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Lead Fire Alarm Installation Technician
- Job ID
- Regular Full-Time
- IES Communications
Direct hire with full benefits / ES3 or ES7 license Strongly Prefer
The Lead Fire Alarm Installation Technician performs or assists with installation, programming and checkout of systems. Types of systems include all Simplex fire alarm and mass notification systems. Installs or supervises the installation of conduit, wire, cable, equipment, components and devices associated with special systems when necessary and acts as a leader for field installation staff on project sites. Guides, assists and supports field related to installation drawings and field changes. Performs check out, systems start-up, programming and testing of installed systems. Performs tasks related to panel fabrication. Coordinates with or advises project manager about the requirements for material and supplies to ensure timely delivery to the job site. Provides inputs and assists with preparation of as-built drawings and project close out.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
- The Lead Fire Alarm Installation Technician will consistently run project crews; assume responsibility for effective performance and provide necessary training; assume responsibility for adherence to Company and customer safety and quality guidelines and hold weekly safety meetings; initiate performance related communications and escalate to Project Manager if necessary.
- The Lead Fire Alarm Installation Technician coordinates with Project Manager to ensure productivity, job completion and compliance with project budget.
- The Lead Fire Alarm Installation Technician fully completes all IES COMMERCIAL and project paperwork accurately and on time (specifically timesheets, material transfers, work orders, change orders, tool transfers and others as required).
- The Lead Fire Alarm Installation Technician Program small and large, more complex systems, including system integration.
- The Lead Fire Alarm Installation Technician will perform quality checks; coordinate moves and cut sheets for voice and data cross connects; prepare red-lined as-built drawings.
- The Lead Fire Alarm Installation Technician serves as main on-site customer contact for questions and/or concerns; attend facility and constructions meetings when required.
- The Lead Fire Alarm Installation Technician performs work consistently demonstrating a detailed level of technical knowledge of fire alarm systems; troubleshoot and resolve technical issues as they arise.
- The Lead Fire Alarm Installation Technician will complete other responsibilities as assigned.
Physical and Mental Requirements:
- The Lead Communications Technician must be self-motivated, positive in approach, professional and help create, develop and implement project process improvement(s).
- The Lead Communications Technician must promote the Company culture and mission to all employees, vendors, clients and business partners.
- The Lead Communications Technician must be able to act as the Company liaison for interface with customer representative(s).
- The Lead Communications Technician must possess proven problem solving skills, critical thinking skills and the ability to effectively read, write and give oral presentation(s).
- The Lead Communications Technician must be able to work at heights, off of a ladder and in confined spaces, lift up to 50 pounds and move up to 75 pounds.
- The Lead Communications Technician must be able to see and distinguish different colors, read small print and hear and recognize audible signals such as dial tones.
- The Lead Communications Technician must be able to travel within the branch territory and/or regional territory as needed.
- Tools: screwdriver (regular and Phillips), drywall saw, torpedo level, tape measure, snips (with belt sheath), pliers (needle nose and channel locks), hammer, cable stripper, flashlight and gloves.
- Punch tool with 110 block and 66 block blade, 6/8 position combo crimp tool, Krone/3M/BIX, butt set, volt-ohmmeter, 4-pair continuity tester and 5-gang punch tool.
Education, Certification, License, and Skill Requirements:
- Must possess at least a High School diploma or GED equivalency.
- Must possess a minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience in the fire alarm industry.
- Must possess a minimum of six (6) months supervisory and/or managerial experience.
- Must possess and be able to effectively use the tools listed above.
- Must have proven skill level to interpret blueprints and other project documents, including but not limited to, specifications, reporting and quality requirements.
- Must be highly competent with a computer, knowledge of RS232, RS485, Ethernet, TCP/IP protocols, and be able comprehend software programs for the required systems
- Must be proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and MS Project).
- Must be able to pass a background check for an Alarm Agent License or have a current Alarm Agent License.
- Must possess system certifications from various manufacturers. Simplex certification preferred
- Must meet Company minimum driving standards.
Minimum Years of Experience
IES is a national provider of industrial products and infrastructure services to a variety of end markets, including electrical, mechanical and communications contracting solutions for the commercial, industrial, residential and renewable energy markets. IES is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol IESC. As of the end of IES’s 2018 fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, IES produced over $876.8 million in revenue and employed over 4,500 employees at over 79 domestic locations across the United States.
From office buildings to wind farms, industrial complexes to housing developments, our employees and design professionals design, build, and maintain the systems that empower lives.
- Our commitment to our employees is reflected by our actions:
- Safety is Priority One – and our record shows it
- Competitive Pay
- Company 401K plan with Employer Contribution Match
- Company Paid Time Off
- Company Paid Life Insurance
- Choice of Medical Coverage including Prescription and Short Term Disability Plans
- Choice of Dental and Vision Coverage
- Optional Long-term Disability, Critical Illness, Accident, Legal and Pet Coverage
- Auto and Home Insurance Discount Programs
PLEASE NO AGENCY CALLS.
NOTE TO ALL AGENCIES: Any unsolicited agency resumes or agency represented candidates that are presented to any IES employee without first having a signed contract between that agency and the IES Talent Acquisition organization will become the property of IES and no fees will be paid.
EEO & Affirmative Action
The IES policy on equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, or any other protected status or characteristic. This policy applies to recruiting, hiring, transfers, promotions, terminations, compensation, benefits, and all other terms and conditions of employment, and also states that retaliation against any employee who files a complaint regarding possible violations of this policy will not be tolerated. IES is also committed to taking affirmative steps to promote the employment of minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans. IES develops affirmative action programs to support its commitment to equal employment opportunity, consistent with company policy and the company’s obligations as a contractor to the United States government.
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IES is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. IES provides reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Applicants who need accommodation in the job application process should contact the IES corporate office at (713) 860-1500 or any IES office to request assistance.
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