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Fire Systems Technician II

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Medxcel Facilities Management
Posted: November 15 2016
Application Deadline: No Deadline
Position: Paid

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Job Description
Overview The Fire Systems Technician II is responsible for the testing of the Life Safety System and equipment. This position performs corrective/preventative maintenance and inspections of the Life Safety Systems and equipment. She/he is the subject matter expert on Fire Alarms and Fire Suppression. She/he will be maintain, install, repair and ensure the compliance is met. The Fire Systems Technician II 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.

Responsibilities Life Safety System Maintenance and Repair - 50%
  • Maintain all types of fire suppression systems.
  • Maintain all types of fire protection and prevention components such as; fire/smoke dampers, fire/smoke barriers and doors.
  • Maintain all types of fire alarm systems, including programming.
  • Complete all work orders, repairs and monthly preventative maintenance checks.
  • Assist in maintaining up-to-date as-built drawings for all life safety systems, including, fire suppression systems, fire/smoke dampers and fire/smoke construction.
  • Ensure fire alarms, automatic sprinkler systems; chemical extinguishing systems, fire/smoke dampers, and facility construction meet the specific standards dictated by state and local Fire Marshals, building, construction and mechanical codes and The Joint Commission.
  • 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 - 25%
  • Investigates life safety code compliance issues and performs follow-up communications, actions and documentation.
  • Routinely conducts fire drills.
  • Checks emergency power supply for life safety systems; operates systems on emergency power and periodically tests emergency power source under load.
  • Reports deficiencies after each inspection.
  • Inspects life safety equipment in facility.
  • Periodically tests fire alarms, fire detection systems, fire extinguishers, emergency lights and exit lights.
  • Inspect and test all types of fire suppression systems.
  • Inspect and test all types of fire protection and prevention components such as; fire/smoke dampers, fire/smoke barriers and doors.
  • Inspect and test all types of fire alarm systems, including programming.
Special Projects - 25%
  • Participates in meetings, workshops, training, and seminars, as assigned for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform job functions.
  • Assist and participate in special projects as assigned
  • Other duties as assigned


Qualifications Job Requirements
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Experience in healthcare preferred
  • Minimum 5 years' experience in fire protection systems 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 required.
  • Continuation of applicable track - NICET Level 2 certification in Fire Protection Engineering, Inspecting and Testing of Water Based Fire Suppression Systems or Fire Alarm Systems is required.
  • Valid driver's license is required. Must be able to be insured for driving company vehicles as applicable to duties.
  • Experience with testing, inspections, installation and maintenance of fire/smoke suppression, detection and containment systems is required.
  • Experience with Simplex information Management System software/computer, Siemens Apogee Insight software/computer and decibel meter.
  • Specific knowledge and experience Simplex and Siemens fire alarms System. Also, possess essential knowledge of building operations to include HVAC controls and utilities systems.
Knowledge
  • Have a working knowledge of applicable National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes and life safety requirements.
  • Must have working knowledge of hazardous materials standards.
  • Professionalism: Interacts with others in a tactful manner; remains calm under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; follows through on commitments.
  • Quality: Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; seek ways to improve and promote quality.
  • Computer skills: Has understanding and experience with the use of basic Windows program and Microsoft products such as Word, Excel, Power Point, Word and Outlook Email.
  • Knowledge of instrumentation troubleshooting and preventative maintenance is required.
  • Knowledge of current facility code and regulatory requirements for fire/smoke suppression, detection and containment systems is required. Superb communication skills for employee interactions such as, providing directions, training, feedback, etc. are required.
  • Strong analytical abilities for understanding and interpreting building system documents, prints and layouts are required.
  • The ability to operate tools and equipment with a skill level that is typically acquired through trade and/or vocational schools.
  • Knowledge and skill in the use of electronics, fire alarms, fire suppression, and related equipment. Motorized carts and vehicles. Personal computer, standard office equipment. And Multi-meter, and hand tools.


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Company Description
Medxcel Facilities Management enables healthcare providers to optimize their facility assets, systems and in-house capabilities, while reducing expenses.

Medxcel Facilities Management understands that healthcare facilities serve a higher purpose providing safety and comfort to patients. That is why we design custom programs which optimize productivity and revenue for healthcare providers. Our well-trained service technicians, supported by our seasoned and responsive support services, allow a facility clinical staff to focus on their vital mission the care of patients.

Medxcel Facilities Management services include:

Building Management
Energy Management
Life Safety
Grounds Keeping

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