Fire Alarm Technician I - Service
Business Unit: Field Operations
Requisition Number: 226268
Primary Location: United States-Texas-Austin
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Entry level
Education Required Level: High School Diploma / (GED)
Travel Required: 10%
Siemens is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationally 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 eight Divisions: Power and Gas, Power Generation Services, Energy Management, Building Technologies, Mobility, Digital Factory, Process Industries and Drives, and Financial Services.
The Siemens Building Technologies Division is the North American market leader for safe and secure, energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly buildings and infrastructure. As a technology partner, service provider, and system integrator, Building Technologies has offerings for fire protection; life safety; and security as well as building automation; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC); and energy management. Since 1995, Siemens has helped to modernize nearly 7,000 buildings worldwide, including important American landmarks such as World Trade Center Memorial, Times Square Building, Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney World and the Mount Vernon Estate.
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Siemens is seeking a Fire Alarm Technician to join our Austin Tx. service team. This role is crucial to the success of our service operations team, providing support in a variety of ways to ensure that our customers’ systems provide a safe environment in their buildings.
- Assists in performing technical support program (TSP) tasks to include visual and functional testing on fire detection systems and field devices in accordance with all national (NFPA) and local (AHJ) standards.
- Maintains complete and accurate documentation of tests performed.
- Assists in responding to service calls (emergency and on-site).
- Provides needed assistance with troubleshooting techniques and performs minor repairs as directed.
- Assists and observes installing new fire life safety systems and wiring techniques.
- Performs minor repairs as directed.
- Tests life safety systems and provides clear and timely documentation on the results
Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience:
A.S. degree in Electronics or related field, or equivalent experience in the installation and maintenance of low voltage electronic systems.
2+ years in the installation and maintenance of Fire Safety products
NICET II Fire Alarm Certification required (National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technology) within 24 months of hire.
Texas State Fire Alarm License (FAL).
Strong customer service skills. Good verbal and written communications skills.
Skilled in the PC applications and in the use of word processing and spreadsheet programs. Ability to lift seventy-five (75) pounds unassisted.
Must have valid state drivers license and must be at least 21 years of age in order to participate in the required Siemens vehicle plan
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Education:
Basic knowledge of AD/DC circuitry, associated low voltage systems
Experience in field service
Joint Commission fluency.
Working knowledge of fire alarm panels, devices, and auxiliary outputs.
Working knowledge of life safety and local and national NFPA codes