Fire Sprinkler Technician

University of Texas at Austin

Job Posting Title:

Fire Sprinkler Technician


Hiring Department:

Facilities Operations and Maintenance


Position Open To:

All Applicants


Weekly Scheduled Hours:



FLSA Status:

To Be Determined at Offer


Earliest Start Date:



Position Duration:

Expected to Continue





Job Description:

To provide journey level work associated with fire sprinkler systems. Responsible for providing journey level work in the testing, repair, inspection, maintenance, and operation of fire sprinkler systems.


Job Details:

General Notes

Job offer contingent upon clearing a background check. Applications reviewed online by the hiring supervisor.


  • Performs journey level skilled work in the maintenance and operation of fire sprinkler systems in campus buildings. Performs both routine and preventative maintenance on fire sprinkler systems. Performs and/or assists with fire sprinkler systems inspections. Assists with fire alarm inspections when required. Assists with repair, replacement, upgrade and remodel of fire sprinkler systems. Assists with fire sprinkler system commissioning.
  • Provides timely and courteous customer service, keeps supervisors and team members up to date on daily work order status to ensure clear, concise and necessary communication channels are maintained and customer expectations are met.
  • Performs work from written or verbal instructions and in accordance with established safety procedures.
  • Generates material lists and acquires materials for efficient work. Keeps accurate records of materials used and maintains daily time reports to efficiently complete work and document details of the functions performed. Keeps accurate and up to date documentation of all systems.
  • Supports outages, coordinates and works with contractors and other entities and responds and gives guidance to emergency personnel.
  • Keeps up to date on all code changes, testing procedures and product knowledge.
  • Performs organizing and cleaning tasks to keep work areas safe and efficient. Cleans and keeps mechanical equipment and rooms organized.
  • Assists other shops and team members in the accomplishment of shop goals related to key performance indicators.
  • Other related functions as assigned. May be required to participate in the On-Call Program.

Required Qualifications

High school graduation or GED. Three years of experience in journey level installation, repair, maintenance, and operation of electronic equipment, systems, and components.

Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Associate’s degree in a technical field. Be knowledgeable of the Fire Water Distribution Loop and be product knowledgeable. More than two years of the described experience. Experience at the University of Texas or in a university setting. Demonstrated ability to work as a team member. Customer service oriented. Computer skills. NICET Certification in Inspection and Testing of Water-Based Systems and/or Water Based Systems Layout. Master Plumber License. AutoCAD experience. Successful completion of the Leader Development Program.

Salary Range

$37,367 + depending on qualifications

Working Conditions
Environmental Demands

  • Uniforms and/or personal protection equipment (furnished)
  • May work in all weather conditions
  • May work in extreme temperatures
  • May work around chemical fumes
  • May work around standard office conditions
  • May work around biohazards
  • May work around chemicals
  • May work around electrical and mechanical hazards

Physical Tasks

  • Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation
  • Use of manual dexterity
  • Climbing of stairs
  • Climbing of ladders
  • Lifting and moving

Additional Working Conditions

  • ​Exposure to loud noise. Exposure to dust on job sites. Exposure to allergens. Occasional work from ladders and/or scaffolds. Lifting and moving up to 50 lbs. May require tuberculosis screening and occasional use of a respirator.

Work Shift

  • 40 hours per week M-F, schedule to be discussed with supervisor

Required Materials

  • Resume/CV
  • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
  • Letter of interest

Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded.  Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.

Important for Current university employees and contingent workers: As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questions presented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.


Employment Eligibility:

Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.


Retirement Plan Eligibility:

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.


Background Checks:

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.


Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer , complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


Pay Transparency:

The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.


Employment Eligibility Verification:

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form.  You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States.  Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment.  Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.



The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university’s company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197. For more information about E-Verify, please see the following:

  • E-Verify Poster (English) [PDF]
  • E-Verify Poster (Spanish) [PDF]
  • Right To Work Poster (English) [PDF]
  • Right To Work Poster (Spanish) [PDF]



Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in HOP-3031 .

The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may access the 2021 report here or obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe, Suite UTA 2.206, Austin, TX 78701.

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