Fire Alarm Technician

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne, IL

Job posting number: #7109469 (Ref:414042)

Posted: September 1, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Under the general supervision of the supervisor, or other delegated authority, performs testing, preventative maintenance, repairs and makes minor modifications to fire alarm systems, security systems, public address and intercom systems, and emergency alert systems, except where these items are integrated into scientific experiments or instances where the sensors and local control equipment may be the responsibility of another operating division. Performs miscellaneous related duties when assigned.  This job description documents the general nature of work but is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all activities, duties and responsibilities required of job incumbent. Consequently, job incumbent may be required to perform other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

Our Facilities Division (FAC) has a great opportunity for a Fire Alarm Technician position. Under the general supervision of the supervisor, or other delegated authority, performs inspections and tests, preventative maintenance, repairs and makes minor modifications to fire alarm systems, security systems, public address and intercom systems, and emergency alert systems in strict accordance with established safety practices & procedures.  This job description documents the general nature of work but is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all activities, duties and responsibilities required of job incumbent. Consequently, job incumbent may be required to perform other duties as assigned.

We expect you should possess a high degree of proficiency in the repair, diagnosis, defective component replacement, functional test performance, disassembly and overhauling of at least two or more of the following systems:

  • Honeywell FS90
  • Notifier ONYX
  • Siemens FireFinder
  • Pyrotronics CP-400
  • VESDA
  • Fenwal AnaLASER
  • Keltron

Position Requirements

Minimum requirements for the position are:

  • Two years of specialized electronics training at a trade school or college having an electronics curriculum OR an associates or bachelor’s degree in an electronics curriculum or related discipline. 
  • A minimum of three years’ work related to fire alarm and detection system testing, maintenance and/or installation.
  • National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) Level 1 certification in “Fire Alarm Systems” or agree to obtain such certification within 12 months of hire.
  • Applicants must be a U.S. citizen. Position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy “Q” clearance.

Although most of our Fire Alarm Technicians work the day shift some off shift coverage may be required.

Job Family

Union

Job Profile

Communications Specialist

Worker Type

Regular

Time Type

Full time

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Please note that all Argonne employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. All successful applicants will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination verification as a condition of employment, subject to limited legally recognized exemptions to COVID-19 vaccination.



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