Electrical/Electronics and Mechanical Engineering:
Fire Alarm Systems
INTRODUCTION The Fire Alarm Technician is responsible for the testing/inspection, installation, commissioning and troubleshooting of low voltage systems, including, but not limited to, fire alarm systems, communication systems, and sound systems. The Electrician II perform skilled maintenance, installation, repair and troubleshooting work involved with electrical systems. Electrical work may be performed in a number of areas including heating, refrigeration, motors, fire alarms, and generator equipment. Work involves technical application of electrical principles at the United States Army, Ft. Meade.
1. Read and interpret blueprints, diagrams, submittals and product manuals to properly program and verify new systems. 2. Serve as a technical advisor on systems programming and configuration, as well as coordinate code requirements with local fire marshals. 3. Oversee and ensure proper completion of work performed by team members, and train technicians and other employees on proper procedures. 4. Evaluate, diagnose and troubleshoot systems equipment that requires servicing. 5. Communicate systems performance to customer. 6. Communicate regularly with the senior systems coordinator on all low voltage projects. 7. Analyze blue prints, schematics, and drawings of electrical systems for the purpose of determining the efficient installation of new or upgraded systems. 8. Inspect electrical systems and their components for the purpose of evaluating condition, identifying necessary repairs and recommending preventive maintenance. 9. Repair electrical components and/or systems (e.g. motors, circuits, transformers, generators, compressors, switches, intercom systems, cafeteria kitchen equipment, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring a safe working condition. 10. Diagnose causes of electrical problems or failures for the purpose of identifying equipment and/or systems repair. 11. Monitor work done by outside contractors for adherence to National Electrical Code Requirements and report back to supervisor. 12. Perform other duties as assigned.
*All tasks above are Essential Functions
SUPERVISION EXERCISED NONE
SUPERVISION RECEIVED The incumbent is supervised by the Operations and Maintenance Supervisor.
PHYSICAL QUALIFICATIONS Must be able to sit 20% of the time and stand/walk 80% of the time; must be able to stoop, kneel crawl, lift, carry, push and/or pull 30 lbs.; must be able to speak, hear and see. All of these requirements are necessary in order to properly accomplish all essential functions within this job description.
QUALIFICATIONS High school diploma or general equivalency diploma (GED) with three or more years of related experience, to include: working with addressable and conventional fire alarm systems; and familiarity with Notifier, Simplex, and Siemens systems. Knowledge of fire sprinkler systems is a plus. Must possess a valid driver’s license and maintain a good driving record. Must be able to meet contract security requirements. Minimum of NICET Level II – Fire alarm certification. Must possess knowledge of computer programming and technologies related to fire alarm, security and other low voltage systems. Knowledge of current state regulations and codes required. Ability to read schematics and follow written direction while working under minor supervision. A State of Maryland Journey Electrician License is preferred.
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