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Alarm Technician - Plant Services

Collegedale, Tennessee

Location: Plant Services

Hours: Full-time, hourly

Pay: $19.45 - $25.29/hr.

Job Summary: Installs, maintains, and repairs fire alarm systems.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Installs alarm systems for existing buildings as approved

  • Coordinates with project managers for installation of alarm systems in renovations and new construction

  • Repairs alarm systems as reported in Taskmaster or by other means

  • Assists with yearly system testing

  • Organizes, orders, and maintains appropriate quantity of replacement parts

  • Assists electricians as directed by supervisor

  • Performs all other reasonably business-related functions as assigned

Special Requirements: Must have an expressed commitment to Jesus Christ, the teachings and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and be a SDA church member in good and regular standing.

Qualifications: Must have training in fire alarm systems. Must be capable of reading fire alarm circuit plans. Computer skills required. Must be able to read, write, and speak English fluently. Must hold a valid U.S. driver’s license with reasonable driving record.

Education and Experience: Minimum of a high school diploma required. Fire alarm tech certification required. NICET certification is a plus. Minimum of 3 years of experience as an alarm technician.  EST-3 fire alarm experience is a plus.

Skills and Aptitudes: Interpersonal relationship skills essential with ability to work with other employees in a team spirit, the ability to interact appropriately with personnel (faculty and students) on job sites is required.  Have safety-consciousness and able to promote it within work force.  Must use care with tools and equipment.

Physical Demands: Requires sitting, standing, bending, reaching overhead, climbing extension and step ladders, and driving university vehicles. May require lifting up to 75 pounds. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to work with electrician’s tools for low voltage wiring. Requires normal range of hearing and vision.

Working Conditions: Essential tasks are performed under normal weather and office/school conditions with little or no noticeable discomfort. May require outside work for exterior alarm devices.  May be contacted after normal business hours, on weekends, or holidays for work needs.

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