• ERT Specialist

    Job Locations US-NC-Durham
    Requisition ID
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    Customer Service/Support
  • Job Description



    Reporting to the Emergency Manager, this position functions as a member of Cree’s Corporate Security and Emergency Operations organization. This position acts as a professional emergency responder to hazardous materials, fire, and medical related emergencies and provides on-scene leadership Cree’s Volunteer Emergency Response Team (ERT).




    • Respond to potentially hazardous situations to perform an initial assessment to determine if an emergency condition exists and what, if any, additional resources are required.
    • Provide first-aid and emergency care for ill and injured persons on-site and facilitate transportation off-site as appropriate.
    • Perform clean-up of incidental spills of potentially hazardous materials outside of their primary containment.
    • Perform incipient stage fire extinguishment, when appropriate, using portable fire extinguisher.
    • Act as the on-scene Emergency Coordinator and/or Incident Commander as appropriate for an emergency incident and complete post-incident documentation in a timely manner.
    • Coordinate dispatch, escort of, and liaison with outside emergency response agencies when appropriate.
    • Conduct initial investigations following an emergency incident and document findings in a timely manner for use by internal organizations performing Root Cause Analysis.
    • Perform inspection and maintenance of ERT and life safety equipment to ensure readiness.
    • Assist with the development and delivery of training to ERT members.
    • Assist with the development and execution of evacuation drills and exercises of the ERT.
    • Maintain proficiency with Cree’s Integrated Contingency Plan, Emergency Action Plan, and other policies and procedures related to the duties of the position.
    • Perform routine inspection of Cree facilities, including laboratories and manufacturing areas, to prevent the development of an emergency condition.
    • Assist personnel from other departments with activities that will help to prevent emergency conditions and improve efficiency of response by internal and external responders.
    • Facilitate a positive working relationship with ERT members and facility personnel to facilitate an efficient response.
    • Perform additional duties and tasks as assigned.



    • Must be able to quickly assess an area for the presence of emergency conditions while ensuring the safety of themselves and bystanders.
    • Must be knowledgeable in applicable emergency response disciplines and demonstrate ability to provide direction to ERT members in response to an emergency condition.
    • Must be able to multi-task in situations with an increased level of stress.
    • Must be able to competently perform primary and secondary assessments of a patient experiencing an illness and/or injury and render aid following department protocols administered by Cree’s Medical Director.
    • Must be able to operate a motor vehicle on public roadways.
    • Must be able to demonstrate an attention to detail while performing repetitive tasks.
    • Must be outgoing with excellent oral and written communications skills.
    • Must be an assertive self-starter who can work with minimal supervision and direction.
    • Must have a thorough working knowledge of Microsoft Office software.



    Minimum Educational and Experience Requirements:

    • Must have at least three (3) years of experience responding to hazardous materials, fire and medical emergencies. Cross-training and experience in other emergency response functions is strongly desired.
    • Must meet the minimum Cree ERT Medical Surveillance and respirator fit test requirements prior to date of hire.
    • Must have or be able to obtain a driver’s license in the State of North Carolina 90 day so date of hire.
    • Must be able to obtain and maintain certification as an Emergency Medical Technician in the State of North Carolina within one year of date of hire.
    • Must be able to obtain and maintain certification as a Hazardous Materials Technician/Specialist as outlined in OSHA’s HAZWOPER regulations (29 CFR 1910.120) within one year of date of hire.
    • Must be knowledgeable in the application of NIMS and ICS models.
    • Must be able to wear appropriate PPE, and work around hazardous materials.
    • Must be able to safely lift at least fifty pounds.


    Desired Qualifications, Experience, and Certifications:

    • Associate degree from an accredited college or university in emergency management, chemistry of hazardous materials, fire science, occupational safety, or related field.
    • Certification as an Emergency Medical Technician by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT).
    • Certification as a Hazardous Materials Technician by the Pro Board Fire Service Professional Qualifications System or similar.
    • Certification as a Fire Officer or other Command Level Certification.
    • Experience and/or familiarization with industrial emergency response teams.
    • Experience and proficiency with public speaking and classroom instruction.
    • Proficiency with Computer Aided Design (CAD) software to update drawings for emergency response planning.


    At Cree | Wolfspeed, we’ve spent more than 30 years developing industry firsts as a leader in wide bandgap semiconductor technology. Not familiar with all of our products? That is because we are a part of the invisible revolution; if we do our job right you will never know we were there. Our products make impossible possible like our LEDs that power cities to our Silicon Carbide (SiC) and Gallium Nitride (GaN) components that power electric vehicles, solar energy, telecommunications and industrial, military and aerospace solutions.


    We believe in enabling the world to do more with less. That’s why we encourage each other to think unconventionally, take ownership and solve real problems. Interested in a career at Cree | Wolfspeed? We want to meet you. Submit your application now.


    We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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