Fire Alarm & Low Voltage Installation Apprentice

Fire Fighter Sales & Service Co   Warrendale, PA   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
Posted on September 12, 2022
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The Fire Alarm & Low Voltage 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

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 is 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 Driver’s License with H endorsement

Job Requirements/Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent – trade school degree is a plus 
  • Knowledge of basic wiring and/or electrical construction knowledge
  • Experience with electronic test equipment and trouble-shooting equipment  
  • Basic understanding of blueprints and wiring schematics
  • Experience using hand/power tools 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be organized and detail-oriented 
  • Must be a team player
  • Customer service experience
  • Ability to work overtime and various hours when required
  • Ability to adapt to change with little advance notification  
  • Must have clean driving record and reliable transportation  

Work Environment/Physical Requirements: 

  • Work offsite at customer facilities – clean/unclean conditions, hot/cold environment 
  • Ability to lift 50+ pounds 
  • Ability to climb ladders and work from heights in a lift
  • Safety shoes, hard hats and other safety apparel may be required at certain sites
  • Great working environment 

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.