DPW Class C Fuel Truck Driver

Location: Gerlach, NV

Department: DPW

Type: Temporary

Min. Experience: Experienced


The DPW Class C Fuel Truck Driver will collaborate with the DPW Liquid Fuel Operations Manager to review, assess, and safely plan for efficient mobile fueling routes. The Driver is responsible for daily fuel deliveries to BRC Infrastructure throughout the event operations site. They will log all fueling activities through DPW Fuel Department software to ensure accurate daily tracking. The Driver will report any changes in asset fueling to DPW Fuel Dispatch for documentation. They will be responsible for performing daily maintenance and safety inspections on their assigned vehicle at the beginning and end of each shift, noting condition and fluid levels. They will immediately report any needed maintenance or safety concerns to the DPW Liquid Fuel Operations Manager.


The deadline to apply for this role is 5:00pm PT on Friday, July 6, 2018.


  • Work with the DPW Liquid Fuel Operations Manager to review, assess, and safely plan for efficient mobile fueling routes
  • Follow routes to fill participant generators and other assets as assigned
  • Inform the DPW Liquid Fuel Operations manager of any challenges to delivery routes and schedules, and collaborate in solutions
  • Maintain accurate records of all liquid fuel distributed
  • Immediately report concerns on the safety of fuels stored by BRC Infrastructure, Theme Camps, Artists, and Participants to the Liquid Fuel Operations Manager
  • Complete daily fuel tracking paperwork in a legible manner that includes driver name, vehicle number, and date. Turn all paperwork in to the Liquid Fuel Operations Manager before leaving shift   
  • Complete a thorough vehicle safety inspection at the beginning and end of every shift, inspecting the condition of the vehicle, fueling equipment and fluid levels (topping up as necessary)
  • Ensure that their vehicle has the required safety equipment in good working order, including fire extinguisher (20 lbs.) and a stocked first aid kit
  • Immediately report any vehicle or equipment safety and maintenance needs to the DPW Liquid Fuel Operations Manager  
  • As scheduled, be ready to leave the Fuel Depot and be on the road by 7:00 am to start shift
  • Review and understand the BRC Rain Contingency Plan and assist in its execution if necessary
  • In case of severe weather, act immediately with other drivers and operations leads to station the fuel trucks in pre-determined spots around playa
  • Participate in the maintenance of a clean and safe worksite using only OSHA approved safety equipment
  • Maintain clear and respectful communication with the DPW Fuel Team, BRC Departments, Participants, and Artists
  • Write and submit the final “Ember” report by the end of event cycle that scrutinizes and critiques the successes and failures of the season with the purpose of improved overall efficiency
  • Perform various other duties as assigned by Liquid Fuel Operations Manager



  • Be familiar and act in accordance with Burning Man’s staff policies
  • Maintain DPW related correspondence via assigned Burning Man mailing lists
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the DPW Fuel Superintendent and the DPW Construction and Utilities Superintendent



  • Documentation – Assists in the creation, publishing, and maintenance of process documentation related to their assigned duties.
  • Knowledge sharing – Helps acculturate and educate junior staff and volunteers in Burning Man culture and business processes.
  • Training development – Collaborates with the education team to develop training materials in their area of expertise, as requested.
  • Learning – Pursues ongoing learning in their area of expertise, working to stay current on emergent knowledge, skills, and processes.
  • Teaching – Takes a leadership role in the acculturation and training of staff and volunteers. Teaches live or e-learning classes, as requested. Promotes a culture of teaching and learning throughout the community.




  • Trained in liquid fuel handling and the use of portable fire extinguishers
  • Able to safely and comfortably drive a flatbed truck with a 500 gallon fuel tank to make multiple fuel deliveries
  • Capable of safely navigating city streets and access roads that are congested with participants, bicycles, and vehicles
  • Physically capable — able to enter and exit the vehicle numerous times during each shift, extend and retract delivery hose multiple times daily, comfortably lift and pull a minimum of 50 lb.
  • Organized — capable of efficiently tracking fuel usage
  • A professional demeanor in verbal and written communications
  • Experience in supervising major projects in remote wilderness and/or desert environments
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; able to lead by example, motivate
  • Knowledge of Burning Man, BRC, and its departments
  • Ability to travel and adjust schedule to work at the Burning Man event held in Nevada  


  • Commercial truck driving experience
  • Familiarity with email, reading spreadsheets and maps
  • Experience with festival or entertainment production work sites
  • It is helpful if the candidate has previously been to Burning Man and/or is familiar with its culture


  • Must have a valid state issued driver’s license and a clean driving record
  • OSHA 10 Certification, or completion of  OSHA 10 training with DPW



Off-playa:  Work is primarily sedentary in nature, no special demands are required. Will handle phone calls, emails, part pickups, errands as deemed necessary

On-playa: Work is primarily driving a flatbed truck with a 500 gallon fuel tank to make multiple fuel deliveries. Will be required to safely navigate city streets and access roads that are congested with participants, bicycles, and vehicles. Will be required to enter and exit the vehicle numerous times during each shift. Will be required to extend and retract the delivery hose to make deliveries. Will be required to work in outside weather conditions and will be exposed to fumes or airborne particles as well as possible extremes in temperature. Must be able to lift and pull a minimum of 50 lb.


This is a temporary, full-time position ineligible for benefits, working out of Gerlach, Nevada. Burning Man is an equal-opportunity employer.

The expected timeframe of temporary full-time employment for this role, during the DPW work season, is August through September.

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