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Fire Sprinkler Technician

Company: Liberty University
Location: Lynchburg
Posted on: January 9, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary/Basic FunctionThe Fire Sprinklers Technician is responsible for performing inspections, testing, maintenance and repairs of Wet, Dry, Pre-Action and Deluge sprinkler systems in accordance with the NFPA, Campus-Wide. Working independently and exercising good judgment and discretion is essential to this job.Minimum QualificationsMust have a High School diploma or educational equivalent. Must have 2+ years as a Fire Sprinkler Helper and/or a combination of pipe fitting experience as well as other related experience and a good understanding of Fire Sprinkler Systems. Experience with Fire Sprinkler Systems in the Maintenance or Construction environments is preferred. Must have understanding of hand tools and an understanding of power tools such as channel locks, 10" crescent beam clamp ratchet,10" pipe wrench, etc. Basic knowledge in Fire Sprinkler System installations is preferred and recommended but not required. State Driver's license and insurable with company's agent. Must be able to work well with the public and co-workers and present a positive attitude. Clean and professional appearance. Must be courteous, detailed oriented. self-motivated, diligent, trustworthy, possess strong organizational skills and well-developed communication skills. Must be able to lift up to 75+ pounds and perform duties of the Fire Sprinklers trade in typical Virginia Climate. This position might require the use of and operation of aerial lifts or be willing and able to obtain aerial lift certifications, operate, and work from various aerial lifts and heights. Desire to work with a team to accomplish goals. Urgency to grow and improve. Certifications obtained while employed by Liberty University at the expense of the employer will be reimbursed back to the University upon voluntary termination (resignation) for the first 12 months after acquiring it.Preferred Qualifications1. As Essential Personnel you are expected to be available in the event of school closings, delays, shutdowns and any emergencies including clean up required because of severe weather incidents. Performs snow removal activities as assigned. Such as shoveling, salting, etc. Maintenance Technicians are essential to the overall success of Liberty University and its day-to-day functions, especially during ongoing campus events such as Winter Fest, Orientation, Convocation, Commencement, and CFAW, summer camps, amongst other planned and unplanned events throughout the year. Must be available to work scheduled and unscheduled hours as emergency needs arise.2. Reports to work at the required time and performs duties as assigned by the F. Sprinkler Supervisor and/ or Fire Sprinkler Lead Tech.3. Performs fire sprinkler inspections and preventative maintenance services on fire sprinkler systems with supervision of a Lead Technician or Supervisor according to code.4. Backflow prevention Devises, Maintenance, Service for Fire Sprinkler Service5. Identifies and corrects code and non-compliance issues and reports back to the supervisor when assistance is needed.6. Installs, modifies and maintains fire sprinkler systems according to NFPA codes7. Completes work orders on a daily basis with direction by the Lead Tech and/or Supervisor.8. Must provide own hand tools to perform and complete trade related tasks.9. Performs other task related duties as assigned.10. Remains abreast of existing and emerging technologies, processes, products, services and leading industry performance benchmarks.11. Works effectively as a team member, embracing and fostering LU's mission.Communication and Comprehension--- Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing to convey clear, well articulated information.--- Ability to understand, speak, and write English in order to convey messages and correspond in an articulate and professional manner.--- Possess public communication skills that allow professional representation of Liberty University to a variety of business and community customers and associates.--- Ability to work independently.--- Ability to understand and follow instructions precisely.--- Strong organizational skills and planning skills.--- Excellent computer skills.Problem Solving--- Intuitively able to reason, analyze information and events, and apply judgment in order to solve problems of both a routine and complex nature.Physical and Sensory Abilities--- Regularly required to travel to local and off campus locations.--- Often required to sit for short periods of time to perform daily reports and work orders on a computer.--- Regularly required to hear and speak in order to effectively communicate orally.--- Regularly required to stand, walk, climb stairs and ladders to work around buildings.--- Work from ladders and scaffolds at heights above 30 feet.--- Handle materials, reach overhead, kneel or stoop in order to conduct business.--- Regularly required to lift up to 50+ pounds.--- Must be able to work on weekends, holidays, and flexible daily hours as well as various evening hours.--- Work is performed within extreme temperature ranges.Work EnvironmentThe working environment in which one will typically perform the essential functions of this position is a climate-controlled and/ or construction space setting, it is well lighted, high or constant noise level, and often defined by the weather.Driving RequirementsUse of one's personal vehicle (or LU vehicles) is required for travel in the performance of the essential functions of this position. Proof of a valid Virginia driver's license, an acceptable DMV record, and liability insurance is required.Work Hours7:00am - 3:30pmMonday - FridayMust be able to work on weekends, holidays, and flexible daily hours as well as various evening hours as needed.Posting Date 12/15/2020 Special Instructions for ApplicantsPlease provide as much information about your past and current job experiences, education, certifications, etc.

Keywords: Liberty University, Lynchburg , Fire Sprinkler Technician, Professions , Lynchburg, Virginia

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