Technician - Fire Testing

  • Intertek - PSI
  • York, PA
  • Sep 15, 2023
Full time Technician Testing

Job Description

Fire Test Technician

Intertek is searching for a Fire Test Technician to join our Building & Construction team in our York, PA office.  This is a fantastic opportunity to grow a versatile career in Laboratory Fire Testing!

The Fire Test Technician is responsible for reading, understanding, and interpreting standards and test methods for conducting industry test methods on building products and assemblies to evaluate the performance, safety characteristics, and compliance to applicable standards.  You will be interacting with the Department Manager, Project Manager, clients, and various internal departments and staff to determine a scope of work and develop projects to completion. In addition, you will generate and implement ideas and solutions to ensure safety, reliability, improve quality, reduce cost, and comply with company policies.  Ideal candidates should have proficient computer skills in addition to excellent written & verbal communication skills.  Previous construction or installation experience not required but an eagerness to learn, strong work ethic, and good work attitude are required.


What you’ll do:

  • Testing and evaluating various building construction products in the laboratory.
  • Researching and implementing new test methods and procedures
  • Train new employees and provide support as needed
  • Take full responsibility for projects as assigned including but not limited to the following:
  • Establishing and pricing basic test plans for fire testing standardized methods
  • Review and thoroughly understand contract requirements and document any deviations.  Advise client of extra costs before they are incurred.
  • Coordinate with the project and department managers the test schedule with equipment schedule to optimize efficiency and client satisfaction.
  • Communicate with clients on test preparation, procedures, results, and reporting matters.
  • Write test protocols when required and obtain approvals as necessary.
  • Prepare and submit accurate and concise reports on all projects assigned.
  • Invoice for all projects.
  • Construction and demolition of mock-up test assemblies.
  • Small, intermediate, and large scale specimen preparation.
  • Assist with client product installation (when needed).


What it takes to be successful in this role:

  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Excellent problem solving skills and the ability to coordinate and develop multiple projects at one time.
  • Able to read and interpret technical standards and specifications.
  • Expected to travel based on the needs of the business, some occasional overnight travel may be required.
  • Computer proficiency. 
  • Must be able to read and understand drawings and build accordingly. 
  • Able to follow direction and work independently and in a team environment. 
  • Candidate must be able to lift, push and/or pull (infrequently) up to 75 lbs.
  • Must be able to bend down, climb ladders and reach over-head.
  • General construction experience desired. 
  • Knowledge of equipment and tools used in building construction. 
  • Must be able to work at heights up to 40 feet.


 Why work at Intertek?

Intertek is a world leader in the $250 billion Quality Assurance market, with a proven, high-quality business model and a global network of customer-focused operations and highly engaged subject matter experts. At Intertek, we exercise our spirit of innovation, the passion of our people and our unmatched customer commitment to realize our purpose of making the world an ever better, safer, and more sustainable place for all. Learn more about Our History and What We Do.

Intertek is committed to a safe work environment for our employees and clients. Learn more about our COVID-19 Policy.

What we have to offer:
When Working with Intertek, you can expect salary and benefit package competitively placed within the local market, including medical, dental, vision, life, disability, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement and more.

Intertek is a drug-free workplace. As a condition of employment, all hires are required to pass a pre-employment drug test.

Intertek believes that Our People are our strongest tool for success. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status or on the basis of disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, or who need assistance applying, please email or call 1-877-694-8543 (option #5) to speak with a member of the HR Department.