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Fire Technician I

Austin, Texas
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Job Description

Division: Building Technologies
Business Unit: Field Operations
Requisition Number: 227629
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%

Division Description:

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.

For more information, please visit: 

https://www.siemens.com/us/en/home/company/about/businesses/building-technologies.html



Job Description:

Position Overview:

Reporting to the Service Operations Supervisor, this position coordinates, manages, implements and/or performs service for new equipment installation, equipment, or system repairs.

Job Duties:

·        Performs routine equipment installation; installs simple control and distribution apparatus such as switches, relays and panels, fastening in place with screws or bolts using hand tools and power tools.  Creates connections to various sensors and electrically powered devices; validates connections to power source and/or terminates wiring, mounting of parts and testing connections. Complex issues will be referred to supervisor for support.

·        Assists with the routine performance of System Preparation & Design Coordination: provides assistance to the engineering group to create and/or verify point database; supports the creation of job specific programming via computer for various systems (controls, electronic security systems (ESS), fire systems, mass notification); supports the creation of and the upload of point database, assists with the creation of graphics in the Central Processing Unit (CPU).

·        Network Technologies: assists with verification of point database and programming operations  that they are consistent with scope of work for the intended integration and sequence; assists with back up data from data servers and/or with creation of automated backup procedure; supports troubleshooting and resolution of inconsistencies in the functions or sequence of operations; contacts Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) for technical support as/when needed. Assist with the set up and configuration of PC workstations and user interfaces. Supports the confirmation of proper network performance.

·        Project Site Communication and Coordination:  May provide support to others with the scheduling of trade contractors to coordinate startup services as needed.

·        Operational Testing, Verification and Acceptance: Runs routine reports to review system operation.  Technical issues will be reviewed with manager and customer to decide best course of action. Participates in final inspection and testing; supports the assurance of customer acceptance; assists with training of customers on system operations. Completes and submits routine written reports; provides Plans & Control System Documents to engineering for as-built drawings.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Education

·        High School diploma or equivalent required. 

·        Up to 2 years in the installation and maintenance of Fire Safety Products.   

·        NICET II (National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technology) Fire Alarm Certification within 24 months. 

·        State or local fire alarm planner or contractor license as required by state regulations within 24 months. 

·        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.

·        Individual must possess a valid Driver's license in good standing 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

·        Associates degree or 1-2 years of vocational technical training preferred.

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