Technician 2 at South Western Communications, Inc.

Posted in Other 6 days ago.

Location: Nashville, Tennessee

Job Description:

South Western Communications

South Western Communications, SWC, is one trusted source for communication, physical security and life safety solutions to meet the needs of Healthcare, Education, Detention and Commercial customers. We utilize a consultative approach to conduct an in-depth needs analysis, enabling our customers to fulfill their mission critical processes. We continuously research and select only the best-in class product collection. We utilize these products to create an integrated solution with your goals and needs in mind, ensuring satisfaction and flawless integration. At SWC, we strive to exceed your expectations and invest the time and resources into every job because we care about our customers.

Technician 2

  • Title: Technician 2 - Commercial Security

    Reports To: Project Manager

    Supervises: Assistant Technicians and Contract Workers

    Classification: Non-exempt

    Position Summary:

    The Lead Technician works under the supervision of a Field Superintendent and the Project Manager in the installation of Access Control, Surveillance (CCTV), and Alarm systems from initial wiring to final completion.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Performs all duties with honesty, integrity, and the pursuit of excellence.
    • Works diligently with limited supervision to achieve completion of projects on schedule with quality workmanship that conforms to original plans and specifications.
    • Leads large, complex jobs from start to finish managing multiple installation teams.
    • Actively looks for ways to perform the job and lead more effectively and efficiently.
    • Pulls and suspends wire according to code in both new construction and retrofit applications.
    • Tones and labels wire.
    • Communicates effectively with the Field Superintendent, Project Manager, and the Customer/GC to maintain the construction schedule and identify and solve problems in the field.
    • Effectively utilizes provided technology to ensure Project Managers and other stakeholders receive detailed updates as projects progress.
    • Always follows safe work practices, and calls attention to and/or rectifies hazards in the field.
    • Coordinates with, supervises and back-checks the work of subcontractors as needed.
    • Maintains an organized and clean job site, including all documentation as required.
    • Regularly seek opportunities to grow in the knowledge of systems installed and skill in their installation. Agrees to be a lifetime learner.

    Other Duties and Responsibilities:
    • From time to time may be called upon to assist in other divisions including but not limited to: Commercial Access Control, Residential/Commercial Service, Residential Security, Healthcare, and Education.
    • Attends scheduled company meetings.
    • Attends training classes held either onsite or offsite as required.
    • Occasionally travels to job sites over 2 hours away that require overnight stays.


    Must submit to and pass pre-employment drug screen and random drug screens as mandated by the Tennessee Drug Free Workplace program.
    • Must be able to become a registered alarm employee under the requirements of the State of Tennessee.
    • Must have clear and effective oral and written communication skills.
    • Must have basic knowledge of how to read and interpret architectural, electrical, and mechanical drawings.
    • Must be able to pull and suspend wire according to code.
    Must be able to safely use hand and power tools.
    • Must be able to effectively communicate with on-site supervisors to address minor problems that may arise in the field.

    Physical Demands:

    • Must be able to regularly move up to 30 pounds, and frequently move up to 75 pounds.
    • Must be able to ascend, descend, and work atop ladders of varying heights, and exceeding 30 feet.
    • Must be able to distinguish colors and sound tones.
    • Must be able to recognize horn and/or warning devices at a distance of 30 yards.
    • Must be able to observe and detect signs of dangerous obstacles at a distance of 30 yards and to verify written information at a close range.

    Work Conditions:

    • Work is conducted indoors and outdoors in a variety of weather conditions and within extreme temperature ranges.
    • From time to time the technician will be required to enter confined areas such as crawl spaces or attics.
    • Technician should be able to personally furnish a complete set of hand tools necessary for this position.
    • SWC will supply corded and cordless power tools.

    The company provides uniform, power tools, and other equipment as needed. Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance after the first full month of employment. Eligible to participate in 401K plan after 12 months of employment.


    Job descriptions do not typically include every duty or responsibility that a person in the role may be asked to perform. Employees should be willing and able to perform other related duties as they are assigned.
    EOE m/f/d/v

Management has the right to revise this description at any time. The job description is not a contract for employment, and either you or the employer may terminate employment at any time, for any reason as outlined in the employee manual or other written agreement.

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