Sprinkler Systems Maintenance Technician

Philadelphia, PA, US
Sep 14, 2018
Sprinkler Systems Maintenance Technician
The School District of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

School Based Support - Classified Positions - Skilled Maintenance

Job Number: 4600164785

Start Date:

Open Date: 09/14/2018

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Title: Sprinkler Systems Maintenance Technician
Department: Facilities Management and Services
Reports To: Administrative Superior
The School District of Philadelphia is the cornerstone provider of public education in Philadelphia. For forward-thinking administrators and educators, opportunities abound. Over 131,000 students entrusted to the District arrive at school every day with an extraordinary range of needs and aspirations. We are committed to delivering on their right to an excellent public school education, and we are particularly focused on ensuring every student has access to exceptional educational opportunities. Equity is our mandate. Will you join us?
Job Summary
Installs, inspects, certifies, maintains, and repairs sprinkler systems on School District properties. Ensures the operation of all sprinkler alarm systems in accordance with industry standards and codes as well as local and state regulations.
Essential Functions
  • Installs fire suppression systems and equipment; reads and follows blueprints of layouts and building plans; ensures that all systems are set up in adherence to applicable code and regulations governing their installation and operation as well as according to manufacturers' guidelines.
  • Inspects all sprinkler systems to determine compliance with City code requirements and standards; performs annual sprinkler systems certification activities as required by the City of Philadelphia; provides valid National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) certification number on all City Sprinkler/Standpipe Systems Inspection and Certification documents.
  • Identifies, evaluates and troubleshoots all sprinkler, standpipe and fire pump system problems; uses electronic inspection and diagnostic equipment to determine causes of system difficulties; makes necessary repairs to manual and sprinkler systems.
  • Tests and installs backflow devices; performs water pressure test, test for water leaks and monitor control devices to ensure proper function.
  • Prepares and maintains records and documentation of all repairs and certification, including inspection reports, and detailed maintenance.
  • Stays abreast of current developments and trends within the industry.
Minimum Requirements
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Five years of full-time, paid, journeyman level experience installing, repairing and certifying fire suppression systems and equipment.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Demonstrated knowledge of:
    • standard practices and methods for routine and preventative maintenance of fire sprinkler systems.
    • installation requirements for new fire sprinkler systems.
    • the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) 25 and the codes pertaining to fire sprinkler systems.
    • occupational hazards and safety precautions associated with sprinkler systems installations, repairs and certification activities.

  • Demonstrated ability to:
    • interpret and work from blueprints, schematics, points list mapping documents and specifications.
    • maintain accurate and up to date documentation of all systems.
    • effectively communicate, both orally and in writing.
    • establish and maintain effective working relationships.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.
  • Valid license as a Fire Suppression Systems Worker in the City of Philadelphia.
  • Valid National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) Certification.
  • Valid license to operate a motor vehicle in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Salary: To: 64003.00

Additional Job Information: Interviews may be conducted to determine how well a candidate meets the established criteria. Note that not all qualified candidates may be selected for an interview. Additional factors including the ability to follow directions, punctuality and professional conduct will be considered in part of the evaluation process. The selected candidate must have no anecdotal record on file and have not been subject to any disciplinary action within the past eighteen (18) months, and have an excellent record of attendance and punctuality during the last three (3) years (defined as no more than eighteen (18) occasions of lateness or absence for personal illness in the last three years (3) years with the exception of one extended long-term absence.

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