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Fire Alarm Technician

Job Summary
The Fire Alarm Technician maintains and adheres to technical orders and good commercial practices for all fire and electronic controls maintenance actions throughout the base.
Principal Accountabilities
  • Make periodic inspections to see that all equipment and controls are operating properly and are in good condition
  • Inspect, test, and maintain fire detection and alarm systems
  • Interpret instrument and meter readings; wiring diagrams, schematics, drawings and technical publications
  • Operation and repair of on-site fire alarm and control systems
  • Submit timely reports
  • Adjust sensitivity of units, based on room structures and manufacturers' recommendations, using programming keypads
  • Demonstrate systems and explain details, such as the causes and consequences of false alarms
  • Examine systems to locate problems, such as loose connections or broken insulation
  • Inspect installation sites and study work orders, building plans, and installation manuals to determine materials requirements and installation procedures
  • Test and repair circuits and sensors, following wiring and system specifications
  • Test backup batteries, keypad programming, sirens, and all security features in order to ensure proper functioning, and to diagnose malfunctions
  • Perform other qualified duties as assigned

Knowledge & Skills

  • Must possess an international driver’s license
  • Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming
  • Knowledge of applicable test equipment
  • Knowledge of safety rules and practices; environmental policies; principles of management

Experience & Education

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Certified by a nationally recognized fire alarm certification organization acceptable to the authority having jurisdiction
  • Five (5) or more years experienced in the inspection, testing, and maintenance and repair of fire detection and suppression systems.

Physical Requirements/Working Environment

  • Living and working conditions at assignment location could be remote and uncomfortable
  • Long hours, exposure to weather and hazardous conditions
  • Personnel should be aware of moving on short notice and under adverse conditions
  • Able to lift at least 30 to 50 pounds


  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally
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United Arab Oconus Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
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