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Zone Programmer - Fire

Miramar, Florida

English (US)

Job Description

Division: Building Technologies
Business Unit: Region Americas
Requisition Number: 220116
Primary Location: United States-Florida-Miramar
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Entry level
Education Required Level: High School Diploma / (GED)
Travel Required: 20%

Division Description:

Siemens is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. As a global technology company, Siemens is rigorously leveraging the advantages that this setup provides. To tap business opportunities in both new and established markets, the Company is organized in nine Divisions: Power and Gas, Wind Power and Renewables, Energy Management, Building Technologies, Mobility, Digital Factory, Process Industries and Drives, Healthcare and Financial Services.

The Siemens Building Technologies Division is the world market leader for safe, energy efficient and environmentally friendly buildings and infrastructure. As a technology partner, consultant, service provider, system integrator and product supplier, Building Technologies offers fire protection, security, building automation, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and energy management products and services.

Job Description:

Primary Function
Deliver a complete programming package to the Project Manager.  The package includes the Sequence of Operation, Logic and Functions and pre-tested programming for all projects
Responsibilities and Duties
  • Set up process to write all programs including sequence of operation with logic and functions after submittal is approved.
  • Create functional test and flowcharting documents as required.
  • Produce a functional block diagram to properly activate each output as specified. Assign an address to every input and output.
  • Use National standards as the basis for programming standards.
  • Set Zone required Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) standards and coordinate standards with other Programmers.
  • Assist Graphics Designer to incorporate device location and activation information for all graphics design.
  • Validate customer accepted program by comparing original provided program to final. Evaluate differences and work with Specialists to improve site programming skills and minimize central programming rework.
  • Track programming time to establish baseline for future estimating standards.
  • Review design content to provide Specialists with the needed information to optimize Start-up and Commissioning.
  • Document with RFI’s specification discrepancies and needed clarification and cost impact requested changes.
  • Produce RFIs and resolve issues with job submittals prior to the job submittals being released to the Commissioning Specialist.
  • Be an active and leading member of the “Programming Community”.
  • Contribute and participate in regular conference calls to establish programming standards.
  • Attend regularly scheduled Design and Programming meetings.
  • Provide onsite assistance with functional testing as required
  • Verify that standards and quality are maintained across the Zone.
  • All programs must be tested prior to release to the job and all solutions must be 100% error free.
  • May provide expert advice, training, and technical assistance to support staff and entry level employees.
  • Represents the organization as a prime internal contact and possibly a key external contact.
  • Provides pre-sale assistance for labor estimating
Preferred Education and Experience
  • Associates degree or 1-2 years of vocational technical training preferred.
  • 3+ years of successful experience programming fire system strategies.
  • Specialized skill training/certification may be required. A minimum NICET II certification in Fire Alarm Systems is required.
  • Demonstrates strong leadership and organizational skills


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