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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Supervisor, Fire Protection Sprinkler Systems in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Supervisor, Fire Protection Sprinkler Systems

  • Job Number: 21532

  • Functional Area: Facilities Operations

  • Department: Dof Repair & Maintenance

  • School Area: Department of Facilities

  • Employment Type: Full-Time

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

  • Schedule: M-F, 7:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

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SUPERVISOR, FIRE PROTECTION SPRINKLER SYSTEMS, Facilities-Repair and Maintenance, to provide leadership and supervision to the fire protection sprinkler systems team responsible for the maintenance, repair, inspections, and testing of the fire protection sprinkler systems, fire pumps, and fire extinguishers across campus. Will plan and schedule preventive maintenance and daily work assignments of team members; maintain appropriate documentation to satisfy NFPA regulatory and insurance requirements; provide QA/QC to ensure the highest quality of work; coordinate and provide training for changes and additions to NFPA, state, and local codes; coordinate and support fire protection sprinkler system shutdowns; participate in the design review process for new projects and assist with the commissioning of all new installations; provide oversight of outside contractors; act as project manager for small construction projects and as liaison with Cambridge Fire Department; and assist with campus emergency responses as needed.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: high school diploma or its equivalent; at least five years’ experience in a supervisory role and installing and maintaining fire protection and life safety sprinkler systems; Massachusetts’ fire protection sprinkler contractor’s license; familiarity with fire alarm systems in accordance with NFPA, Massachusetts, and other local codes and standards; proficiency with job planning and execution and ability to manage work order backlogs and make sound judgments when prioritizing daily work; strong organizational, interpersonal, and written and oral communication skills; strong computer skills and experience working with word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications; valid driver’s license; and ability to maneuver in and around mechanical rooms and on rooftops. PREFERRED: associate’s degree in fire science; familiarity with SAP work order and planning modules; and a Massachusetts’ master electrician license. Job #21532-9 The schedule for this position is Monday through Friday, 7:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.; but must also be available for off-hours emergencies and standby supervisory coverage on a rotating basis on weekends and holidays.

WORKING CONDITIONS: ascending/descending stairs; traversing the campus; moving about the jobsite and machinery to access equipment; remaining stationary for extended periods of time; and working from ladders, scaffolds, and other above-ground locations such as roofs. Personal protective equipment must be worn as required by the specific assignment. Environment contains dust, odors, and fumes; and high levels of noise and temperature extremes. Work will be performed near steam and moving machinery, in tight areas and confined spaces such as manholes and crawl spaces, and with and around chemicals and solvents. Some work performed in research labs and animal facilities and outdoors in inclement weather. Must be available to respond to off-hour campus emergencies and to work any shift deemed appropriate due to operational needs. MIT will conduct a background check (including checking criminal records) for finalists. reposted 8/5/22