Careers at American Fire Protection Group
Fire Alarm TechnicianLocation: Houston, TX
American Fire Protection Group is currently seeking to add an ambitious Fire Alarm Technician to our team in Houston, TX.
If you are…
- An effective communicator
- Trustworthy and honest
- Organizationally savvy
…then we would love to get an application from you!
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 protection 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 a 401(K), 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 a plus
- Notifier/Fire Lite/Silent Knight
- Fire Alarm Design
- NICET Certification II or above a plus.
- The ability to become NICET Certified required.
- Physically capable of performing the essential functions of being a fire alarm technician including: handling material potentially in excess of 80lb; 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.
- Advanced written, verbal, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills.
- Proficient in use of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook).
- Well-developed active listening, critical thinking, and deductive reasoning skills.
- Have a valid driver’s license and an acceptable DMV record.
How Your Success Will Be Measured!
- Effectively plan the day-to-day activities of the assembly, installation, and repair of fire alarm systems.
- 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.
- 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.
- Read and understand construction documents including plans, specifications, contracts, purchase orders, and agreements.
- Provide guidance and direction to crews in meeting the budgets and schedule dates of each project.
- Ensure job quality and customer satisfaction is maintained in every stage of the project.
- Inform Leadership of all issues affecting production, materials, schedule, costs, and relationships.
- Serve as role model, trainer, and coach for crew members.
- Focus on safety and safety practices first and foremost at all task inceptions, including Daily Huddles, Tool Box Talks, etc.
- Maintain solid working knowledge of applicable NFPA and Life Safety codes.
- Honor all schedules and internal and external customer commitments.
- Assess need for equipment and maintain responsibility for all pieces while in your possession.
- Perform all maintenance and upkeep of company provided vehicles, returning proper documentation as required.
- Maintain professional appearance at all times.
- Complete all required and recommended training through participation in the many leadership and development opportunities that will provided to you.
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