Fire Investigator in Plymouth, Minnesota, US at Envista Forensics

Date Posted: 11/28/2019

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Job Description

Inspiring People - Impactful Experiences

If there was one common theme to describe what our employees get from a career with Envista, it’s: An Experience.

Here’s what to expect:

Potential for growth in a rapidly growing, global company. Motivating projects; no day is the same. Ability to help others solve intricate matters and impact businesses all over the world. Be part of a team that encourages out-of-the-box thinkers. Work in a family-oriented atmosphere with a small company feel, but the financial backing of a large enterprise.

Forensic fire and explosion investigation, as an industry, is designed to rely on scientific principles to investigate all types of failures impacting service, people, and business production— from minor to catastrophic. It’s our job to analyze and determine why it happened.

We have an immediate opportunity for a Fire & Explosion Investigator in the Greater Plymouth, MN area. If you have your CFEI or CFI, 10 years of practical experience in Fire & Explosion Investigation, enjoy a challenge, and have a curious mind this is the opportunity for you.


  • Investigates & analyzes the origin and cause of fire and explosion events within residential, commercial, and industrial sites.
  • Collects Evidence and Document scenes per NFPA 921 & 1033
  • Analyzes and evaluates building systems and appropriate Jurisdictional Fire, Safety and Building Codes
  • Research failure modes and code requirements as needed, prepare recommendations
  • Prepares reports and letters outlining the origin and cause of the damages to our clients.
  • Manages/works with multi-disciplinary teams on large and complex assignments.
  • Establishes trusted working relationship with clients and interacts socially at mixed engagements with clients. 


Job Requirements

  • 10+ years of experience as a fire investigator – a combination of Public and Private sector experience is ideal (a combination of education and experience will be considered)
  • Bachelor of Science degree in a relevant field is preferred
  • IAAI-CFI or CFEI certification – IAAI-CFI is preferred
  • Must be bondable and eligible for licensing as a private investigator where so required
  • Must be available for overnight travel both domestically and internationally
  • Ability to safely operate a motor vehicle in a work capacity
  • Ability to work in inclement weather and various environmental conditions
  • Ability to work in high areas such as roofs or scaffolding, requiring physical agility, balance, and resistance to acrophobia.