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…
- A detail-oriented solutions seeker
- Energetic and ambitious
- A coachable, team player
…then we would love to hear 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) with employer match, 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Effectively planning the day-to-day activities of the assembly, installation, and repair of fire alarm 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 systems.
- Installing and servicing communicators for monitoring systems.
- Inspecting, servicing, and maintaining fire extinguishers.
- Fabricating, assembling, installing, and maintaining conduit, junction boxes, terminals, and equipment for fire alarm systems.
- Cutting, reaming, and bending conduits to specifications, using tools such as saws, levels, reamers, and benders.
- Assembling and securing EMT and flexible conduits, fittings, and related equipment, according to specifications, with EMT and squeeze connectors.
- Stripping, pulling, and terminating wire to fire alarm devices using crimps, solder, shrink tubing, tape, wire nuts, and terminal blocks.
- Attaching conduits to walls, structures, and fixtures using brackets, clamps, tools, or anchors.
- Inspecting examining, and testing installed systems, using fire alarm testing equipment, load testing, visual, and audible observation, or other methods.
- Programming single line circuit, modules, sensors, and input/output devices for fire alarm panels.
- Measuring and marking conduits for cutting and bending.
- 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 role model, trainer, and coach for crew members.
- Focusing on safety and safety practices first and foremost at all task inceptions, including Daily Huddles, Tool Box Talks, etc.
- 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.
- Maintaining professional appearance at all times.
- Completing all required and recommended training through participation in the many leadership and development opportunities that will be provided to you.
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