Facilities Technician III (Fire Alarm) - OFMD

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Medical Lake, WASHINGTON
Job Type: FullTime

Scheduled Hours

Position Summary
The Washington University School of Medicine Operations & Facilities Management Department provides a range of services for the Medical Campus in a customer-focused, efficient and sustainable manner.
Operations & Facilities Management maintains 61 university buildings and provides operational, planning and construction services to over 8.3 million gross square feet of space. We will open three new facilities between 2023 and 2025 with over 1.5M BGSF. In addition, the School of Medicine continues expanding its reach on and off campus in teaching, clinical care and research. Our team plays a vital and important role in delivering clinical care, research and education.
The position is Fire Alarm Technician for Washington University School of Medicine. The position provides expertise in all areas of Fire Protection maintenance, installations, repairs, troubleshooting and will be dedicated to learning the Fire Protection Systems on campus.

Job Description

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Knowledge of different Fire Control Systems (Johnson Controls, Siemens, Notifier, etc.).
  • Draining and Filling Wet Sprinkler Systems.
  • Fire Pump Testing (Knowledge of how to perform testing).
  • Knowledge of testing Fire Protection Systems (Requirements and how to perform testing).
  • Knowledge of Fire Protection Codes.
  • Prioritizes work and makes initial assessments of conditions and service needs.
  • Plans and completes the repairs on sprinkler and fire protection systems and controls for short-range projects.
  • Estimates labor time, requisitions materials needed, and requests other maintenance staff assistance for long-range projects.
  • Monitors outside service schedules and equipment installation by outside contractors.
  • Monitors service schedules/coordinates any interruptions in service (utility outages).
  • Interfaces with customers to schedule/coordinate any interruptions in service (utility outages).
  • Follows through on work in progress to verify proper facility conditions are restored.
  • Performs a variety of tasks involving fire protection systems.
  • Keeps Building Services supervisors aware of facility conditions, problems, and needs.
  • Maintains effective communication with other Facility Maintenance Coordinators and other maintenance staff.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Technical Background (Fire Control Systems or Electronics).
  • Vocational training strongly preferred.
  • Ability to diagnose/resolve varied maintenance problems involving Sprinkle and Fire Protection Control systems.
  • Resolves maintenance problems promptly to avoid disruption/delay in the work environment to staff or the public.
  • Must be able to lift and carry tools and material weighing more than 50 pounds and carry items weighing 200 pounds with assistance. Climb, balance, stoop, kneel and crouch to gain access to pipes, wiring and equipment.
  • Handles a variety of hand and power tools. Near-visual acuity is needed to read equipment diagrams and inspect parts.
  • Depth perception, field of vision and color vision are needed to fit and install parts.

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent high school certification.
  • Equivalent of two to four years related experience in skill trade functions with demonstrated ability to perform varied maintenance tasks.
  • Must have good customer service skills and the ability to communicate with diverse groups of people.
  • Individual must demonstrate the proficiency to perform the position being filled.


Salary Range
$24.97 - $38.71 / Hourly

The salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.


If you are unable to use our online application system and would like an accommodation, please email CandidateQuestions@wustl.edu  or call the dedicated accommodation inquiry number at 314-935-1149 and leave a voicemail with the nature of your request.

Pre-Employment Screening
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.

Benefits Statement


  • Up to 22 days of vacation, 10 recognized holidays, and sick time.

  • Competitive health insurance packages with priority appointments and lower copays/coinsurance.

  • Want to Live Near Your Work and/or improve your commute? Take advantage of our free Metro transit U-Pass for eligible employees. We also offer a forgivable home loan of up to $12,500 for closing costs and a down payment for homes in eligible neighborhoods.

  • WashU provides eligible employees with a defined contribution (403(b)) Retirement Savings Plan, which combines employee contributions and university contributions starting at 7%.


  • Wellness challenges, annual health screenings, mental health resources, mindfulness programs and courses, employee assistance program (EAP), financial resources, access to dietitians, and more!


  • We offer 4 weeks of caregiver leave to bond with your new child. Family care resources are also available for your continued childcare needs. Need adult care? We’ve got you covered.

  • WashU covers the cost of tuition for you and your family, including dependent undergraduate-level college tuition up to 100% at WashU and 40% elsewhere after seven years with us.

For policies, detailed benefits, and eligibility, please visit: https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/

EEO/AA Statement
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those from underrepresented groups. It is the University’s policy to provide equal opportunity and access to persons in all job titles without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.

Diversity Statement
Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment – fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.

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