University of Utah Job Description
Tests and repairs sprinkler and fire detection systems for proper operation. Ensures construction documents for new and remodeled buildings are in compliance with safety codes and laws regulating the installation of sprinkler systems.
Associate’s degree in Engineering or related field plus two years related experience in fire alarm or fire sprinkler system installation, testing and maintenance or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience) required. Demonstrated knowledge of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), International Building Code (IBC), International Fire Code (IFC) and State Fire Prevention Rules and Regulations regarding system testing and maintenance required. Demonstrated computer skills, human relations and effective communication skills are also required.
Incumbent must obtain a Utah State Fire Marshals Office Class A Certification for testing and maintenance of fire sprinkler systems within six months of employment.
A current Driver’s License is required to perform duties.
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field and the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technology (NICET) certification for sprinkler technicians are preferred.
This position is not responsible for providing patient care.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.
This position has the responsibility to test fire sprinkler systems and conduct fire alarm system testing. The incumbent also responds to fire alarms, issues hot work permits and takes systems in and out of service.
The incumbent works with departments to incorporate building and fire code life safety features into designed construction projects. The incumbent has the authority to visit any construction site and stop work in progress if it is not in compliance with fire and safety code standard or could pose a direct threat to the preservation of life or property. This position works with extinguisher maintenance contractors to establish schedules as needed.
This position may be required to work weekends, cover special events and provide fire safety educational programming.
250 East 200 South, Suite 125,
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone: 801.581.2169 Email: AskHR@utah.edu
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