Rapid City, SD
Reports to: Rapid City Branch Director
The Director of Fire Protection Division is responsible for the overall operation and success of the division. They will coordinate all activities and quality to the standard of the company while providing great service to our customers.
Oversees: Rapid City Fire Protection Division, and staff as you develop them. Examples: Field crews, Service Manager, Superintendent, Project Managers / Estimators, Material Coordinator, and Administrative Staff as needed.
Essential Job Functions:
- Oversee all aspects of the Fire Protection Division and assist in a variety of areas as needed, while maintaining a safe working environment.
- Teach and perform install and inspections individually and with the field staff as needed.
- Work closely with the management team to assure optimal productivity and function.
- Assure department staffing, production, and functions are adequate and aid in developing optimal performance in these areas, including coaching employees for continued development.
- Be part of pre-planning and department and branch meetings as needed.
- Oversight of accounting functions within the division including but not limited to income and balance statements, accounts receivable and payable. Assist in resolving unfavorable variances from established budgets or schedules.
- Assist in recruiting and hiring staff as needed. Resolving staffing issues as they arise.
- Assist in enforcing current policy working with the team to manage difficult situations.
- Continuously review current policies consulting with the team to handle major reconsiderations.
- Be a source of contact for a variety of different customers.
- Promote our Fire Protection Division and monitor large or difficult accounts, maintaining a positive view of our company and the division.
- Develop and maintain good relationships with clients, client representatives, design architects / engineers and subcontractors.
- Attend leadership meetings as needed, including participation in planning and goal setting meetings.
- Review time cards of assigned crews
- Assure foremen's efficient utilization of equipment
- Review daily logs submitted by the crews
- Distribute bonus checks when eared and approved by the Branch Director
- Project Close out meetings, paperwork and returns of unused material.
- Good time management and organizational skills.
- Strong communication skills.
- Ability to make decisions independently.
- Proven leadership and management skills and the ability to continue growth in these areas.
- Ability to envision the growth of the division into related trades, fields, or geographical regions by identifying and removing potential barriers that could impede the process of such growth.
- Understanding of codes and work with local authorities to assure compliance.
- The ability to be proficient with computers and programs, especially CAD and specialized add-on programs.
- Ability to operate a motor vehicle and maintain a current driver's license in order to commute to the various current or prospective job sites in the region.
- Ability to travel overnight as necessary with the region for corporate meetings, on-site project follow-up and conferences.
- Be able to understand basic business operations as they relate to profitability.
- Educational and Experience Requirements:
- Field experience as a fire sprinkler fitter journeyman and foreman.
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent focused on fire protection engineering or a closely related field, or a high school diploma and any combination of equivalent experience and education.
- Completion of AFSA and NICET Level III Certification in both design and inspections and testing. These may complete during employment with an agreed-on timeline with management.
- Ability to operate a computer and telephone with or without accommodation
- Ability to independently lift and carry objects safely that weigh up to 10 pounds routinely, 15 pounds frequently and 40 pounds occasionally
- Ability to stand, walk, talk, see (20/20 vision naturally or corrected), hear within normal range and perform repetitive motion activities
- Ability to physically negotiate all physical, air and noise pollution hazards of a construction worksite (e.g. uneven surfaces, floor openings, heights, construction debris and poor lighting) and adhere to all company safety requirements
- Ability to work assigned schedule as required by job demands
Minimum Job Requirements:
The Director of Fire Protection Division will spend time in the office but also with the Foreman and crews in the field. They may have to be outdoors which would include exposure to all elements of weather including cold, heat, wind, rain and snow. The weather may also impact the site exposing the individual to water and mud. This position may also include exposure to loud noises where hearing protection is necessary and provided.
Physical Requirements: The job's functions require the following physical demands: