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Job: Fire Sprinkler Inspector, FIRE & LIFE SAFETY AMERICA, INC., Birmingham, AL

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General Information

Job title:
Fire Sprinkler Inspector
Job location:
Birmingham, AL  35216 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted:
Job type:
Job Category:
Design - Fire Sprinkler

Job Description

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Inspect, test, and maintain fire protection systems in accordance with NFPA codes with working knowledge of sprinkler controls, alarm panels, devices and critical components.

  • Record and report deficiencies of fire protection systems to FLSA and Customers.

  • Communicate with internal and external customers as well as offsite monitoring companies in a professional manner.

  • Proper use and operation of tools required to complete the inspection (heat and smoke detector kit, backflow kit, pump equipment)

  • Plan, coordinate, and complete inspections as scheduled in a timely manner.

  • Required to be in an on-call status as required by location to handle emergency service and inspection requests

  • Ensure company provided vehicle is clean and well maintained as required by company policies.

  • Ensure that all assigned tools are safeguarded and maintained.

  • Understand and follow FLSA's Safety program, SDS book, Hazardous communication program, policies and procedures. Participate in weekly Toolbox talks.  Inspectors must know where all related safety documentation is at all times on each project.

  • Attend seminars from time to time to stay abreast of changing technology, installation and testing approaches.

  • Train inspector trainees in all applicable aspects of fire protection.


The qualifications listed below are representative of the elements required to perform the job successfully, however in some cases, an equivalent combination of Education, Training, Certifications and Experience may meet the job qualifications.

Education, Training, Certifications:

  • HS Diploma or equivalent required. NICET and/or state required certification required based on location.

Experience, Knowledge, Skill Requirements:

  • 3-5 years' experience inspecting fire protection systems required, five or more years' experience preferred.  Must be able to work alone and as part of a team.  Basic math skills, mechanical aptitude, problem solving skills, customer service skills, decision making skills, ability to multitasking, ability to meet project schedules, ability to plan and organize,  troubleshooting skills, and the ability to train other is required.   

Communication Skills:

  • Must have the ability to read, write and communicate in English with employees and customers.

Systems and Software Skills:

  • Ability to operate a computer, tablet and read electronic blueprints required. Experience with SalesForce and Microsoft Office is preferred.

Other Qualifications:

  • Valid driver's license with acceptable driving record required.

  • Must be able to comply with FLSA's Drug and Alcohol policy and Background screening requirements, which may also include customer specific requirements based on contractual agreement


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform Essential Job Duties.

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to bend, ascend and descend step stools, ladders and stairs, kneel, lift <50lbs, reach above and below shoulders, stand and walk for extended periods of time.  Employee is required to see in color, close and far distances, peripheral, depth, and adjust focus. Employee will occasional be required to balance, crouch, drive, kneel, lift >50lbs, sit, stoop, twist, and work at heights.

Work Environment:

Frequent local travel and occasional regional and non-regional travel is required.  Employee will frequently be required to work inside and outside in hot/cold temperatures and be exposed to loud noises, cramped quarters, dust, fumes and odors, standing on hard surfaces, and electrical hazards frequently.  Employees will occasionally be exposed to chemicals, moving machinery, uneven and slippery surfaces.  Employee will be consistently wear all appropriate personal protective equipment, as required by company safety policies.

While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the position, management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary.


(Job number: 3955789)
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