The University of Minnesota’s Facilities Management (FM) department is responsible for the physical assets of the University to ensure a quality environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors in support of the University’s mission of teaching, research and outreach. FM maintains 23 million square feet, with an annual budget of approximately $175 Million. FM Security Services is a department within FM Central Services and serves as the University’s in house maintenance and installation unit for electronic security systems on the Twin Cities campus.
The Electronic Security Technician performs skilled-level installation, programming, testing, maintenance and repair of video surveillance, intrusion and panic alarm, card access, and emergency communication systems.
Maintains and repairs video surveillance, burglary and panic alarm, card access, and emergency communications systems. Evaluates undocumented and custom designed systems. Uses appropriate procedures for documenting repairs and parts usage
Documents all maintenance, repairs, and field changes
Consults with end users, providing training for both new and existing systems
Advises system designers on applications needs. Interface with contractors, ensuring correct placement of devices.
Installs, programs, and tests video surveillance, alarm, card access, and emergency communication systems.
Documents initial programming and all programming changes
Accurately enters time, materials, and other job related data in to billing systems
Work Environment This position will operate mostly on job sites across the Twin Cities campus. This position may be exposed to extreme weather conditions, construction sites, confined spaces and potentially hazardous conditions where hearing, visual protection and other personal protective equipment may be required. It may be required to walk, climb and crawl in various weather conditions to physically access and view work sites.
Completion of a two-year technical school program related to electrical or mechanical systems plus a minimum of four (4) years’ work experience in this specialized field; or a BS degree in electrical or mechanical engineering and one (1) year of related work experience. Equivalent combinations of academic and work experience in a related field may be substituted for this degree.
Must possess a valid Power Limited Technician license.
Must have a valid drivers’ license.
Must be able to pass a pre-employment background check.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Understanding of centrally controlled access control systems, intrusion and panic alarm systems
Understanding of centrally monitored CCTV systems
A working knowledge of related building trades and work division between trades.
Ability to review and understand design documents (drawings, spec sheets, etc.).
Ability to listen well and exercise reasonable judgment in application and interpretation of construction standards and building code requirements.
Ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks, resolve problems, negotiate solutions and prioritize work to ensure resources are employed appropriately.
Understanding and use of digital communication, presentation and document filing systems.
Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse customer base to address and resolve problems.
Knowledge of Microsoft office products.
Must be able to use computers such as desktops, iPads, etc.
Internal Number: 335369
About University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
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