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Western States Fire Protection Company Shop Assistant in Kansas City, Kansas

National Fire Suppression, a division of Western States Fire Protection (WSFP) and its subsidiaries are more than a company. We are a family of unique individuals committed to our purpose, our values, and each other. And we believe in making our own luck, creating our own opportunities. WSFP accomplishes this by constantly innovating, finding ways to create new value and seizing new opportunities.

Protecting lives and property since 1985, WSFP and its subsidiaries specialize in Life Safety Systems. Our values are simple: integrity, quality, safety, professionalism, commitment.

What we offer:

  • Health, Life, Dental and Vision Insurance

  • Employee Assistant Program

  • Flex Spending (FSA) (Cafeteria Plan) and HSA

  • 401(k) Plan – Matching up to 3%

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  • Profit Sharing Plan

  • Paid Time Off (PTO), Parental Leave, Paid Pregnancy Medical Leave

  • Paid Holidays

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Annual Discretionary Bonus

  • Employer paid Life Insurance

  • Gym membership reimbursement

    Shop Assistant

    National Fire Suppression is looking for an entry level Shop Assistant. This position will assist, when necessary, with the duties listed below while learning the business and potentially working into a Shop Foreman position. Additionally, the ideal candidate will maintain the organization and efficiency of the shop supplies and processes.

    Job Responsibilities

  • Organize and dispense material for delivery – quality control checks needed before materials hit the jobs

  • Receive material and distribute to jobs or trucks

  • Collect materials at vendors and deliver to job site

  • Organize and maintain inventory

  • Maintain a clean shop and validating that special tools and shop equipment are in proper operating condition

  • Select, repair and organize tools as needed

  • Willing to operate a forklift as well as other tools, equipment and machinery according to prescribed safety procedures

  • Write Purchase Orders

  • Track material orders

  • Other duties as assigned

    Job Qualifications

  • Construction industry experience is preferred

  • Fabrication experience is a plus

  • Intermediate computer skills, able to work with Excel and Word

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Mechanically inclined

  • Possess a valid driver's license with a clean record; in accordance with Company policy

  • Willing to pass a post-offer background check and drug test

    Working Conditions

    Moderate standing, walking, climbing, heavy lifting, carrying, stooping, bending, kneeling and reaching. Work inside and outside, around moving objects and with vehicles and machinery with moving parts.

    All qualified applicants with Western States Fire Protection will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, or status as a qualified individual with a disability or protected veteran.

    VEVRAA Federal Contractor