Apr 06, 2022

Apprentice Service Technician (FRS) Houston, Texas

  • Survitec Group Ltd
  • Houston, Texas
Full-Time Defense Government Installation - Maint - Repair Other Skilled Labor

Job Description



Vacancy Title:   Apprentice Service Technician (FRS)

Vacancy Location:  Houston, Texas   

Engagement Type: Permanent – Full Time


Your Company

Survitec are the world’s largest survival technology provider. For over 166 years, we have been protecting lives in the air, on land and at sea, through the design, manufacture, and servicing of Survival Technology.

Today, we are a global community of 3,000 professionals with presence in 96 countries partnering with our customers to provide innovative solutions that reduce risk and help keep you safe.

That's why the world's leading maritime, defence & government, energy and aerospace organisations trust us when it matters most and why we have been awarded the Silver Award by the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

Your New Role

Are you a dedicated and energetic individual? Looking for a fresh challenge working within the Marine Sector with state-of-the-art fire safety equipment?  Survitec has the perfect role for you...

Reporting into the Safety Service Supervisor you will come on board and join an established team of service technicians as our new Apprentice Service Technician at our site in Houston.    

As our new Apprentice Service Technician your role will involve you being fully trained up to become a qualified service technician in Fire Rescue Safety equipment.   This exciting opportunity will involve you learning and developing in the areas of testing and servicing our state-of-the-art fire safety equipment such as fire extinguishers, breathing apparatuses and fire systems.   You will be required to go on board our customer vessels to service and test the fire equipment with the qualified service technician.

What You Can Expect from the Role

Key Responsibilities:

  • You will be learning and observing the Servicing and testing of fire equipment, immersion suits and life Jackets
  • You will have the opportunity to conduct tests supervised on the firefighting foam from the foam systems that are located on board the vessels
  • Responsible for the servicing of the emergency breathing devices
  • Shadowing the qualified service technician when conducting Hydrostatic testing of air cylinders as well as Co2 cylinders and fire extinguishers
  • Collaborating with the Service Operations Manager to arrange own monthly schedule
  • Accountable for following store requisition processes and maintain accurate stock levels and records
  • Conducting and preparing Safety Reports to be inputted on to the IFS system


You will have the opportunity to develop in your role and feel proud of the work you do. Working at Survitec is fast paced, challenging and incredibly rewarding. This is not just another job; this is your career.

The Experience and Skills You Will Have

Essential Criteria

  •  Educated to High School Level or Equivalent
  •  Must have a TWIC card
  •  Valid driver’s licence
  •  Driven energetic people person
  •  You will have a passion for learning and developing
  •  Team orientated but also comfortable working on your own initiative



  •  Experience working with servicing fire equipment is desired but not essential
  •  3+ years of experience in the Marine industry is preferred

Please note You may have to work some Weekends and Over time is mandatory and will be paid.


Why You Should Work for Us

  • Health, Dental, Long-Term Disability and Life Insurance Cover
  •  Retirement Benefit
  • Bi-weekly Pay Date
  • 10 fully paid statutory holidays
  • Up to 80-160 hrs annual leave (Depending on length of service)


If you would like more information regarding this role before applying, please feel free to reach out to us via Linked In or via [email protected]

The safety of our colleagues and candidates is our top priority so for now, all interviews will be taking place via video call with our hiring managers.

Survitec is an equal opportunities employer. Our diverse global workforce protect lives, every single day. We are committed to cultivating an inclusive culture where our people feel valued, appreciated, ad free to be who they are at work. Because, to provide service and excellence to our customers we must mirror their diversity. But more importantly because it is the right thing to do.


General-Other: Security-Protective Services



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