Architectural/Building Construction Engineering Technology
Electrical/Electronics and Mechanical Engineering:
Fire Protection Water-Based (formerly Automatic Sprinkler System)
Mechanical - Fire Protection, Mechanical Engineering
Maintaining and servicing sprinkler systems, which include electrical, mechanical, pneumatic and/or electronic units and devices that detect, indicate or regulate pressure, temperature and similar values and relationships. Performs pretests to determine the extent and location of malfunctioning equipment, energizes system, components, and conducts operational checks, including test of input and output from or to related system components. Checks mechanical parts for damage, proper operation and wear.
Repairs or replaces faulty parts and adjusts all moving parts and controlling devices within the simulated system. Occasionally assist engineering personnel in resolving issues and problems regarding the installation, modification and maintenance of fire sprinkler systems. Checks for and repairs leaks in water and air lines, checks water flow rate, resets trip valves, checks water flow alarms, packs, lubricates and replaces gate and globe valves, renews valve gaskets and seats, and replace defective gauges. Plugs and/or jumps out station fire alarm boxes wired into Fire Alarm Headquarters and checks for proper operation while tests are being made.
When working on dry pipe systems (Closed Heads), uses stop-clock to test the time it takes for water to reach the inspectors test valve and then uses the stop clock to test the water flow rate. Checks water flow alarms. Checks and adjusts quick-tripping exhauster and globe valves.
When working on wet pipe systems (Closed Heads) checks and cleans retarding chamber. Checks, adjusts and rests releasing mechanisms. Renews valve gaskets and seats.
Makes repairs by replacing pipe, valves, fittings, sprinkler heads, electrical devices, etc., on faulty or damaged sprinkler systems. Works in an advisory capacity to provide adequate sprinkler protection in buildings undergoing structural changes.
Must have working knowledge of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 13 and 25) instructions on sprinkler systems and maintenance, inspection and test procedures. Must have a thorough working knowledge of the principles of operation, assembly, construction and installation procedures of fire sprinkler systems. Applies a working knowledge of electrical and a thorough knowledge of mechanical pneumatic and hydraulic principles and theory to troubleshoot, repair, overhaul, modify, and test sprinkler systems and equipment, including electrical, mechanical, and pneumatic subassemblies, components, and related devices.
Not conscientiously following proper maintenance, test and repair procedures may cause the failure of a sprinkler system to function as designed, which may cause injury or death to personnel, extensive loss or damage of government property, and interruption of essential operations.
The Employee may be assigned to perform tasks in non-trade related fields as an assistant/helper as workload requires.
The Employee may be required to serve as an on-call duty personnel on a rotating-shift basis. On-call duty personnel are required to carry a duty cell phone and duty pager and must remain available to respond on site to after-hour emergencies within two hours.
The Employee may be designated as ALPHA personnel and required to report for duty or held in a duty status to provide support before, during and/or after special emergency situations, such as, but not limited to, destructive weather, disasters, or periods of increased security threat.
The Employee must be able to receive work assignments in the form of written or oral work orders and instructions. Responsible for selecting the proper materials, tools and techniques to complete the work in a safe and efficient manner and in accordance with applicable standards. Responsible for informing the government leader if planned work deviates from normal trade practice. Works with minimal supervision. Work may be spot check or inspected at completion.
A trainee may be assigned to the Employee of this position for the dual purpose of providing assistance to the Employee and provide a training opportunity for the worker or trainee. If a worker or trainee is assigned the Employee is responsible for providing appropriate instruction, guidance, and oversight and demonstrating safe working practices and a good work ethic by example.
The Employee may be assigned a vehicle, locker, or storage area stocked with controlled inventory and consumable materials. If assigned one of these, the Employee is responsible for managing the material by following established procedures for inventory control and cost accounting.
The Employee may be designed to receive work assignments from Regional Dispatch. If designed as a dispatch worker, the Employee is responsible for following established work dispatch procedures and processes.
Moderate lifting up to 40 pound is required. If a heavier life is required, it must not be attempted without assistance. Must be able to work at a rapid pace for a short period of time. Occasionally required to perform work by stooping, bending, and reaching while in cramped and uncomfortable positions and by walking, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, Must be able to climb ladders and scaffolds to perform work at various heights. Normal vision is required.
Some work is performed outside, which may require exposure to prevailing weather conditions. Working conditions in this job vary, with a portion performed in relatively pleasing surroundings and a portion performed on rooftops, in equipment rooms, under building and in confined spaces. Employee will occasionally be required to performing work in areas with high noise level where ear protection is required, in very hot and cold environments, in poorly ventilated and lighted areas; in some instances work in these conditions is for the during of the shift. The Employee may be exposed to fumes, dust, dirt, grease and oil, and is subject to the possibility of scrapes, cuts, bruises, contusions, burns, electric shock and eye hazards.
Additional Salary Information: An additional $4.27 HNW is provided to pay for health benefits
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