Fire Alarm Technician in Richmond, VA at Atlantic Constructors, Inc.

Date Posted: 6/14/2020

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Job Description

$1,000 sign-on bonus for qualified individuals

Atlantic Constructors is seeking dynamic, motivated, career minded individuals to join our expanding team! Atlantic Constructors has been recognized as an industry leader in the Mid-Atlantic Region for over 50 years.

Job Title: Fire Alarm Technician

Reports to: Fire Protection Superintendent

Summary/Objective:

Responsible for installation, troubleshooting, repair, inspection and testing fire alarm systems

Essential Functions:

  • Installation, troubleshooting and repair of complex networked and non-networked fire alarm systems with limited or no supervision
  • Assisting our Construction Fire Alarm Division in troubleshooting, inspecting and testing large scale networked fire alarm/mass notification systems for extended periods of time
  • Perform fire alarm, sprinkler, and extinguisher inspections
  • Read and interpret drawings and specifications to determine layout requirements
  • Assist in training and directing the day to day work of a helper
  • Maintain appropriate documentation for the work performed
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibility: N

Required:

  • 2 years of fire protection/alarm experience and/or equivalent combination of vocational training and experience
  • Extensive knowledge of NFPA 72, NEC, Fire Alarm System Theory, OSHA requirements, and industry standards for fire alarm systems installation
  • Experience with a variety of system manufacturers including Honeywell (Notifier, Fire-Lite, Silent Knight, Gamewell-FCI); UTC (EST); Siemens
  • Troubleshooting skills including, researching on line, system manuals to resolve problems
  • Experience with conduit bending, understanding of blue prints and wiring schematics and layout of system installations
  • Exceptional communication skills with customers, other field personnel, office staff and sub-contractors
  • Must be flexible in adapting to changes in priorities, work assignments, and other interruptions that may impact pre-established courses of action for completing or progressing with projects and assignments
  • Must be able to pass post-offer pre-employment drug screen, and may be required to satisfactorily complete additional background checks as required (i.e. DMV, criminal history)
  • Must adhere to all company policy and procedures
  • Must be available, and have the means to report to multiple job sites as assigned, to include working varying schedules that may require extended hours (evenings, weekends and holidays) and require client-specific safety standards

The work environment and physical demands required would be representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, and may include, but are not limited to the following:

Work Environment:

  • May work in varying temperatures; both inside and outside, including inclement weather, heat, humidity, cold and dampness
  • May work in areas with exposure to moderate/high noise levels
  • May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles including dust
  • May be required to work in confined spaces or from high heights

Physical Demands:

  • This role routinely uses construction equipment such as heavy machinery, hand and power tools.
  • While performing duties of the job the employee may work aloft, climb, bend, pull, reach overhead, stand/walk for long periods of time and lift up to 50 lbs
  • Frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms
  • Must be able to correctly identify all colors of a color-coded cable/wires and see close vision, distance vision, depth perception, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus

Travel:

  • May require travel (typically not overnight)

Preferred:

  • Prior military experience 
  • HS diploma or GED equivalent

Benefits:

Atlantic Constructors offers competitive benefits, for more information check out our comprehensive list on our website.  


At this time, Atlantic Constructors, Inc. will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization (work visas) for any position.

Atlantic Constructors, Inc. is committed to equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or other related medical conditions), genetic information, sexual orientation/gender identity, veteran or marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you would like an accommodation or any assistance in order to apply for a job, please call 1-877-WRK-4ACI for assistance, or fax your requested accommodation to 804-523-8781. Nothing contained herein is to be construed as an offer of employment or a binding contract of employment for a specific period of time. Employment can be terminated by either the employee or the employer at any time, for any reason, with or without notice.

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