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Fire Alarm Systems Service Technician

Traverse City, MI

Posted on September 14, 2017

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About Fire Alarm Systems Service Technician

Fire Alarm Systems Service Technician
Northern Fire & Safety, a division of Koorsen Fire & Security, one of the nation’s largest privately held fire & security services companies, is in search of a qualified Fire Alarm Systems Service Technician in the Traverse City, MI area. If you have a strong and proven background in low voltage electrical systems and sprinkler systems and wish to work in a rewarding industry that protects life and property, we are interested in hearing from you! Koorsen offers a strong compensation plan including great pay and benefits.
Koorsen offers a competitive compensation package, including: quarterly profit bonus program, Medical/dental/prescription benefit package, Company paid life insurance, 401k program with company match, Paid holidays, PTO (paid time off for combined vacation and personal days), Tuition reimbursement, Uniform program.
We also provide a number of voluntary benefits such as additional life and disability coverage, vision plan, Prepaid Legal Shield and Identity Theft Protection Plan. Many associates also take advantage of the discounts we offer on fire prevention and security systems for the associates’ home.
Summary: Primarily responsible for inspection, installation, service, and repair of Sprinkler and Backflow systems with an additional emphasis on inspection, installation, and service of Fire Alarm and Fire Suppression systems.

Primary Functions:

Fire Alarm & Suppression Systems Inspection, Installation, & Service
•Install and program low voltage electrical devices / alarm panels
•Survey and prepare customer site for testing of alarm system
•Perform testing of fire alarm systems panels, noting deficiencies and trouble signs/signals
•Function test heat & smoke detectors, duct detectors, pull stations, audible/visual devices, batteries, etc.
•Perform complete site survey and visual inspection of all system devices
•Correct trouble signals in alarm panels, and perform repairs when needed
•Read wiring diagrams and systems blue prints to assure proper and safe installation
•Run and install wires per manufacturer specifications and code
•Perform on-site troubleshooting when necessary to complete the job
•Complete necessary paperwork in an accurate and legible manner
•Provide customer with basic panel/system operation training
•Ensure that the alarm system is communicating with monitoring station and working properly
•Complete inspection reports and turn into branch management.
•Discuss deficiencies noted with customer, explaining the problem and its resolution
•Monitor, test, inspect, service and replace fire suppression system tanks
•May require inspection and service of fire extinguishers and exit lights
•Perform basic vehicle maintenance, and keep work truck clean and organized
•Manage inventory and tools for each job to assure proper parts and tools are on hand
•Manage the installation jobsite in an efficient and safe manner keeping it clean, organized, & professional
•May require performance of On Call duties as required including responding and resolving weekend trouble calls.
•Follow All Koorsen Policies & Procedures
•Be on time, ready to work when scheduled, & complete all duties assigned my management in a timely manner
•Maintain current knowledge of NFPA code as applicable to the position, attending company training sessions
Knowledge, Education, Licensing, and Experience Requirements:

•High School Diploma or equivalent is required
•Vocational and/or Technical School: Electrical Systems Technology diploma/degree + 1 year experience OR
•1-3 years field experience in Low Voltage Electrical systems and Sprinkler systems service is required
•Must have or be able & willing to attain state Fire Alarm and/or Sprinkler License when required
•Active Driver License, in good standing required & must meet Koorsen safe driving policy criteria
•Prior Fire Alarm panel program experience is highly preferred
•Prior lift training and/or experience is highly preferred
•Knowledge of construction site and workplace safety practices is highly preferred
•Experience with multi-meter, man-lift operation, use of computers, and compass software is preferred
•NICET Certification preferred (Fire Alarm, Sprinkler)
Skill and Ability Requirements:
•Customer oriented interpersonal skills
•Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills
•Must possess strong organizational skills
•Must be able to exercise effective time management skills (prioritize, work on a time line)
•Must have a strong mechanical and/or electrical systems aptitude
•Must be able to install low voltage/alarm electrical systems to manufacturer specificat… For full info follow application link.

Koorsen Fire & Security, Inc. considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran’s status, or any other legally protected status.

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