Airport – Aircraft Fire Retardant Loader

Perimeter Solutions
February 15, 2023
Job Type
Some experience required
Fort Nelson, Airport, Aircraft Fire Retardant Loader
Office Phone Number
British Columbia


Position Summary:

This is a 6- month seasonal position, responsible for the mixing and loading of fire retardant into air tankers during periods of fire activity at government airbases.

The Air Tanker Loader Technician conducts all company related business in a safe and efficient manner, in full compliance with Perimeter Solutions ESH&S, Worksafe BC, BC Wildfire policies and other applicable regulations.

Air Tanker Loader Technicians are a primary contact between Perimeter Solutions and Agency Personnel and will act in a safe, professional and courteous manner always.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Interact with Aviation crews and Government Personnel in a professional and courteous manner
  • Handling all activities related to fire retardant including:
  • Retardant concentrate recirculation
  • Mixing concentrate during aircraft loading
  • Ensuring mixed product meets quality specifications
  • Loading Air Tankers in a safe and efficient manner
  • Off-loading tanker trailers of liquid concentrate
  • Cleaning up any spills or leakage
  • Any other retardant activities required
  • Checks and minor equipment service, ensuring a state of readiness always
  • Daily operational inspection of all pumps, hoses, fittings, and switches, verifying all equipment functions as required
  • Beginning of shift checks of water and retardant tank volumes
  • Perform secondary duties including but not limited to:
  • Basic building maintenance- paint, minor repairs, Lawn maintenance
  • Timely and accurate submission of all required documentation, including time sheets, but not limited to; base activity report and base work log

Job Types: Full-time, Seasonal
Contract length: 5 months
Salary: From $21.00 per hour


  • Casual dress
  • Employee assistance program
  • On-site parking


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • On call
  • Overtime

Supplemental pay types: Overtime pay

Application question(s):

  • Can you reliably commute to and from the work location on a daily basis?
  • We require all employees to be vaccinated. Are you vaccinated with one of the valid COVID-19 vaccines?

Work Location: One location

Expected start date: 2023-04-10



  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Work in team environment and effectively communicate with other personnel
  • Ability to use hand tools, lawn mowers, garden tools
  • Mechanical background or aptitude (preferred)
  • First aid certificate (preferred)
  • Experience in forklift operation (preferred)
  • Reliable transportation to work
  • Attending Air Tanker Loader Technician certification required each year
  • Compliance with minimum two (2) consecutive days of rest, free of work or standby within a 30-day period required. Every effort will be made to offer these mandatory rest days on scheduled days off, however where necessary, rest days may occur on scheduled work day. Perimeter Solutions Canada Ltd reserves the right to adjust schedules as required.

Physical Demands:

  • Successful completion of a physical fitness evaluation involving the following:

-Lift 22 kg (49lb) weight from floor to waist.

-Lift 22 kg (49lb) weight from a crouched position.

-Crouch / Kneel position for 10 minutes.

-Carry a 27 kg (59.5lb) weight with one arm for 50m

-Walk 1.6 km in 16 minutes.

  • Frequent bending, walking and other physical activities required to completed tasks
  • Ability to lift 25 kg (50 lbs.) on frequent basis
  • Climb stairs or ladders daily accessing top of storage tanks
  • This role requires working outside in the elements

How to Apply

Please apply through the job posting: Airport - Aircraft Fire Retardant Loader - Fort Nelson, BC -

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