Service Tech Lead Sprinkler Inspector at Sonepar USA

Posted in Other 12 days ago.

Location: GEISMAR, Louisiana

Job Description:

Position Summary:

The primary purpose and objective for the Lead Maintenance and Repair (Sprinkler) Technician - Life Safety Services is to Install and/or Inspect, Test and Maintain (ITM) Life Safety Systems and equipment for established customers on a scheduled basis. Sprinkler Technician performs inspections, testing, and maintenance on water based fire protection systems in an industrial setting. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Conducting service calls.

  • Systems testing and inspections to the prescribed standards.

  • Performing on-site emergency troubleshooting and maintaining of customer’s Life Safety Systems.

  • Identifying code issues and discrepancies.

  • Preparing accurate, timely Technician worksheets (TWS) and reports.

  • Installing Life Safety Systems.

  • Responsible for providing the testing and repair documentation and ensuring it is filled out accurately, completely and turned in for proper invoicing.

  • Responsible for ensuring the customer has all required copies of all required documentation upon servicing equipment.

  • Assist in shipping and receiving, unloading trucks, checking in merchandise, matching purchase orders to sales orders & distributing to sales associates for processing.

  • May include the use of company provided assets such as but not limited to: Company Vehicle, Inventory, Safety Equipment, Laptop, LSI Scanner, Test Equipment, Tools, Radio, Cell Phone, Fuel Card and/or Credit Card.

  • Associates are required to maintain proper care of all assets as defined by Vallen policies.

  • Providing customer service in the area of installation and/or ITM of Life Safety Systems. Including, but not limited to: Fire Extinguishers, Fire Alarm and Detection Systems, Gas Detection Systems, Foam Systems, Dry Chemical Systems, Clean Agent Systems, Special Hazard Systems and Water Based Systems.

  • Basic knowledge of regulatory standards pertaining to assigned duties; i.e., State, OSHA, and NFPA regulations, etc.

  • Exhibit safe work practices at all times.



       Education and/or Experience: 

  • High School or GED

  • Minimum 2 Certification (manufacturing/state) ) in a fire protection  related field

  • Minimum 1 - 3 year related experience

  • Mechanically inclined

  • NICET level 1 or 2  in the Inspections and Testing of water based systems is a necessary prerequisite



        Yes: 20%     


  • Experience in the installation and/or maintenance, repair and service of life safety systems and equipment.

  • Ability to repair and service equipment sold by Vallen.

  • Current Motor Vehicle License with good driving record.

  • Commercial Drivers License required if carrying loads of hazardous materials.

  • Proficient with hand tools.

  • Able to complete repairs and maintenance of equipment in a timely and accurate manner.

  • Able to provide assistance, advise and training to Vallen associates and plant personnel.

  • Assist warehouse personnel with order fulfillment if needed.

  • Maintain minimum productivity of 80% within 60 days.

  • Keep all certifications and licenses current and renewed by completing continuing education as required.

  • Must pass Drug & Alcohol screen, Physical exam, and background check.

  • Ability to read, write and comprehend English (operational, process and quality instructions).


Work Environment (Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.):

  • Working conditions will vary with service work being performed indoors and also out in the field.

  • Possibility of working in hazardous environments when working within a plant which would require safety precautions and appropriate equipment.

  • Ability to work in climatic weather (cold/heat) during day or night operations.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.

  • Occasional lifting of items weighting a maximum of 55 pounds.

  • Ability to climb stairwells up to 15 levels high.

  • Ability to ascend and descend ladders (step, extension, cage) up to 24’ high.

  • Able to walk at a normal pace for up to 15 continuous minutes.

  • Able to work from a standing position for 8-10 hours.

  • Bending, climbing and stooping as needed for access of equipment to repair and service.

  • Pass all test requirements to be approved to work off shore. (If Applicable)



About Vallen

Vallen is an industry leader in delivering flexible supply chain solutions and services along with a comprehensive range of maintenance, repair, operating, production, safety, and electrical products to meet the growing supply needs of customers in facilities across North America and around the world. Vallen is headquartered in Belmont, NC and is a subsidiary of Sonepar USA, part of the global Sonepar family.

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What are the Benefits?

401K Plan, Health Insurance (medical, dental, and vision), Paid Vacation, Paid Sick, Paid Personal, Paid Holidays, Flexible Spending Accounts (Health and Dependent Care), Employee Assistance Program, Tuition Reimbursement, Employee Discounts, and a definitive career path.


EOE M/F/Disability/Veteran


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