FIRE TECHNICIAN SUMMARY:|
Provides service and repair for fire equipment which typically includes portable and semi-portable fire extinguishers, life saving equipment, fire and gas detection systems, foam systems, dry chemical systems, navigational aids, gaseous suppression systems and water based fire protection systems.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs shop service and/or field repair (if certified) of fire equipment which may include customer portable and fixed fire extinguisher systems and components, life saving and navigation aid equipment, fire detection and alarm system components, fixed gas detection systems components and foam, dry chemical, gaseous fire suppression systems and components and waster based fire protection systems.
Completes all documentation associated with inspection and repair in a timely and accurate manner and obtains signature from customer so that proper invoicing and documentation can be provided to customer. This includes all inspection and repair documents, job cost billable expenses and time sheets.
Learns to conduct detailed visual inspections and system functional tests of various systems and equipment for the purpose of reporting any deficiencies and corrective action recommendations to customer.
Learns to conduct pre-job, job update and post job completion briefs.
Assists others in facility including stocking shelves with clean, tested and ready to use equipment and pulling, staging and loading customer orders onto trucks for delivery. Maintains work area and other areas in a clean and orderly condition.
Performs basic maintenance and care of assigned vehicle and/or trailer.
Learns to rig-up and use a wide range of safety and rescue equipment including but not limited to winches, tripods, retractable lifelines, harnesses and lanyards.
Perform all other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
High School graduate or GED.
Field Experience in fire protection, petrochemical, oil refinery or related industry.
KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:
Ability to read, write and comprehend English (operational, process, safety and quality instructions).
Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Second language is a plus.
Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization preferred.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
Knowledge of all regulatory standards pertaining to assigned responsibilities; i.e., State, OSHA, and NFPA regulations, etc.
Must have knowledge of applicable Code of Federal Regulations. Coast Guard and ABS regulations if offshore.
Have to obtain applicable State Fire Marshal Licenses (if required by State) for appropriate areas of service within 6 months from hire date, if land based. Must have ICC/NAFED certification.
Ability to operate electronic safety equipment and understand production platform shutdowns performed through fire and gas detection systems.
Ability to operate and maintain, reassemble and test electronic safety equipment in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications.
Ability to troubleshoot and diagnose assigned equipment problems and take corrective action within policy and procedure limitations.
Valid driver’s license from state of residence and valid proof of vehicle insurance. Must possess good driving record and be insurable for Total Safety vehicle insurance while driving company truck.
Class C driver’s license with a DOT hazardous endorsement if required by facility.
Forklift experience and must pass internal forklift certification if required by facility.
Proficiency in the care and use of all site specific, facility and customer required Personal Protection Equipment (PPE). Trained in Respiratory Protection and fully certified to wear respiratory breathing equipment (Fit Tested).
Be willing to travel to customers site and available for travel for short and long-term out-of-town and/or offshore projects. Must demonstrate ability to work in a team environment and willingness to assume additional or new responsibilities readily.
While performing the duties of this job, is regularly required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. Uses hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. Is occasionally required to sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
Shop and yard environment. May be frequently exposed to wet, humid, outside and extreme weather conditions and vibration. Works in customer environments. High pressure, chemicals, shop traffic. The noise level in work environment is usually moderate.
Salary is commensurate with experience. This is an exempt managerial position and is therefore not subject to overtime.
Employee Benefits include relatively standard Medical, Prescription Drug, Dental and Vision insurance coverage on a cost sharing basis with the company, wherein Total Safety pays approximately 75% of the cost for employee coverage and for dependant coverage. The medical program is a part of a PPO Network, but also allows the employee to select vendors outside of the network at an increased co-payment amount. The company provides group term life, accidental death & dismemberment, and short and long-term disability insurance for all employees at no cost to the employee. A voluntary program of group term life insurance (and AD&D) is also available to all employees. The employee pays the entire cost of this coverage, if selected. The company offers a 401(k) Retirement Plan, available to all employees, allowing for discretionary company contributions based on profits. The company pays for all administrative costs under the 401(k) Retirement Plan.
There is a generous vacation plan, holiday schedule and sick-time benefit plan available to all employees.
HOW TO APPLY:
Apply online at Total Safety U.S., Inc. career center. ( www.totalsafety.com ) Search for this job by location, complete online application and attach your resume, cover letter, and any other pertinent documents. To be considered for this position, you must attach your resume to the job posting itself online.