VSC Fire & Security, Inc.
  • 17-Jul-2019 to 15-Nov-2019 (EST)
  • Atlanta
  • Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Full Time

Our fast-growing fire sprinkler protection and life safety system company has a full-time career opportunity for a Fire Sprinkler Foreman in the Atlanta District.   With annual sales of more than $170 million, VSC Fire & Security, Inc. is growing rapidly and we are recruiting top fire protection and life safety talent to join our team.  

Honesty, hard work, safety and quality workmanship provide the foundation for our five decades of success.   Investment in and support of our more than 1000 employees, with more than 50 professionals who hold NICET 1 Certificates or above, are essential to our growth.   The American Fire Sprinkler Association independently evaluated VSC Fire & Security, Inc. in key areas including quality of life and industry and community relations and as a result recognized as a Quality Contractor.    

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Responsible for performance of sprinkler installation field labor team.  Installs and tests installation of fire suppression equipment in new or retro-fit construction projects.  Follows designed plans, communicates needed design change to fit actual site requirements.  Responsible for materials delivered to site and for minor fabrication on job site.  Uses hand tools, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic power tools.  Generally the lead person of a two-three person installation team and may have responsibility for a large job with multiple crews on location.

Functions as VSC representative on the job site. Responsible for working closely with owner or general contractor's representatives, other trades, and company field superintendent, design manager and purchasing agent to insure smooth installation process. May be required to attend weekly General Contractor progress meetings.  Also responsible for noting and documenting change orders.

May be responsible to oversee work of apprentice(s) and helper(s) assigned to project.  Conducts weekly tool box safety meetings.

 

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:

Completion of approved Pipefitter Apprentice Program (Levels 1-4) with Journeyman certification or 4+ years Sprinkler Fitter experience under direct supervision of Foreman.

Knowledge of pipefitting, plumbing regulations and fire protection codes.

Must hold valid state driver's license with acceptable driving record to be approved to drive company vehicle.  Must hold First Aid certification.

Demonstrated sense of responsibility to achieve personal and team work goals.  Must exhibit leadership skills, including ability to communicate, address personnel issues and make fair decisions related to project demands, customer service and employee assignments.

 

MAJOR JOB FUNCTIONS:

 

  1. DAILY SITE SUPERVISION
  2. Conducts daily site inspections for methods of handling, storing, installation and testing of all materials for the project, and takes immediate steps to rectify problems or deficiencies.
  3. Ensures that tools and equipment are at hand and meet safety requirements.
  4. Communicates with job site superintendent or owner regarding work in progress.
  5. Confirms installation crew is on-site and reports any absences to field superintendent.
  6. Establishes productivity and quality goals for self and work crew to meet schedule for project. Ensures that crew behavior is professional and appropriate and maintains job discipline and performance standards at all times.
  7. Assigns and delegates tasks to sprinkler fitters and/or helpers to make best use of personnel available. Assigns work for apprentices to meet OTJ Apprentice Program requirements. Reviews special safety precautions or protocols required on the job site.
  8. Resolves minor job-site problems related to work crew, materials, other trades, or unexpected circumstances throughout the work day. Reports significant problems beyond foreman's direct responsibility to field superintendent immediately.
  9. Insures that crew behavior is professional and appropriate, and maintains job discipline and acceptable performance standards at all times.

 

  1. INSTALLATION PROCEDURES
  2. Reviews plans and confirms quantity and quality of materials delivered to site

are suitable for installation as designed.  Contacts superintendent and/or designer for change orders as needed to insure compliance with NFPA standards.

  1. Prepares material for use. May perform minor fabrication such as cutting, threading, joining pipe. May delegate tasks to crew members.
  2. Installs, hangs and connects pipe and necessary valves following designed plans. Makes minor field adjustments, and connects to or ties into water supply.

Reports all major deviations from plans to field superintendent and/or design manager.  Makes notations of changes and returns to designer for "as builts."  Insures compliance with HFPA standards.

  1. Directs, inspects and verifies the work of other fitters, helpers and apprentices.
  2. Ensures there are no open outlets prior to water entering the system. Tests completed system for leaks and necessary water pressure. Insures all trapped piping is drained if system is to be left out of service. Takes precautions, such as lock out, impairment notification, etc. when working in occupied facilities.
  3. Ensures construction site is cleaned up with waste material properly disposed of.

                                Properly stores and secures all equipment and tools.

 

III.           SAFETY/TRAINING OF ASSIGNED CREW MEMBERS

  1. Ensures that all personnel assigned to job follow all site-specific safety standards (as directed by company or client-required site safety regulations.)
  2. Reports ALL accidents and injuries to Field Superintendent as they occur.
  3. Directs and inspects the work of less experienced employees.
  4. Ensures that all members of team adhere to dress standards and use of safety devices.
  5. Maintains copy of M.S.D.S. (Material Safety and Data Sheet) recommendations and makes crew members aware of procedures when working with hazardous materials.
  6. Conducts and documents weekly "tool box" safety meetings with all fitters, apprentices and helpers assigned to the project.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Individual works in hard-hat construction sites, including unimproved sites. Position requires ability to stand, bend, squat, climb, and be physically able to traverse rough terrain, climb ladders and scaffolding and use lifts.  Daily handling of a variety of hand tools and power equipment.  Able to safely lift and handle materials and equipment to a maximum of 75-100 pounds per employee.  Must remain alert to job-site hazards and safety requirements.

Position requires visual acuity to read plans, documents and meters and ability to discern colors for safety signage.

Individual works in all weather conditions.  May be required to work in confined spaces (with special training.)  Individual must have reliable transportation and be available to work additional hours or evening shift as needed.  Must be available to accept occasional assignments requiring overnight travel.

As a representative of the company, employee is expected to maintain acceptable interpersonal communication and appropriate behavior on the work site and with customers.

Foreman must be capable of supervising others and be willing to give directions and training to assigned subordinates.

 

JOB HAZARDS:

Works in hard-hat construction areas.  May lift and move 75-125 pounds of equipment or supplies.  Works 6 feet or more above ground level (using lifts, platforms and ladders.)

May work in confined underground or crawl spaces. May work with HAZCOM materials.

Uses variety of hand tools for pipe fabrication and installation and may operate electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic equipment using safety equipment and safety procedures.

 

To watch a brief video related to the many career opportunities with VSC Fire & Security and to hear from some of our current employees, please click here.

VSC Fire & Security, Inc. is a drug free workplace. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 We look forward to hearing from you!

   www.vscfs.com

 

 

 

 

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