Fire Safety Systems Trades Specialist Lead II - Facilities & Services 12209
The Environmental Health and Safety unit of the Division of Facilities and Services at West Virginia University is seeking applications for a Fire Safety Systems Trades Specialist Lead II position. This position performs maintenance, testing, inspection, system upgrades, response, and new installation of fire safety systems components to assure life safety codes and compliance for all WVU buildings on main campus, regional campuses and WVU farm. This position also functions as the team lead by coordinating and directing the daily work activities of the Fire Safety Systems unit.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Receive work requests via electronic work request system and directs work assignments related to fire alarm and sprinkler systems maintenance, testing response, and replacement. Communicate work schedules and goals to employees and customer, creating efficiency and a timely completion of assigned tasks.
Inspect completed work assignments of assigned employees to ensure quality control.
Coordinate work schedules and initiates the purchasing of needed materials, tools and equipment. Maintain inventory and security of shop tools, equipment and university resources.
Annually inspect, test, and maintain building fire alarm systems 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, add new devices to system, and programming as applicable and required.
On a weekly basis, test all diesel-powered fire pumps to ensure proper start-up when needed, correct water volume, flow, and pressure, required fuel supply is present, and to determine if proper level of lubrication is being maintained.
On a monthly basis, test all AC powered fire pumps to ensure proper start-up when needed, correct water volume, flow and pressure, and to determine if proper level of lubrication is being maintained.
On an annual basis, supervise and assist with NFPA required full flow pump testing conducted by qualified contractor.
Inspect, maintain and replace fire extinguishers in accordance with NFPA 10.
Perform 6 and 12-year preventive maintenance, hydrostatic testing, and recharging of extinguishers safety equipment in accordance with NFPA 10.
Work Hours: M ust be able to respond when called during off hours to cover emergency situations.
Pay Grade: 15, WVU provides competitive wages for its employees, and takes experience and related education into consideration when determining appropriate salary.
High school diploma and technical/vocational training of up to 18 months beyond high school within the maintenance field or equivalent.
At least two (2) years of experience in the following:
Fire alarm and sprinkler system maintenance and/or installation
Low voltage electrical service
Fire Extinguisher Maintenance
Valid driver's license for daily operation of fleet vehicles
WV Fire Protection Worker License (Portable Fire Extinguisher Technician) WV State Fire Code Requirement (or obtained within 12 months of hire.
NICET certification- Level I in Fire Alarm Systems or Inspection and Testing of Water Based Fire Protection Systems required
Sprinkler System Testing certification (or obtained within 12 months of hire)
Fire alarm Testing Certification (or obtained within 12 months of hire)
Physical demands include:
Ability to climb a ladder to heights over ten feet occasionally
Operate a man lift up to 50 feet rarely
Ability to work in inclement weather, extreme weather conditions and temperatures of WVU steam tunnels and coolers occasionally
Ability to handle materials over 51 pounds occasionally
Ability and coordination to stoop, bend, walk, crawl, etc., over rough or slippery surfaces occasionally
At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at http://hr.wvu.edu/ .
West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer, and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.
Job Posting: Feb 10, 2020
Posting Classification: Classified
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 178142
About West Virginia University
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land-grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship and offers high-quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU statewide includes campuses in Beckley, Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg and Morgantown – which has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America. WVU is an R1 Doctoral Research University (Highest Research Activity), one of only 115 nationwide. WVU offers 212 degrees throughout the 14 colleges and schools. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy and forensics. WVU researchers have helped confirm the existence of gravitational waves and uncovered diesel vehicle emissions discrepancies. Statewide, there are over 31,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide. WVU is reinventing West Virginia’s future by strengthening education, healthcare and broad-based prosperity.