Optimum Safety Management / Amerisafe Group:  The extraordinary safety services and solutions you’ve been using from Optimum Safety Management will now be provided to you by Amerisafe Consulting and Safety Services, LLC (ACSS). The same great team, now with even more resources and solutions to support your mission.

Chicago, IL

Rescue Equipment Technician (RET) and Rescuer Midwest

Job Description:

The responsibilities for the position include:

  • Completing the following activities for confined space and fresh air rescue operations:
    • Performing entrant job activities
      • In horizontal spaces
      • In vertical spaces
      • In elevated spaces
  • Completing confined space and vertical technical rescue activities involving the following:
    • Assessing the patient medically
    • Packaging the victim
    • Removing the victim from the space
    • Establishing a rally point
    • Delivering the victim to the rally point

The physical requirements for the position include:

  • Must be able to climb a 50 foot fixed straight ladder
  • Must be able to climb a 30-foot portable extension ladder
  • Must be able to lift 100 pounds to waist level
  • Must be able to stoop, kneel, crawl, and crouch with 40 pounds on back
  • Must be able to drag the 165-pound manikin 10 feet
  • Must be able to meet all 29 CFR 1910.134 criteria for wearing an APR respirator and IDLH respirator (SAR and SCBA)

The responsibilities for the RET and instructor position include:

  • Working directly under the supervision of the Midwest Operations Manager (MOM) to fulfil rescue and instruction operations in the Chicago area
  • Providing both QLFT and QNFT services for customers and Midwest rescuers
  • Providing drug testing for Midwest rescuers
  • Responsible for maintaining a goal of 50% billable (on a weekly basis)
  • Responsible for rescue and training trailer movement, along with training equipment movement as directed by the MOM
  • Responsible for MSA monitor repairs as directed by the MOM (after successfully completing MSA repair technician training and certification)
  • Responsible for facilities maintenance as directed by the MOM
  • Responsible for vehicle maintenance as directed by the MOM
  • Responsible for maintaining existing client relationships

The requirements for the position include:

  • Recommended knowledge of OSHA and ANSI standards (with a minimum completion of an OSHA 10 program)
  • Recommended knowledge of technical rescue techniques
  • Recommended rescue certifications:
    • Confined Space Rescue Technician
    • High Angle Rescue Technician or Rope Access (Sprat 3 level)
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills
  • High level of physical fitness