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Firefighter Engineer

Firefighter Engineer

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Fire Protection

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Aerojet Rocketdyne is an innovative company delivering solutions that create value for its customers in the aerospace and defense markets. The company is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader that provides propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, in support of domestic and international markets. Additional information about Aerojet Rocketdyne can be obtained by visiting our websites at and


Aerojet Rocketdyne seeks a Firefighter Engineer for our facility in Sacramento, California.


Provide response to on-plant emergencies and may provide emergency response to those companies not affiliated with Aerojet Rocketdyne whom are also within the Aerojet Rocketdyne Industrial Park. Provides and performs maintenance, inspections and testing of fixed and mobile fire protection and suppression equipment and systems. Provides and performs other emergency and non-emergency actions in support of company operations.


The duration of this position is expected through December 2018.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

Emergency - Responds to all on plant emergencies and performs actions including but not limited to: firefighting, medical aid, hazardous materials incident mitigation, and rescue. Operates all fire apparatus. May operate within all positions of the incident command system (I.C.S.). Follows guidelines within the Aerojet Rocketdyne Integrated Contingency Plan where applicable. Works with outside agencies per unified command guidelines.


Non-Emergency - Responsible for testing diesel and electric fire pumps weekly, providing preventive maintenance and conducting annual pump testing of fixed and mobile fire suppression pumps. Tests evacuation alarm panels and investigate possible false alarms. Inspects fire extinguishers in all buildings and areas per Aerojet operating procedure and state regulations. Inspects, tests and maintains fire doors per N.F.P.A. standards. Provides preventive maintenance and testing of water-type fire systems. Makes repairs and modifications to fire protection systems. Winterizes deluge systems as directed. Additions and Modifications are limited to areas not exceeding 2,500 square feet.


Provides shutdown or activation of fire systems, hydrants and water mains for the purpose of modification or repairs. Responds to reported water leaks. Provides hot work permits in conjunction with the fire marshal or designee to assure good fire prevention practices. May act alone in some areas as designated by the fire marshal. Performs hydrant testing and preventative maintenance. Provides stand-by services upon request. Inspects all fire apparatus. Maintains inventories on all apparatus. Follows Aerojet Fire Service standard operating procedures where applicable. May provide training or assist in training of other employees.


Four (4) years of experience in industrial fire protection or an equivalent period of time as a full-time firefighter.


Must demonstrate a working knowledge of tools and mechanical skills and possess an understanding of industrial fire protection.


Must hold and maintain certification to accept National Fire Brigade Standards for interior structural firefighting, First Responder First Aid to State Fire Marshal standards, and Hazardous Materials First Responder/Operational as defined by State of California office of Emergency Services and FED/CAL OSHA standards.

Firefighter-Engineers/ Technicians who have not maintained certifications in skills required by law or regulation will be reclassified as a Firefighter.


US Citizenship required. Must also be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information, and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.



Work Environment/Physical Requirements:

The work environment may require a combination of indoor and outdoor activity (hot, cold, wet, humid conditions) with a varied amount of walking, standing, sitting, climbing (i.e. ladders, stair, scaffolding, ramps), balance (maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces), bending, reaching, handling/fingering (seizing, holding, grasping, turning picking, pinching), stooping, kneeling, crouching and ability to lift/carry/push/pull up to 50 pounds. Work may require the ability to operate material handling equipment (forklift, crane, hoist, man lift, etc.) in a safe manner. While performing the duties of this job, employees may work around variable noise levels or with fume or airborne particles, hazardous chemicals, etc. requiring the use of personal protective equipment such as face protection (safety glasses, goggles, face shield), foot protection (i.e. steel toed shoes, rubber boots, etc.), gloves, hard hat, shop coat and hearing protection. Some positions may require Respirator clearance up to and including the Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) Level A clearance. Work requires the ability to change into or out of personal protective equipment when entering or exiting manufacturing, laboratory, or other areas. Some employees may be required to drive between various locations within the Company facility or between locations. Work duties may also be required to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer and/or the ability to travel by air or auto. Ability to distinguish colors may also be necessary. This position may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.


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