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Obishikokaang Resources Corporation Job Opportunity
Slash Burning Supervisor

Obishikokaang Resource Corporation (ORC) employs a Slash Burning Supervisor who is responsible for seasonal activities typically timed in the spring &/or winter months.

The Slash Burning Supervisor’s duties and responsibilities include supervision and completion of the following tasks:

  • Hand-construction of a dirt fire line
  • Cutting and removal of trees and woody debris to create firebreaks
  • Laying and plumbing of fire hoses
  • Water pumping and spraying to cool fuels
  • Ignition of backfires to burn out unwanted fuels
  • Patrolling for spot fires
  • Churning the ashes to eliminate embers (“mop-up”)
  • Removal of fire equipment & hoses
  • Supervision of 10 to 20 person fire crew
  • Ensuring that all requirements of the Health and Safety Act are followed

Job requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Additional relevant post-secondary education, such as an Associate degree in fire science, is preferred
  • 3-5 years’ fire-fighting experience
  • In-depth knowledge of safe and controlled burns, ignition potential, wildfire suppression tactics and relevant health and safety issues
  • The ability to complete on-the-job course work and training provided by the National Wildfire Coordinating group (NWCG), First Aid Certificate training, WHMIS certification and any additional training deemed necessary by the Corporation
  • Physical fitness and endurance, as this job involves manual-labor in hot smoky conditions, walking in steep terrain while carrying tools and equipment, and use of tools and ignition devices/torches
  • Experience leading a fire crew of 10 to 20 people

Ability to communicate with crew members about work progress and safety