Low Voltage Systems Technician/Electrician

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Low Voltage Systems Technician/Electrician
Southwestern College

REQUIREMENTS: Under general supervision of the Maintenance Supervisor, perform skilled maintenance on fire and intrusion alarms; work in the installation, maintenance, and repair of electrical systems and equipment including low voltage and related systems; troubleshoot, diagnose, and calibrate electrical equipment and systems; perform predictive, preventative, and corrective maintenance as assigned; ensure compliance with safety codes and District standards; and assist in performing other skilled and semi-skilled maintenance duties as assigned.

1. Utilize desktop and laptop computers, manufacturers' programmers, and specialized software to write and download alarm programs into networked and local fire and intrusion alarm systems; program and install communication equipment used for data transmission for fire alarm and intrusion systems networked with the Campus Dispatch Center; program, service, and install complete addressable and conventional fire alarm and intrusion systems as required.
2. Inspect, repair, install, service, and maintain fire alarm, intrusion alarm and electrical systems including conduit and duct systems, lighting and power circuits, transformers, generators, control equipment, switchers, switch boards, fire and intrusion alarms, smoke control systems, fans, fixtures, bell and buzzer systems, clocks, and related electrical devices and systems.
3. Update, monitor, and maintain system configurations for all alarm points; respond to trouble conditions and investigate ground faults and fire alarm control panel wiring issues; maintain communication with Campus Police to resolve/reset false alarm conditions.
4. Observe and comply with federal, state, and local codes including fire, life/safety and electrical codes.
5. Operate a variety of tools and power equipment including electronic tester, pipe bender, multimeter and other maintenance tools and equipment.
6. Read, interpret, and work from sketches, schematics, plans, drawings, blueprints, and specifications.
7. Install, troubleshoot, repair, and/or replace interior and exterior wiring for equipment, appliances, lighting, FA panels and batteries, external horn/strobe devices, intrusion system, access control systems, and related systems and equipment; replace fuses.
8. Install, troubleshoot, and perform repair and preventive maintenance of electrical systems for lighting, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems, smoke detectors, power supplies, control/relay modules, and other low voltage systems.
9. Prepare cost estimates for repairs and order materials needed; order materials and provide for a properly supplied maintenance vehicle; maintain and monitor Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) inventory control related to material received and used.
10. Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Any combination equivalent to: graduation from high school supplemented by technical training in low voltage systems including fire alarm panels, intrusion alarms and access control systems, electrical technical training, and four years of related experience.

License or Certificate
Valid California driver's license and a safe driving record.

Highly desirable certifications:
• Certified Electrical Safety Worker (CESW) and Honeywell
• Fire Detection Systems: Fundamentals – XLS140/XLS3000 System Programming, Commissioning and Implementation Course or similar certifications that demonstrate the requisite knowledge and skills.

R. 24 Step 1-6, $4,207.00-$5,118.00. Initial placement for external applicants is Step 1. An excellent benefits package which includes medical, vision, dental, retirement, vacation, generous sick leave package, and life insurance is available for the employee and eligible dependents.

Monday-Friday: 6:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (approximately). Work schedule may be adjusted to meet the needs of the department.

As soon as the successful candidate is identified and following the subsequent governing board approval. Successful candidate may be assigned to any of the campus sites (Chula Vista, Otay Mesa, National City and/or San Ysidro).

All application materials must be received on-line OR in the Human Resources Office, Room 1670. Position is open until filled. Applications received by the first screening deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Friday, July 20, 2018 are guaranteed to be reviewed by the selection committee. Any application received after the deadline is not guaranteed a review.


APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Submit the following application materials on-line at https://jobs.swccd.edu/postings/2548 OR in the Human Resources Office, Room 1670.

(1)Cover Letter
(2)On-line application
(4)Certificates, if applicable
(5)Supplemental Questionnaire

Upon offer of employment, the successful applicant must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all application materials are received by the deadline date. A separate, complete application packet is required for each position for which you are applying for.

All materials included in your application packet become District property,
will not be returned, will not be copied, and will be considered for this opening only.

We reserve the right to re-open, re-advertise, delay or cancel filling this position.
If additional positions become available in this classification, applications received in response to this posting may be considered for those additional positions for up to 90 days after final board approval.


As an Equal Opportunity Employer and in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act, Southwestern Community College District will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.





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Posted: 7/5/2018
Application Due: 9/3/2018
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