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Airfield Firefighter Emergency Response

Palmdale, California
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Date posted 02/14/2023 Job ID 40320BR Company General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Experience Level Entry-Level (0-2 years) Job Title Airfield Firefighter Emergency Response City Palmdale State California Workstyle Onsite Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time Hourly Salary Range $35,390 - $52,625

Job Summary General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.

Under supervision of the airfield supervisor or shift lead, this position serves as a crew member responsible for maintaining airfield/movement area in compliance with company requirements. Conducts inspections to identify hazards to safe aircraft operations and maintenance. Responds to all airfield incidents/accidents as a member of the ARFF/Emergency Response Team. Ensures constant level of preparedness through company, department, and self-education training for airfield operations and emergency response. This position's work schedule is a 40-hour/ 5-day work week.


  • Performs inspections of airport operational areas and equipment including runway and taxiways, airfield lighting, parking aprons, hangars, and fuel storage areas.
  • Performs duties to monitor and enforce flight, fire and life safety regulations/procedures including flight line vehicle operations and foreign object debris control.
  • Provides crash response services to remotely piloted aircraft operating at the airfield and prepares site for follow-on investigation in accordance with the facility Mishap Plan.
  • Performs fire prevention activities and services throughout the airfield facility, including fire detection rounds and response to hazardous material spills as necessary.
  • Responds to other emergencies as necessary and is prepared to provide basic first-aid service, including CPR/AED, to company personnel in distress. Coordinates with public emergency services as necessary.
  • Maintain all departmental equipment in a serviceable/ready status, including fire vehicles, response vehicles, extinguishing equipment and other related tools.
  • Ensures compliance with required training and maintains any required certifications.
  • Willingness to participate in on the job training for driving and operation of airfield firefighting vehicles (ARFF Fire Trucks).
  • Required to perform shift work in a rotation of days, evenings and nights, to include weekends and holidays.
  • Responsible for observing all laws, regulations, and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company.
  • Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.
  • Additional Duties as assigned or required.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.
Job Qualifications:
  • Completion of Firefighter 1 academy or FF-1 certification (IFSAC , Pro Board, California State Fire Marshal’s Office / California State Fire Training, California State Board of Fire Services, DoD, or verifiable equivalences) is required.
  • Typically requires a high school diploma or equivalent. Must have ability to understand concepts relating to aircraft emergency response, associated equipment, airport operations and fire prevention activities.
  • Must possess the ability to lift up to 50 pounds;
  • The ability to work under pressure and handle stressful situations.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, other company departments and outside agencies.
  • The ability to accurately document and maintain records and files.
  • The ability to operate heavy equipment.
  • A valid California driver's license.
  • The ability to work both independently and in a team environment is essential as is the ability to work different shifts, workdays, and additional hours as required.

Salary:$35,390 - $52,625
Travel Percentage Required 0 - 25 Relocation Assistance Provided Not Provided US Citizenship Required? Yes Clearance Required? No Apply Now
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