Vacancy: Engine Boss (driver) x2

Fixed Term Contract: 01 December 2023 to 31 May 2024

Cape Town

(Ref: BCS/10/2023)

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To form part of a wildland fire-fighting team including driving specialised fire-fighting vehicles.


  • Perform Fire Fighting duties
  • Professional handling of vehicles and equipment (specialised fire-fighting vehicles and equipment)
  • Safe transportation of fire fighters
  • Compliance with traffic regulations
  • Responsibility for condition of vehicles and equipment
    • Completion of daily vehicle checklists
    • Completion of vehicle logbooks
    • Completion of checklist for all terrain fire fighting vehicles and tankers
  • Maintaining radio communication with Dispatch Centre and/or Fire Boss in a fire situation
  • Performing fire-fighting duties as part of a team including fire prevention tasks
  • Participating in fitness activities in order to maintain high level of fitness


  • Code C/Code EC Licensed Driver (non-negotiable)
  • PDP License
  • Clean Driving Record
  • Flexibility to response to emergency situations
    • Being available for 45 working hours per week
    • Being available for additional hours on short notice
    • Being on standby at a fire base for prolonged periods as and when required
    • Be available to work shifts
  • No criminal record
  • Excellent knowledge of the Cape Town area and residing in Cape Town area
  • High level of fitness and good health
  • Able to work under pressure and in stressful situations
  • Work well in a team

Please note that applicants will need to pass the following assessments as part of the recruitment process:

  • Physical Fitness assessment
  • Criminal record check
  • Medical Fitness Assessment
  • Driving assessment

Please submit your CV to quoting reference number Ref BCS/10/2023. Closing date for applications is  21 November 2023.

If you have not received a response within two weeks of closing date, your application was most likely unsuccessful. Appointments are made in line with the company’s Employment Equity Plans