Fire Alarm/Safety Technician

The Fire Alarm/Safety Technician will provide testing and reporting of fire alarm and life safety devices and panels on quarterly, semi annual and annual basis. Testing will be conducted on all devices on site at our clients facilities.

Location: Pleasanton, CA

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Reports To

General Manager

Job Purpose

Technician, Fire Alarm/Life Safety

Responsible for installation, troubleshooting, programming, testing, and inspection of fire alarm systems.

Description of Duties and Tasks

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Required

1. Inspects buildings for code compliance. Identifies and corrects hazards.
2. Performs annual inspections and preventative maintenance services on fire alarm systems. 3. Installs, modifies, maintains, programs and repairs fire alarm panels.
4. Installs pull stations, smoke detectors, and duct detectors.
5. Complies with all applicable health and safety regulations, policies, and established work practices.

Knowledge

Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed. Required
All aspects of fire alarm hardware and software systems.

NFPA codes and local codes.

Skills

Must possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
Required
Effective communication and interpersonal skills, including tact and diplomacy.

Maintaining confidentiality of work related information and materials. Effective organization and planning skills.
Ability to communicate in a concise and effective manner.
Ability to understand and follow instructions precisely.

Ability to work independently. Safely drive a company vehicle.

Physical Requirements

Required

Ability to hear horn and/or warning devices at a distance of 30 yards.
• Lifting up to 35 pounds.

Perform tasks requiring bending, stooping, kneeling, standing and walking significant

distances.

Visual ability (uncorrected or corrected) to observe and detect signs of dangerous obstacles at a distance of 30 yards and to verify written information at a close range.

Work from ladders and scaffolds or at heights above 30 feet.

Work Experience

Required

Two years related experience to include one year experience specifically working with fire alarm systems.

Education

Required

High School diploma or educational equivalent.

Licenses/Certifications

Required

Valid CA Driver's License. Certification for testing.

Other

Preferred

• Experience with some or all of the following: Simplex, Notifier, Silent Knight, DSC, Firelite equipment.

Safety

Required

• Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.