About the job
Install, program, maintain, or repair security or fire alarm wiring and equipment. Ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes.
What you'll do
- Adjust sensitivity of units, based on room structures and manufacturers' recommendations, using programming keypads.
- Consult with clients to assess risks and to determine security requirements.
- Demonstrate systems for customers and explain details, such as the causes and consequences of false alarms.
- Drill holes for wiring in wall studs, joists, ceilings, or floors.
- Keep informed of new products and developments.
- Mount raceways and conduits and fasten wires to wood framing, using staplers.
- Order replacement parts.
- Prepare documents, such as invoices or warranties.
- Provide customers with cost estimates for equipment installation.
- Test and repair circuits and sensors, following wiring and system specifications.
Things you need to know
- Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
- Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
- Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
- Building and Construction - Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
- English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Abilities you'll need to have
- Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
- Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
- Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
- Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
- Installation - Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.