VSC Fire & Security, Inc.
  • 05-Nov-2019 (EST)
  • Atlanta
  • Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Full Time

JOB TITLE:                                                Alarm and Security Devices Technician - Level II

CLASSIFICATION:                                    Non-Exempt Technical Staff

REPORTS TO:                                            Field Supervisor and/or Division Manager

 

This job description outlines representative job duties associated with the position, but is not intended to be a complete or exclusive description of all possible assignments and tasks the individual employee may encounter in the course of work. To meet the needs of the workplace, an employee may be required to perform other duties as assigned.

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION: As directed by Lead Technician, Alarm Technician II may install fire detection and alarm equipment, security and access equipment, closed circuit television and other monitoring devices, and nurse call or other life safety and security devices.  Reads and follows project plans, including wiring and placement of devices as well as equipment manuals for directions.  Pulls cable, mounts equipment, installs and connects equipment.  Performs basic diagnostic and trouble shooting methods on cables, wiring and connections as well as on installed systems and cables.  May direct the work of Technician Level I as helper.

 

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:

Knowledge of electrical wiring, NFPA and NEC codes and ADA (Americans with Disability Act) with three-five years field installation experience or completed Electrical Apprenticeship training.  Ability to read and interpret electrical plans, and follow written instructions in equipment manuals.  Experience or training in one or more specialized area of alarm and security systems a plus.  PC skills to utilize alarm installation software also preferred. Position requires criminal record check to receive DCJS registration; may require security clearance for designated contracts.  Level II Technician will be defined as factory trained and certified in the types of equipment installed; three to five years field installation experience, and the achievement of NICET Level II within the required area of performance and recommendation by lead field technician.

 

MAJOR JOB FUNCTIONS:

 

  1. INSTALLATION PROCEDURES
  2. As directed by Lead Technician, reviews plans and installation procedures required.
  3. Pulls cable, installs equipment in racks, mounts all special boxes required, installs required connectors and performs final connections on the equipment.
  4. Checks wiring for proper installation, accurately using multimeter and megger to assure condition of installed wiring.
  5. Utilizes equipment manuals during installation and testing procedures.
  6. May direct the work of helper or Technician I personnel.

 

  1. DIAGNOSTICS AND REPAIRS
  2. Performs basic testing and diagnostic procedures on cables and wiring.
  3. Performs testing, diagnostic procedures on installed systems and equipment.
  4. Performs repair and/or service on installed systems and equipment as required.
  5. Consults with Lead Technician when problem requires advanced knowledge or diagnostic skills. Remains within scope of knowledge and skill when working with systems and equipment.
  6. Communicates professionally with customer when testing equipment and advising customer of problem and needed repairs.

 

III.       DAILY SITE RESPONSIBILITIES            

  1. Ensures that tools and equipment are at hand and meet safety requirements.
  2. Ensures construction site is cleaned up with waste material properly disposed of.
  3. Properly stores and secures all equipment and tools.

 

  1. SAFETY PROCEDURES
  2. Follows all site-specific safety standards (as directed by company or client-required site safety regulations.)
  3. Reports ALL accidents and injuries to Lead Technician and Field Supervisor as they occur
  4. Follows dress standards and use of safety devices.
  5. Follows M.S.D.S. (material safety data sheet) procedures when working with hazardous materials.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

 

Individual works in hard-hat construction sites, including unimproved sites. Position requires ability to stand, bend, squat, climb, and be physically able to traverse rough terrain, climb ladders and scaffolding and use lifts.  Daily handling of a variety of hand tools and power equipment.  Able to move materials and equipment to a maximum of 75 -100 pounds per employee.  Must remain alert to job-site hazards and safety requirements.

Position requires visual acuity to read plans, documents and meters and ability to discern colors for safety signage.

Individual works in all weather conditions.  May be required to work in confined spaces (with special training.)  Individual must have reliable transportation and be available to work additional hours or evening shift as needed.  Must be available to accept occasional assignments requiring overnight travel.

Must possess valid drivers license with good driving record for use of company vehicle.

As a representative of the company, employee is expected to maintain acceptable interpersonal communication and appropriate behavior on the work site and with customers.

 

JOB HAZARDS:

 

Works primarily with low voltage electrical current, but licensed electricians may also be required to work with higher voltage power supply . Works in hard-hat construction areas.  May lift and move 50-75 pounds of equipment or supplies.  Works 6 feet or more above ground level (using lifts, platforms and ladders.)

May work in confined underground or crawl spaces. May work with HAZCOM materials.  Uses variety of hand tools for wire and equipment installation and may operate electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic equipment using safety equipment and safety procedures.

To watch a brief video related to the many career opportunities with VSC Fire & Security and to hear from some of our current employees, please click here.

VSC Fire & Security, Inc. is a drug free workplace. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 We look forward to hearing from you!

   www.vscfs.com

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