The Life Safety Technician position is part of the Facilities Services team, within the Division of Operations at the George Washington University. Facilities Services is searching for a Life Safety Technician to support the Electrical Life Safety team to effectively investigate and identify fire alarm and fire sprinkler system problems and develop plans to repair and maintain these systems throughout the University. More specifically, the Life Safety Technician is responsible for:Performs other work related duties as requested. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
The Life Safety Technician may work around and/or with machine tools that present certain dangers, and all safety precautions must be followed.
Investigates and identifies fire alarm and fire sprinkles system problems and develop plans to effect such repairs.,
Evaluates facilities/equipment to identify unsafe conditions and develops preventive and/or improvement maintenance schedules for all fire systems and their components.,
Inspects fire systems to ensure compliance with Federal, State, and Local regulatory agencies; designs and plans fire system alterations.,
Works with risk management and operations leads to inspect, identify, and facilitate corrections of regulatory violations.,
Maintains knowledge of Federal, State, and Local safety regulations, protocol, codes, and procedures pertaining to fire/life safety.,
May serve in/or represent supervisor at various meetings that may impact the unit.,
Enhances professional knowledge and skills by attending job related seminars, workshops, conferences and/or reviewing published literature.,
Develops a close relationship with the office of risk management and other University offices.,
Manages/performs special project assignments as requested.,
Performs other work related duties as requested. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
Incumbent may work around and/or with machine tools that present certain dangers, and all safety precautions must be followed. The use of protective equipment, such as safety glasses to shield against debris and earplugs to reduce noise may be required. You must exercise caution when handling hazardous or toxic materials. The job requires stamina, because you may be required to stand most of the day and, at times, may need to lift moderately heavy workpieces.
Proficiency with computerized tools and testing equipment programs, as well as, contemporary software packages is preferred.
Knowledge of safe work practices based on industry standards, injury, and illness prevention practices is preferred.
Ability to prepare sketches for minor construction projects is preferred.
Ability to prepare written correspondence to federal, state, and local agencies is preferred.
Ability to understand and interpret complex fire/life safety regulations is preferred.
A valid Driver’s License is preferred.
High school diploma/GED, or equivalent combination of training and experience, is necessary plus 1.5 years of relevant experience.