The University of Southern California (USC) department of Facilities Management Services (FMS) â Fire Safety & Compliance is seeking a Fire Sprinkler Technician to join its team.
FMS is a diverse group of innovative and talented professionals who provide high quality facilities maintenance and management services in support of education and research at USC. FMS is committed to being fully responsive to the needs of faculty, students, staff and public, who are our customers. FMS strives to cooperate fully with all campus constituents to provide a functional and efficient facilities operation for the university. FMS values accountability, collaboration, employee recognition, trust, and respect. Learn more about FMS at: www.usc.edu/fms
The Fire Sprinkler Technician provides servicing, repairing, inspecting and testing of fire sprinkler systems.
The ideal candidate for the position of Fire Sprinkler Technician meets the following:
High school diploma or equivalent
3 years of experience inspecting, testing, and maintaining fire sprinkler systems
Possess comprehensive knowledge of fire systems; knowledge of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards
Experience with and the ability to effectively use tools of the trade & computer systems/applications; work at heights (on ladders over 12â tall, operate and work on 30â to 55â lifts, and rooftops); work in tight crawlspaces and attics; lift up to 50 lbs.
Must pass Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) Regulation 4 certification test within 6 months of employment
Communicates clearly and effectively
Valid California's driver's license and clean driving record required
Current California Fire Sprinkler Fitter Certification and LAFD Regulation 4 Certification are preferred
Tests fire sprinkler systems according to current codes and regulations. Inspects fire sprinkler systems before, during and after construction projects. Makes recommendations regarding both system installations and service requirements.
Performs preventive maintenance on fire sprinkler systems. Troubleshoots and repairs fire sprinkler systems. Performs minor installations as needed.
Responds to fire/life safety system activations, alarm, trouble and supervisory calls. Stands in as fire watch when fire systems are impaired.
Enables and disables fire systems for construction projects, events and maintenance.
Tracks fire systems impairments. Accounts for the operational status of all fire systems. Enters fire system testing documentation into the fire system database.
Coordinates with contractors for fire system additions and changes.
Maintains stock levels and storage of new and used fire system equipment. Keeps accurate records of materials and time. Ensures proper use of resources and time.
Maintains current knowledge on existing and pending legislation within the industry. Ensures program design(s) reflect the most recent standards and regulations.
Provides customer service and user training, as required.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
Work schedule for this position: Swing Shift 3:00 P.M. to 11:30 P.M. Monday through Friday; however, note that work schedules/hours may change at any time to meet business needs.
Come and join the FMS team â a team that works as trusted partners shaping an environment of innovation and excellence.
Minimum Education: High school or equivalentMinimum Experience: 3 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Experience as a Fire/Life Safety System Technician. Possess comprehensive knowledge of fire alarm and sprinkler systems including system programming. Knowledge of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards. Must pass Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) Regulation 4 certification test within 6 months of employment. Demonstrated mechanical and electrical skills. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively. Ability to lift over 50 pounds. Valid Californiaâs driverâs license and clean driving record required.
Internal Number: REQ20085547
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.