Fire & Life Safety Mechanic - Maint B
Salary: $64,185 - $73,686
Title: Fire & Life Safety Mechanic - Maint B
Category: Campus Operations and Facilities
Department: Plant Services
Date Posted: 01/17/2018
Position Information: The Fire & Life Safety Mechanic - Maintenance B performs skilled work related to the installation, inspection, troubleshooting, maintenance, modification, and repair of fire and life safety systems, wet/dry fire suppression systems, and fire protection systems, along with security alarm systems, emergency lighting, fire extinguishers and all related components and equipment. Performs work in accordance with National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA), State Fire Marshal's Office, Campus Fire Marshal's Office, and any other code or regulatory requirements. Coordinates contracted elevator service providers for maintenance and repair of all UCR operated elevators. Executes, performs and assists with the preventative maintenance on all systems and equipment. Maintains clear and accurate documentation of all inspections, testing and maintenance performed. Updates equipment documentation, specifications and drawings, as needed. Reviews blueprints and specifications for new construction and retrofit/renovation projects. Responds to emergency situations during or after hours for the purposes of resolving immediate safety concerns. Performs all job duties in adherence with University and departmental safety guidelines. Maintains a positive attitude and communicates effectively with colleagues, supervisors, staff, faculty, and students.
Facilities Services is one of the largest departments at UC Riverside employing nearly 400 career employees. Facilities Services provides exceptional service in maintaining an environment conducive of teaching, learning, living, working and research for the entire campus community. The department maintains buildings, facilities and landscape totaling over 6 million square feet across 1,350 acres of campus. We are a team of service oriented professionals focused on exceptional client engagement, continuous improvement and development opportunities.
**UC Riverside career employees who have passed their probationary period will receive priority consideration for this position. If a qualified pool of internal candidates is not identified, qualified external candidates may be considered at the discretion of the hiring department.**
Minimum Requirements: Four years of journey-level experience in fire prevention and life safety systems prevention maintenance, repair, testing and inspection; and/or completion of a certified fire/life/safety or electrician apprenticeship programs, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Fire & Life Safety Card, C-10 State of California License.
Experience in maintenance, operation, repair, calibration, installation, diagnosis and required inspection and industrial/commercial of fire prevention and life safety systems, fire suppression equipment, all types of water based fire protection systems and related equipment.
Skill in using and/or operating shop equipment and hand power tools common to the fire and life safety skilled trade.
Ability to effectively communicate and understand safety regulations and hazards. Knowledge in safe and proper procedures when hazardous materials are suspected. Ability to estimate time, methods, and materials needed from construction documents. Ability to read and understanding documents such as complex technical procedures, work instructions, blue prints, plan, manuals, specifications, and diagrams.
Ability to read, write and perform basic arithmetic calculations. Ability to communicate and work effectively with co-workers, supervisors, and the general public, and provide exceptional customer service. Ability to follow verbal and written instructions. Ability to record information accurately as is necessary to perform the job responsibilities.
Physical requirements: ability to work from ladders, scaffolds, man-lifts and boom trucks or stages at varying heights of up to 25 feet above grade; ability to lift up to 75 pounds; ability to perform repetitive lifting, bending, stooping, climbing, kneeling, pushing, pulling, and reaching. Ability to lift, load, carry, move, and manipulate various building materials; ability to work in areas where noise levels exceed 90 dB. Ability to follow safe precautions and utilize appropriate safety devices, equipment and gear to safely perform physical requirements and duties.
Environmental requirements: ability to work in confined and dusty spaces and wear respirator or other required safety gear. Ability to work outdoors in extreme and inclement weather conditions ranging from high heat with humidity, to freezing, rainy, and windy conditions. Ability to work around and be exposed to unpleasant sights and smells, dangerous and/or hazardous substances. Ability to drive a van or pick-up truck and ability to safely work around moving vehicles, machinery and equipment. Ability to follow safe precautions and utilize appropriate safety devices, equipment and gear to safely perform duties with exposure to environmental requirements.
Ability to work occasional scheduled and unscheduled overtime, emergency call-back, and flexible schedule as needed.
Hired candidate must pass a background check through the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI); must obtain or possess a valid CA Driver License in accordance with California Department of Motor Vehicles; must participate in the campus DMV pull; and successfully complete a pre-employment physical examination.
Preferred Qualifications: Prior experience and ability to prioritize work orders, routine work, emergency requests and ability to choose proper materials or equipment to accomplish work in the most expeditions and safe manner.
Basic knowledge and technical skills with computer programs and applications (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.).
Experience working with a diverse student, staff, faculty and visitor population and ability to provide exemplary customer service.
Knowledge of UC/UCR policies and systems.
Additional Information: In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities'air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.
UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.
- Washington Monthly (August 2016) ranked UC Riverside 12th in the nation in its annual University and College Survey. \
- Education Trust placed UC Riverside 9th in the nation for closing the graduation gap between black and white students by 1.7 percentage points.
- In QS World University Rankings 2016/2017, UC Riverside's Department of Philosophy is #1 in the world for the frequency with which published papers are cited by other philosophers.
- U.S. News and World Report Survey (September 2016) ranked UC Riverside 118th overall; earns "Great Schools, Great Prices."
- Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2016) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 to 200 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."
- U.S. News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools (2016) including:
- Graduate School of Education - 62nd among ranked schools
- Bourns College of Engineering - 71st among ranked schools
For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview