Lead Rescue Tech



A Rescue Technician is a technical rescue team member that stands-by while work is being performed by others in potentially hazardous locations such as in trenches, confined spaces, and work at heights. The Rescue Technician assesses risks, helps ready rescue equipment, and is involved in the practical and effective rescue solutions created by the Lead Rescue Tech. In case of an accident, they help locate the patient, assess any injuries, provide critical first aid/CPR, package the patient for extrication, remove the patient from the threatening environment, and turn over the patient to EMS for medical attention and transport. The Rescue Technician participates in some safety functions such as rigging up of safety equipment, general gas monitoring functions, and confined space attendant duties as needed. The Rescue Technician is responsible for maintaining safe work practices and staying in compliance with our, our client’s, and OSHA’s standards.




  • Assists in the assessment of potential hazards and may help the Lead Rescue Tech generate a Confined Space Rescue Preplan and Rescue Safety Analysis.
  • Identify and communicate potential hazards the rest of their team and Rescue Lead.
  • Follows any recommendations for action or Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) made by the Lead Rescue Tech.
  • May conduct air monitoring.
  • Acts diligently to ensure they are at a constant steady of readiness in the event of an emergency.
  • In case of an accident performs or assists in the following procedures;
    • Locating the patient
    • Assessing any injuries
    • Packaging for extrication
    • Removing the patient from the threatening environment
    • Turning the patient over to EMS for medical attention and transport.
  • Helps to accurately maintain an inventory of all rescue related equipment.
  • Follows handling, inspection, cleaning and preventative maintenance guidelines for all rescue equipment so that it is in a constant state of readiness.
  • Acknowledge and follow all safety responsibilities defined by the client, host plant, and regulatory agencies prior to commencing work on any project.
  • Assists with special projects as assigned.





  • Minimum: High school diploma, or GED.
  • Completion of, at a minimum, a 40 hour Rescue Training Class.



  • Ability to operate as a team member
  • Follow Directions
  • Implementation of any client specific safety plans
  • Assist Rescue Lead Tech

Key skills should include:

  • Critical reasoning and the ability to apply them effectively in stressful situations.
  • Displays confidence and accepts the challenge and high degree of responsibility entailed in this position.
  • Demonstrates effective communication (verbal, written & listening) and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in the steel, petrochemical, municipal, or industrial safety industry a plus.
  •  Ability to follow directions
  • Ability to understand and implement regulatory requirements
  • Use safety and personal protective equipment

Qualified Abilities:

  • Monitor Confined Space Area
  • Ensure Atmosphere is at appropriate levels inside and outside the confined space
  • Ensure continuous air monitoring is being done and documented
  • Identify all ingress and egress locations
  • Ability to properly operate all air monitoring equipment
  • Complete pre-entry portion of a confined space permit
  • Ability to select a point of entry
  • Ability to use all equipment specific to the needs of the confined space
  • Identify Hazardous Conditions
  • Identify Sources of Hazardous Energy
  • Ability to maintain proper and continued use of PPE
  • Ability to Inspect PPE prior to use
  • Ability to Don/Doff a harness
  • Discuss non-entry rescue methods
  • Understanding of OSHA 29CFR1910.146
  • Familiarity with All equipment used
  • Ensure there's an active and filled out C/S Permit
  • Setup of Air ventilation equipment to ventilate a space
  • Establish plan for communication with entrants
  • Identify Hazards inside and outside the space
  • Ability to apply all regulatory and compliance regulations
  • Ability to implement safety protocols
  • Ability to Implement communication equipment
  • Determine if a situation is a rescue or a recovery
  • Understanding of medical needs of a victim within a space (Severity, extent, complexity of rescue, degree of care needed)




  • Valid driver's license from state of residence and valid proof of vehicle insurance. Must possess good driving record and be insurable by our company insurance while driving a company truck.
  • 30 hour OSHA Training
  • CPR & First Aid Training




While performing the duties of this job:

  • Employee is regularly required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, or crouch
  • Climb stairs/ladders
  • Work in tight and confined spaces
  • Work at significant elevations.
  • Use hands to manipulate, handle, feel, or possibly communicate
  • Reach with hands and arm
  • The employee is occasionally required to sit.


    The primary duties of this job are performed in a work environment in which the employee is subject to potential personal danger. Therefore, the following physical abilities are deemed essential.


  • Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing and other communication capabilities, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to communicate effectively, including during emergency situations which may involve a high degree of noise.
  • Sufficient vision and other powers of observation, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to effectively operate at an emergency scene.
  • Sufficient manual dexterity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to operate equipment used in technical rescue.
  • Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to perform all duties involved in protecting life and property.




Combination of office and field or production environments.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works inside and outside in various weather conditions, including: temperature extremes, rain, snow, ice, and wind.

The employee may work at any time during day or night hours.

Work is often performed in an industrial setting and, in the event of an emergency, the situation may become stressful.

The employee may be exposed to hearing alarms and other hazards associated with industrial operations and emergency/rescue operations

The employee may occasionally work:

  • Near moving mechanical part
  • High, precarious places
  • Exposed to wet and/or humid conditions
  • Fumes or airborne particles
  • Toxic or caustic chemicals
  • Areas with a risk of electrical shock
  • Vibration.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, and controlled with appropriate hearing protection.

Overnight Travel may be required, and in some cases, these jobs may require driving long distance (may require up to 1 week per month or more).

Chart Industries
Full time
Franklin, Indiana 46131, US