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Fire Fighting Equipment Technician

Staff Net - Kardinya, WA

Trades & Services
Source: uWorkin


The Client

For the last 35 years, our client has been providing specialized routine maintenance and inspection services of Fire Fighting Equipment to a wide range of business types and industry sectors in the Perth Metro and Regional Western Australia.

Due to our client experiencing an increase in business activities, they are seeking to appoint an additional Fire Fighting Equipment Technician to join their team based in Kardinya.

The Role

Due to State Government regulations, all buildings or sites in WA that conduct commercial activities are required to equip their premises with fire fighting equipment. Part of the regulation is for the fire fighting equipment to be regularly inspected and maintained to ensure the equipment is functional and operational in case of a fire.

Our client provides the fire fighting equipment as well as inspection and maintenance services in order for their clients to comply to the government regulations.

The fire fighting equipment our client sells and inspects includes;

· Fire Extinguishers

· Fire Blankets

· Fire Hose Reels, Hoses & Nozzles

· Fire Hydrants

· Fire Pump Sets

· Fire Alarm and Fire Detection Systems

· Emergency Lighting

· Automatic Sprinkler Systems

As a Fire Fighting Equipment Technician, you will initially be focusing on the following equipment;

· Fire Extinguishers

· Fire Blankets

· Fire Hose Reels, Hoses & Nozzles

All new Fire Fighting Equipment Technicians will initially undergo a 2 week paid training period in order to be able to carry out the core functions of the role on the above equipment, which includes;

· Site Equipment Routine Inspection

· Site Equipment Based Maintenance

· Site Equipment Based Testing

· Fire Extinguisher Replacement / Exchange

· Tagging or Updating Asset Register of Equipment

· Completing Site Reports

· Following In-House Work Procedures

· Completing Documentation – such as Job Sheets & Equipment Exchange

· Workshop - Extinguisher refilling

· Workshop – Extinguisher overhaul & rebuild

Once the Fire Fighting Equipment Technician is trained in the above responsibilities they will be working autonomously where every morning they will collect their daily job sheets and schedule. Planning your day is a vital part of the role where you will need to know the Perth Metro area very well in order to plan your daily site visits, ensuring that you plan your routes to avoid wasting time on the road.

You will also be required to review in detail your job sheets as there maybe special instructions on site entry, designated times frames the client would like the inspections to be carried out through to jobs that require extinguisher replacements where you will need to secure the correct number, size and types of extinguisher.

Site visits can vary from 1 to 15+ per day, depending on the size and location of the clients. There are some jobs such as Hospitals, Shopping Centers or large Office Facilities that can take 1 to 2 days to complete due to the size of the facility and a large number of equipment that needs to be checked. Other sites such as Cafes or small offices may only take 30 minutes.

Having very good personal grooming and presentation is mandatory as you will be entering a large variety of sites across corporate, health care, restaurants and workshops where clients work activities are been conducted. You will be required to communicate with clients representative regularly, providing a high level of customer service that is courteous and professional at all times.

Checking the equipment requires training, however in short you will be visually assessing the equipment as well as completing physical checks such as extinguisher mechanisms through to unreeling fire hoses to ensure the mechanism allows for the entire length of the hose to be easily unrolled. In addition, you maybe conducting pressure tests on fire hoses through to replacing fire extinguishers that require refilling or overhaul.

Every site visit requires precise and detailed reports and documentation which is handed in at the end of each day in order for the administration team to process documents, email clients reports and invoice clients. Job sheets are also used to track your daily activities and to monitor your productivity, where set targets are expected to be met on a daily basis.

When you are not conducting site visits you will be working at our clients workshop in numerous activities across;

· Refilling Extinguishers

· Fork Lift Operation

· General Warehouse Duties

· Overhaul & Repair of Fire Fighting Equipment

Working Hours & Days

Our client does not usually require their team members to work additional hours, where the standard working days and hours are as follows;

· Monday to Friday

· 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

· 40 Hour Week

Employment Structure

This is a Temp to Perm role, where the successful candidate will initially work through Staff-Net on a casual basis at the direction of our client. Once our client is satisfied that the successful candidate is able to carry out the job functions to a high standard as well as displayed a strong work ethic, especially with attendance, punctuality and productivity they will be signed over to our clients books on a permanent basis. This may take anywhere between 3 to 6 months.

The Candidate

Essential criteria required by candidates to be considered for the Fire Fighting Equipment Technician role include;

· WA C Class Drivers License

o Must be manual license

o Be valid license

o Have no more than 6 demit points

· Possess or be able to acquire a White card

· Possess or be able to acquire a High Risk Fork Lift License

· Be able to acquire a National Police Clearance

· Be able to acquire a Working with Children Check

· Be able to pass regular Drug & Alcohol Screens

· Be able to work autonomously without supervision

· Have a very good understanding of the Perth Metro Area

· Have excellent personal grooming and presentation

· Be customer service focused and maintain a highly professional service to clients at all times

· Have excellent written and verbal English skills

· Have excellent time management skills where you are able to plan your day and be able to stick to schedules and appointments

· Have the intention of securing ongoing permanent work

· Be physically fit and able to carry out physical tasks regularly

Candidates do not require any qualifications or essential work experience however we will be focusing in detail on the above requirements. We will also be looking at the little things such as candidates past work history and if they have been able to stay at employers for long periods, assessment of candidates work ethic via reference checks through to their communications skills, presentation and attitude.


As mentioned, this is a Temp to Perm role where the successful candidates will be initially paid;

· $25.00 to $28.00 Per Hour

· + Super

· Paid Weekly

Once signed over onto our clients books you should receive the same pay rate, however on a Perm basis where you will receive leave entitlements such as holiday and sick pay.

Our client is also able to provide opportunities for additional training and career development, where higher pay rates will apply.

How to Apply

Interested? Candidates should, email an updated CV to quoting REF Number FFET-0717.

Cover letters are not required, however a comprehensive updated CV that is easy to interpret and outlines your qualifications, skills, experience and previous employers with defined dates (month + year) will be looked on favourably.

Job Types: Full-time, Casual, Permanent

Salary: $25.00 – $28.00 per hour


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Work Eligibility:

  • Permitted to work permanently with no restriction on hours (e.g. citizen, permanent resident) (Preferred)

Work Remotely:

  • No

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Sanitising, disinfecting or cleaning procedures in place