Under general direction of the Fire Training Research Center (FTRC) / Career Development Battalion Chief, supervises and is responsible for, the operation and maintenance/repair of installed propane fire training systems and ancillary electro-mechanical / plumbing components at the FTRC. Responsible for overseeing any installations and testing of the various FTRC mechanical, electro-mechanical, pneumo-mechanical, and electrical systems. Troubleshoots, and maintains electromechanical systems and subsystems of the FTRC fire props and performs mechanical and electrical design modifications and makes recommendations to prevent and correct current systems failures. Manager will supervise the maintenance and operations of the propane control computer systems, databases, water treatment systems, automated valve systems, department breathing air compressors and sub-systems at the FTRC to ensure compliance with Board, State and Federal standards. Ensures proper documentation and records management procedures. Serves as a liaison between the FTRC facility and other departments around the Airport.
What you will be doing:
Responsible for organizing and conducting preventive and corrective maintenance service on installed propane fire training systems, automated valve system, KEMCO water treatment system and breathing air compressors and all systems associated with breathing air.
Ensures quality control for the propane fire systems for various fire scenarios during training activities.
Responsible for developing annual budget for facility, propane and necessary inventory required for the FTRC area.
Troubleshoots and repairs electro-mechanical systems, subsystems, and components as required.
Performs mechanical and electrical design modifications as directed.
Handles disposition of parts and materials removed or replaced in the field to ensure o an efficient flow of materials and cost accounting.
Tags parts and materials removed with a complete description of the appropriate observed failure information and forwards to the appropriate parties.
Prepares a variety of routine department documents including but not limited to: instructions, correspondence, letters, memoranda, financial statements, purchase requisitions, requests for payment, etc.
Responsible for field research studies between FTRC and other fire training facilities, schools or organizations.
What you need:
Completion of a bachelor’s degree in mechanical or electrical engineering, environmental science, or any related field discipline preferred.
Railroad Commission of Texas Category “E” Liquefied Petroleum (LP) Gas Certification
Five (5) years of technical service, repair and/or maintenance of electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems.
Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be substituted for the above.
Skills and Abilities:
Understanding of basic electrical theory, mechanics, optics, thermal stress, corrosion and general physics.
Ability to troubleshoot complex electro-mechanical, computer systems and high pressure breathing systems to component level, isolate faults, and take corrective action.
Knowledge of the laws, rules and regulations related to the certifications in the different areas and required documentation to maintain such certifications.
Ability to evaluate immediate life-threatening situations and make quick decisions for stabilization of an incident.
Ability to work in confined spaces, in underground spaces, working in spaces at heights greater than ten (10) feet, in extreme temperatures and weather conditions, and for long periods of time requiring sustained physical activity and intense concentration
Ability to read and comprehend NFPA Standards including, but not limited to Standard 58 (Liquified Petroleum Gas Code), 1403 (Live Fire Training Evolutions), and 1989 (Standard on Breathing Air Quality for Emergency Services Respiratory Protection).
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