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Essential Job Functions:
Establishes operating procedures and preventive maintenance schedules and requirements for all equipment owned by the Site Fire Department.
Manages an effective Abbott Laboratories Emergency Response Team (A.L.E.R.T.) throughout Lake County.
Organizes and maintains a written fire response plan for all Lake County facilities.
Maintains agreement with the local municipal fire departments as to the exact responsibilities that each organize exercises when the municipal departments respond to an Abbott alarm.
Works with the responding fire departments under the unified command system and works closely with each department to mitigate the situation in the best interest of Abbott.
Manages and supervises inspections and audits related to fire equipment operation, testing, maintenance, permits, and hazards.
Investigate causes of explosions and fires, etc., and recommends corrective action to appropriate management.
Manages the annual inspections of all fire extinguishers at all Lake County Site facilities determining when extinguishers are refilled, hydrostatic tested, or replaced due to occupancy changes.
Supervises the annual inspections, tests, and replacement of all fire hoses and hose cabinet/houses.
Witnesses or delegates the acceptance testing of all new fire protection equipment at assigned Lake County sites.
Supervises the annual fire extinguisher training for all employees and also provides this service, upon request, for Abbott facilities outside of Lake County.
Provides consultation as the primary Abbott expert on the use and limitations of safety and loss prevention equipment under his/her direct jurisdiction.
Provides or arranges for temporary fire protection and or standby safety equipment and facilities during construction/rearrangement projects.
Responsible for annual update and distribution of the Site Emergency Response Plan.
Responds along with other full time members of the Abbott Fire Department to fires, hazardous material emergencies and other emergencies under the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS).
The Fire Department under the direction of this individual is responsible for the protection of Abbott's people, property and businesses from the adverse impact of various emergencies including fires, hazardous material incidents and personal emergency health events.
The Fire Department responds to 300 emergency calls each year, some as small as smoke trouble alarms but some as significant as working fires or releases of hazardous materials to the environment.
Failure to execute assigned responsibilities can negatively impact millions of dollars in Abbott assets, cause significant losses due to business interruption, or lead to slow response to individuals undergoing health crisis.
This individual is held responsible for recognizing and recommending corrective action to responsible operating divisions concerning safety, fire, and chemical hazards that could contribute to serious personal injuries or fires and explosions of a catastrophic nature.
This individual is constantly interfacing with external public agencies and represents Abbott on the Lake/McHenry County Fire Chiefs Association.
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.
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