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Fire Maintenance Technician

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Date: Nov 11, 2022

Location: Wickliffe, OH, US, 44092

Company: Lubrizol Corporation


The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global company serving customers in more than 100 countries. We own and operate manufacturing facilities in 17 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the world. Through our global sales and manufacturing networks, we are able to deliver the products and services our customers need, where and when they need them.


Summary: The Fire Maintenance Technician’s purpose is to help protect the people, property, environment, and community from the threat of emergencies that may arise at the plant. This role supports that purpose by maintaining fire protection systems and emergency response equipment, providing emergency response training, and working with outside agencies. Responsibilities also include participation in hot work, confined space entry, and hazardous material handling.



  • Coordinate, oversee and document the maintenance, testing, and inspections on fire protection systems and emergency response equipment, including sprinkler and foam systems, extinguishers, respiratory protection, vehicles, doors, pumps, and medical equipment.
  • Work with planning department and outside vendors to secure quotes and purchase orders for preventative maintenance work
  • Support evacuation and emergency response drills
  • Support Incident Commander during emergencies and function as Secondary
  • Respond to all internal emergencies
  • Troubleshoot and manage the alarm panel system
  • Provide support for any Health, Safety, Environmental and Security issues in the field
  • Participate and assist with; Fire, EMS, Hazmat, Confined Space Rescue and HSES Training
  • Maintain housekeeping of all Emergency Response Department areas
  • Function as point of contact with vendors for department related projects that can include new sprinkler installations, current system modifications and repairs
  • Review NFPA codes to ensure compliance with all fire protection related maintenance, testing, and documentation
  • Participate in internal and external audits (e.g., FM Global, Corporate, and Fire Department)
  • Promote a strong safety culture and always exhibit a high level of professionalism
  • Take on additional duties as assigned

Skills, Qualifications, Experience                              

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Minimum five years in an industrial or commercial setting with maintenance or facility operations experience
  • Must have or be able to obtain the following licenses/certifications within 3 years:
    • Certified volunteer firefighter for Ohio
    • Pro-board-certified exterior firefighter at Texas A&M
    • HAZWOPER 40 Hour Technician Certification
    • CPR/AED instructor
    • Fire extinguisher training instructor  
    • Certified fire protection individual for Ohio
  • Must have or be able to obtain the following licenses/certifications within 5 years:
    • Emergency Medical Technician -Basic
    • Fire Instructor for Ohio
    • Fire Instructor at Texas A&M
  • Ability to perform classroom and hands-on emergency response training
  • Knowledgeable of Microsoft office including Word, Excel, and Outlook
  •   Ability to operate a tow-motor and aerial lift equipment
  • Ability to attend after-hours training for all required licenses and certifications

Working Conditions                          

  • 70% Inspections and Testing / 20% Office Work / 10% Emergency Response Activities
  • Ability to work in hot/cold environments, walking, standing, climbing ladders and working in confined spaces
  • Must be able to lift/carry up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to work a flexible workweek at times required to accommodate facility needs that includes training (different shifts), maintenance and off-hours emergencies
  • Able to wear PPE including hard hats, hearing protection, respirators, self-contained breathing apparatus and safety shoes

Considered a Plus                          

  • Experience working within multi-discipline emergency response teams (HAZMAT, Fire Brigade, Emergency Medical, Confined Space-High Angle Rescue, and Incident Command)
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Fire Science Technology or a related field
  • Current Firefighter Certification
  • Current Emergency Medical Technician Certification
  • Incident Command experience
  • Experience in maintenance and repair of fire protection equipment or plumbing
  • Experience in the chemical industry
  • Ability to read blueprints and drawings
  • Experience with multi-building fire alarm management systems
  • FEMA - National Incident Command System Training (e.g., Is-100, Is-200, etc..)


While headquartered in the United States, Lubrizol is truly a global specialty chemical company.  We have a major presence in five global regions and do business in more than 100 countries. Our corporate culture ensures that Lubrizol is one company throughout the world, but you will find each region is a unique place to work, live and play.


Lubrizol is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, citizenship, age, religion, marital status, military service, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or any other characteristic or trait protected by federal, state, or local law.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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