Indoor Sprinkler System Technician

Redstone Arsenal, AL
Work Type: On-Site
  • Job Category: Maintenance & Repair
  • Travel: None
  • Clearance: Not Applicable
  • Req ID: 2024-11248


Job Summary:

Responsible to install,inspect,maintain, and repair fire sprinklersystems and kitchen hoods in accordance with relevant codes.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Works on various types of fire sprinkler systems, kitchen hood systems, and related systems by performing one or a combination of the following: component installation, maintaining, repairing, overhauling, troubleshooting, modifying, constructing, and testing.

  • Bypasses associated fire alarm systems while performing work on fire sprinkler systems to prevent alarm activation and emergency response.

  • Functional knowledge of all types of Fire Sprinkler Systems (wet, dry, pre-action, deluge, fire pumps, etc.).

  • Knowledge of backflows and standpipes.

  • Knowledge of kitchen hood systems.

  • Perform fire sprinkler inspections including Wet, Dry, Pre-action, Foam, Deluge, Ultra• Highspeed deluge, Fire Pumps, Backflow, etc.

  • Cut, thread, groove, and solder pipe.

  • Assemble and install a variety of metal and non-metal pipes, tubes and fittings to include but not limited to iron, steel, copper and plastic.

  • Perform kitchen hood suppression system inspections.

  • Provide emergency service to investigate and diagnose fire alarm and trouble conditions and take corrective action to bring system back to a normal and armed condition.

  • May provide technical guidance to lower-level technicians.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

  • May perform work in other classifications when incidental work is necessary to the accomplishment of the work assignment. Significant work in another job classification may be required if accompanied by any wage adjustments applicable.

  • Maintain accurate and precise documentation daily, preparing accurate and timely inspection reports and completed daily.

  • Accountable For:

  • The proper use of tools and equipment commonly used in the fire alarm technician field.

  • Completing all mandated training requirements per government and management directives.

  • Timely and cost-effective performance of duties.

  • Timely completion and accuracy of all departmental work.

  • Dealing with a variety of people in a professional, courtesy manner in diversified situations.

  • Adherence to established company safety policies and good industrial and office safety practices.

  • Compliance with company Standard Operating Procedures and Personnel policies and procedures.

  • Having the ability to work well under pressure.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • At least 4 years' experience required in servicing mechanical systems in the Fire Alarm or Special Hazard/ Fire Suppression industry.

  • Successful completion of two year’s formal training. One year of experience may be substituted for one-year formal training.

  • Journeyman Plumber or Pipefitter

  • Backflow Preventer State Certification

  • Must have a working knowledge of the National Fire Protection, UFC or similar Fire System Codes.

  • Must have a working knowledge of various fire suppression systems (i.e. Water (wet &dry),pre-action,deluge,wet chemical and foam) and how to secure them for testing.

  • Must have a working knowledge of testing and repairing fire systems installed for cooking/ kitchen hoods and how to secure them for testing.

  • Must be able to climb ladders and work in confined and/or high spaces.

  • Must be able to read and interpret blueprints,schematics, and other technical specifications.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid state driver's license with an acceptable driving record.

  • Must maintain hand tools of the trade to perform the normal work of the classifications.

  • Must meet and maintain company physical and security requirements and clearance eligibility when required.

  • Must possess good communication skills for a service team environment.

  • Ability to successfully pass any background checks and/or drug testing required on the contract.

  • U.S.Citizenship

Physical Demands:

  • Lifts, carries, and handles equipment up to 50 pounds unassisted and over 50 pounds with assistance.

  • Works from ladders, scaffolding platforms, or cramped areas where equipment, parts, or tools are hard to reach.

  • Work requires frequent stooping, stretching, bending, kneeling, and working in tiring, uncomfortable positions for long periods.

Working Conditions:

  • Works indoors and outdoors, on elevated structures, and in cramped areas.

  • May be subject to sudden and frequent temperature changes.

  • Required to wear safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, ear protection and hard hats.

Job: Maintenance & Repair

Travel: None

Organization: AFO - Akima Facilities Operations

Clearance: Not Applicable

Work Type: On-Site

Remote: No

ReqID: 2024-11248