Fire Watch in Elkton, VA at Atlantic Constructors, Inc.

Date Posted: 9/9/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Elkton, VA
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  • Experience:
    Not Specified
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Job Description

Atlantic Constructors is seeking dynamic, motivated, career minded individuals to join our expanding team! Atlantic Constructors has been recognized as an industry leader in the Mid-Atlantic Region for over 50 years.

Job Title: Fire Watch

Reports to: Industrial Pipe Trade Manager


The Fire Watch Attendant is designated to a hot work project that has the responsibility of preventing and reacting to fires in their beginning stages.

Essential Functions:

  • Watch out for fire hazards in the workplace while work is performed by other employees
  • Maintain the conditions and requirements stated on the safety permit
  • Keep flammable materials from ignition sources
  • Stop operations if you find any hazardous condition
  • Make sure all employees are aware of the exact location of firefighting equipment in the immediate area
  • In the event of fire, you will be responsible for extinguishing it immediately, turning a fire alarm on, or calling 911 or the emergency alarm number
  • Maintain constant means of communication
  • As much as possible, keep visual and voice contact with other employees
  • Inspect the entire work area and look for potential release of flammable vapors or liquids
  • Be prepared to operate fire extinguishers, hydrants, fixed monitors, and hose carts
  • Never leave the job site while the work is being done. If you have to leave, stop the job and notify workers that you are “standing-by-for”
  • When all operations are done, do not leave the worksite unless you’re sure that there are no hot sparks, burning embers and other fire hazards
  • Performs other job related duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibility: No


  • 6 months work experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience (preferably in a construction environment)
  • Must be able to multi-task, work with minimal supervision, follow written and oral instructions, show attention to detail and demonstrate problem-solving skills
  • Must be able to pass post-offer pre-employment drug screen, and may be required to satisfactorily complete additional background checks as required (i.e. DMV, criminal history)
  • Must adhere to all company policy and procedures
  • Must be available, and have the means to report to multiple job sites as assigned, to include working varying schedules that may require extended hours (evenings, weekends and holidays) and require client-specific safety standards

The work environment and physical demands required would be representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, and may include, but are not limited to the following:

Work Environment:

  • May work in varying temperatures; both inside and outside, including inclement weather, heat, humidity, cold, and dampness
  • May work in areas with exposure to moderate/high noise levels
  • May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles including dust
  • May be required to work in confined spaces or from high heights

Physical Demands:

  • While performing duties of the job the employee may work aloft, climb, bend, pull, and reach overhead, stand/walk for long periods of time and lift up to 50 lbs.
  • May be required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, and reach with hands and arms
  • Must be able to correctly identify all colors of a color-coded cable/wires and see close vision, distance vision, depth perception, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus


  • May require travel (typically not overnight)


  • Prior military experience 
  • HS diploma or GED equivalent


Atlantic Constructors offers competitive benefits, for more information check out our comprehensive list on our website.  

At this time, Atlantic Constructors, Inc. will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization (work visas) for any position.

Atlantic Constructors, Inc. is committed to equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or other related medical conditions), genetic information, sexual orientation/gender identity, veteran or marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you would like an accommodation or any assistance in order to apply for a job, please call 1-877-WRK-4ACI for assistance, or fax your requested accommodation to 804-523-8781. Nothing contained herein is to be construed as an offer of employment or a binding contract of employment for a specific period of time. Employment can be terminated by either the employee or the employer at any time, for any reason, with or without notice.