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Job ID: 226103

Fire Extinguisher Inspector
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Nov. 21, 2023
Title Fire Extinguisher Inspector
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Environment, Health and Safety
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Public Safety

Position Summary

Seeking a Fire Extinguisher Inspector responsible for compliance within the Monthly Fire Extinguisher Inspection and Emergency Lighting Programs for all three campuses. This position has duties within the Fire and Life Safety Program, Emergency Evacuation Planning and Other safety programs. This position reports into the Environment Health & Safety (EH&S) department, a division of University Facilities at the University at Buffalo.

A flagship institution in the State University of New York system, UB is the largest and most comprehensive campus in the 64-campus SUNY system. We are a member of the Association of American Universities. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence.

These duties include but are not limited to:

Fire & Life Safety Program
    • Managing the University’s monthly fire extinguisher inspection program, including the supervision of staff and maintenance of adequate records.
    • Inspecting, replacing / recharging and installing portable fire extinguishers.
    • Conducting code and building inspections for compliance with all applicable regulatory agencies.
    • Reviewing & investigating fire alarm system activations; determining cause(s) and identifying corrective actions.


Emergency Evacuation Planning
  • Assist in the development and training in building evacuation plans to faculty, staff and students.
  • Participate in evacuation drills; provide guidance / feedback to evacuation teams.
  • Work with the Office of Equity Diversity and Inclusion to consult / meet specific needs of individuals requiring special accommodations.

Other Safety Programs
  • Inspect & maintain respiratory protection equipment.
  • Participate as a member of the Haz Mat Response Team.
  • Assist with the Hot Work Permit Program.
Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

About The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associates degree with 2 years experience.
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience my be substituted for the degree.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Documented training in the inspection and repair of portable fire extinguishers.
  • Certification as a New York Code Enforcement Officer
  • Degree in Fire Science or closely related science field

Physical Demands

Must be able to wear personal protective equipment including respirators and a self-contained breathing apparatus. Must be able to lift a minimum of 60 lbs. Requires extensive walking, bending and lifting.

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