Fire Safety Systems Trades Specialist I - Facilities & Services06681
The Environmental Health and Safety unit of the Division of Facilities and Services at West Virginia University is seeking applicants for a Fire Safety Systems Trades Specialist I. The Fire Safety Systems Technician (FSST) performs maintenance, testing, inspection, system upgrades, response, and new installation of fire safety systems components. This position works with buildings on all of the WVU System's campuses, as well as WVU farms, to ensure life safety codes are maintained and comply with appropriate guidelines and policies.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Oversee and communicate with life safety system contractors and projects to ensure access to project sites, activity, and completion of assigned tasks to meet requirements of the WVU contract.
Inspect, test, and maintain 140 fire alarm systems throughout the WVU System campuses annually as required by WV State Fire Code SFC 87 and NFPA 72.
Perform upgrades to existing fire alarm systems, including device replacement, electrical wiring circuit upgrades, adding new devices to system, and programming as applicable and required.
Oversee contractor operations when working in WVU buildings to provide technical support and access.
Perform routine monthly pump maintenance, to include fluid levels; battery charge level; and checking for loose bolts, water leaks, and general pump condition
Respond to location of all fire alarms, trouble signals, and supervisory signals to determine problems and render assistance by silencing alarms when necessary, making repairs or arranging with contractors to repair equipment when needed.
Interact with contractors, vendors, project managers, and regulatory personnel as needed to schedule maintenance, including replacement, repair, or installation of new fire and life safety equipment.
Receive and process Facilities work orders using database and computer systems.
Pay Grade: 13
Vocational or technical education of up to 18 months beyond high school in fire systems, electrical, or a related maintenance field; an equivalent combination of education and directly related fire systems work experience may also be considered
At least two (2) years of experience in fire alarm and sprinkler system maintenance and/or installation, low voltage electrical service, and fire extinguisher maintenance
Valid driver's license required for driving state vehicles
WV Fire Protection Worker License (Portable Fire Extinguisher Technician) WV State Fire Code Requirement preferred at the time of hire, but must be obtained within 3 months of hire.
Backflow Preventer Certification within 2 years of hire
NICET certification- Level I in Fire Alarm Systems or Inspection and Testing of Water Based Fire Protection Systems within 1 year of hire
Sprinkler System Testing certification within 1 year of hire
Fire alarm Testing Certification within 1 year of hire
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