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Safety Specialist

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10022009 Location Bristol, Connecticut, United States / Town of Bristol, Connecticut, United States Business ESPN Date posted Sep. 20, 2022 Flex Type On-Site

- This role is considered on-site, which means the employee will work from a Company designated location on an ongoing basis.

Job Summary:

Position Summary:

The Safety Specialist provides expertise in all aspects of fire protection systems and programs for ESPN, including fire sprinkler systems, fire alarm systems, emergency preparedness, incipient stage firefighting, and fire prevention. Join a team that is committed to excellence, posting a lost work day injury rate 90% below the industry average.


  • Assists in the administration of safety programs, including training, on forklifts and aerial lifts

  • Assists manager in administration of the ESPN Emergency Response Plan in the Bristol Area

  • Assists in training of Bristol Area personnel in emergency response, fire prevention, AED/CPR, and 1st aid

  • Assists manager in conducting inspections and testing of all fire alarm systems in the Bristol Area including Simplex Network, FCI Network, and Air sampling Smoke Detection Systems

  • Assists manager in conducting inspection/testing of gaseous and water-based fire suppression systems

  • Assist manager in conducting inspection/testing of campus mass notification systems

  • Assist in the maintenance and repair of fiber optic network and communication pathways used to connect fire alarm and MNS systems

  • Troubleshoots and repairs fire alarm systems

  • Responsible for responding to trouble, supervisory, and alarm conditions reporting on the fire alarm system and initiate corrective action as necessary

  • Plan review for all new construction and renovations for compliance with ADA, building code, fire code, and FM requirements on the Bristol Campus and larger capital projects outside of Bristol

  • Administration of fire prevention programs including inspection/testing of sprinkler, fire alarm, emergency lighting systems, fire extinguishers on the Bristol Campus

  • Maintains a working knowledge of FM requirements, CT Fire Code, CT Building Code, and ADA accessibility guidelines

  • Responsible for coordination of modifications to fire alarm and sprinkler systems during renovation/construction projects

  • Provide support to the Security Systems team when requested


  • Practical knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures within the fire protection field and all suppression systems.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and achieve objectives within established deadlines.

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.

  • Ability to interact with employees at all levels of the organization and contractors.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficient with NFPA codes and FM Global requirements.

Required Education:

  • High school degree or equivalent

  • Typically, incumbent has at least 1-3 years’ experience in a safety/fire protection related field

  • Certified Safety and Health Technologist, Licensed Sprinkler Fitter, Licensed Low Voltage Technician, or NICET II certification in fire alarm systems required.

  • Has basic knowledge of security, safety and health regulations applicable to ESPN facilities and operations.

  • Low Voltage Electrical C license or equivalent

Preferred Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

Additional Information: (i.e. physical requirements, holiday, nights, weekend shifts, etc.)

This position will require random off hour, weekend, and holiday commitments based on testing schedules and reported failures. Applicant must have a plan to provide the company with flexible availability.

About ESPN:

Working at ESPN is unlike anything else. That’s because we’re always finding new ways to interact with fans – however and wherever they connect with sports. Every day we’re doing things that no one has done, all in a dynamic culture where we defy odds and continuously outdo ourselves. When you have the latest technology, game-changing ideas and world-class talent on your team, every day is extraordinary.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with ESPN Productions, Inc, which is part of a business we call ESPN.

ESPN Productions, Inc is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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