Fire Extinguisher Inspector

New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 10, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Position Summary

Seeking a Fire Extinguisher Inspector responsible for compliance within the Monthly Fire Extinguisher Inspection and Emergency Lighting Programs for all three campuses. This position has duties within the Fire and Life Safety Program, Emergency Evacuation Planning and Other safety programs. This position reports into the Environment Health & Safety (EH&S) department, a division of University Facilities at the University at Buffalo.

A flagship institution in the State University of New York system, UB is the largest and most comprehensive campus in the 64-campus SUNY system. We are a member of the Association of American Universities. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence.

These duties include but are not limited to:

Fire & Life Safety Program

  • Managing the University’s monthly fire extinguisher inspection program, including the supervision of staff and maintenance of adequate records.
  • Inspecting, replacing / recharging and installing portable fire extinguishers.
  • Conducting code and building inspections for compliance with all applicable regulatory agencies.
  • Reviewing & investigating fire alarm system activations; determining cause(s) and identifying corrective actions.

Emergency Evacuation Planning
  • Assist in the development and training in building evacuation plans to faculty, staff and students.
  • Participate in evacuation drills; provide guidance / feedback to evacuation teams.
  • Work with the Office of Equity Diversity and Inclusion to consult / meet specific needs of individuals requiring special accommodations.

Other Safety Programs
  • Inspect & maintain respiratory protection equipment.
  • Participate as a member of the Haz Mat Response Team.
  • Assist with the Hot Work Permit Program.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications

Associates degree in Fire Science or closely related science field or other Associates degree and three years experience in a fire protection related field is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Documented training in the inspection, testing and repair of portable fire extinguishers. Certification as a New York Code Enforcement Officer.

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