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

VSC Fire & Security, a fire protection contractor, is seeking qualified candidates for a Fire Sprinkler Inspector for our Atlanta district office.

The position will be responsible for the inspection and testing of sprinkler fire protection systems and backflow prevention assemblies.

This position requires knowledge and experience related to the inspection, testing, repair and service of fire protection systems and knowledge of NFPA standards and state/local codes.  NICET Level II certification in the Inspection and Testing of Water-Based Systems is required. Experience with fire alarm systems and special hazards systems is preferred but not required. The position requires excellent attention to detail, the ability to accurately complete electronic based inspection forms/documents related to the inspection process and good communication skills.  The ability to represent the company in a professional manner when interacting with both internal and external customers is required. The ability to work a flexible schedule as needed is required to accommodate inspections/testing schedules.

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

This position is responsible for the inspection and testing of water-based fire protection systems, fire alarm systems, special hazard fire protection systems, and backflow prevention assemblies.  Position is expected to work closely with the owner's representatives, tenants and occupants to ensure smooth inspection performance.  Position is responsible for documenting deficiencies during inspection.  Position may work alone or as part of an inspection team and provide guidance and direction to assigned Helper.

 

 

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND KNOWLEDE

  • Experience related to the installation and/or inspection and testing of water-based fire protection systems, fire alarm systems, special hazard fire protection systems, and backflow prevention assemblies.
  • Must have working knowledge of applicable state and local codes, applicable NFPA standards and AHJs governing the district's work area.
  • Must acquire and maintain NICET level certification corresponding to level of experience (NICET I, II, III).
  • Must be able to read and comprehend written documents.
  • Good computer skills, math computation skills, and record keeping skills to complete computerized forms and documentation related to the inspection process.
  • Professional manner and good interpersonal communication skills.

 

 

MAJOR JOB FUNCTIONS

 

COMMUNICATION WITH THE CUSTOMER

  • Arrive at inspection site and communicate with proper personnel to inform owner representatives, tenants and occupants regarding testing and any anticipated inconveniences.
  • Set and meet appointments in a timely manner. Communicate delays.
  • Review documents to verify scope of work.
  • May interact and work closely with representatives of other trades during site visit.
  • Handle difficult circumstances or behavior of others with patience and tact.
  • Document any deficiencies found during inspection process.
  • Explain deficiencies to owner representatives, authorities having jurisdiction and any personnel employed by such.
  • Ensure that any additional work orders are noted and followed up for completion.

 

INSPECTION PROCEDURE

  • Review scope of work and confirm tools and equipment are available to perform the inspection.
  • Arrange for testing the system and ensuring that test can be conducted without danger to occupants or property. Testing may include testing of water pressure, trip testing and other procedures required by state and AHJs.
  • Ensure monitoring station has been informed of testing procedure.
  • Utilize proper inspection and testing methods for a variety of fire protection equipment in accordance with contract scope of work, applicable NFPA Standards and manufacture's recommendations.
  • Drain system following proper steps to ensure that no damage to property results from release of pressurized discharge.
  • Check the system for leaks while taking proper steps to ensure that no damage to property can result from a possible sprinkler leak.
  • Restore systems and alarms upon completion of the testing process.
  • Verify alarm receipt as well as other auxiliary functions at fire panel.
  • Ensure that system is in an operable condition and report all conditions to owner or their representative.
  • Confirm that system has been reconnected to central monitoring station, if applicable.

 

SAFETY      

  • Follow all company safety and/or client required safety standards and regulations.
  • Ensure that all personnel assigned to job follow all company safety and/or client required safety standards and regulations.
  • Report all accidents and injuries are reported as they occur.
  • Follow M.S.D.S. precautions when working with HAZCOM materials.
  • Follows all dress standards and all requirements for the use of personal protective equipment (PPE).
    • Follow all company driving regulations, if driving a company vehicle.

 

NICET CERTIFICATION

  • Enroll in NICET testing program when eligible and as program is offered.
  • Meet requirements of applicable NICET certification.
  • Maintain steady progress through NICET testing levels to achieve NICET Level III certification.

 

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Individual may work in hard-hat construction sites, including unimproved sites or in occupied sites.

Mobility is required to travel to job sites with the ability to stand, bend, squat, climb, perform overhead work and be physically able to traverse rough terrain, climb ladders and use lifts.

Handling of a variety of hand tools and power equipment. 

Able to move materials and equipment to a maximum of 50-75 pounds per employee. 

Ability to remain alert to job-site hazards and safety requirements.

Vision acuity required to read plans, documents, meters and ability to discern colors for safety signage.

Ability to work in any weather condition. 

May be required to work in confined spaces (with special training.) 

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

Must be available to work additional hours or evening shifts when needed. 

Must be available to accept assignments requiring overnight travel when needed.

Must have valid driver's license with acceptable driving record to be approved to drive company vehicle.

Position may require background record check for Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) registration or per client requirements.

May require security clearance for designated contracts or specific job assignments.

Inspector must be capable of and willing to provide work direction and training to assigned Helper.

 

 

JOB HAZARDS

Work primarily involves manipulating fire protection systems with extinguishing agents under pressure, either stored or released; arc flash hazards can be encountered as well as exposure to low voltage current.  Work performed in a variety of office, commercial and industrial sites, which may include hard-hat construction areas.  Tasks include lifting and moving 50-75 pounds of equipment or supplies.  May work 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 opening and closing valves and may operate electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic equipment following all safety procedures.

 

 

 

VSC Fire & Security offers competitive pay based on skills and experience, an excellent benefits package, 401(k) with company match, paid time off and holidays. 

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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