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About the Opportunity: Reporting to the Fire Safety Supervisor, the Fire Alarm Technician must have demonstrated the ability to take direction and adapt to a fast-paced fluid environment with ever changing priorities and schedules.
Responsibilities: On a daily basis, the Fire Alarm Technician shall review, prioritize and respond to all assigned Fire Safety related work orders. Monitor the University's Onyx Fire alarm master indicating system and respond to trouble alarms. Program Fire alarm panels as directed. Maintain a record of completed work orders and inspections. Assist contract fire alarm vendors performing fire alarm & fire protection required testing / inspections. Coordinate with NU Facilities project managers for Fire alarm & sprinkler system shut down requests. Monitor construction sites where Hot Work permits are issued and perform visual safety inspections. Ensure all activities are in adherence to OSHA rules and regulations, and compliance with site-specific safety requirements. In the absence of the Fire Safety Supervisor, the Fire Safety Technician may be asked to attend project coordination meetings and make recommendations pertaining to Fire Alarm / Life Safety Systems. The Fire Alarm Technician shall be technically proficient with operating, troubleshooting and repairing the Fire alarm & Fire protection systems. Shall have the ability to read and interpret Fire alarm / fire protection plans, specifications and Fire Alarm sequence of operations. A Fire Alarm Technician could be designated as the Assistant University Fire Prevention Program Manager FPPM as defined in NFPA 241. The Fire Alarm Technician will conduct and document quarterly fire drills / egress training at all University residence facilities. This is a 40-hour position.
Qualifications: The Fire Alarm Technician must possess and maintain a current class D Electrician's license to work on & program fire alarm panels. In addition, a bachelor's degree in an engineering related field is preferred. Must be a self-starter who takes direction and works with minimal supervision. Must be familiar with, and have a working knowledge of the following NFPA codes. NFPA-1, 13, 25, 72 and NFPA 241 requirements. A minimum of 5 years maintaining, installing, troubleshooting and repairing Fire alarm, Fire Protection, Fire pump systems is required. Ability to prioritize and successfully manage multiple work assignments and respond to emergency calls. Excellent computer skills with the ability/desire to learn new software programs. Excellent organizational skills and ability to take direction and follow through on tasks. Must be team oriented, possess strong organization, interpersonal, and communication skills; both written and verbal.
Preferred Qualifications: The Fire Alarm Technician must possess and maintain a current class D Electrician's license to work on & program fire alarm panels. In addition, a bachelor's degree in an engineering related field is preferred.
Salary Grade: 71
Additional Information: Valid Massachusetts driver's license required. | This position is 40 hours a week and some mandatory overtime. | This position requires a criminal background check. | All University staff members must successfully complete a 90 day probationary period. | This position is considered Essential Personnel. This is a condition of employment. | Job description subject to change based upon the University needs and demands.
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.