The Fire Protection Technician will work independently and with other Facilities personnel to perform preventative and routine maintenance tasks. Maintain, or repair fire alarm wiring and equipment. Troubleshooting issues, testing and maintenance/repair of wet, dry, pre-actions and deluge sprinkler systems in accordance with NFPA, state and local code. All tasks will be performed while supporting the policies, goals, and objectives of the University.
Duties & Essential Job Functions:
1. Keeps systems and buildings ready for use by performing preventive maintenance program and schedules for fire sprinkler and fire alarm systems. 2. Identifies life, health, and safety issues and repairs circuitry faults on all types of fire systems. 3. Maintain and repair fire alarm and suppression/sprinkler equipment and systems in strict accordance with applicable codes and standards. 4. Identifies proper materials for use on specific installations and completes maintenance and repair records. 5. Maintains fire protection systems inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies. 6. Complies with federal, state and local building codes by adhering to requirements. 7. Maintains safe and clean working environment by wiping down and cleaning fire systems and mechanical rooms on a routine schedule. 8. Needs to be able to monitor performance of self, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements and take corrective action. 9. Submit documented reports regarding fire alarm and fire suppression systems inspection, test, maintenance or repair work. 10. Oversees regularly scheduled testing of fire systems. 11. Assists any Facilities department as needed. 12. Responds to after-hours emergencies; works during inclement weather; and works to support various events on campus during non-business hours. 13. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Required Education & Experience:
• High school diploma or GED equivalent. • 2 year experience maintaining fire alarm/fire suppression equipment
Preferred Education & Experience:
• 5 year experience maintaining fire alarm/fire suppression equipment
• NICET and/or Backflow Certification a plus • (ESA) Level III Fire Alarm Certification
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
• Knowledge of mechanical and electrical systems, job safety practices, and customer service techniques. • Knowledge of fire pumps, PIV’s, backflow preventers, fire sprinkler systems and standpipes. • Knowledge of NEC Electrical Codes pertaining to low voltage wiring • Knowledge of preventive maintenance technics • Skill to read and interpret blueprints, drawings and sketches. • Knowledge of basic hand tools and related equipment. • Knowledge of basic record keeping techniques. • Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. • Skill to perform routine maintenance on equipment and determine when and what kind of maintenance is needed. • Ability to verbally communicate technical information. • Ability to monitor performance of self, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements and take corrective action.
Physical Requirements (With or Without Accommodations):
• Visual acuity to read information from computer screens, forms and other printed materials and information. • Able to speak (enunciate) clearly in conversation and general communication. • Hearing ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via telephone, telephone systems, and face-to-face interactions. • Manual dexterity for typing, writing, standing and reaching, flexibility, body movement for bending, crouching, walking, kneeling and prolonged sitting. • Lifting and moving up to 50 pounds.
• Work is a combination of indoors and outdoors and is subject to schedule changes and/or variable work hours. • Possible harmful environmental factors are high pressure high temperature systems, rotating equipment and electricity. • The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate.
As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.
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