Portables Shop Technician

Fire Fighter Sales & Service Co   Warrendale, PA   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
Posted on May 5, 2023
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Rated One of the 2021 & 2022 Top Workplaces in the Greater Pittsburgh Area

Job Summary: This position encompasses various job activities, such as shipping & testing & recharging of fire extinguishers and system cylinders, and general building maintenance.  Each activity is associated with a particular workstation, workstation assignments may vary from day to day.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  The following list is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.  The employer reserves the right to change or assign other duties to this position.  All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

  • Receive all products from vendors and stage to the appropriate departments
  • Ship all orders and process all corresponding paperwork in the computer system
  • Locate and stage materials for jobs, calls and technicians 
  • Maintain adequate inventory levels
  • Perform physical inventory as needed
  • Organize and maintain the warehouse
  • Provide service to walk-in customers: writing invoices, calling “will call” customers   
  • Negotiate contracts with shipping companies
  • Perform all duties associated with dry chemical fire extinguisher maintenance
  • Perform all duties associated with high pressure testing and recharging (includes air cylinders)
  • Perform all duties associated with Halon workstations
  • Ensure cylinders do not leak after testing – 100% compliance is a requirement
  • Acquire knowledge and understanding of CFR49 and CGA pamphlets
  • Complete regular maintenance on all equipment
  • Operate forklift
  • General cleaning of building and grounds maintenance when required: sweeping, trash removal, snow removal 
  • Attend departmental and company-wide meetings


  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to work at least 40 hours per week
  • Obtain certification to operate a fork truck (training provided by company
  • Valid PA driver’s license and minimum 3 years clear driving record
  • Ability to work on your feet for 8 hours per day
  • Ability to lift 75+ lbs.
  • Ability to climb ladders and operate fork truck

Preferred Skills:

Computer proficiency:  database entry, Microsoft Office (outlook, word)
Highly organized and detail-oriented to work in a fast-paced environment
Team player – ability to work with all levels of employees in the company
Customer service experience
Self-motivated – able to work with limited supervision
Mechanical aptitude/Experience working with hand tools
Problem solving ability

Work Environment:

Warehouse – not climate controlled
Safety equipment required:  steel-toed shoes
May include heavy lifting
May include dirty / dusty environment
Exposure to dry chemical fire extinguishing agent
Normal office environment and daylight office hours - some overtime may be required
Off-site at customers’ facilities majority of the time

What We Offer:

Medical, dental and vision benefits following 30 days of employment
Paid PTO during your first year
7 paid holidays
401(k) plan with company-matched funds
Company-logo work attire provided
Company-paid life insurance, long term disability insurance, and AD&D
Option to purchase supplemental benefits
Possibility to get company vehicle when able to work independently
Referral Program

Direct Applicants Only - No Third-Party Recruiters-

Fire Fighter Sales and Service Co. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, genetic information, veteran, or military status.