• Fire Systems Tech I

    Location US-WI-Milwaukee
    Job ID
    Building Maintenance
    Company Name
    Medxcel Facilities Management
  • Overview

    Medxcel 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 Tech I is responsible for the testing of the Fire Alarms, Sprinkler systems and related equipment for Medxcel throughout the assigned working location of Columbia Saint Mary's Hospital - Milwaukee, WIThis 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 I 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. 


    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 






    • High School Diploma or equivalent 




    • Valid driver’s license. Must be able to be insured for driving company vehicles as required
    • 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 OR  
    • Hold a valid state license as a fire alarm technician OR sprinkler fitter




    • Minimum 3 years’ experience in fire/smoke suppression, detection and containment systems 
    • Previous experience in healthcare 
    • Experience with testing and inspections of fire/smoke suppression, detection and containment systems 





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