The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Fire Sprinkler Technician

Hiring department Fac Operations & Maint
Monthly salary $2,970+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Variable
Posting number 18-02-22-01-5359
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Non-exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

40 hours a week, five 8-hour days, or possible four 10-hour days with schedule to be determined with supervisor, overtime, weekends and holidays possible. Hiring decision contingent upon applicant clearing a security background check and receiving an acceptable driver's rating. Applications will be reviewed online by the hiring department.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


To provide journey-level work associated with fire sprinkler systems. Responsible for providing journey-level work in the testing, repair, inspection, maintenance, and operation of fire sprinkler systems.

Essential Functions

Performs journey-level work in the testing, repair, inspection, and maintenance of fire sprinkler systems to meet NFPA codes using hand tools and monitoring devices. Driving University owned vehicles to job sites will be required for this and most other functions. Performs both routine and preventive maintenance on fire sprinkler systems. Reviews designs and maintains proper documentation to assure compliance with NFPA codes and university construction standards. Provides information to management for new projects and deferred maintenance planning. Coordinates work with outside contractors. Maintains inventory control and inspects test equipment for safe and proper operations. Performs work from written or verbal instructions and in accordance with established safety procedures. Maintains a clean and safe work environment.

Licenses: Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Will participate in the On-Call program. Periodically will drive university vehicles or carts as needed. Other related functions as assigned. Maintain acceptable driver rating as established in Policy: UTS157 Section 2.5.4.

Required qualifications

High school graduation or GED. Two years of experience in journey-level testing, repair, inspection, and maintenance of fire sprinkler systems. Pass all testing within eighteen months and receive NICET Level I certification within two years of date of hire for Inspection and Testing of Water-Based Systems and/or Water Based Systems Layout. Equivalent combination of relevant education and plumbing and or pipe fitting experience may be substituted as appropriate. Demonstrated excellent communication skills. Demonstrated ability to follow written and verbal instructions. Must have a current driver license. Candidate's Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) for the past 36 months must be clear. This includes all states resided in for past 36 months. Candidate must provide out of state MVR(s). Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Associate's degree in a technical field. Be knowledgeable of the Fire Water Distribution Loop and be product knowledgeable. More than two years of the described experience. Experience at the University of Texas or in a university setting. Demonstrated ability to work as a team member. Customer service oriented. Computer skills. NICET Certification in Inspection and Testing of Water-Based Systems and/or Water Based Systems Layout. Master Plumber License. AutoCAD experience. Successful completion of the Facilities Services and Project Management and Construction Services Leader Development Program.

Working conditions

Uniforms and/or personal protection equipment (furnished) May work in all weather conditions May work in extreme temperatures May work around chemical fumes May work around standard office conditions May work around biohazards May work around chemicals May work around electrical and mechanical hazards Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Climbing of stairs Climbing of ladders Lifting and moving Exposure to noise, allergens, dust on job sites. Occasional work from scaffolds. Lift and move up to 50 lbs. May require tuberculosis screening and occasional use of a respirator.Push and pull. May work in confined spaces.

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