Worker, Life Safety Systems

Princeton University
March 17, 2023
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Worker, Life Safety Systems

Requisition # 2023-16426

Date Posted 2 days ago(2/13/2023 7:58 AM)


 Site Protection-Tech Staff


 Building Trades and Technicians

Job Type


The Life Safety Systems Testing & Inspection Worker, as a member of the Facilities Operations Site Protection Department, provides assistance with supporting the Life Safety Systems Testing & Inspection Shop. The shop is responsible for all regulatory inspections of Life Safety Systems on campus (i.e., Fire Alarm detection systems, Sprinkler suppression systems, and Ansul systems). The Worker at all times will exemplify the Facilities Core Values of Teamwork, Innovation, Integrity, Inclusiveness, Respect and Sustainability, while modeling and reinforcing the associated behaviors with their peers and follow all University safety rules and regulations at all times.

  • Assist technicians with the inspection & testing of life safety systems and equipment, may be assigned to other shops occasionally as a helper.
  • Perform other duties as assigned including overtime and emergency work.
  • Assist in material handling and delivering of materials and clean-up of completed projects.
  • Keep vehicles and job sites in clean and professional condition.
  • Qualifications


  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be able to properly and safely use the tools of the trade, (ladders, battery load tester, smoke detector performance tester), and safely carry out all assigned tasks.
  • Must be able to assist technicians as helper to inspect & test life safety systems.
  • Must be capable of carrying step ladders up or down several flights of stairs and be capable of working off step and extension ladders.
  • Must have a baseline level computer literacy with, or the ability to learn Abode Reader, Maximo Work Orders, Tigerspace basics.
  • Must be capable of working with others on a team, yet be able to take on responsibility and function independently.
  • Must be an organized, self-starter who is capable of working extended periods independently.
  • Must be able to read and interpret basic Tigerspace drawings.
  • Must be able to work with other trades personnel and customers.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and be able to pass a background check.
  • After-Hour Emergency Response-Must be able to respond to after normal business hour emergencies and incidents as needed, and on short notice.
  • All Facilities Employees are considered essential and are expected to be available to work as directed by the department during emergencies and certain campus events.
  • Interactive Tasks:

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a culturally diverse environment with demonstrated flexibility and composure.
  • Model our core value of Teamwork by developing internal and external partnerships to better accomplish goals; maintains good working relationships with co-workers, superiors and public.
  • Show our core value of Innovation in support of the department, encouraging creativity, sharing valued remarks, and demonstrating perseverance with recommendations to management.
  • Practice our core value of Integrity by performing job duties in accordance with University and departmental policies and procedures, professional standards and practices and in accordance to relevant laws, regulations and practices.
  • Demonstrate our core value of Inclusiveness by representing strong employee morale and cultivating a culture of inclusion and fairness.
  • Show our core value of Respect when representing the university or department during campus activities, customer service, or other topics of general interest to the public or University Community; maintains appropriate attendance in the workplace by keeping tardiness and unplanned absences to a minimum.
  • Model our core value of Sustainability while performing work duties such as waste removal, product usage, and interacting with the campus community encouraging good recycling habits.
  • Collaborate with the University community and promote healthy working relationships on a regular basis through professionalism and courtesy.
  • Create a safety culture by modeling safe behavior, regularly participating in scheduled Safety Huddles, demonstrating safe work practices, and serving as an ambassador on safety matters.
  • Contributes to the overall success of the department by performing other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned.
  • Physical Demands: The following skills are necessary to work in any of the job classifications within the Testing & Inspection Shop of the Department of Site Protection:

  • stand or walk up to 2 hours at one time, up to 8 hours per day;
  • sit for less than 2 hours during an 8 hour day;
  • operates motor vehicles or heavy equipment (e.g., forklift, high reach, cherry picker) occasionally (less than 33% of the workday)
  • lift or carry up to 35 pounds frequently (34 – 66% of the workday) and 100 pounds occasionally (less than 33% of the workday);
  • lift up to 100 pounds to waist height and up to 35 pounds in a range of motions from floor to overhead:
  • frequently use hands for simple grasping, fine manipulation, pushing or pulling (34 – 66% of the workday);
  • occasionally push or pull with forces up to 100 pounds, reach overhead, lift overhead, crawl, knee stand, lie down, pick or jack hammer (less than 33% of the work day);
  • frequently push or pull with forces up to 50 pounds, bend, squat, kneel, climb ladders or stairs, or reach overhead (34 – 66% of the work day);
  • work outdoors in a variety of temperatures and environmental conditions;
  • possess ability to work at heights, full range of body motions and physical agility, and ability to maintain balance.
  • Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

    Standard Weekly Hours


    Eligible for Overtime


    Benefits Eligible


    Probationary Period

    90 days

    Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


    Physical Capacity Exam Required


    Valid Driver's License Required



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