Fire Maintenance Technician



Tesla has an outstanding opportunity available to join the Fire Maintenance team at our Fremont Factory. The Fire Maintenance team maintains the fire & life safety systems at the factory and surrounding properties as well as new fire/life safety systems as the factory continues to grow. Team members also respond to emergencies involving the fire/life safety systems.


  • Attend training sessions as required by Tesla, read and understand assigned materials related to emergency response, fire systems and fire prevention
  • Performs general inspection, testing, troubleshooting and maintenance on fire extinguishers, fire sprinkler/suppression systems, fire alarm systems at various properties
  • Accurately maintain and complete all required documentation
  • Study the location of building layout, fire hydrants, sprinkler systems, alarm systems and Knox boxes at various properties
  • Identify, track and help mitigate life safety concerns
  • Implement more efficient strategies for inspection, testing and maintenance of fire protection systems
  • Assist with scheduling maintenance tours and managing the inspection and maintenance database


  • Must be at least 18 years old and have High School diploma or GED equivalent
  • Ability to communicate concisely, clearly and effectively in both written and verbal form
  • Basic computer skills with knowledge of MS Word, Excel, etc., and able to learn other company software
  • Ability to act in accordance with Tesla requirements as well as State and Federal laws, regulations, operational procedures, policies and statutes
  • Familiarity of California Title 19 and California Fire Code, NFPA 25( California edition), NFPA 13, NFPA 14, NFPA 2001, NFPA 101, NFPA 72 and NFPA 10
  • Understand classifications of fire
  • Know various types, size of fire extinguishers and extinguishing agents and automatic extinguishing systems
  • At least 2 years of maintenance experience with fire sprinkler & suppression systems and fire alarm systems, fire pumps and private fire mains
  • Willing to take the initiative, self-starting
  • Able to use basic hand tools safely
  • Must be able to work nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Ability to handle occasional overtime
  • Follow and relay instructions and information quickly and accurately


  • NICET II Certification Inspection and Testing of Water Based Systems, Certified Sprinkler Fitter, Certified Fire Inspector (IFSAC or State of California) or combination of the above