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Fire Sprinkler Technician

Company: CertaSite
Location: Grand Rapids
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Fire Sprinkler TechnicianCertaSite is a fast-growing fire and life safety company. Fire and life safety is our passion. It's all we think about. We leverage our hard-earned expertise to give people peace of mind, confidence, and more time to pursue their core businesses. Our purpose is to protect and provide a meaningful impact to as many lives as possible while delivering the most dependable and simplified life safety solution on the planet.Since 2018, we have grown from four to 14 markets serving over 14,400 customers throughout the Midwest. We are now looking to expand into the Wisconsin market and are looking for skilled life safety technicians to help us continue our mission to protect as many lives as possible.The OpportunityAs we grow and expand into new markets, we are building a team that loves what they do and has fun doing it. If you are looking to be challenged every day and for an opportunity to make a huge impact and grow with a mission-driven company focused on the customer, we hope you will consider this amazing opportunity.Learning & DevelopmentOur commitment to innovation is at the core of CertaSite that puts us on a path of continuous improvement and personal and professional development and achievement. Our CertaSite Academy provides professional opportunities to grow in your technical ability and your earning potential. From mentorship, hands-on training, and industry leading curriculum, our designed learning paths now provide life safety professionals a career not just a job.The RoleWe are looking for an experienced life safety technician who has a passion for the customer and life safety. The perfect candidate has 5+ years of experience in the fire protection industry and can successfully perform inspection, testing, service and repairs of fire sprinkler systems and related components for compliance with applicable life-safety and fire-safety requirements as mandated by standards and codes, manufacturers requirements, federal, state and local ordinances, customer requirements, and the expectations and requirements of the company.Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform inspection and testing of all types of fire sprinkler systems at the required frequencies in accordance with the requirements and instructions contained in NFPA 25.
  • Troubleshoot and perform service and repair of fire sprinkler systems and related components.
  • Record and document all inspections, repairs, discrepancies, and recommendations either electronically or manually.
  • Maintain a good positive relationship with the customer and pass on information to the appropriate personnel for follow up, quotes, questions, or concerns.
  • Maintain vehicle in clean and orderly fashion. Keep vehicle stocked with parts, equipment, and supplies, necessary to perform the job.
  • Maintain equipment and tools necessary to safely perform job.
  • Evaluate customer site for additional equipment and services that customer may require.
  • Work in compliance with the Company's safety program.
  • Perform on-site and/or off-site (phone) emergency troubleshooting of sprinkler systems.
  • Test backflow prevention devices as required by NFPA 25 and state and local codes. Separate certification requirements may be necessary based upon the jurisdiction.
  • Discuss deficiencies noted with customer, explaining the problem and its resolution.
  • There may be situations which require work on nights, weekends, and/or holidays. For some locations, these demands will be more frequent or required than others. Discuss this with your Manager.
  • Must be comfortable with heights, working on ladders or lifts, or in confined spaces.Qualifications:
    • Must possess the ability to calculate basic math including fractions, decimals and percentages.
    • Must possess the knowledge and ability to understand and operate basic computer functions, operating systems and software applications such as Windows, Word, Apple IOS, Android and Outlook. In addition, required to learn and use industry specific devices and software.
    • Must currently have a valid U.S. driver's license.
    • State license or NICET certifications for the state in which you are applying is desired. In addition, employees may not have prior experience but have the potential and willingness to learn. The training and testing required to obtain a license or certifications is provided and paid for by the company.Skills needed:
      • Acute attention to detail
      • Strong mechanical and technical aptitude
      • Highly organized and detail-oriented
      • Problem-solving skills
      • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skillsWorking Conditions:
        • Overtime may be required and the number of hours may vary based on work location.
        • May be exposed to all kinds of work environments. Varying work environments from hot to cold temperatures and exposure to dust.
        • Occasionally asked to travel overnight to a customer location.Physical Requirements:
          • Must successfully pass a lift test up to 50 pounds.
          • Frequent lifting and carrying of toolboxes, equipment, parts, tools, equipment, cabling, and/or wiring.
          • Frequent ladder climbing and checking, pulling wire, etc.
          • Walking, stooping, bending, crouching, kneeling, and raising hands overhead.
          • Driving is required and the amount of time driving may vary.
          • Required to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for this position in accordance with safety standards.Company Overview:About CertaSiteCertaSite is a fire and life safety company. That means we keep people and property safe. At the most basic level we ensure our clients are compliant with code. But that's where we take off; we also go above and beyond compliance to leverage our hard-earned expertise to give people peace of mind, confidence, and more time to pursue their core businesses.Headquartered in Indianapolis, IN, CertaSite has grown from four markets to 14 markets since 2018 and is continuing to expand into new markets across the Midwest.Benefits of a career at CertaSite
            • Work at a mission-driven company, focused on people
            • Comprehensive medical plan options, including dental and vision
            • 401K plan with company match
            • Generous paid time off, paid holidays, and paid paternal leave
            • Education reimbursement program and learning paths with bonus potential and opportunity to increase your wage with each level completed.
            • Promotion and advancement opportunities
            • 2021 growth plan includes continued growth and expansion into new markets and products and services

Keywords: CertaSite, Grand Rapids , Fire Sprinkler Technician, Engineering , Grand Rapids, Michigan

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