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Vectrus Fire Alarm Lead in Kuwait

Overview

Under supervision of Fire Protection Systems Supervisor, performs routine and emergency maintenance of electronic intrusion alarm systems and equipment, components, and subsystems, to include conductor splicing and terminating on associated systems. Performs major and minor installation and repairs to circuit boards, circuit breakers, transformers, filters, batteries, rectifiers, and associated components and accessories. Performs in secure-, critical-, and sensitive-designed areas under control of the U.S. Army IAW contract requirements.

Ensures routine and emergency maintenance on the fire alarm systems and peripheral equipment, components, and subsystems in the Area of Responsibility (AOR) are performed IAW NFPA 72 and UFC3-600-01, as well as other model building codes as directed .Reviews the inspections, testing, and repair of fire alarm control panels, initiating, indicating, and monitoring devices Ensures testing, and maintenance on fire suppression systems consisting of wet pipe sprinkler, pre-action sprinkler, FM200 clean agent systems, fire pumps, and associated equipment are performed IAW NFPA 25, NFPA 2001 and UFC 3-601-02, as well as other model building codes as directed . Performs in secure, critical, and sensitive designed areas under control of the U.S. Army in accordance with contract requirements.

Responsibilities

This position description is subject to change at any time as needed to meet the requirements of the program or company.

  • Provides direction in the accomplishment of the maintenance and repair of systems associated with fire detection, suppression and other equipment that is a component part of the overall fire protection system

  • Performs inspection, testing and maintenance of fire protection systems IAW UFC 3-601-02 using NFPA 72 and NFPA 25 as guidelines, as well as other model building codes as directed.

  • Utilizes test equipment and meters such as voltmeters, ammeters, telephone test sets, smoke detector sensitivity testers, and wire tracing equipment, and others for locating and diagnosing equipment, distribution, and control system malfunctions.

  • Utilizes computer software to program fire alarm control panels and perform load calculations for installed systems

  • Utilizes various hand tools, shop tools, and equipment in accomplishing repairs and maintenance of these systems and components.

  • Troubleshoots and repairs fire protection circuits and equipment. Repairs or replaces defective components.

  • Requests and maintains accountability for parts, tools, equipment and materials required for work performance and work assignments.

  • May be required to conduct both routine and emergency services after normal work periods.

  • Performs the majority of work in the sensitive and secure areas of military installations and facilities in accordance with the established security procedures of the U.S. Army and contract requirements

  • Responsible for safe operation, cleanliness and operator maintenance of assigned vehicle.

  • Prepares and completes requires work documents.

  • Complies with safety/environmental standards and safe work practices

  • Acts as Subject Matter Expert for the AOR fire alarm/suppression systems

  • Provides recommendations to the US Government for the need for new systems and repairs.

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education/Certifications: One year related experience may be substituted for one year of education, if degree is required.

  • Qualifications have to meet the criteria as outlined in UFC 3-601-02. Recognized journeyman or craftsman-level qualification for fire alarm systems. Examples include, but are not limited to, certification in Fire Alarms (NICET level III, Water Suppression (NICET Level III), and Special Hazards Suppression Systems (NICET Level III), formalized labor organization-based journeyman training, valid current qualification of license from any state, and factory training.

  • Associates degree and two years experience or High School Diploma and six years experience that can be documented. Examples include: previous job descriptions, DD214 and Military/Civilian Performance reports, job experience letter on company or corporate letterhead from previous employers.

  • A valid driver’s license and the ability to obtain a U. S. Government Motor Vehicle Operator’s License and host nation Driver’s License, is required.

  • Must be CAC eligible and/or able to obtain a Common Access Card (CAC)

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen

  • Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination:

  • The State of Kuwait (and certain airlines) now require proof of COVID-19 Vaccination. The definition of fully vaccinated is that you’ve: 1.) received a vaccine that is recognized by the governing entity and is either a.) Two doses of Pfizer BioNTech Vaccine b.) Two doses of AstraZeneca/Oxford Vaccine c.) Two doses of Moderna Vaccine (or) d. One dose of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine, and 2.) Two weeks elapsed after the final dose was administered, which is either one or two doses depending on brand of the vaccination. You must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination to qualify for this position.

  • Experience:

  • A minimum of 5 years of fire detection and signaling systems experience, which MUST include: At least 33 months of fire alarm systems experience, including installation, maintenance, inspection, testing, commissioning, technical system estimating and sales, plan preparation, code compliance review, project management, and/or technical business management.

  • Must be able to provide and evaluate documents detailing deficiencies and corrective action.

  • References and previous employers contact information must be provided for verification purposes.

  • May be required to formulate project timelines.

  • Skills:

  • Must have the ability to evaluate fire detection/suppression installations to determine corrective action.

  • Must have sufficient knowledge of English to understand technical instructions and documents and accomplish work from these documents. MIRCOM PRO 2000, VESDA, and Chemetron Suppression Systems factory training desired (or equivalent).

  • Excellent organization and communications skills, both written and verbal, are required.

  • Must be computer literate in all aspects of Microsoft Office .

  • Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Supervises a section of 11 technicians including required reporting and submission of inspection reports and required contract documentation.

  • Working Conditions:

  • Must be capable of working in an extreme weather conditions with temperatures exceeding 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Indoor and/or outdoor environment with very adverse and harsh conditions (i.e., hot, dry, duty, desert environment with average temperatures of 30 degrees in the winter and 130 degrees in the summer months).

  • Includes some industrial production environment conditions as well.

  • Physical Requirements:

  • Medium work. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

  • Work may require heavy lifting, stooping, climbing, prolonged standing, prolonged sitting, and working with or in areas where a potential could exist for exposure to physical, chemical, or biological agents.

  • Employee use of personal protective equipment (PPE) is required for some situations. PPE includes, but is not limited to, head, foot, torso, respiratory, vision, and hearing protective devices.

  • Must comply with all Fire and Safety Regulations and post policies.

    We are committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace that values and supports the contributions of each individual. This commitment along with our common Vision and Values of Integrity, Respect, and Responsibility, allows us to leverage differences, encourage innovation and expand our success in the global marketplace. Vectrus is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability. EOE/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran.

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