Oregon Health & Science University

Fire Sprinkler Technician (Facilities Technician, Senior)

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
AFSCME union represented
Salary Range
$32.78 - $38.38 per hour
HR Mission
Central Services
Drug Testable

Function/Duties of Position

This position responsible for completing complex repair, specialized testing, and maintenance tasks associated with fire suppression systems (including but not limited to: wet systems, dry systems, preaction systems, hydrants, fire pumps, standpipes, hose connections, as well as all associated valves, piping, and components) troubleshooting equipment and/or system failures, coordinating the work of other technicians and vendors when necessary, and interfacing with customers. This position is expected to be the OHSU subject matter expert for all fire suppression systems.  

Required Qualifications

  • High School or GED equivalent
  • Seven years of facilities maintenance or trades related experience, with 5 years’ experience altering, testing, inspecting, repairing and maintaining fire suppression systems
  • Experience Substitutions:
    • Two completed years of building maintenance experience can substitute for two of the seven years of experience required above; OR
    • Successful completion of a Facilities Maintenance technical training program may substitute for one of the seven years of experience required above
  • Computer skills: beginning - intermediate
  • Some knowledge of refrigerated systems preferred
  • Detailed knowledge of practices, methods, materials, tools, rules, and regulations of the fire sprinkler fitter trade
  • Ability to maintain detailed documentation regarding all fire suppression system testing and repairs utilizing an approved OHSU system / method
  • Ability to research, understand, and ensure compliance with all codes and regulations including federal, state, and local as well as industry standards
  • Ability to review, edit, and write procedural task lists, job aids, and training materials
  • Sprinkler fitter journeyman’s card attesting to the successful completion of a sprinkler fitter apprenticeship program
  • Valid Oregon or Washington driver’s license with an acceptable driving record that meets OHSU standards
  • Within six months of hire, obtain Certificate of Fitness issued by Portland Fire & Rescue for “Privately owned underground fire mains or hydrant systems installation, alteration, testing, service or repair”
  • Within six months of hire, obtain Certificate of Fitness issued by Portland Fire & Rescue for “Automatic sprinkler system installation, alteration, testing, service or repair”
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in a hospital environment
  • Training to operate laser alignment tool for pumps
  • Ability to perform backflow prevention device testing, hydrant flow testing, forward flow testing
  • Familiarity working with FM-200 or other clean agent suppression systems
  • Familiarity working with fixed kitchen hood suppression systems
  • Familiarity with heliport foam suppression systems
  • Certificate of Fitness issued by Portland Fire & Rescue for “Inspection, testing, and maintenance of water – based fire protection systems”
  • Certificate of Fitness issued by Portland Fire & Rescue for “Fixed fire extinguishing systems installations, alteration, testing, service or repair”
  • Certificate of Fitness issued by Portland Fire & Rescue for “Commercial cooking hood and duct system cleaning”
  • NICET Level II or higher for Water-Based Systems


All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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