Fire Alarm and Fire Suppression System Technician - Military veterans preferred

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  full-time   employee


Job Summary
The Fire Alarm and Fire Suppression System Technician maintains, services, and repairs fire alarm systems (pull alarms, smoke and heat-activated alarms; electronic and audio alarms) and fire suppression systems (water sprinkler, dry chemical, and wet chemical suppression systems). 
Principal Accountabilities
(Typical duties include the following, although specific duties vary by assignment or contract)
  • Make periodic inspections to see that all equipment and controls are operating properly and are in good condition
  • Inspect, test, and maintain fire detection and alarm systems
  • Interprets instrument and meter readings; wiring diagrams, schematics, drawings and technical publications
  • Expertise with the use of applicable test equipment
  • Knowledge of safety rules and practices; environmental policies; principles of management
  • Operation and repair of on-site fire alarm and control systems
  • Installs, inspects, tests, and maintains wet chemical and dry chemical suppression, kitchen ventilation hoods and fire suppression systems in accordance with manufacturer's instructions, NFPA 17, 17a, 72, and 96
  • Submit timely reports
  • Perform other qualified duties as assigned
Knowledge & Skills
  • Must be registered, licensed, or certified by a state or local authority
  • Must be ANSUL R-012 certified and NFPA 96 certified by either factory training or through a nationally recognized fire protection organization; or registered, licensed, or certified by a state or local authority.
  • Must be qualified by an organization listed by a nationally recognized testing laboratory for the servicing of fire alarm systems
  • Must have fluency in reading, writing, and speaking, and understanding English
  • Knowledge of document and report writing
  • Technical understanding
  • Knowledge of safe work practices and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Will have knowledge of electronics and electricity needed to repair on-site fire detection, alarm and control systems; low voltage circuits, circuit breakers, switches, fuses, regulators, relays, and meters
  • Ability to interpret instrument and meter readings; wiring diagrams, schematics, drawings and technical publications; use applicable test equipment; apply safety rules and practices
  • Knowledge of lockout and tag out procedures
  • Ability to use a computer and related software

Experience & Education

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • ANSUL R-102 certified and NFPA 96 certified; experienced with standards of NFPA 17, 17a, 25, 72, 96 and UFC 1-601-02
  • 10 years of experience performing fire alarm and fire suppression system operation and maintenance
  • Factory trained and certified for fire alarm system service of the specific type and brand of system
  • Certified by a nationally recognized fire alarm certification organization acceptable to the authority having jurisdiction

Physical Requirements/Working Environment

  • Living and working conditions at the assignment location could be remote and uncomfortable
  • Able to lift at least 30 to 50 pounds
  • Long hours, exposure to weather and hazardous conditions
  • Personnel should be aware of moving on short notice and under adverse conditions


  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally