Team Member / Responder

Must Haves

  • Current Class A CDL License, with clean driving record
  • Experience operating heavy, specialized equipment
  • Flexibility to be on-call at a moment’s notice, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, and on the road for 8-10 months throughout the year
  • Ability to work well under pressure and in high stress situations
  • Flexible work attitude: the ability to work productively and independently as well as a team, with the ability to meet unexpected demands
  • Strong communication skills
  • Attention to Detail

Other Skills

  • Ability to use good judgment and remain calm in high stress situations
  • Ability to be unaffected by loud noises and flashing lights
  • Ability to function efficiently without interruption under intense pressure for long periods of time
  • Willingness to take part in rigorous physical training schedule, first responder training and updates on equipment and life saving techniques
  • Ability to prioritize
  • Ability to lift, carry and balance up to 125 pounds (250 pounds with assistance)
  • Ability to work in start-up environment
  • Ability to document, in writing, all relevant information from each response
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Ability to bend, stoop and crawl on uneven terrain
  • Ability to withstand varied environmental conditions such as extreme heat, cold and moisture
  • Ability to work in low light situations and confined spaces, with multiple people at times
  • Ability to work with other emergency providers to make appropriate emergency response decisions
  • Possess a basic understanding of stress response and methods to ensure personal well-being


  • Provides emergency services to disaster victims, including, but not limited to:
    • Assessing the safety of the scene, while prioritizing the emergency response
    • Saving lives
    • Operating heavy, specialized equipment, including, but not limited to: cranes, excavators, loaders, dozers, generators, backhoes, chain saws
    • Assisting the local authorities in managing the response
    • Clearing debris to allow access by other responders
    • Starting the recovery process
    • Clearing home sites for long term recovery
  • Performs routine maintenance and inventory of trucks, tools and equipment, and ensures future readiness
  • Takes part in regular training, even in the off season, including physical training, use of equipment, additional education, professional certifications and any other related matters necessary to carry out duties of a first responder
  • Complies with Department of Transportation regulations
  • Complies with safety regulations


  • For those living in or willing to relocate to Lancaster, PA

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