M. C. Dean, Inc. Fire Alarm Technician 2 - Caroline County, VA in Caroline County, Virginia
Fire Alarm Technician 2 - Caroline County, VA
Location Caroline County, VA
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The Fire Alarm Technician 2 provides high quality customer support through on-site service, complex troubleshooting, programming, installation, and maintenance services of various FA Systems under little to no supervision
Plan and perform testing and inspection of large fire alarm systems per NFPA and local code standards, noting existing and potential deficiencies.
Perform complete site surveys for potential PM inspections and FA system changes/modifications, prepare corresponding quotations.
Program and service fire alarm systems of various models.
Troubleshoot various FA systems including Notifier, Siemens, Edwards, Gamewell, Honeywell, Firelite, etc.
Perform mid-size FA system upgrades and installation based on provided drawings and submittals.
Perform pre-testing and final inspections for assigned projects.
Perform PITCO activities.
Complete job-related documents including ROC, Test Forms etc.
Be on rotation to respond to afterhours service calls as scheduled by supervisor.
Ensure compliance with all applicable codes and standards.
Perform online research, installation manuals, manufacture manuals to determine materials requirements and installation procedures.
Provide training to apprentices and crewmembers.
Tools / Software Applications
MS Office Suite of products
Calculations – Battery Sizing, Voltage Drop
Silent Knight FA programming software
Keypad programming for various FA Systems
Education and Experience
5 years of relevant experience or
2 years technology degree and 3 years of relevant experience
High School Diploma / GED (required)
Physical and Personal Requirements
Lift at least 100 pounds at one time and 60 pounds for an extended period.
Relocate a 12-foot stepladder without assistance.
Work at various heights up to 60 feet and can climb and maintain balance on scaffolds, aerial lifts, catwalks, and all types of ladders.
Walk, climb, lift, squat, crawl, kneel, push, pull and reach overhead on a routine and repetitive basis.
Possess good vision (may be corrected vision), the ability to see in color, and the ability to hear and communicate in English.
May use a standard ladder without exceeding the weight limit while carrying tools.
Tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (including finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
See details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Work overtime as directed by supervisor.
Must be willing to work on M.C. Dean, Inc. projects anywhere.
Must be able to pass a background check.
Must be able to pass random drug screening.
Must have valid driver's license, good driving records to operate a MC Dean vehicle as part of this job requirement.
Must consistently report to work on time, work well with other employees to accomplish a common goal, and maintain a safe work environment.
Advanced troubleshooting including researching online, system manuals to resolve problems.
Knowledge of NFPA 72, NEC, Fire Alarm System Theory, OSHA Requirements, and Industry Standards for Fire Alarm systems installation.
Possess NICET Level II in Inspection and Testing of FA Systems or
Possess NICET Fire Alarm Systems Level III or
Pass exam within 60 days of employment
Above average level of attention to detail and professional work ethic.
Commitment to excellence and a high quality of work.
Ability to function in a controlled, effective manner under stress.
High level of customer service.
Strong desire to continuously increase your skill set and take on more responsibility.
Above average communication skills with customers, other field personnel, office staff and sub-contractors.
Applicants for this position may be required to prove that they have received the COVID-19 vaccine or demonstrate that they have a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated.
EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled