Life Safety Specialist - Newark

Job Requisition #: JR65457

End Date: 12/17/2022

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Support Services/Maintenance

Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation

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Are you passionate about serving our patients with Love and Excellence? If so, consider applying for this position at ChristianaCare.

Our Fire Protection Services Department located in Newark, DE is looking for a full time Life Safety Specialist to maintain ChristianaCare owned Fire Protection / Life Safety systems and fire safety programs throughout our multi-location facilities. The Fire Protection Team is expected to have all fire protection systems in proper operational condition, limit the risk of fire hazards within our facilities and to assure proper readiness of our systems and programs for the safety of all Patients, Visitors, and Caregivers

Benefits of working at ChristianaCare

  • Work in a role that directly impacts the lives of our patients, staff & community!
  • Generous PTO, Competitive Pay & Robust Benefits Package.
  • 403B company match and Tuition Reimbursement
  • 12 weeks Paid Parental Leave

Primary Function:

  • Tests, inspects, identify deficiencies, develops corrective measures, documents, and validates completed corrections of ChristianaCare life safety systems and components.
  • Test, maintain, inspect, troubleshoot, and repair ChristianaCare addressable fire alarm systems and associated appurtenances and wiring.
  • Test, maintain, inspect, troubleshoot, and repair existing ChristianaCare fire suppression & extinguishing systems.
  • Inspections, maintain, and documentation of ChristianaCare portable fire extinguishers.
  • Inspections, maintain, and documentation of ChristianaCare emergency eye wash stations.
  • Conducts or assists with fire drills to exercise and educate ChristianaCare Caregivers on Fire Emergency response procedures. Develops and/or assists with fire drill critiques with identified areas for performance improvement.
  • Performs safety inspections, documents findings, creates reports and work orders and assists ChristianaCare Caregivers and contractors where necessary with Life Safety compliance issues.
  • Maintains appropriate documentation of all testing, inspection, and maintenance of fire protection systems for compliance with Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) and Joint Commission.
  • Perform inspections and documentation of designated construction areas for compliance with Interim Life Safety Measures, Infection Control measures and Safety measures.
  • Responds, investigates, and takes appropriate actions during fire/smoke events, odor calls, hazardous materials incidents, confined space rescues, medical assists, or any other emergency situations at ChristianaCare facilities.
  • Participate in Fire Protection weekly on-call rotation.
  • Develops and presents fire protection and/or safety topics to ChristianaCare Caregivers for items such as fire extinguisher training and elevator rescue training.
  • Attend and participate in various meetings and committees.
  • Performs other related duties as the need arises.
  • All certifications and licenses must to be maintained and renewed as the need arises.

Education and Experience Requirements

A.S. in Fire Protection or related engineering field preferred

Fire Protection and Life Safety industry with understanding of maintaining fire suppression systems, fire alarm systems, and special agent fire extinguishing systems.

NICET Level II Certificate in Testing & Inspection of Water-Based Fire Suppression Systems or ability to obtain in 2 years.

State of Delaware Fire Suppression License or ability to obtain.

State of Delaware Fire Extinguisher License or ability to obtain within 1 year.

Equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted where approved.

Hours: Day Shift 7:30am - 4:00pm

Special requirements:

  • Required to work off hours or weekends to accommodate required training, testing, fire drills, and maintenance needs.
  • Participate on the Incipient Fire Brigade, Confined Space Rescue Team, and the HAZMAT Response Team.
  • Must complete Confined Space Rescue, and HAZMAT Technician training within 12 months of hire and participate in annual refresher training.
  • Must pass OSHA required medical examination and fit test for respirator and SCBA use
  • Must maintain an acceptable driver's license and driving record in good standing.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.

Why do WE offer careers full of possibilities?

For the Love of Health.

Inclusion & Diversity

At ChristianaCare, we’re committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We believe in a safe, inclusive work environment that fosters collaboration between caregivers from all walks of life. We know that each unique viewpoint is vital in delivering high-quality, safe patient care to everyone who walks through our doors. Our policies, benefits, hiring practices, employee resource groups, and corporate citizenship demonstrate our commitment to inclusion and diversity throughout our system.

Why do we embrace inclusion and diversity? For the Love of Health.

Our Values

We serve together in Love and Excellence. Our unique values, Love and Excellence are bold and powerful, and they are the reason why working for ChristianaCare is special. The behaviors associated with our values guide how caregivers interact with everyone they work with and make for an exceptional work experience. We believe that when you lead with Love, Excellence is inevitable.


ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.

At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.

Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.

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