Fire Systems Specialists

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Date: 22-Jul-2022

Location: Jamaica, NY, United States

Company: Alstom

We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of today and tomorrow. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses and driverless trains, as well as infrastructure, signaling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of more than 75,000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.


Join us as Alstom, and you’ll be looking at a career-defining role based in New York.

The Fire Systems Specialists is responsible for overseeing and supervising all activities associated with fire system maintenance in compliance with regulatory requirements and commercial agreement.  Works independently and with contractors within approved procedures and methods to perform preventive maintenance and repair on fire system and associated equipment.


Key Responsibilities: 


Planning – Develop and implement weekly/monthly/quarterly/annual inspection schedules for all fire systems.  Monitor and assist contractors that do inspections  maintenance and repair on sprinklers, standpipe & hose systems, fire service mains, pump systems foam fire suppression, carbon dioxide & halon extinguishers, dry & wet chemical fire system and any other equipment associated with the fire system.  Ensure all schedules are met and work is performed in accordance with maintenance procedures and regulatory compliance. 40%


Collaborate – Create effective relationships with peers, subordinates and clients by displaying conduct that inspires trust, respect and reflects a shared purpose in achieving organization’s goals. Keep the department manager fully informed and updated about the Fire System Maintenance activities.  Handles emergencies and failures in accordance with established procedures through immediate response and quick actions. 20%


Customer Relationship – Develop relationships with the client that promote customer excellence and shareholder value by reaching agreements that achieve customer expectations, Company goals and interests. Create and implement plans that reflect an understanding of the commercial agreement deliverables and Bombardier’s business interest. 15%


Administration –.Ensures the integrity of Fire System records and record keeping systems.  Ensures that all Company related Fire System documents and data are complete and accurate and comply with all reporting requirements.  Ensure all maintenance is recorded completely and accurately in MAXIMO. 10%


Safety – Adheres to all safety policies and organizations safety rules and ensure safety is safeguarded and not compromised for profit. 15%


Qualifications & Functional Knowledge:

Three years experience in maintenance and repair of fire systems and building trades, completion of Building Trades program preferred.  Effectively communicates written and oral information in English.  Advanced level skills in windows based applications and Microsoft Office applications.


Knowledge of the Business:

MAXIMO – Maintenance record keeping systems, Service Quality Factors (SQF).


Leadership – Management or Technical:

Interprets maintenance manuals, electrical schematics, blueprints.  Prepares drawings or schematics to communicate with others in performance of work.  Collaborate across departmental lines and boundaries to resolve issues and to guide change in a positive manner.


Problem Solving:

Competent in solving complex technical problems and executing effective solutions.  Ability to manage tight deadlines and use work time efficiently.  Be confident and self-motivated.  Reports fully to the Facilities Manager about events that require his/her attention for review or approval.


Area & Nature of Impact:

Revenue, Safety, Customer Relations.


Interpersonal & Communication Skills:

Open, honest, courteous and shows respect for people and work processes.  Accepts ownership of department’s issues, situations and communication and follows up and through on commitments to employees and client.


Additional information and elements to consider:

Analytical skills including the ability to develop new processes and procedures.  10 year background check for Non-Aeronautical Operations Area ID badge.


We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.


An agile, inclusive and responsible culture is the foundation of our company where diverse people are offered excellent opportunities to grow, learn and advance in their careers. We are committed to encouraging our employees to reach their full potential, while valuing and respecting them as individuals.


Alstom is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, National, or Local Laws.


Effective 29 January 2021, Alstom completed the acquisition of Bombardier Transportation. This is a Bombardier Transportation Legal Entity Position - positions at Bombardier Transportation companies are all members of the Alstom Group.