Fire Systems Tech II

US-WI-Milwaukee
Job ID
2017-8034
Category
Facilities
Company Name
Medxcel Facilities Management

Overview

Medxcel Facilities Management is here to lead the transformation of healthcare facilities management by incorporating a new approach to providing services. Created by healthcare, for healthcare, we have a dedicated focus on our people and customers, as well as providing tools, processes, support resources, data analytics and insource strategies that drive results.

 

The Fire Systems Technician II is responsible for the testing of the Fire Alarms, Sprinkler systems and related equipment for Medxcel Facilities Management throughout the assigned working location of Columbia St. Mary's Hospital - Milwaukee, WI. 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.

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.

Special Projects:

  • Participates in meetings, workshops, training, and seminars, as assigned for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform job functions.
  • Assist and participate in special projects as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Attend company paid training for equipment related to the facility if needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

Education: 

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.

License/Certification: 

  • National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) Level 1 certification in Fire Protection Engineering, Inspecting and Testing of Water Based Fire Suppression.Systems or Fire Alarm Systems required.
  • Continuation of applicable track - NICET Level 2 certification in Fire Protection Engineering, Inspecting and Testing of Water Based Fire Suppression Systems or Fire Alarm Systems required.
  • Valid driver’s license is required. Must be able to be insured for driving company vehicles as applicable to duties required.

Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in fire protection systems required.
  • Experience with testing, inspections, installation and maintenance of fire/smoke suppression, detection and containment systems is required.
  • Experience with Simplex information Management System software/computer, Siemens Apogee Insight software/computer and decibel meter required.
  • Specific knowledge and experience Simplex and Siemens fire alarms System. Also, possess essential knowledge of building operations to include HVAC controls and utilities systems required.
  • Experience in healthcare facilities preferred.

     

Competencies:

  • Have a working knowledge of applicable National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes and life safety requirements.
  • Must have working knowledge of hazardous materials standards.
  • Professionalism: Interacts with others in a tactful manner; remains calm under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; follows through on commitments.
  • Quality: Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; seek ways to improve and promote quality.
  • Computer skills: Has understanding and experience with the use of basic Windows program and Microsoft products such as Word, Excel, Power Point, Word and Outlook Email.
  • Knowledge of instrumentation troubleshooting and preventative maintenance is required.
  • Knowledge of current facility code and regulatory requirements for fire/smoke suppression, detection and containment systems is required. Superb communication skills for employee interactions such as, providing directions, training, feedback, etc. are required.
  • Strong analytical abilities for understanding and interpreting building system documents, prints and layouts are required.
  • The ability to operate tools and equipment with a skill level that is typically acquired through trade and/or vocational schools.
  • Knowledge and skill in the use of electronics, fire alarms, fire suppression, and related equipment. Motorized carts and vehicles. Personal computer, standard office equipment. And Multi-meter, and hand tools.

 

 

 

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