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M. C. Dean, Inc. Sprinkler & Fire Extinguishers Test Technician 1 in Washington, District Of Columbia

Sprinkler & Fire Extinguishers Test Technician 1

ID 10387

Location Washington Metro Area- MD/VA/DC

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The Fire Alarm & Life Safety - Sprinkler & Fire Extinguishers Test Technician is responsible for conducting inspections, testing, and maintenance of fire alarm systems, life safety equipment, sprinkler systems, and fire extinguishers. This role plays a crucial part in ensuring the safety and protection of lives and property by maintaining and verifying the functionality of these essential fire safety systems.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Inspection and Testing:

  2. Perform inspection, testing of fire pumps, wet systems, dry systems, tamper switches, water-flow devices, and hydrants.

  3. Performs routine maintenance and inspects fire extinguisher equipment.

  4. Perform periodic inspections and tests of the fire suppression systems.

  5. Maintenance and Repairs:

  6. Conduct maintenance and repairs on life safety equipment, sprinkler heads, pipes, and valves as needed.

  7. Perform routine maintenance, repairs, and adjustments on fire alarm systems to ensure optimal performance.

  8. Recharge fire extinguishers and replace components that have exceeded their service life.

  9. Documentation and Reporting:

  10. Maintain meticulous records of inspections, tests, maintenance activities, and any identified issues.

  11. Generate detailed inspection and testing reports for clients, regulatory authorities, and internal records.

  12. Provide recommendations and cost estimates for necessary repairs or replacements.

  13. Compliance and Safety:

  14. Ensure all work is conducted in strict compliance with local, state, and national fire safety codes and regulations.

  15. Adhere to safety protocols, including the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), to maintain a safe working environment.

  16. Stay updated on industry developments and changes in safety codes and standards.

  17. Client Relations:

  18. Interact professionally with clients, addressing their inquiries and concerns.

  19. Deliver excellent customer service and maintain positive client relationships.


  • High school diploma or equivalent (additional relevant certifications or vocational training is a plus).

  • NICET II in Inspection and Testing of Water-Based Systems or ability to pass exam within 90 days of employment or

  • NICET in Special Hazards Systems is preferred

  • Minimum of4 years of experience in fire alarm systems, life safety equipment, and fire suppression systems testing and maintenance.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of fire safety codes and regulations.

  • Familiarity with various types of fire extinguishers, sprinkler systems, and life safety equipment.

  • Proficiency in using testing equipment and tools.

Physical and Personal Requirements

  • Lift at least 100 pounds at one time and 60 pounds for an extended period.

  • Relocate a 12-foot stepladder without assistance.

  • Work at various heights up to 60 feet and can climb and maintain balance on scaffolds, aerial lifts, catwalks, and all types of ladders.

  • Walk, climb, lift, squat, crawl, kneel, push, pull and reach overhead on a routine and repetitive basis.

  • Possess good vision (may be corrected vision), the ability to see in color, and the ability to hear and communicate in English.

  • May use a standard ladder without exceeding the weight limit while carrying tools.

  • Tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

  • Apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

  • Combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (including finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

  • See details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

  • Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

  • Work overtime as directed by supervisor.

  • Must be able to pass a background check.

  • Must be able to pass random drug screening.

  • Must have valid driver's license, good driving records to operate a MC Dean vehicle as part of this job requirement.

  • Must consistently report to work on time, work well with other employees to accomplish a common goal, and maintain a safe work environment.

  • Advanced troubleshooting including researching online, system manuals to resolve problems.

  • Knowledge of NFPA 72, NEC, Fire Alarm System Theory, OSHA Requirements, and Industry Standards for Fire Alarm systems installation.

Applicants for this position may be required to obtain or provide proof of flu shots or of other vaccinations depending on customer requirements and nature of the position or demonstrate a valid basis for exception.

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