The Fire Alarm Technician shall maintain and adhere to technical orders and good commercial practices for all fire and electronic controls maintenance actions throughout the base.
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
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 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
Knowledge of safe work practices and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Knowledge of lockout and tag out procedures
Ability to use a computer and related software
Experience & Education
High school diploma or equivalent required.
Five (5) years of experience in the inspection, testing, and maintenance of fire alarm systems.
Two years of experience in fire alarms and fire suppression systems, or a combination of equivalent education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities
Factory trained and certified for fire alarm system service of the specific type and brand of system
NICET 1 Certification required.
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
Facilities / Maintenance / Repair