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Operations Specialist



Placerville, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, July 5, 2024

Operations Specialist

Placerville, CA
$24 - $26 an hour - Full-time

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  • $24 - $26 an hour

Job type

  • Full-time

Shift and schedule

  • 8 hour shift
  • Overtime
  • Weekends as needed
  • Monday to Friday


Placerville, CA

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  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Full job description

About BurnBot

BurnBot provides systematic fuels treatment services to prevent destructive wildfires. We’re firefighters, scientists, engineers, prescribed fire practitioners, ecologists, and community members who are answering the call to scale fuel treatment capacity. Our modern fuel treatment system recognizes and supports conservation efforts with a clean, smoke-free process. We need technology to amplify our workforces with targeted use of synthetic fire to treat fuel loads 10x faster than previously possible.

The Role

BurnBot is seeking an Operations Specialist to join our rapidly growing RX Field Operations team. This role will be responsible for daily inspection and maintenance of equipment, conducting mechanical and prescribed fire fuel treatments, upholding company safety standards, working with team members on a number of tasks that promote and enhance BurnBot’s mission, and a focus to ensure our customers’ satisfaction. This role is a non-exempt role with an hourly rate $24-$26, with the possibility of overtime. However, we do consider many factors when creating job offers, including (but not limited to), the role, location, responsibilities, experience, training, education, and skillset.

Required Skills

  • Comply with all state and federal regulations; safety or otherwise
  • Maintain and promote a safe, productive and positive working environment.
  • Ensure issued equipment is properly maintained and clean at all times.
  • Ability to perform minor repairs on hand tools, power equipment and vehicles, as needed.
  • Ability to assess site, terrain and weather conditions before operating equipment to ensure personal and team safety.
  • Experience with chainsaw in felling and bucking operations.
  • Understanding and capability to perform construction, fabrication and clean-up activities.
  • Strong bias for action and the ability to execute assigned tasks with or without guidance.
  • Capable of adapting to a rapidly changing environment and work priorities.
  • Desire to learn, ask questions and take on new responsibilities as needed.


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Valid driver's license
  • Experience in wildland firefighting and/or prescribed fire fields required
  • Utilize personal knowledge to resolve issues and ability to discern when to seek assistance for efficient, effective resolutions.
  • Excellent customer service skills. Including listening, responding and assisting with a positive, of service mindset.
  • Physical ability to lift/push/pull up to 100 lbs with regularity.
  • Ability to bend, twist, lift, reach, grasp and climb various surfaces and heights for 8+ hours per day.
  • Passion for Burnbot’s mission

It would be cool if…

  • Ability to operate heavy equipment such as a forklift, skidder, grader, excavators, etc.
  • Had or met the following certification criteria: FFT2, FIRB, CRWB, FELB, ENGB, HEQB, FFT1, CDL.
  • Experience in Leadership in the Wildland Fire field.

Still interested? Please apply by sending your resume to careers@burnbot.com or visiting our job postings on Indeed.

Burnbot is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including but not limited to, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with one or more disabilities, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at 415-795-9124 or james@burnbot.com.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $24.00 - $26.00 per hour

Expected hours: 40 per week


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime
  • Weekends as needed


  • Firefighting: 1 year (Required)


  • Driver's License (Required)

Ability to Commute:

  • Placerville, CA (Required)

Ability to Relocate:

  • Placerville, CA: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person

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