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FM Approvals Engineering Assistant Fire Protection

Research/Approvals Job ID 2024-14382 Primary Location: West Glocester, Rhode Island 04/01/2024 Hiring Range: $63,700 - $91,700
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FM Approvals is an international leader in third-party testing and certification services. We test property loss prevention products and services—for use in commercial and industrial facilities—to verify they meet rigorous loss prevention standards of quality, technical integrity and performance. How? By employing a worldwide certification process that’s backed by scientific research and testing, and over a century of experience.

The FM APPROVED mark is recognized and respected worldwide. Our certification instills confidence and commands respect in the marketplace.

The successful candidate will have the necessary skills and experience to conduct electro-mechanical testing of a wide variety of products including valves, sprinklers, pipe couplings, pumps, and fire protection system controls.  The ability to create, customize and modify automated test equipment for the purpose of testing products. Products are tested for performance, mechanical integrity, reliability and electrical safety.

Candidate shall be capable of working with minimal supervision and documenting results at the conclusion of testing.

Able to demonstrate competence in using a variety of hand and power tools along with operating common electronic bench instruments such as power supplies, meters, etc. 

Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.  Occasional customer and vendor interaction is required.

In addition to the testing activities, the candidate shall be capable of reviewing, applying technical judgement and processing customer submitted drawings and design change documentation.

  • Associate degree or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering, Electro-Mechanical or related technology field, with a minimum of 5 years electro-mechanical or related technical experience.
  • Understanding of electrical and or mechanical techniques necessary to conduct assigned tasks, use of laboratory test equipment and control systems
  • Computer literacy
  • Competency with MS Office
  • Experience with fire protection or suppression systems, fire alarm & signaling equipment, and/or data acquisition systems, would be a distinct bonus

The final salary offer will vary based on geographic location, individual education, skills, and experience. The position is eligible to participate in FM Global’s comprehensive Total Rewards program that includes an incentive plan, generous health and well-being programs, a 401(k) and pension plan, career development opportunities, tuition reimbursement, flexible work, time off allowances and much more.

FM Approvals is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse workforce.


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