Fire Alarm Installation Technicians troubleshoot, test, and repair fire alarm systems to ensure they meet the shop drawings and all required codes to complete and ensure a project commissioning with minimal supervision.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Proficient abilities to Program the alarm control panels as required by project need
- Ensure fire alarm system meets all required codes prior to commissioning.
- Troubleshoot test and repair the alarm system(s) as needed to complete to ensure project commissioning.
- Fill out time sheets daily for employees assigned to job. You are responsible for reporting all employees time each week. Note that Progress reports and toolbox talks must be delivered with time sheets.
- As needed, bend and install EMT and rigid conduit in accordance with project design and applicable codes.
- Run and install low voltage wiring in accordance with project design and applicable codes.
- Install and program a wide variety of control panels for fire protection systems and solutions.
- Working knowledge and ability to use tools and test equipment required to install and troubleshoot alarm systems.
- Properly train Fire Alarm Apprentices on all aspects of fire alarm installation.
- Fill out time sheets daily for employees assigned to job. Responsible for reporting all employees time each week. Note that Progress reports and toolbox talks must be delivered with time sheets.
- Enforce safety at all times. Hold toolbox talks at regular intervals. Ensure any energized circuits are locked off before attempting any work whether it is 24 VDC or high voltage circuit.
- Accurately interpret blueprints and project drawings and maintaining accurate project record documents
- Coordinate manpower activities on your job site, focusing on productivity. Go over plans as frequently as needed to ensure crew understands the scope of the particular project.
- Ensure that all field coordination with other trades is documented and within the FLSA scope of work. Ensure that correspondence with a contractor or trade concerning coordination is written in your memo book and a copy of the conversation given to the Alarm Manager on a weekly basis.
- Communicate design and coordination problems with your project designer and Alarm Manager.
- Complete daily progress reports. Include any accidents, changes in design due to field conditions, proposed changes in scope and conflicts with design as related to existing conditions.
- Ensure that all material for a job is ordered and on site as required. Once on site, you will be expected to layout or store your material in the designated location, in a safe and secure fashion.
- Ensure that any additional work beyond the original scope have a ticket filled out and signed by the Contractor and/or owner representative. All additional work must be approved by the Alarm Manager.
- Ensure that ALL alarm devices and existing zones on new or existing systems are checked with preliminary testing in compliance with NFPA 72 before a final with local authorities is requested. Report any deficiencies of the preliminary test to the Alarm Manager before scheduling a final.
- Ensure company provided vehicle is clean and well maintained.
- Ensure that all tools assigned are safeguarded and maintained. Tools are each technician's financial responsibility. Tools inventory lists and tool transfer books are to be maintained providing records of tool activity. Tools and equipment are to be cleaned on a daily basis. A final tour of the jobsite by the technician where any work was performed during the day is required on a daily basis to ensure all company tools are picked up and back on the van.
The qualifications listed below are representative of the elements required to perform the job successfully, however in some cases, an equivalent combination of Education, Training, Certifications and Experience may meet the job qualifications.
Education, Training, Certifications:
- HS Diploma or equivalent required. NICET certification or state certification required.
Experience, Knowledge, Skill Requirements:
- 5-10 years' experience installing fire alarms required. Must be able to work alone and as part of a team. Basic math skills, mechanical aptitude, problem solving skills, ability to multitasking, ability to meet project schedules, ability to plan and organize, and the ability to train other is required.
- Must have the ability to read, write and communicate in English with employees and customers.
Systems and Software Skills:
- Ability to operate a computer and tablet, use Microsoft office and read electronic blueprints required.
- Valid driver's license with acceptable driving record required.
- Must be able to comply with FLSA's Drug and Alcohol policy and Background screening requirements, which may also include customer specific requirements based on contractual agreement
PHYSICAL & WORK ENVIROMENT REQUIREMENTS
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform Essential Job Duties.
Physical Requirements: (Constantly, Frequently, Occasionally, Rarely, Never)
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is consistently required to bend, ascend and descend step stools, ladders and stairs, kneel, lift <50lbs, reach above and below shoulders, stand and walk for extended periods of time. Employee is required to see in color, close and far distances, peripheral, depth, and adjust focus. Employee will frequently balance, crouch, drive, kneel, lift >50lbs, sit, stoop, twist and work at heights.
Work Environment: (Frequency)
Frequent local and regional will be required. Employee will consistently be required to work inside and outside in hot/cold temperatures and wet conditions and be exposed to loud noises, cramped quarters, dust, fumes and odors, and standing on hard surfaces frequently. Employees will occasionally be exposed to electrical hazards, chemicals, uneven and slippery surfaces.
About Fire & Life Safety America
Fire & Life Safety America is one of the fastest growing companies in the southeast and is proud of a well-deserved reputation for quality work and talented professionals. Our goal is to save lives and protect property by providing the best fire protection products and services in America.
FLSA is a full service provider that designs, installs, inspects, tests, and repairs all components of integrated fire protection systems. As an essential part of community safety, we provide 24-hour service assistance to residents, businesses, and health care facilities.
Founded in 1997, FLSA is the premier fire protection provider with offices in VA, MD, DC, NC, SC, AL, TN, FL, GA, OK, and TX. FLSA encourages initiative, independence, diversity and personal career growth with sensitivity towards work-life balance.
Our company is consistently recognized for service excellence while enriching the fire protection industry. FLSA supports trade skills and workforce development by hosting Recognized Apprenticeships and on-the-job (OJT) training programs for new career-seekers. Many of our leaders chair NFPA code compliance committees, regional safety boards, and support technical education in local schools. We challenge our employees to continue training and education by encouraging NICET certifications. We continually strive to be the Employer of Choice for highly motivated Team Members who want to succeed in a fast-paced environment. We encourage initiative, independence, diversity, and personal career growth.
Fire & Life Safety America offers extensive training opportunities, career advancement, competitive pay, bonus opportunities, and an excellent benefit package. Our benefits package includes:
- Medical Insurance
- Dental Insurance
- 401(k) Plan
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Long Term Disability
- Short Term Disability
- Life Insurance for Team Members and dependents
- Employee Assistance Program
- Paid Vacation and Holidays
- Employee Referral Program
FLSA Core Values
- We are PASSIONATE about life safety.
- We have INTEGRITY (Do the right thing).
- We work in PARTNERSHIP with our customers and community.
- We constantly strive for OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE (do things right).
- Our Employee's, Customer's, and community's SAFETY is our #1 priority.
FLSA participates in E-Verify & promotes a drug-free workplace. FLSA is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.