Sr. Commercial Fire Alarm Technician at Vector Security, Inc.

Posted in Installation - Maint - Repair 8 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Louisville, Kentucky

Job Description:

At Vector Security We Think Big, Do the Right Thing, and Make a Difference Every Day! If this is how you like to work, we’d like to invite you to join our team as our new Sr. Commercial Fire Alarm Technician! 

We offer great benefits, a competitive salary, and growth opportunities. We think you’ll find what you want here because what we do matters - to us, our customers, and most of all, our team members.  

Location:  Louisville, KY


The Sr. Commercial Fire Alarm Technician is responsible for installing and/or servicing a wide variety of low voltage systems with an emphasis on Fire/Life Safety, Nurse Call, CCTV and Access Control systems. The Sr. Commercial Fire Alarm Technician provides excellent customer service to all clients, while working effectively and efficiently in a high-paced environment.

What You'll Do:

  • Provides timely and efficient support to clients and their representatives.

  • Provides on-site and remote support and troubleshooting on a variety of fire/life safety systems.

  • Performs on-site repairs when possible to resolve issues in one trip, and owns the ticket through completion if return trips are required.

  • Advises customers on repairs, replacements, upgrade needs and other options.

  • Provides training for clients and end users, and gets customer sign off.

  • Assists installation division with programming and installation when necessary.

  • Performs upgrades and alarm takeovers as needed.

  • Communicates effectively with manager and support staff by submitting all necessary documentation (part numbers, description, photos, etc.) on service tickets.

  • Maintains an accurate inventory of service parts on company provided vehicle.

  • Maintains working knowledge of systems the company installs; adapts to and learns new systems as technology advances.

Other Duties:

  • Takes part in on-call rotation for emergency after-hours service.

  • From time to time may be called upon to assist in other divisions including but not limited to: Commercial Access Control, CCTV, Residential/Commercial Service, Residential Security, and Fire & Life Safety.

What You'll Need:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent

  • Field experience or equivalent education or certification

  • Valid Driver's License 

  • Knowledge of all NFPA codes and standards (fire, elevator, HVAC and electrical) and common materials, multiple manufactured products and installation processes 

  • Knowledge of how to read and interpret architectural, electrical, and mechanical drawings 

  • Ability to  work with Drill; Ladders and Hand Tools 

  • Telephone skills

  • Troubleshooting

  • Problem solving skills 

  • Mathematical skills

  • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate verbally and in writing in English 

  • Maintains high level of professionalism 

  • Ability to manage time effectively and efficiently 

  • Ability to multi-task; Detail Oriented 

  • Regular and reliable attendance 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent

  • Experience in Fire Alarm Field

  • Intermediate PC skills including Microsoft Office including Excel, Word, and Outlook

  • Possess a valid driver’s license

  • Eligible to work in the U.S. without sponsorship

  • Extensive experience in the troubleshooting of Fire/Life Safety systems

  • Possess a Texas Fire License (FAL) 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with several of the following brands: Silent Knight, Notifier, Firelite, Gamewell-FCI, E3, or similar brands.

  • NICET Certification a plus 

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to operate computer, phone and other office equipment as needed

  • Ability to read, write, speak, hear, see, think, communicate, concentrate, learn, and work

  • Ability to complete site surveys and identify code issues and solutions

  • Ability to lift/carry up to 50 lbs. repeatedly during work hours

  • Ability to climb up and down ladders and/or step stools repeatedly during work hours

  • Ability to sit/stand for long periods of time during work hours

  • Ability to work in small and confined dark spaces such as crawl spaces, attics, etc.

  • Ability to work in a wide range of temperatures (indoor/outdoor)

  • Ability to travel up to 75% of the time between job sites and customer locations

  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation

  • 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 attics or crawl spac

What You’ll Get:

In addition to competitive pay, we offer a comprehensive “Total Rewards” package including: 

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage 

  • HSA/FSA programs

  • Company paid life and AD&D insurance 

  • Company paid short- and long-term disability 

  • Voluntary benefit products 

  • 401k retirement savings plan after just 60 days 

  • Paid Time Off and Holidays

  • Tuition reimbursement 

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 

 About Us: 

We are the fourth largest security integrator in the country and have proudly been installing innovative security and smart automation solutions in homes and businesses for more than 50 years. Our purpose is to make our world more secure, connected, and empowered, one customer at a time. 

Our Values: 

  • Win as a team.

  • Do the right thing. 

  • Make a difference every day. 

  • Get it done. 

  • Think big.

If you share these ideals, we'd love to hear from you! 

Vector Security is a Drug-Free Workplace 

Vector Security is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender, national origin, veteran, or disability status.


Licenses & Certifications


  • NICET Fire Level I

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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