenance (ITM) of all fire alarm and suppression systems for the entire Wing.
- Attends annual live fire training.
- Is responsible to maintain a high level of security while performing and executing their scope of work.
- Conduct monthly maintenance and reporting requirements.
- Participate in semi-annual Performance Appraisals.
- Participate in the prevention of workplace occurrences and promote a safe working environment.
- Ensure proper operation and maintenance of rescue equipment.
- Other duties as required.
Conduct Fire Extinguisher Training for RCAF members.
- Educate employees in local evacuation procedures.
- Communicates Effectively
- Problem Solving and Innovation
- Teamwork and Collaboration
- Change Orientation
- Strong planning, organization and execution skills
- Must hold IFSAC or equivalent NFPA accredited qualifications
- Fire Inspector level 1 (NFPA 1031) desirable but not mandatory.
- Firefighter Level II (NFPA 1001)
- Fire Apparatus Driver Operator (NFPA 1002)
- Airport Fire Fighter (NFPA 1003)
- Standard First Aid and CPR ‘C”
- CARS Re-certification – Live Fire Training – participate annually
WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
- 1-3 years of firefighting experience in the aviation industry an asset
SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
- Must pass a medical examination, Drug and Alcohol test
- Proficient use of computers and MS Office
- Familiar in hazardous material spill cleanup procedures for storing and handling hazardous materials is
desirable but not mandatory
- Must have and maintain a minimum of a valid Class 3A driver’s learners’ licence
- Able to obtain Radio Operator and Airside Vehicle Operator Permit
- Annual Live Fire & Medical Certifications
- Annual Physical Fitness Maintenance Program
- Must obtain an Enhanced Reliability Clearance from the Canadian Industrial Security Directorate
COVID-19 Regulations: Canadian Base Operators complies with all applicable COVID-19 requirements. This may require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, provide attestations regarding vaccination status and/or COVID-19 testing, or satisfy other conditions of employment that Canadian Base Operators deems appropriate, and employees may be required to show proof of vaccination and/or negative COVID-19 test results as a condition of employment (except in limited circumstances where an employee is legally entitled to an accommodation).