Fire Alarm Technician
Indiana University

Indianapolis, Indiana

Posted in Education and Training

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Department Information

Campus Facility Services (CFS) is proud to provide all IUPUI students, faculty, staff, and visitors with a high-quality physical environment. We provide maintenance, grounds and custodial services for more than 70 buildings and parking garages and over 300 acres of lawns, trees, plantings, sidewalks and parking lots. The department is also a frequent partner with IU Capital Projects on campus renovation projects and new construction initiatives.

Our Mission - Campus Facility Services (CFS) - People serving the campus community and caring for the physical environment in support of the IUPUI mission.

Our Vision - Earning customer trust through caring, connected, and competent service professionals.

For information about the department, please visit: Campus Facility Services .

Additional information over Indiana University's comprehensive employee benefits program can be found here .

Job Summary

The IUPUI Office of Campus Facility Services (CFS) is seeking a Fire Alarm Tech.

Fundamental Responsibilities:

  • Installs, repairs, and inspects smoke and fire suppressions systems; inspects tests, and repairs fire alarm wiring, fire alarm panels and peripheral equipment. Identifies hazards, defects, and the need for adjustment or repair.
  • Inspects, repairs, or replaces smoke/heat detectors and sprinkler heads; repairs and tests dry/wet systems; tests fire alarm systems using appropriate diagnostic programs and equipment.
  • Performs tests on fire pumps and standpipe systems.
  • Ensures that work is in accordance with relevant codes.
  • Performs other general building maintenance as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Must meet one of the following qualifications:
  • High school diploma or GED and a certificate in an electrical DOL apprenticed trade and five years of verifiable experience OR
  • Associate's degree in electronics and two years of verifiable experience.
Valid driver's license and ability to be insured by Indiana University.

Ability to work in a safe and efficient manner. Proficient communication skills. Maintains a high degree of professionalism. Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills. Demonstrates a high commitment to quality. Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment. Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty. Highly thorough and dependable. Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure. Excellent organizational skills. Ability to represent the company with external constituents. Ability to drive multiple projects to successful completion. Ability to build strong customer relationships. Knowledge of applicable building codes, regulations or ordinances. Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in installation, maintenance, and repair of fire and smoke detection systems and equipment. Ability to operate drills, conduit benders, drill presses, cable pullers, meters (volt, OHM, AMP, Meg), hand drills, hand tools and power tools. Ability to read blueprints and schematics. Ability to use diagnostic program and other applicable diagnostic software and equipment. Ability to perform true test smoke detector sensitivity procedure. Ability to perform routine maintenance on equipment and determine when and what kind of maintenance is needed. Ability to work with wide variety of cultures and backgrounds. Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned, including general building maintenance duties. Drive University vehicles as needed. Work any shift as needed. 24-hour a day emergency response as needed. Assist with snow removal activities as necessary. Must be available to work during inclement weather (i.e. snow and ice) when weather emergencies dictate that the department is needed to take care of the campus.

Preferred Qualifications

Ability to acquire and maintain asbestos worker or supervisor certification or other OSHA required certification.

Work Location

Indianapolis, Indiana

Job Classification

Career Level: Mastery

FLSA: Nonexempt

Job Function: Engineering, Trades & Facility

Job Family: Licensed & Skilled Trades

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Posting Disclaimer

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.

This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.

If you wish to include a cover letter, you may include it with your resume when uploading attachments.

Beginning with the fall 2021 semester, all Indiana University students, faculty, and staff will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of enrollment / employment. To learn more about this requirement, view our COVID-19 vaccine information page.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

Campus Safety and Security

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, containing policy statements, crime and fire statistics for all Indiana University campuses, is available online. You may also request a physical copy by emailing IU Public Safety at or by visiting IUPD.

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