Fire Alarm & Detection Technician
Company: American Fire Protection Group, Inc.
Location: San Antonio, TX
American Fire Protection Group is growing! Because of this growth we are seeking to add an ambitious Fire Alarm and Detection Technician to our team in San Antonio, TX. The Alarm and Detection Technician is primarily responsible for the installation, repair, troubleshooting, and programming of fire alarms and other low voltage systems in commercial, industrial, health care, and other facilities. This is an outstanding opportunity for someone seeking opportunities for growth and advancement with an industry-leading company, and who thrives in a hands-on position requiring electrical aptitude.
- Genuinely enjoy working in a TEAM environment
- Like learning new technology and system software programming
- Seek to develop detail-oriented solutions in your work
- Have a talent for effectively and respectfully communicating with others
…then we would love to hear from you!
What makes someone successful in this role?
- Ambition and energy to be a top performer.
- Being eager to learn and initiating steps to enhance knowledge and understanding of your work.
- A steadfast commitment to delivering exceptional customer service.
- A good work ethic that keeps you striving for excellence on all levels.
- Maintaining a professional appearance at all times.
What can you expect to accomplish in your first year on the job?
- Obtaining appropriate local and National Fire/Security Industry certifications and licenses.
- Developing an understanding of AFPG’s culture – how we do things and why.
- Building caring and enduring relationships with your team and your customers.
- Mastering the tasks of your job.
Why Choose to Work for American Fire Protection Group?
- We offer competitive pay for experienced fire protection experts. Pay is based on the level of experience you have in the fire alarm and life safety system industry.
- We are owned by the APi Group, a publicly traded, multi-billion-dollar corporation based in Minnesota. This is a benefit that provides financial support and backing, world-class training, and leadership development.
- We offer an industry leading benefits package that includes an Employee Stock Purchase Plan, a 401(K) with employer match, profit sharing, medical, dental, vision, flex spending, and tuition reimbursements.
- We strongly believe in promoting from within. Every employee has the opportunity to participate in our Individual Development Plan (IDP) process. If you have the drive to make a better career for yourself, we will help you achieve that goal.
- We strongly advocate for the use of the most current technology our industry has to offer. We provide software to our salespeople that helps prospect new customers, manage existing relationships, and provide our TEAM every opportunity to WIN.
- We are an engaged organization with strong and authentic values, with clear evidence of trust and fairness, where two-way promises and commitments are understood and fulfilled.
- We hire people whose values align with ours. This is a key element of our People/Talent Development Operating Code tenet.
- Many of our employees have worked with us for over 30 years. We believe if you invest in the right people, you will create long-lasting professional relationships that benefit everyone.
- We have a longstanding commitment to hire veterans, both in the field and in the office.
- High School diploma or GED – College Degree a plus.
- Experience with
- Fire Alarm Service
- Low Voltage Electronics
- Special Hazards systems is a plus
- Gamewell FCI/Fire Lite/Silent Knight is a plus
- Fire Alarm Design or layout is a plus
- NICET Certification is a plus but must have the ability to become NICET Certified.
- Physically capable of performing the essential functions of being a Fire Alarm Technician including: handling material potentially in excess of 80lbs.; working with tools off scaffolds, ladders, and aerial lifts at heights potentially in excess of 100 ft; working in confined spaces; and working in adverse weather conditions.
- Strong values and a dedication to working with honesty and integrity at all times.
- Commitment to excellence.
- Well-developed active listening, critical thinking, and deductive reasoning skills.
- Have a valid driver’s license and an acceptable DMV record.
- Effectively planning the day-to-day activities of the assembly, installation, and repair of fire alarm and other low voltage systems.
- Installing and servicing alarm panels, audible/visual alarms, pull stations, and detectors for fire alarm systems.
- Using a digital multi-meter as a tool for trouble shooting ground faults, shorts, and open circuits on fire alarm and other low voltage systems.
- Installing and servicing communicators for monitoring systems.
- Fabricating, assembling, installing, and maintaining conduit, junction boxes, terminals, and equipment for fire alarm and other low voltage systems.
- Cutting, reaming, and bending conduits to specifications, using tools such as saws, levels, reamers, and benders.
- Stripping, pulling, and terminating wire to fire alarm devices using crimps, solder, shrink tubing, tape, wire nuts, and terminal blocks.
- Inspecting examining, and testing installed systems, using fire alarm testing equipment, load testing, visual, and audible observation, or other methods.
- Programming new fire alarm and other low voltage panels.
- Laying out full scale drawings of fire alarm systems, supports, and related equipment, following blueprints.
- Reading and understanding construction documents including plans, specifications, contracts, purchase orders, and agreements.
- Providing guidance and direction to crews in meeting the budgets and schedule dates of each project.
- Ensuring job quality and customer satisfaction is maintained in every stage of the project.
- Informing leadership of all issues affecting production, materials, schedule, costs, and relationships.
- Serving as a role model, trainer, and coach for crew members.
- Focusing on safety at all task inceptions, including Daily Huddles and Tool Box Talks.
- Maintaining solid working knowledge of applicable NFPA and Life Safety codes.
- Honoring all schedules and internal and external customer commitments.
- Assessing need for equipment and maintaining responsibility for all pieces while in your possession.
- Performing all maintenance and upkeep of company provided vehicles, returning proper documentation as required.
- Completing all required and recommended training through participation in the many leadership and development opportunities that will be provided to you.
APi Group provides competitive compensation and benefits that support the total well-being of you and your family, as well as providing formal learning and development opportunities to continue building great leaders.
Pay depends on your level of experience and education.
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