Job: Security & Fire Alarm Tech

Title Security & Fire Alarm Tech
Categories Industrial
Salary DOE
Location McAllen, TX
Job Information

FULL TIME
Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM

Job Duties:

  • Install, maintain, or repair security systems, alarm devices, or related equipment, following blueprints of electrical layouts and building plans
  • Install electrical components, equipment, or systems.
  • Repair electrical components.
  • Mount and fasten control panels, door and window contacts, sensors, or video cameras and attach electrical and telephone wiring to connect components.
  • Install electrical components, equipment, or systems.
  • Position equipment using hand tools, power tools, or heavy equipment.
  • Demonstrate systems for customers and explain details, such as the causes and consequences of false alarms.
  • Explain use of products or services.
  • Test and repair circuits and sensors, following wiring and system specifications.
  • Test electrical circuits or components for proper functioning.
  • Repair electrical circuits or wiring.
  • Feed cables through access holes, roof spaces, or cavity walls to reach fixture outlets, positioning and terminating cables, wires, or strapping.
  • Lay cables to connect equipment.
  • Examine systems to locate problems, such as loose connections or broken insulation.
  • Inspect equipment to locate or identify electrical problems.
  • Test backup batteries, keypad programming, sirens, or other security features to ensure proper functioning or to diagnose malfunctions.
  • Inspect safety equipment to ensure proper functioning.
  • Drill holes for wiring in wall studs, joists, ceilings, or floors
  • Drill holes in parts, equipment, or materials.
  • Inspect installation sites and study work orders, building plans, and installation manuals to determine materials requirements and installation procedures.
  • Determine types of equipment, tools, or materials needed for jobs.
  • Plan work procedures.
  • Prepare documents, such as invoices or warranties.
  • Document operational activities.
  • Consult with clients to assess risks and to determine security requirements.
  • Confer with customers or users to assess problems.
  • Mount raceways and conduits and fasten wires to wood framing, using staplers.
  • Run wiring to connect equipment.
  • Adjust sensitivity of units, based on room structures and manufacturers’ recommendations, using programming keypads.
  • Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance.
  • Provide customers with cost estimates for equipment installation.
  • Estimate costs for labor or materials.
  • Keep informed of new products and developments.

Job Requirements:

  • Must have or be able to obtain the required license from the state of Texas for Fire alarm and Security alarm
  • Must have CURRENT Fire License: 
    • FAL-Fire Alarm Technician
    • RAL Residential Fire Alarm Technician
    • RAS-Residential Fire Alarm Superintendent
    • APS—Fire Alarm Superintendent
    • NICET Level I
    • NICET Level II
    • NICET Level III
  • Must have a clean driving record to drive company provided vehicles.
  • Must have minimum two (2) years of experience, required
  • Good communicator with customers and fellow staff members.
  • Proficient use of computers and tablets are a must.
  • Capable of lifting at least 50lb, climbing ladders, working in small space or attics and use man lifts or operate other equipment are requirements as well.

**Job opportunity subject to background check and drug screening**

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