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Fire Systems Specialist Permanent Position in Indiana.
Ref No.: 18-00836
Location: East Chicago, Indiana
Position Type:Direct Placement
 The Fire Systems Specialist will be responsible for testing, inspection, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of:
  • Fixed fire detection and suppression systems of all types, including all associated alarm panels.
  • Fire pumps, and controllers.
  • Fire department connections
  • Standpipe Systems
  • Central station and proprietary alarm circuits.
Additional duties include:
  • Provide training to contract emergency services personnel regarding normal fire systems operations, and emergency response activities in the event of system activation.
  • Provide guidance to inspectors during loss prevention and other tours.
  • Provide guidance and coordinate the installation of new, fire systems in the plant departments.
  • Create specifications for new systems and projects per NFPA and other applicable codes. 
The minimum requirements include:
  • Blueprint reading
  • Plumbing
  • Mechanical and electrical skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office 
The preferred requirements include:
  • A minimum of five (5) years' experience in a position involving the testing, inspection, repair and maintenance of fixed fire detection and suppression systems
  • Formal technical school or college training in electrical, mechanical and electronics fields
  • Good written and verbal communication skills and the ability to interact well with employees in other departments
  • NICET and/or NFPA professional certifications 
The minimum education level is a high school diploma and the preferred education level is an Associate's degree with a major study in electrical, mechanical, or electronics field.
 
The work schedule is usually day turn, Monday through Friday. One Fire Systems Specialist is always on call and may be required to respond to requests for assistance at the plant at any time.
The Fire Systems Specialist will be responsible for testing, inspection, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of:
  • Fixed fire detection and suppression systems of all types, including all associated alarm panels.
  • Fire pumps, and controllers.
  • Fire department connections
  • Standpipe Systems
  • Central station and proprietary alarm circuits.
Additional duties include:
  • Provide training to contract emergency services personnel regarding normal fire systems operations, and emergency response activities in the event of system activation.
  • Provide guidance to inspectors during loss prevention and other tours.
  • Provide guidance and coordinate the installation of new, fire systems in the plant departments.
  • Create specifications for new systems and projects per NFPA and other applicable codes. 
The minimum requirements include:
  • Blueprint reading
  • Plumbing
  • Mechanical and electrical skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office 
The preferred requirements include:
  • A minimum of five (5) years' experience in a position involving the testing, inspection, repair and maintenance of fixed fire detection and suppression systems
  • Formal technical school or college training in electrical, mechanical and electronics fields
  • Good written and verbal communication skills and the ability to interact well with employees in other departments
  • NICET and/or NFPA professional certifications 
The minimum education level is a high school diploma and the preferred education level is an Associate's degree with a major study in electrical, mechanical, or electronics field.
 
The work schedule is usually day turn, Monday through Friday. One Fire Systems Specialist is always on call and may be required to respond to requests for assistance at the plant at any time.