Fire Watch Job at JRT Mechanical, Tri Cities, WA

  • JRT Mechanical
  • Tri Cities, WA

Job Description

JRT Mechanical recruits quality people who want to love coming to work everyday! Are you looking for a company that cares about you, your family and its customers? We want to be your employer! JRT Mechanical is a company that is geared around its 4 Core Values:

·        Driven

·        Loyal

·        Positive

·        Honest

Fire watch personnel provide surveillance of areas where “hot work”, such as welding or cutting with torches, is occurring. Fire watch personnel are the people who are responsible for aiding and protecting these resources and the people that work with them.

While a fire watch employees' primary duty is to sound the alarm if any incidents occur and wait for the proper authorities, other aspects of their work rely heavily on whether they're working on a construction site. Here's a list of the responsibilities they may have on the job:
  • Have an understanding of safety procedures and how to implement them
  • Survey the workspace for any potential risks before, during and after the workday
  • Remain vigilant on-site whenever employees are doing  hot work
  • Keep a record of any risks and solutions
  • Contact and inform emergency personnel as soon as any issues arise
  • Report and map any signs of smoke
  • Clean and repair fire extinguisher when necessary
  • Make sure that all equipment is operational
  • Clean up any litter and other waste when spotted on the ground
  • Investigate small smoke trails
  • Constantly patrolling areas where “hot work” is being performed, maintaining vigilance of potential fires.
  • Having fire-extinguishing equipment readily available and being well-trained in its use.
  • Maintaining the conditions and requirements stated on the safety permit.
  • Inspecting the entire work area to look for potential release of flammable vapors or liquids before, during, and at the end of each shift.
  • Being prepared to operate fire extinguishers, hydrants, fixed monitors, and hose carts anytime.
  • Never leaving the job site while the work is being done.

Skills and Requirements

  • GED or HS Diploma
  • Experience on a construction site
  • Good Vision
  • Clear and Effective Communication 
  • Prior experience with Safety Equipment
  • Understanding of Basic Safety 

The Fire Watch position is needed for 6 or more months, once this position is not required any longer, employees may transition to  construction laborers which entails

  • Preparing construction sites, materials, and tools.
  • Loading and unloading of materials, tools, and equipment.
  • Removing debris, garbage, and dangerous materials from sites.
  • Assembling and breaking down barricades, temporary structures, and scaffolding.
  • Assisting contractors, e.g. electricians and painters, as required.
  • Assisting with transport and operation of heavy machinery and equipment.
  • Regulating traffic and erecting traffic signs.
  • Following all health and safety regulations.
  • Digging holes, tunnels, and shafts.

Employment Benefits Offered:

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Paid Time Off (52 hours Your First Year)
  • 3 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Training
  • Wellness program
  • 401k Program
  • Profit Sharing
  • Supplemental plans (Ex. Accident, Disability)
  • New technology
  • And many more!

This is a Safety Sensitive Position

Please note that the wage offered is based on experience.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer – Drug-Free Workplace

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Job Type: Full-time

Compensation: $20-$25 per hour depending on experience


Job Tags

Hourly pay, Holiday work, Full time, Temporary work, For contractors, Shift work,

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