Mechanic Fire Alarm Systems

Job description

Mechanic Fire Alarm Systems

Job no: 674316
Work type: Support Staff
Pay Grade: 16
Major Administrative Unit / College: Infrastructure Planning And Facilities
Department: Ipf Maint Serv Electrical Area 40001040
Salary: 29.92
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Skilled Trades- SSTU, Skilled Trades, Union
Position Summary

This position will alter, install, maintain, modify, and repair the University’s fire alarm systems and components; identify applicable codes and standards pertaining to fire alarm systems; read and interpret fire alarm and other building system prints and plans; develop installation plans and project requirements; troubleshoot fire alarm system problems; provide technical information, advice, operating instructions and similar information to supporting skilled trades employees; read and interpret blueprints, diagrams, sketches, and job specifications; prepare detailed reports, recommendations, records and similar information for supervisory and management use; requisition equipment, materials, and parts; estimate time and materials to be used on the job; erect and work from ladders, scaffolding, boom trucks, and similar devices; stock, maintain, and may operate a University service vehicle; may staff a swing shift trouble truck and respond to a wide variety of service calls; perform calibration checks and calibrate standard test equipment; oversee stock, operations and orderliness of a fire alarm shop; perform routine and preventive maintenance of shop tools and equipment; serve as a resource authority to supporting skilled trades; lead, train and oversee support staff; ability to identify and mitigate health hazards associated within the working environment.

This position will engage in High Performance, leading edge practices, which are Innovative in their approach to increased Stewardship and Service Excellence.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills
  • Completion of a high school education or an equivalent combination of technical training and experience.
  • Successful completion of an applicable trade-specific Trades Helper program, or completion of an approved apprenticeship program, or an associate degree, or equivalent education/experience.
  • Five years’ experience in the trade that includes five years of experience in commercial fire alarm systems installation, maintenance and troubleshooting and demonstrated ability to independently perform the duties and responsibilities of the classification, or equivalent experience.
  • Possession of the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) I certification or a State of Michigan Journeyman Electrical License.
  • Must have possession of National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) II certification to receive progression step increases at and after the 12-month mark.
  • Must have possession of the State of Michigan Fire Alarm Specialty Technician License to receive progression step increase at the 24-month mark.
  • Expert knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, equipment, occupational hazards, and safety precautions of the trade.
  • Expert knowledge of applicable National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes, rules, and regulations (local, state, and federal).
  • Possession of a valid vehicle operator's license.
  • Must furnish own hand tools.
  • Frequent lifting of 26 to 75 pounds and occasional lifting of over 75 pounds.
Desired Qualifications

Associate’s degree in electronics technology; electrical journeyman’s license; Possession of the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) II Certification; possession of State of Michigan Fire Alarm Specialty Technician (FAST) license; knowledge of sprinkler systems (wet and dry); Ability to respond to emergency call-ins within one hour of initial contact.

A creative and innovative lifelong learner with the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population; able to problem solve within a collaborative team environment; ability to understand different perspectives while utilizing expert knowledge of the technical operations of the job.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Work Hours

NON-STANDARD/VARIABLE WORK HOURS: Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm and may require after-hours, weekend and holiday work.

Summary of Physical Demands

Duties associated with this position involve lifting and carrying up to 75 pounds, pushing/pulling, and climbing ladder, stairs, and working from various types of equipment, including scaffolding.

Summary of Health Risks

Risks that have been identified by Environmental Health and Safety, such as exposure to lead, chemotherapy, formaldehyde, asbestos etc. Please list: PCB's

Bidding eligibility ends on 9/29/2020 at 11:55 PM

Advertised: Sep 23, 2020 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Oct 6, 2020 Eastern Daylight Time




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Posted: 9/24/2020
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