University of Waterloo

  • Fire Systems Serviceperson (Mechanic II)

    Requisition ID
    Job Category
    Health/Medical Services
    5507 - Plant Operations-Electrical
    Job Status
    Regular Full-Time
    Hiring Range
  • Overview

    The Fire Systems Serviceperson is assigned to participate in all facets of fire and life safety systems maintenance including corrective, demand, preventive maintenance, reconstruction and restoration work. Will perform other duties as assigned to the limits of skills and code requirements.


    This position brings specific maintenance knowledge, provides job instruction and work direction to others as required and contributes towards providing a safe, accessible, invitingly clean, comfortable and wellmaintained campus environment. Assists with addressing stewardship responsibilities and promoting longterm sustainability of facilities and infrastructure, maximizing opportunities for efficient delivery of services.


    Maintenance and Repair

    • Performs, with minimum supervision, inspections, maintenance, and repairs as well as other related duties as directed
    • Performs diagnostics and analysis to help investigate and determine problems and the best course of service, reparation or replacement
    • Performs other work as required, such as emergency lighting, extinguisher or suppression system maintenance
    • Prepares and submits timely, accurate, and neat reports showing all pertinent information that completely documents the work performed
    • Assists with maintaining and updating all related drawings, schematics, and service bulletins issued
    • Documents all maintenance and inspection activities as directed by the Supervisor



    • Monitors equipment for proper operation, making adjustments as required maximizing equipment life and efficiency
    • Places monitoring systems into and out of service to assist with established hot work and protection impairment procedures
    • Provides feedback on equipment condition and potential replacement timelines and options
    • Provides assistance to other trades, including internal and external contractor resources. Provides job instruction as well as work direction to other trades/classifications as required. May coordinate work among other trades/classifications



    • Assists with design aspects of jobs assigned if or when required to assure safety, functionality, cost, and timeline targets will be met
    • Assists with and coordinates the work of external suppliers as requested


    Customer Service

    • In conjunction with the Supervisor, coordinates preventive and demand maintenance and discretionary work assignments with clients when requested
    • Assists with the sourcing and requisitioning of materials, supplies, tools and support equipment/services


    Health, Safety and the Environment

    • Ensures that all University policies, standards and procedures are followed when executing assigned tasks
    • Maintains current health, safety and regulatory certifications in the areas required to perform the functions of the position



    • Performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned and supports departmental activities, including performing work of other classifications within scope of trade practice, level of incumbent’s capability/competency/skills, and/or regulatory requirements. May perform work of a lower classification/pay band


    • Minimum of an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent
    • A valid CFAA certificate
    • Requires a minimum of two (2) years recent work experience within a major institutional sector(s), such as education, post-secondary education, medical/hospital
    • In-depth knowledge of and the ability to install, test, troubleshoot and service commercial, industrial, and institutional fire systems
    • Knowledge of the uses and application of materials and tools for the work to be performed
    • Understanding of applicable job safety procedures, codes, standards and regulations
    • Ability to work from ladders, scaffolding and personnel lifts
    • The ability to prepare reports, maintain accurate service records, read and interpret blueprints, control diagrams and drawings and do material take-offs is required
    • Knowledge of basic electricity including applicable safety standards, hazard identification and avoidance
    • Strong communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
    • Good problem solving skills
    • Basic computer literacy is required
    • Moderate to frequent exposure to unpleasant conditions due to weather, dust, moisture, grease, oil, grime, temperature extremes, noise, vibration, biological and chemical substances and sewage backups


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