Fire Service Technician

Job Title
Fire Service Technician
Job ID
Houston,  TX 77073
Other Location
Department: Service  
FLSA Status:  Non-exempt, commission eligible

Job Summary:
The Fire Service Technician is responsible for the installation, maintenance, and inspection of fire extinguishers.  The role could expand to handle testing, inspecting, and repairing fire suppression systems (Kitchen Hoods, Paint Booth, etc.).

Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • None

Essential Job Functions:
  • Perform annual maintenance/inspections of fire extinguishers. 

  • Determine proper type, quantity, and placement of fire extinguishers based on hazard/occupancy classification. 

  • Exchange fire extinguishers that require service; replace obsolete/damaged units. 

  • Installation of fire extinguisher cabinets, brackets, and wall hangers. 

  • Indicate type, size, and location of fire extinguishers on inspection reports. 

  • Perform semi-annual inspection of restaurant and industrial fire suppression systems. 

  • Document findings and note deficiencies on inspection reports. 

  • Communicate to the customer any non-compliance issues. 

  • Collaborate with customers, contractors, and other team members to ensure efficient and effective use of fire extinguishers and possibly fire suppression systems. 

  • Build and develop partnerships that will grow the business within the industry marketplace. 

  • Adhere to safety guidelines and practices, both for personal safety and the safety of others. 

  • Performs other related duties as assigned. 

Experience & Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or GED required. Certifications or training in fire extinguisher and fire suppression systems is strongly preferred. 

  • Mechanical aptitude and experience with hand/power tools. 

  • Knowledge of basic electricity and the ability to read electrical schematic diagrams. 

  • Proven experience working as a portable fire extinguisher and/or fire suppression technician. 

  • Proficiency in reading and interpreting NFPA standards (10, 17, 17a, 96), and technical manuals (Ansul, Amerex, CaptiveAire, etc.) 

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to effectively interact with customers and team members. 

  • Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks effectively. 

  • Maintain a valid driver's license and ability to pass a drug and background check.  

Physical Requirements:
  • Regularly required to stand, walk, talk, hear and have full use of hands. The employee is occasionally required to sit, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  

  • Ability to work from a ladder, and in some case, a man-lift. 

  • Must be able to operate a motor vehicle and travel daily.  

We are an equal opportunity employer that welcomes and encourages diversity in the workplace. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

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