Pillar Innovations

  • Fire Suppression Technician - Grantsville, MD

    Job Locations US-MD-Grantsville
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Pillar Innovations is now accepting applications and resumes for an experienced full-time Plumber / Fire Suppression Technician.  The Plumber / Fire Suppression Technician will be responsible for protecting human life through the service, repair and maintenance or fire suppression, detection and alarm systems.  The Plumber / Fire Suppression Technician will work within a wide range of industries and applications to include but not be limited to: energy, commercial and industrial. This position is customer-driven and candidates must be flexible and willing to work extended hours.  This position will require travel to customer sites with some over-night/out-of-town stay and some emergency call-out work.     


    The Plumber / Fire Suppression Technician will be based out of the Pillar Innovations’ office, located in Grantsville, MD. 


    Pillar Innovations, LLC is a service company that takes pride in being on the cutting edge of technology. Pillar Innovations offers a diverse product portfolio to fulfill the needs of the energy, mining, environmental, manufacturing, and food & drug sectors. Pillar Innovations provides services ranging from custom software packages to vision systems and wireless communications. Regardless of the need, Pillar Innovations is able to provide the safety, communication, and automation systems that industrial customers need to succeed.


    Pillar Innovations is a rapidly-growing company that offers a fun and challenging work environment with a wealth of opportunities for professional growth.  Pillar Innovations offers competitive wages commensurate with experience, outstanding medical, dental and vision benefits, short-term and long- term disability, life insurance, 401k, paid holidays and paid time off.




    • Inspect and repair sprinkler systems
    • Inspect, maintain, troubleshoot, test and repair fire detection and suppression systems.
    • Troubleshoot differing manufacturers of electronic fire alarm, detection and suppression equipment at customer sites.
    • Read and interpret blue prints, diagrams, submittals, specification, schematics and operational product manuals
    • Proactively assist customers with all questions and concerns in a timely and professional manner.
    • Prepare associated paperwork and forms for customer service and project activities in a timely manner as required.
    • Perform programming on fire alarm system networks and fire alarm panels.
    • Respond to trouble calls and emergency service calls on an on-call basis.
    • Communicate with Project Managers and Project Engineers for daily duties.
    • Ensure a high level of customer service and satisfaction
    • Must be willing to travel and work a flexible work schedule including Saturday and Sunday

    Other Duties as Assigned. The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.


    • 3+ years of plumbing experience on fire suppression systems including wet pipe, dry pipe, pre-action, deluge and fixed fire extinguishing systems preferred.
    • Must have a current Journeyman's license or be an apprentice working towards a journeyman status.
    • Possess a fundamental knowledge or test equipment including multi-meters, digital analyzers, frequency meters, decibel meters and communicating devices.
    • Possess a thorough understanding of the principles of fire alarm protection and fire alarm systems.
    • Backflow prevention certification is preferred but not required.
    • Technical/mechanical knowledge and abilities.
    • Comprehensive knowledge of NFPA 25
    • Understanding and knowledge of electric and diesel fire pumps
    • Ability to read and interpret mechanical drawings, specifications, and schematics.
    • Must be willing to attend training and remain updated with regard to industry standards and requirements.
    • Underground mining experience is a plus but not required.

    Working Conditions:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to:


    • Sit, talk, hear, read, write and type.
    • Regularly walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.
    • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
    • Ability to work at heights upwards of 40’
    • Perform duties on-site and underground at industrial locations.
    • Required to wear safety equipment: as per MSHA requirements including but not limited steel toed and/or metatarsal shoes, hard hat, lanyard, fire retardant, protective eye wear, etc.




    Additional Eligibility Qualifications

    1. Must possess a valid and appropriate state driver’s license prior to employment


    1. This position requires the completion of a thorough background and pre-employment drug and alcohol screening. In accordance with Pillar Innovation’s Drug and Alcohol policy, employees are required to participate in random, post-accident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing as requested.

    AAP/EEO Statement 
    Pillar Innovations is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that provides opportunities without regard to any protected classes under applicable law.


    ADA Statement

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    Other Duties
    This job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required for this position. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


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