Electrical/Electronics and Mechanical Engineering:
Fire Protection Inspection and Testing of Water-Based Systems
16% contract completion bonus for first season. The bonus increases by 2% every year until year five where it maxes at 24%.
3 openings available.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Inspects and maintains water-based sprinkler systems including dry, hybrid or wet
Inspects and maintains various fire alarm systems
Troubleshoots, diagnoses, repairs, and performs scheduled preventative maintenance on existing fire alarm, detection, notification, reporting, and suppression systems
Performs periodic maintenance on fire systems equipment in accordance with the Preventative Maintenance Program, NFPA and manufacturer's guidelines
Prepares and documents work plans, job hazard analysis, job safety analysis, code required forms, checklists, and internal procedural documents as required
Timely responds to emergency service calls during and outside of normal working hours
Maintains accurate and thorough documentation of hours worked, tasking performed, materials used, and processes involved
Coordinates testing, maintenance, and repair activities as required with other parties such as Antarctic Fire Department, Station Management, Facilities Management, and building occupants.
Utilizes the assistance of other station personnel to complete tasking, or assist other trades or departments with their tasking as appropriate
Uses solid decision-making ability and sound judgment to safely and effectively solve problems
Performs ongoing risk and hazard assessment while executing tasking
Proactively identifies any unsafe conditions or hazards and communicate them effectively
Works directly with other departments to plan and complete tasking
Performs tasking outdoors in environmentally challenging conditions including wind and extreme cold weather
Advises immediate Supervisor of job progress and material/labor requirements
Learns and uses computer-based labor, material, and maintenance tracking applications
Reviews and follows established Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and recommends creation or revisions to SOPs as needed
Complies with all ASC Environmental, Safety and Health (ESH), Waste Management and Quality Assurance requirements and participates in Work Center Safety Program and ASC safety objectives
Performs other duties as required
Current NICET III in Inspection and Testing of Water-Based Systems certification (minimum)
Minimum four years of documented experience installing, testing, inspecting, and maintaining fire protection systems, including fire alarm systems, suppression systems, and fire sprinkler systems is required
Experience including rough wiring, detection device/appliance termination, and head end termination
Experience in repair, maintenance and inspection on a variety of equipment and application types
Experience developing written work plans, job hazard analysis, and job safety analysis related to the work activities under a permit to work system
Thorough knowledge of the principles of electricity and the current National Electrical Code
Experience in maintenance of commercial, government, industrial, and/or institutional facilities
Ability to read and interpret design drawings, specifications, diagrams, maintenance manual and manufacturer’s troubleshooting guides
Possess prior computer experience and be able and willing to learn and effectively utilize computer based labor, inventory, and maintenance tracking applications
Possess the competencies, willingness and ability to perform the duties of position
Expected Skills and Competencies:
Ability to diagnose fire safety system issues and to maintain, adjust repair, and replace fire safety systems and related components
Competent to ensure compliance with the applicable IBC, IFC and NFPA codes, and satisfaction of the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)
Skilled in utilizing design drawings, specifications, and wiring diagrams to accomplish tasking
Proficient in LOTO procedures for various tasking
Proficient in confined space safety protocols
Proficient in electrical safety procedures (NFPA 70E and OSHA)
Proficient in risk assessment and determination of PPE appropriate to specific tasking
Knowledgeable of limits of PPE and proper maintenance of PPE
Familiar with fall protection and respirator use
Hands on experience analyzing situations and making technical and safety decisions based on specifications and applicable codes and manufacturer guidelines
Working knowledge of current building, fire and life safety codes as related to fire protection
Preferred Qualifications and/or Experience:
Experience with Keltron Life Safety Event Management Systems
Experience with a variety of Fire Suppression systems
Experience with Microsoft Office Suite
Physical and/or Other Requirements:
Willingness and ability to deploy to Antarctica for extended periods
Willingness and ability to deploy to remote research support facilities for day trips or extended periods
Must participate in community programs such as “house-mouse” (chores), “daisy-picking” (station clean-up), “GASH” (galley clean-up at Palmer), and recycling efforts
Willing and able to lift and move items, parts, assemblies and equipment up to the safety regulation maximum
Willing and able to perform physical activities including heavy lifting, climbing in and out of equipment, crawling, and working outdoors in extreme cold conditions
Successful completion of Medical and Dental examinations required by the NSF for deployment to Antarctica
High School diploma or equivalent
Valid Driver’s License issued in the United States
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
PAE is a drug free workplace.
PAE is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.
As part of PAE 's Antarctic Program, this position supports the National Science Foundation managed United States Antarctic Program as part of the Antarctic Support Contract (ASC). Fire Systems Technician will perform maintenance and installation tasking under the supervision of the Fire Systems Technician Foreman, Facilities Maintenance Supervisor, or PM Coordinator. Tasking is based on ASC schedule requirements.