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Vectrus Fire Sprinkler Technician, Lead in Kuwait

Overview

Under supervision of the Fire Protection Systems Supervisor, p erforms routine and emergency maintenance on the fire sprinkler systems and equipment, components, and subsystems in the area of operations. Performs inspection, testing, troubleshooting and repairs of fire sprinkler water-based systems; to include but not limited to fire pumps, jockey pumps, and associated equipment. Performs duties in secure, critical, and sensitive designated areas under control of the U.S. Army in accordance with contract requirements. Ensures requirements for inspection, testing and maintenance are accomplished IAW with UFC 3-601-02 and NFPA 25, as well as other model building codes as directed .

Responsibilities

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

  • Accomplish the maintenance and repairs of water-based sprinkler/suppression systems 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 25 as guidelines, as well as other model building codes as directed

  • Shall be capable of performing, Main drain tests, 5-year internals, Pitot gauge testing, Hydrostatic testing, Backflow prevention and should have experience in all other required maintenance tasking per applicable standards.

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

  • Troubleshoots repairs or replaces defective components of the water-based sprinkler system, Fire Pumps, Standpipe, Water storage tanks, pump controllers, water flow and tamper devices.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen

  • 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

  • Education/Certifications:

  • Five years related experience may be substituted for five years of education, if degree is required.

  • Qualifications must meet the criteria as outlined in UFC 3-601-02. Recognized journeyman or craftsman-level qualification, program for fire sprinkler systems. Examples include, but are not limited to, certification in Water based sprinkler (NICET level III) formalized labor organization-based journeyman training, or valid current sprinkler license from any state, documented work experience with a fire sprinkler inspection and servicing company, or factory training. (FM Global)

  • Minimum two years documented experience as a Fire Suppression/Sprinkler System Technician. Examples include: previous job descriptions, DD214 and Military/Civilian Performance reports, job experience letter on company or corporate letterhead from previous employer(s).

  • Must have education and knowledge of fire suppression/sprinkler systems, the ability to perform hydraulic calculations, is preferred.

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

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen

  • 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.

  • 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, an/or technical business management.

  • Experience in maintenance, repair, installation, and inspection and testing of UL/FM listed fire suppressions/sprinkler systems and supporting components.

  • Language Proficiency: Should have sufficient knowledge of English to understand instructions and accomplish work documents and reports.

  • Skills:

  • Test & Inspections, Maintenance & Repairs, Installation of pipe and valves

  • Use of threading machine and hand tools

  • Knowledge of NFPA 13, 20,22 and 25

  • Able to read and interpret blueprints

  • 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:

  • Light work. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 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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