Electrical Installation Apprentice

Fire Fighter Sales & Service Co   Pittsburgh, PA   Full-time     Mechanic/Technician
Posted on June 29, 2023
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The Electrical Installation Apprentice will be responsible for assisting the lead technician in a variety of job duties: electrical installation, servicing, test/inspect of fire alarm systems and other life safety devices, such as

  • Fire alarm systems
  • Fire suppression systems
  • Security systems
  • CCTV
  • Kitchen appliance shutdown
  • Access control
  • Voice/data cabling

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The following list is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. The employer reserves the right to change or assign other duties to this position. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

  • Bend, Cut, and Install Conduit according to NEC Code
  • Pull Wire above drop ceiling, in walls, in conduit, in joists exposed ceilings, etc.
  • Terminate wire at terminals and make wire nut joints.
  • The use of various power tools such as but not limited to, drills, rotary hammers and bandsaws
  • The ability to use and read a tape measure and conduct simple construction math
  • Installation must maintain compliance with NEC and NFPA 72
  • Maintain clean and safe work environment
  • Review new project information with lead technician


  • Must be a team player
  • Read drawings and blueprints
  • Organizational skills - ability to plan and coordinate your work
  • Maintain accurate time sheets for time allocation and costing purposes
  • Must be on time and provide a full days work
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Must have reliable transportation, valid driver's license, and a clean driving record
  • Ability to pass background checks and drug/alcohol screenings

Additional Qualifying Factors

  • Fire alarm Installation, troubleshooting, maintenance, or inspection experience a plus but not required
  • Experience with 12v - 70v DC and 120v AC a plus but not required
  • Knowledge of CCTV, Data, and Access Control a plus but not required
  • Ability to operate scissor or aerial lifts
  • Ability to work flexible hours, weekends and/or overtime when required
  • The following Certifications a Plus, But Not Required
    • BICSI, City of Pittsburgh Electrician License, NICET Fire Alarm Certifications, West Virginia Low Voltage License, Ohio Fire Certification, OSHA Certifications, Commercial Drivers License with H endorsement

Work Environment/Physical Requirements

  • Work offsite at customer facilities clean and unclean conditions, hot/cold environments
  • Work indoors and outdoors in the elements
  • Ability to climb ladders from 6 ft. to 32 ft. and work from heights, as needed
  • Safety shoes, hard hats and other safety apparel may be required at certain sites
  • Some overnight travel may be required

What We Offer:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Generous PTO
  • Company vehicle
  • Outstanding career advancement opportunities
  • Competitive salary
  • Company Issued Mobile Phone
  • 401(K) with Safe Harbor Match
  • Referral Program

Direct Applicants Only  -No Third Party Recruiters-

Fire Fighter Sales and Service Co. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, genetic information, veteran or military status.