The Fire Sprinkler System Supervisor (Mechanical Supervisor) oversees the inspection, maintenance, repair, and smaller-scale installation of fire sprinkler systems on campus, to include approximately 100 dry, wet and pre-action systems, for the prevention of fire deaths and property loss in the event of fire. Responsibilities include planning, coordinating and performing fieldwork and inspections, as well as assigning work to other shop personnel as appropriate; completing monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, and annual inspections. Incumbent may also perform hydrant flushing, calculations and flow rates tasks for the approximately 60 hydrants on campus.
The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,200 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus and throughout the state. UMaine is the state land and sea grant university and maintains a leadership role as the System’s flagship university. As a result, it is dedicated to providing excellent teaching, research, and service at the university, state, and national levels.
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The University of Maine offers a wide range of benefits for employees including, but not limited to, tuition benefits (employee and dependent), comprehensive insurance coverage including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short and long term disability as well as retirement plan options. As a former NSF ADVANCE institution, the University of Maine is committed to diversity in our workforce and to dual-career couples.
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- Typically requires significant relevant experience in a responsible position with a focus on fire sprinkler systems inspection, maintenance and repair; ten (10) years strongly desired.
- Level 2 or higher NICET certification required.
- Sprinkler Inspector’s License required.
- Demonstrated working knowledge of and experience following codes and standards, such as NFPA, associated with fire sprinkler systems required.
- Initiative, independent judgment, and the ability to successfully interact with others to accomplish tasks in a timely and organized manner required.
- Must possess effective communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to work comfortably with people who possess a diverse array of skills, knowledge, abilities, and backgrounds.
- Competent use of computer software required to accurately and effectively operate the Facilities Management data systems, to maintain inventories and system information, and to produce reports and documents, as needed.
- Must possess a work history which demonstrates consistent and reliable work habits.
- Experience working as a positive team leader and a cooperative member of a management group.
- Proven ability to work independently with minimal direct supervision required.
- Valid Maine driver’s license required.
- Home phone and reliable transportation required.
- Backflow Prevention Tester’s Certification a plus.
- Previous experience working in an institutional setting desirable.
- Ability to be on campus within 45 minutes of being called strongly desired.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: Indirect supervision applies. Leads and oversees Plumbing Shop personnel, to include student or temporary workers, when they are performing fire sprinkler system work.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work environment includes frequent exposure to circumstances which may cause injury to self or others, working in extreme temperatures, noise, vibration, moving mechanical parts, and may also include unpleasant odors, fumes, dust, and poor ventilation and musty and damp environments. Position requires lifting up to 50 pounds occasionally, climbing stairs and ladders regularly. Position also requires standing, kneeling, stooping, climbing, crawling, balancing, pushing, pulling, bending, reaching, grasping, feeling/fingering, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions.
WORK SCHEDULE:Monday – Friday, 7:00am – 3:30pm, with overtime and callbacks required, as needed, which includes holidays and weekends.
Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position" below. You will need to create a profile and application; upload
1.) a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position
2.) a resume/curriculum vitae
3.) contact information for three professional references.
You will also need to complete the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status forms. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.
Search Timeline is as follows:
Review of applications to begin: 01/21/19
On-site interviews to begin no earlier than: 01/21/19
Tentative start date: 03/11/2019
For questions about the search, please contact search committee chair Sherri Dow at email@example.com
Appropriate background checks are required.
The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Sarah E. Harebo, Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).