General Purpose of the Position:
This position is responsible for the inspection and testing of electronic alarm systems and sprinkler systems.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Tests electronic alarm systems consisting of fire, security, access, sprinkler, etc. (i.e., test flow switches, tamper valves, low temp devices, smoke detectors, duct detectors, pull stations, fire doors, heat detectors, annunciators, hi-low air switches, communicators, fire and security alarm control panels, etc.).
Generates electronic and written documentation for the purpose of system certification in a timely, efficient manner.
Communicates with ARK team members to effectively pursue company goals of certifying alarm systems according to acceptable standards and practices.
Presents themselves in a positive, professional manner and per company policy.
Refers customer concerns to the Lead Tester and/or Contracts Manager.
Other duties as required.
Skills and Abilities Required:
Must have ability to interpret code books and handbooks.
Must have customer relations experience and skills.
Basic electronic experience required.
Good communication skills are necessary.
Ability to obtain a Maryland and Virginia security technician license.
Must have a positive and respectful attitude and maintain good working relationships with management staff and employees.
Reliable transportation to drive to and from site as required.
Must maintain good driving record (insurable through our insurance carrier) when driving a company vehicle to/from job sites.
Proficient with personal computer operations including knowledge in word processing (Word & Excel).
Must be detail oriented.
Willingness to achieve various certifications of the industry.
Education and Experience Required:
Technical school electronics or equivalent, or equivalent related industry experience. Basic computer literacy required including Microsoft Word and Excel.
Work conditions vary depending on customer sites. Work exposes workers to hot and cold weather conditions. Climbing various lengths of ladders is required in testing devices. Kneeling, bending, and extended walking periods are required in testing devices. Most of the work is performed indoors. Work sometimes requires overtime and out-of-town work.