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Fire & Life Safety Technician, Environmental Health & Safety

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

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Fire Safety Technician, Environmental Health and Safety

Regular, Full-time - MR04

The University of Tennessee Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) is seeking Fire and Life Safety Technician for the Knoxville campus.

The safety technician’s primary responsibility will be monthly inspections of portable fire extinguishers in university buildings.  This person will also work closely with other members of the Fire & Life Safety team to perform annual certifications, fire extinguisher inspections, fire drills, fire safety audits, fire awareness communication and fire safety training events on campus.  This person will also have other general duties as required.


Applicants are required to have a high diploma or equivalent; one to two years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Preferred Vocational or technical training or Associate’s degree.  Extensive walking, climbing of stairs, and fixed-ladders on a daily basis is required for this position. The candidate must be capable of lifting/carrying containers weighing up to 50 lbs.  The ability to work independently is important.  Basic knowledge of MS word and excel.  Valid TN Driver’s license is required.

The successful candidates must pass a drug test and background check

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.

Job: Other Tech/Para-Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Environmental Health & Safety
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Jun 23, 2021, 4:25:20 PM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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