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University of Missouri - Columbia
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 25, 2023

Hiring Department

Facility Operations

Job Description

Nature and Level of Work
Perform the maintenance, repair and testing of all campus fire alarm, fire suppression systems and portable fire extinguishers and to provide knowledge of fire safety regulations to campus building, remodeling and construction projects.

Key Responsibilities
  • Assist with preventative maintenance and repair, of all campus portable fire extinguishers, fire alarm systems and fire suppression system components including sprinkler systems, smoke detectors and fire alarm panels.
  • Inspect, test, clean, maintain and keep records in accordance with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards.
  • Assist with troubleshooting fire alarm systems and fire suppression system malfunctions.
  • Determine appropriate repair requirements and perform or supervise the performance of repairs in accordance with NFPA standards.
  • Respond to fires and/or fire alarms on campus. Perform liaison duties between MU campus personnel and local fire departments.
  • Notify campus officials if there is a fire, the extent of the damage, and if campus departments must take any action following the extinguishment of the fire.
  • Assist with building surveys to assure fire protection equipment and procedural compliance with NFPA, local and state laws and regulations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Salary Range: $16.68 - $28.05 hourly

Grade: GGS E

University Title: Fire Equipment Technician II

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7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Monday - Friday

Minimum Qualifications

Personnel in the Fire Equipment Technician I development program : this job is a promotional step from a Fire Equipment Technician I and requires all of the following:

§ Two years of experience in testing, repair and maintenance of fire safety systems including knowledge and application of NFPA, local and state fire safety standards and regulations.

§ The National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) Level I or equivalent NFPA certification.

§ A high school diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities can be acquired is required.

§ Possession of a valid motor vehicle driver’s license is required.

§ Ability on a daily basis to:

o Grasp, lift, carry and set down objects of moderate weight (15-25 pounds)

Climb and work from ladders, scaffolding and stairs

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-882-7976.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884-7278.

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