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Lead Operations Specialist



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

Lead Operations Specialist

Burnbot, Inc.
Placerville, CA

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  • $38 - $61 an hour

Job type

  • Full-time

Shift and schedule

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


Placerville, CA

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  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off

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 a Lead Operations Specialist to organize, coordinate and control daily assignments and provide the necessary direction and leadership to crewmember(s), inspect and maintain equipment daily, conduct tailgate safety briefings and applicable training to team members, identify operational needs for each working location and work with team members to mitigate any concerns. Crew Leader will work with leadership to plan and execute daily project objectives and ensure that the team’s operation is conducted safely and to project specifications.

This role is a non-exempt role with an hourly rate $38-$61. 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 Tasks

  • Promote and uphold the BurnBot, Inc. Mission Statement, Company Vision, and Core Values at all times.
  • Maintain a safe, productive, and positive work environment. Maintain and clean all equipment issued.
  • Comply with all state and federal regulations.
  • Proficient operation of light or medium machinery, and heavy machinery.
  • Pilot remote Forestry masticators to cut, clear and remove brush, surface level fuels and trees. Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Lead and manage a worksite and team.
  • Onboarding and training for BurnBot employees.
  • Overseeing teams on the job site and other project areas.
  • Crew resource management
  • Properly training and development of their team.
  • Ensuring that the site operations run smoothly and professionally.
  • Ensuring that the base, crew, and equipment is project ready.


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Valid driver's license
  • Experience working in Forestry, Fuels Mitigation, Heavy Equipment, or Wildfire
  • 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 weights of up to 100 lbs with regularity.
  • Ability to bend, twist, lift, reach, grasp and climb various surfaces and heights for 8+ hours per day.
  • Be able to commute around to various Burnbot Hubs (Northern and Southern California, Oregon, Nevada)
  • Passion for Burnbot’s mission

It would be cool if…

  • Possess a Commercial Drivers License

Still interested? Please apply by sending your resume to 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 careers@burnbot.com.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $38.00 - $61.00 per hour

Expected hours: 30 per week


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Vision insurance


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


  • Firefighting: 5 years (Preferred)

Ability to Commute:

  • Placerville, CA (Required)

Ability to Relocate:

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

Work Location: In person

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