Fire Alarm Tech With Some Programming Skills

Integrated Electrical Services, Inc. Roanoke , VA 24001

Posted 2 months ago

Job Description

Fire Alarm Tech with some programming experience

  • Local to Roanoke, VA

Job Summary:

The Fire Alarm Programmer must be a self-starter, result-oriented, and accept responsibility for achieving desired results. The candidate will be able to read blueprints, understand, and apply customer specifications and follow written and verbal directions. The Fire Alarm Programmer will be certified in EST. NICET, Extinguisher, and Sprinkler Systems certifications also desired.

General Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • New Construction
  • Commercial
  • Installation

  • Programming of EST Systems a must

  • Troubleshooting

  • Problem resolution

  • Quality control

  • Final testing/Certification

  • Provide both formal and informal training as required by installation contract or end-users

Physical and Mental Requirements:

  • Must be self-motivated, positive in approach, and present a professional image.

  • Must possess critical thinking skills as well as the ability to effectively read, write, and give oral presentation(s).

  • Must be able to act as the company liaison for the interface with customer representative(s).

  • Must have proven skill level to interpret blueprints and other service documents, including but not limited to, specifications, reporting, and quality requirements.

  • Must be able to travel within the branch territory and/or regional territory as needed.

  • Must be able to work at various heights using a ladder and in confined spaces, must be able to lift 50 pounds and move up to 75 pounds

  • Regular attendance is mandatory


Tools: screwdriver (regular and Phillips), drywall saw, torpedo level, tape measure, snips (with belt sheath), pliers (needle-nose and channel locks), hammer, cable stripper, flashlight, and gloves. Punch tool with 110 block and 66 block blade, tone set, 6/8 position combo crimp tool, and Krone/3M/BIX.


Education, Certification, License, and Skill Requirements:

  • Must possess at least a High School diploma or GED equivalency.

  • Must possess a minimum of two (2) years of experience in telecommunications or related technical field and demonstrate the ability to supervise others.

  • Must have demonstrated the ability to work with and communicate directly with customers and end-users.

  • EST Certification programmer/trouble-shooter level required.

  • Work independently or as a team member.

  • Able to lead a team and train co-workers.

  • Must be able to read prints, understand and apply customer specifications

  • Possess good troubleshooting and communication skills, be computer literate, and have a clean driving record.

  • Must have Fire Alarm System hand tools, including multi-meter, and be able to use these tools effectively.

Desired Certifications:

  • EST 3

  • Quick Start

  • EST 2

  • Knowledge / Experience with other fire alarm systems

  • NICET certification

  • Level II

  • Level I

  • Needs to be enrolled with NICET

  • Extinguisher certification / experience

  • Hood systems

  • Portable extinguishers

  • Sprinkler systems certifications / experience

Career Path:

  • Lead Fire Alarm Service Technician

  • Quality Control

  • Project Manager

Minimum Years of Experience


License Required


Minimum Education

High School


IES is a national provider of industrial products and infrastructure services to a variety of end markets, including electrical, mechanical and communications contracting solutions for the commercial, industrial, residential and renewable energy markets. IES is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol IESC. As of the end of IES's 2021 fiscal year ending September 30, 2021, IES produced over $1.53 billion in revenue and employed over 6,800 employees at over 99 domestic locations across the United States. IES is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer: Minorities, Females, Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans Encouraged to Apply.

From office buildings to wind farms, industrial complexes to housing developments, our employees and design professionals design, build, and maintain the systems that empower lives.

  • Our commitment to our employees is reflected by our actions:

  • Safety is Priority One - and our record shows it

  • Competitive Pay

  • Company 401K plan with Employer Contribution Match

  • Company Paid Time Off

  • Company Paid Life Insurance

  • Choice of Medical Coverage including Prescription and Short Term Disability Plans

  • Choice of Dental and Vision Coverage

  • Optional Long-term Disability, Critical Illness, Accident, Legal and Pet Coverage

  • Auto and Home Insurance Discount Programs

EEO Statement

PLEASE NO AGENCY CALLS. NOTE TO ALL AGENCIES: Any unsolicited agency resumes or agency represented candidates that are presented to any IES employee without first having a signed contract between that agency and the IES Talent Acquisition organization will become the property of IES and no fees will be paid.

EEO & Affirmative Action

The IES policy on equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, or any other protected status or characteristic. This policy applies to recruiting, hiring, transfers, promotions, terminations, compensation, benefits, and all other terms and conditions of employment, and also states that retaliation against any employee who files a complaint regarding possible violations of this policy will not be tolerated. IES is also committed to taking affirmative steps to promote the employment of minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans. IES develops affirmative action programs to support its commitment to equal employment opportunity, consistent with company policy and the company's obligations as a contractor to the United States government.

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Disability Accommodation

IES is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. IES provides reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Applicants who need accommodation in the job application process should contact the IES corporate office at (713) 860-1500 or any IES office to request assistance.

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