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Aircraft and Rescue Firefighter & EMT (Saudi Arabia)

Requisition ID: R10075227

  • Category IconCategory: Security
  • Location IconLocation: Riyadh, SAU
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Any (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. From global defense to sustainment and modernization to mission readiness, your experience and ability will make it a reality. Our programs are built on equal parts of curiosity and collaboration. Our combined effort means our customers can connect and defend millions of people around the world. With Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the opportunity to be an essential part of projects that will define your career, now and in the future.

Under the direction of the Crew Chief, Aviation Crash, Fire and Rescue, performs the duties of a fire fighter and EMT-B in support of rotary wing aviation operations on an airfield.  Primary team member to respond to medical emergencies and administers basic life support as required in medical emergencies and fire and rescue response.

This position also includes additional compensatory fringes such as Cost of Living Allowance, Housing Allowance and other ex-pat fringes

Job Description:

  • Performs aircraft rescue and firefighting duties at airfields, which handle primarily military and commercial rotary wing aircraft and are characterized by large volumes of fuel, highly flammable cargo and/or ammunition, and passengers.
  • Controls and extinguishes aircraft fires and performs overhaul and salvage operations. Performs hose, vehicle relay, pump, and possible ladder operations.
  • Effects entry into the aircraft by normal and emergency means. Operates or deactivates specialized mechanisms and systems such as hatch release mechanisms, oxygen supply systems, engines, and ejection systems. 
  • Enters wrecked or burning aircraft or structures to rescue personnel or passengers and administer emergency first aid/cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • Is in standby duty status during aircraft fueling and defueling, engine maintenance and testing, welding, and burning on fueled aircraft, and explosive/ammunition handling.
  • Maintains awareness of the changes that are made to aircraft used at the airfields (military and commercial) as these changes affect the difficulty of rescue and firefighting.
  • Controls and extinguishes airfield structural fires. Shuts off building utilities, evacuates personnel from buildings, protects personnel and equipment from fire exposures, and operates tools/equipment under the direction of the Crew Chief.
  • Performs airfield patrol, surveillance operations and fuel spill containment.
  • Performs inspections and operator maintenance on firefighting vehicles, tools, equipment, specialized protective clothing, and fire hydrants. Inspects, maintains, services, repairs, and tests portable fire extinguisher systems and parts.
  • Responds to medical emergencies and administers basic life support as needed.
  • Responds to hazardous materials incidents and performs containment operations to the level certified.
  • Participates in practice drills and training for the crew.
  • Conducts crew fire protection inspection functions. 
  • In the absence of the Crew Chief, takes charge of all firefighting and rescue activities at the scene of a fire or accident.
  • Conducts internal training and participates in customer training events under the direction of the Crew Chief.
  • Other Duties as Assigned by the Fire Chief.
  • Independence:  Works under the supervision of the Aircraft Fire and Rescue Crew Chief.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • 2 years Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) experience required.  
  • 5 years Firefighter & EMT
  • Demonstrated experience in the operation of firefighting vehicles and equipment and administering of emergency medical aid.  
  • Current Emergency Medical Technician Basic (EMT-B) certification is required and shall be issued by State Agency or National Registry (NREMT)
  • Current American Heart Association (AHA) CPR/First Aid certification required. 

Required Certifications:

  • Department of Defense (DOD), Pro-Board, or International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) certification required
  • Fire Fighter II required
  • Airport Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) required
  • Haz-Mat Operations required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree or higher
  • 3yrs. of aircraft firefighting experience with 2 years in a journey-level position-desired
  • Driver Operator ARFF/Pumper/Mobile Water Supply preferred 


The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.

Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.