Brandeis University is delighted to announce a career opportunity for a Electrician/Fire Alarm Tech in the Facilities department. If you are looking for an opportunity to work at a beautiful university campus with lots of perks including free parking and access to a top of the line athletic facility, look no further! At Brandeis we offer a competitive benefits and compensation package which includes medical, dental and life insurances.Â We also offer a generous paid time off benefit including 15+ holidays.Â If you hope to advance your career through educational opportunities, Brandeis offers tuition benefits for employees, dependents and spouses.Â Our 403b retirement savings plan includes a generous match.
Fire Alarm Related: 35% Repairs, services and maintains all fire related systems on campus, including digitized notification system monitoring. Mounts/replaces sensors and performs all necessary tasks to ensure optimal wiring layout. Installs all wiring to connect components, complying with all safety standards. Troubleshoots problems to system, board and device wiring related to all campus fire alarm systems. Interprets diagrams, plans, schematics, drawings, and manufacturers' programming for fire alarms. Installs new equipment and systems relating to fire alarms. Cleans and tests all controls and field devices according to codes governing preventative maintenance of life safety equipment; maintains all related records, test results and inspection reports. Conducts fire alarm plan reviews, and works with outside contractors on projects as assigned; works with Electrical Supervisor and Waltham Fire Department on all Fire system commissioning and acceptance inspections.
Electrical Related: 35%Â Receives and completes general work orders within the electrical shop that are not fire alarm related. Installs, maintains, troubleshoots and makes repairs to electrical equipment and systems including generators, transformers, switchboards, motors, conduit systems, P.A. systems and VFDs. Installs and maintains wiring systems and fixtures in existing buildings. Works from wiring diagrams, schematics, blueprints, sketches and/or verbal instructions to plan and layout construction work. Makes necessary computations relating to load requirements of wiring and electrical equipment. Provides appropriate support during events, annual electrical shutdown, opening of school and commencement.
General: 30%Â Follows proper safety procedures and observes all safety rules and regulations including OSHA. Reports building damages, malfunctioning equipment, needed maintenance and/or repairs in assigned work areas. Responds to emergency call ins Inputs data into computerized work order system, recording time and work order information. Composes and submits documentation and reports for each job/work accomplished following department standards and procedures. Participates in training to keep and acquire knowledge, skills and abilities in order to remain current with standard operational practices and revised standards Maintains appropriate certifications and licenses Interacts professionally and follows up with members of the campus community.
Additional Job Description
Must be physically able to perform all of the essential duties of the position as set forth in this Position Description, including but not limited to the following:
Observe safety rules at all times
Read, write, understand and carry out oral and written instructions in English
Work on ladders and scaffolds, and in bucket trucks, pits and manholes
Utilize a variety of electricianâ™s and fire alarm technicianâ™s tools and instruments
Drive a University vehicle
Manually lift up to 60 pounds (heavier material or equipment is lifted using other methods)
Job Qualifications & Requirements:
Journeyman's License issued by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Minimum of 5-7 years full-time experience working as a Journeyman electrician installing and maintaining electrical systems
Minimum of 3 years documented work experience installing / inspecting fire alarm field devices and programming / servicing fire alarm systems, preferably within the fire alarm industry
Sufficient knowledge of HVAC and plumbing equipment in order to assist those trades in making minor repairs and adjustments
Valid and current Massachusetts Driverâ™s License
High School diploma or GED required. Associates degree preferred. Vocational or technical training preferred.
Work Experience: 5-7 years
Minimum of 5 years documented work experience installing / inspecting fire alarm field devices and programming / servicing fire alarm systems, preferably within the fire alarm industry.
Journeyman's License issued by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts - required; Valid and current Massachusetts Driverâ™s License - Required.
State certification in Fire Alarm Testing preferred.
As a medium-sized private research university with global reach, we are dedicated to first-rate undergraduate education while making groundbreaking discoveries. Four major academic units with 3,600 undergraduates and 2,050 graduate students comprise the University: the College of Arts and Sciences, the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, the International Business School, and the Rabb School of Continuing Studies. In 1985, Brandeis was elected to membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which represents the 62 leading research universities in the United States and Canada. Brandeis has been ranked among the top 35 national universities by U.S. News & World Report every year since the rankings’ inception. Our 235-acre campus is located in the suburbs of Boston, a global hub for higher education and innovation. Our faculty are leaders in their fields, as passionate about teaching and mentorship as they are about pushing the boundaries of knowledge. Our students are motivated, compassionate, curious and open to exploring new and challenging experiences. Brandeis was founded in 1948 as a nonsectarian university under the sponsorship of th...e American Jewish community to embody its highest ethical and cultural values and to express its gratitude to the United States through the traditional Jewish commitment to education. By being a nonsectarian university that welcomes students, teachers and staff of every nationality, religion and orientation, Brandeis renews the American heritage of cultural diversity, equal access to opportunity and freedom of expression.