Fire Systems Technician II

US-WI-Weston
Job ID
2017-7589
Category
Facilities
Company Name
Medxcel Facilities Management

Overview

The Fire Systems Technician II is responsible for the testing of the Fire Alarms, Sprinkler systems and related equipment. This position performs corrective/preventative maintenance and inspections of the Life Safety Systems and equipment. She/he is the subject matter expert on Fire Alarms or Fire Suppression. She/he will maintain and perform testing and ensure the compliance is met.

 

The Fire Systems Technician II will assist in maintaining the buildings to meet the standards and codes that are dictated by the state and local Fire Marshal, The Joint Commission and the Department of Health and Environment.

 

This is for the St. Clare's hospital system and the terittory would cover Central Wisconsin.

Responsibilities

Fire Alarm/Sprinkler Systems service and maintenance

  • Maintain various types of fire suppression systems.
  • Maintain various types of fire alarm systems.
  • Assist in maintaining up-to-date as-built drawings for all life safety systems, including, fire suppression systems.
  • Ensure fire alarms, automatic sprinkler systems; chemical extinguishing systems, fire/smoke dampers, meet the applicable local, State, NFPA associated codes, and Joint Commission Requirements for health care.
  • Assist in the tracking of and ensure the completion of all applicable documentation that is required to be maintained at each facility by the authorities having jurisdiction.
  • Assist all trades in any maintenance issues or situations that may arise.
  • Organize and apply systems and procedures for life safety inspections and maintenance.
  • Investigates life safety code compliance issues and performs follow-up communications, actions and documentation.
  • Accompanies local and state fire inspectors during campus inspections.
  • Issues deficiency notices to appropriate building or campus personnel.
  • Keeps maintenance and inspection records on all emergency equipment.
  • Performs some minor maintenance.

Life Safety System Testing and Inspection

  • Investigates life safety code compliance issues and performs follow-up communications, actions and documentation.
  • Train facility staff on how to perform fire drills and assist if needed
  • Reports deficiencies after each inspection (ADD) and performs follow up to ensure correction
  • Inspect and test all types of fire protection and prevention components such as; fire/smoke dampers, fire alarm systems, wet pipe sprinkler systems, dry pipe sprinkler systems, kitchen hood systems, etc…
  • Perform required annual inspections on fire alarm systems and all associated components
  • Perform required annual, semi-annual and quarterly inspections on fire sprinkler systems, suppression systems, and related components
  • Perform annual fire extinguisher inspections
  • Perform fire wall visual inspections and 6 year fire/smoke damper inspections
  • Complete inspection documentation on Joint Commission formatted documents and NFPA documents
  • Provide completed documentation to facility and managers for record keeping

 

Qualifications

Education and Work Experience

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Experience in healthcare preferred
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in fire protection systems required.
  • Valid driver’s license is required. Must be able to be insured for driving company vehicles as applicable to duties.
  • Experience with testing, inspections, installation and maintenance of fire/smoke suppression, detection and containment systems is preferred
  • NICET Certification in Fire Protection Engineering, Fire Systems Testing, or Water Based Fire Protection preferred OR hold a valid state license as a fire alarm technician OR Sprinkler Fitter
  • Experience with software based fire alarm systems (addressable systems) for testing and inspection
  • Must possess excellent communication skills and be able to work independently and with a team

 

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