Life Safety Technician, Facilities Management

  • Company:
    University of Calgary
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / monthly
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    3 months ago
  • Category:
    General Labour

Job ID:16620Updated:October9, 2018Location:Main CampusPosition OverviewTheDepartment of Facilities Managementis currently seeking a Full-time RegularLife Safety Technician.Facilities Management is responsible for providing the operations and capital asset management functions for the University. Operations includes all activities associated with the routine, day to day use, support and maintenance of buildings or physical assets; inclusive of administration, management fees, normal/routine maintenance, custodial services and cleaning, fire protection services, pest control, snow removal, grounds care, landscaping, environmental operations and record keeping, trash-recycle removal, service contracts, leases and utility charges (electric, gas/oil, water).Capital asset management is the identification and prioritization of facility and infrastructure physical, functional, and budgetary needs, spanning a multi-year timeframe. It also includes the process of reinvesting funds into physical assets in support of the organizational mission, above and beyond normal routine operations and maintenance.The Operations & Maintenance work unit of Facilities Management is responsible to ensure that building structures, utility distribution systems, building operating and monitoring systems for the university owned and leased properties are operated and maintained in a reliable, efficient and cost effective manner to ensure a safe and comfortable work environment in which campus users can carry out their activities.This position reports to the Life Safety Systems Supervisor. This position is a part of the AUPE Collective Bargaining Unit. The normal shift is 7 hours per day, five days per week, usually Monday to Friday, however, transfer to other shifts, with notice, is a possibility. Overtime may be required and the incumbent might be expected to be on standby. Callouts to the campus can be expected during emergencies.This position requires work be carried out with the following conditions: within confined spaces,scaffolds, and lifts of heights up to 4 metres,heavy lifting, year round indoor and outdoor responsibilities and controlled hazardous environments.Position DescriptionSummary of Key Responsibilities(job functions include but are not limited to):Ensure other University departments as well as contractors follow safety codes and procedures during planning and completion of projects.Ensure University exposure to risk and liability is not adversely affected by work of self or others.Develops and delivers Life Safety Systems training and/or presentations on all relevant stakeholders on and off-campus.Ensure notification of authorities and required University departments of any adverse situations that may exist on campus.Develop and design, install and maintain proper programming for the smooth interfacing/ running old and new campus wide Life Safety Systems.Ensure all life safety systems are fully functional during and after normal working hours.Respond to inquiries and emergency situations after normal working hours.Development of the programs and processes needed to keep systems fully operational.Make tough decisions under stressful conditions without exposing University to undue liability.Plan and detail projects so the information required by others is available.Identify problems and create solutions for them.As a member of Commissioning Team, provide expertise and approval on the design of blue prints,schematics and plans across campus, ensuring systems meet or exceeds industry standards.Act as University liaison between emergency response crews and inspectors during normal and emergency situations.Required to attend in all situations involving suppression system discharge, gas detection system activation, sprinkler system activation, Life Safety equipment malfunction, Life Safety Systems vandalism, Life Safety Systems shutdowns, and Life Safety Systems verifications.Required to attend when fire alarm systems are activated.Ensure the work assigned or encountered is completed as required by the standards of the applicable codes and University specifications, standards and procedures.Manage the programming, installation, set-up, and maintenance of complex 4100U Fire Safety Systems and respond to changing technology.Required to become familiar with all existing University Life Safety Systems, as well as acquire knowledge of new trends, techniques, codes and equipment within the industry, as they become relevant to the operation of the University.Organize, analyze and process information in a logical prioritized order under any circumstances or conditions.Supply expert direction to others.Develop and mentor procedures for others who may have access to Life Safety Systems.Maintain records, as-built blueprints, and schematic diagrams when altering any existing or new systems.Ensure that equipment, workspaces, and tools supplied by the University are used for their intended purposes, are maintained in safe working order.Ensures the work assigned is completed as required and is in compliance with the University specifications, standards and procedures.Responsible to become familiar with all existing University structures and systems, as well as acquire knowledge of new trends, techniques, codes and equipment as they become relevant to the operation of the University.Ensures that equipment, workspaces, and tools supplied by the University are used for their intended purposes, and are maintained in a safe working order.Manages own time effectively and ensures immediate supervisor is kept informed of activities, and progress of work.Pleasantly and respectfully interacts with co-workers, supervisors, contractors, consultants, suppliers, students and other members of the University community.Discretion, confidentiality, and attention to detail are required attributes.Is expected to actively participate in own training and development in coordination with the department, and is willing to learn and adapt to change.Meets all ongoing OHS initiatives, follows University OHS policies, procedures and OHS Legislation as required; ensuring personal, public and co-worker safety when completing tasks or engaging in potentially hazardous situations.Is familiar with the University of Calgary ‘Statement on Principles of Conduct’ and conducts himself/herself according to these Principles in all situations when acting on behalf of the University of Calgary.Ensures regular work attendance and timely reporting for start of shift.Ensures that personal hygiene, attire and grooming are appropriate for the work environment.Qualifications / Requirements:Must have an Alberta Journeyman Electrical Certificate, preferably with Masters License, several years experience in troubleshooting, repair, testing and programming of complex fire protection systems.An asset would be for those who possess Electronic Technician or Technologist Certification with fire alarm ticket, sprinkler certification.Excellent organizational and communication skills as interaction with a diverse group such as engineers, faculty, fire inspectors, fire fighters, safety inspectors, management, planning and projects groups, as well as various campus departments is expected.Good working knowledge of current Canadian Electrical Code, current Alberta Building and Fire Codes and pertinent NFPA Standards is required.Must have expertise in of computerized fire alarms, sprinkler systems, chemical suppression systems and gas detection systems.Must be able to analyze information and make decisions in stressful situations.Must be able to understand and analyze complex electrical and electronic circuit diagrams as well as building plans and specifications.Must be able to perform physically demanding work, and be able to work on ladders at various heights.Must have good manual dexterity, must be able to distinguish colors and have the ability to do exact work, as consequence of error would result in unsafe conditions for University occupants.Must hold a valid minimum Class 5 Alberta License with less than 7 demerit points. Learners, probationary, graduated license, or motorcycle/moped only license will not be acceptable. Drivers abstract will be requested.Application Deadline:October 23, 2018We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.Additional InformationThis position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the TechnicalJob Family, Phase II.To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view ourManagement and Staff Careers website.  About the University of CalgaryThe University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.