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Fire Alarm Technician

Kamloops, BC
Full Time

Everguard Fire Equipment Inc. (Everguard) is a multi-industry fire and life safety services and solutions company with comprehensive product offerings; globally recognized product and solution partners; installation, commission, inspection, and testing services and 24/7/365 support.  We are proud to employ a diverse team of professionals across Canada who are focused on delivering high-quality products, solutions, and service to our clients. Every day our team members apply their unique knowledge, skills, and abilities to their work, living by our principles of Accountability, Continuous Improvement and Teamwork. We love what we do, and we are always seeking enthusiastic talent to join our team.

As our Fire Alarm Technician, they will be responsible for a wide variety of in-field fire services such as installing, inspecting, maintaining, modifying, programming, and servicing fire alarm and fire protection systems. Some of the additional expectations of this role include:

  • Reading and interpreting blueprints, diagrams, specifications, schematics, and operational/product manuals;
  • Racking up panels, running wiring / cabling, installing devices and conduit;
  • Working with Emergency Lighting, and Monitoring Systems;
  • Evaluating plans, customer requests, code, and non-conformance issues to determine specific solutions and recommendations for customers and management;
  • Trouble shooting - conducting investigations of various fire alarm, fire suppression and sprinkler systems troubles and concerns;
  • Preparing stock materials for daily execution of assigned work orders and optimizing material utilization;
  • Supporting take off’s and preparing proposals/quotations as required;
  • Completing daily reports of completed work orders and activities;
  • Ensuring safe work practices are followed safety leadership is demonstrated in all aspects of the job;
  • Mentoring other team members including apprentices and field service labour; and
  • Participating in 24/7 on-call/call out emergency service.

The successful candidate must be a professional, highly motivated, self-starter with a keen attention to detail and the ability to safely execute high quality work on-time, every time.  They will bring with them strong communication and customer service skills, with an ability to work both collaboratively with team members, as well as independently, to deliver high quality service and support to our customers.  Given the service and solutions focus of our business, they will also be able to demonstrate strong problem-solving skills and flexibility to address changing situations and priorities.  Knowledge of relevant fire codes and standards; demonstrated mindset towards continuous learning, as well as an ability to use/learn technology solutions in the execution of their work is a must. Completed training in various fire alarm systems (e.g. Siemens, Autocall, Simplex, Edwards and Notifier) would be an asset.  They must also possess a valid driver’s license and be able to travel to and work out of remote client sites. Overtime may be necessary; therefore, flexibility in hours of work will be required.

A candidate with a minimum of 2+ years’ field experience servicing and maintaining fire alarm systems across various industries and college/trade level education in Electronics or Fire Protection Technology, along with applicable fire service certifications, jurisdictional regulatory permits, and/or valid CFAA and ASTTBC would be preferred.   Combinations of education in a related field and experience will be considered.

Everguard offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. If you are excited by the opportunity to contribute to a highly successful and growing company and interested in being part of a dynamic team, we want to hear from you.

We embrace diversity across all our operations and foster a respectful and inclusive work environment. Individuals that represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills are encouraged to apply.

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Everguard Fire and Safety (Everguard) is a multi-industry fire and life safety services and solutions company with comprehensive product offerings; globally recognized product and solution partners...

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