Truck Driver - Seasonal

Other United States


Position Purpose

Drivers perform the essential function of professionally and safely relocating fuel or pod trucks to support Erickson aircraft on various business contracts (firefighting, construction, etc.) They follow Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations and maintain equipment to ensure contract compliance.  They interact with field crew members, construction managers, and employees within Erickson.  They represent the company in a professional and respectful manner at all times.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Relocates Fuel or Pod truck as required.  Adheres to all FMCSA regulations
  • Ensures documents are legible, current and correct and submitted on time.  Documents include Log Book, Mileage sheets, Time card w/Crew Chiefs signature, Bi weekly performance report, Forest Service fuel inspection sheet, driver’s inspection log and expense report. Inspect trucks and equipment.
  • Ensures the cleanliness of vehicle and equipment (inside/out). 
  • Ensures that vehicles and equipment are free of mechanical defects that would affect its safe operation. 
  • Receives and analyzes fuel loads, keeping accurate records.  Performs specific gravity test on all incoming loads. Monitors Jet A fuel filters and change if necessary.  Performs Audits on permit book and supplies. 
  • Ensures all inspections, permits and registrations are current and accounted for. 
  • Establishes routes for dispatch.  Formulate routes in any direction to facilitate a safe and timely dispatch.  
  • Must be familiar with U.S. Forest Service contracts and processes.
  • Performs routine and unexpected basic maintenance on equipment.
  • Assists in fly yards in a construction setting (calling loads, assisting with hook-ups) when requested.
  • Assists crew with major component changes. 
  • Trains new team members on job function.
  • Communicates via phone or email on a consistent basis. Communicates in a courteous and professional manner at all times. 
  • Takes direction from the Fabrication & Fleet Services Manager and from the Crew Chief while on work assignments.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A minimum of 2 years driving semi-trucks. Class A CDL license with Tanker AND Hazmat endorsements.
  • Acceptable driving record per Erickson’s insurance requirement.
  • Must have working knowledge of Department of Transportation rules and regulations.
  • Must be able to navigate state to state and maintain assigned vehicle.
  • Must be able to safely relocate Hazmat and other assets.
  • Must be able to identify restricted routes.
  • Basic computer skills to utilize email, to text using smart phones, and ability to use computer based tracking/logging devices.


Safety and Work Environment – Identifies hazardous or potentially hazardous situations and takes appropriate action to maintain a safe and productive work environment for self and others. Follows Values Charter “Safety: Above all else”.

Effective Communication - Actively listens to others. Communicates with others clearly, openly, and respectfully. Uses all forms of communication effectively and appropriately (includes email, text, IM).

Teamwork - Works with and supports others to achieve organizational goals. Meets individual and team deadlines and responsibilities. Assumes additional responsibilities when needed. Responds constructively to instructions and procedures. Listens to others and values opinions and is respectful of team members and other Erickson employees. Works effectively with team leader or manager and promotes a positive team environment.

Accountable to Achieving Commitments - Achieves commitments to both internal and external customers. Produces high quality work by being attentive to detail and maintaining accuracy. Works in a conscientious, consistent, and thorough manner to meet all schedules and timelines. Anticipates potential problems. Finds the root cause of problems and takes appropriate action. Makes continuous improvement to processes and results.

Adaptability to Change - Understands, accepts, and supports the need for business change and helping others with transitions. Adapts and adjusts to change within own area of responsibility as well as accepting the need for change more broadly. Actively identifies and leads change within area of responsibility.

“We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, inquiry or discussion about compensation, or any other characteristic protected by law.”

Individuals hired by Erickson must provide documentation of full vaccination against COVID-19 or documentation of a valid exemption. Those with exemptions will be reasonably accommodated only if such accommodations do not pose a direct threat to the health and safety of others or an undue burden or Erickson’s operations.