Careers at American Fire Protection Group
Fire Alarm Helper/ApprenticeLocation: Albuquerque, NM
Fire Alarm Helpers install fire alarm systems in new and existing buildings in all types of construction, using conduit, hangers, wires, alarm devices, and panels. They layout, assemble, install, and maintain low voltage systems and related equipment for fire alarm systems. There is a possibility this person will become a Special Hazards Alarm and Detection Apprentice.
- Be at least 18 years of age.
- Physically capable of performing the essential functions of being a fire alarm helper including: handling material potentially in excess of 80 lbs.; 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 learning and driven to team success.
- Must have a High School diploma or GED.
- Excellent near vision- ability so see details at close range.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills - read and write English.
- Well-developed active listening, critical thinking, and deductive reasoning skills.
- Dependability - must be reliable, responsible, and committed to fulfilling assigned duties.
- Must be a self-starter and have the ability to work with little or no supervision.
- Have a dependable means of transportation to get to and from job sites and other places of work.
- Install and service alarm panels, audible/visual alarms, pull stations, and detectors for fire alarm systems.
- Understand the relationship between Volts, Amps, Current and Resistance as well as AC and DC Current.
- Use a digital multi-meter as a tool for trouble shooting ground faults, shorts, and open circuits on fire alarm systems.
- Install and service communicators for monitoring systems.
- Inspect, service, and maintain fire extinguishers.
- Learn and assist in special hazard applications for inspections and service, such as but not limited to: clean agent, Vortex, AFFF, and CO2 systems.
- Fabricating, assembling, installing, and maintaining conduit, junction boxes, terminals and equipment for fire alarm systems.
- Cut, ream, and bend conduit to specifications, using tools such as saws, levels, reamers, and benders.
- Assemble and secure EMT and flexible conduits, fittings, and related equipment, according to specifications, with EMT and squeeze connectors.
- Strip, pull, and terminate wire to fire alarm devices using crimps, solder, shrink tubing, tape, wire nuts, and terminal blocks.
- Attach conduits to walls, structures and fixtures using brackets, clamps, tools or anchors.
- Inspect, examine, and test installed systems, using fire alarm testing equipment, load testing, visual and audible observation, or other methods.
- Program single line circuit, modules, sensors, and input/output devices for fire alarm panels.
- Measure and mark conduits for cutting and bending.
- Lay out full scale drawings of fire alarm systems, supports, and related equipment, following blueprints.
- Plan fire alarm system layout, installation, or repair according to specifications.
Medical, Dental, Life Insurance, Long-Term Disability, 401K, ESOP.
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