Mill Creek Fire Company Part Time Employment Opportunity

Description: Part-Time Maintenance Mechanic (Apparatus Driver)

Application Period: Open until filled

Nature of Position:

§         Responsible for maintaining a clean and safe interior and exterior environment in all buildings and grounds owned and operated by the Mill Creek Fire Company

§         Performs maintenance and assists volunteer(s) and paid staff to allow for smooth operation of Fire and EMS services

§         Staff fire apparatus on an as-needed basis in the role of driver


§         Maintain the daily cleanliness of all buildings during work hours to include floors, walls, cabinets, and windows

§         Inspect on a monthly basis all fire extinguishers, emergency lighting, and grease and water separation systems - record as needed

§         Schedules and follows up with vendors to maintain building automation controls such as fire suppression systems, HVAC systems, emergency generator, grease trap system, etc.

§         Handles all general maintenance such as painting, burned out bulbs, spackling, ceiling tile replacement, and as necessary assist with minor plumbing, HVAC and electrical repairs

§         Oversee common areas, electrical rooms, janitorial rooms and storage areas are clean and safe at all times

§         Ability to operate gasoline powered washer, high lift and climb ladders in the performance of daily work

§         Performs exterior cleanup of parking lot, flower beds, drain trenches, grass cutting, etc.

§         Cleaning and upkeep of fire apparatus on a schedule that would rotate through all apparatus

§         Identify building deficits and arrange needed repairs

§         Conduct inspections and complete documentation as required

§         Knowledge of emergency shuts off for all utilities including operation of building electrical generators

§         Assist other volunteers and employees with companywide projects as needed

§         Any other job related duties as directed by the Operations Manager  

Hours of Work: Part Time – Monday - Friday

Salary: $15.00/hour

Benefits: No benefits are offered for this position

Minimum Qualifications:

§         High School graduate or GED equivalent

§         21 years of age

§         Valid driver’s license with no DUIs and less than 5 points

§         Clear criminal background check

§         Good oral and written communication skills

§         Current Healthcare Provider CPR/AED Certification

§         Delaware Emergency Vehicle Operator License and Delaware “Non-CDL” license

§         DSFS Basic Firefighting Skills

§         DSFS Driver/Operator with Engine, Rescue and Ladder driving experience

§         Use good safety habits at all times

§         Neat and clean appearance

§         Thorough, reliable, responsible, organized, flexible, and service oriented

Preferred Qualifications:

§         DSFS Aerial Apparatus Operations

§         Completion of a defensive driving course within the last two years

Basic Physical Requirements:

§         Frequent lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling 50+ pounds and constantly moving items correctly and safely;

§         Frequent kneeling, bending, crouching and reaching;

§         Frequent handling of various sizes and weights of items.


Applications may be obtained on our web site  Applicants must include the following with their application:

§         A completed State of Delaware Volunteer Fireman’s Criminal History Affidavit


Completed applications may be dropped off at Station 21 in a sealed envelope marked Attention: Operations Manager or mailed to:

Mill Creek Fire Company

Attn: Operations Manager

3808 Kirkwood Highway

Wilmington, DE 19808


The Mill Creek Fire Company is an equal opportunity employer.  The Company offers equal employment opportunities for all, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation or national origin.  We reserve the right to require application, incident based, and random substance abuse examinations without advanced notice.  There will be a 90-day probationary period for this position.