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Fire Alarm Engineer

Company: Koch Enterprises Family of Companies
Location: Nashville
Posted on: May 29, 2023

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.
Title: Fire Alarm and Security Engineer
Reports to: Director of Engineering
Type: Salary/Exempt with Full Benefit Package including 401k
Primary Role: Responsible for providing pre and post sales engineering support to Sales and Technical staff on electronic systems (specifically Fire Alarm systems and Security Systems).Assist design team with product application and drawing review. Accountable for being knowledgeable and articulate in the systems offered and supported.
1. Work to develop a comprehensive set of system drawings and project documentation for assigned projects
2. Provide Sales and Technical staff with technical support on both a pre and post-sales basis
3. Provide technical support to internal and external customers
4. Supply installation instructions to job file
5. Assist with training internal technical and/or sales staff on new products and/or systems
6. Actively participate in personal and professional development and maintain knowledge of current and new technologies that the company offers
7. Comply with company policies, as well as health and safety issues
8. Promote a team environment
9. Other duties as required or assigned
Accountability: The Engineer will be accountable to the Director of Engineering. Secondary accountability will be to the other management team members, employees and customers of the company.
1. The Engineer shall possess a two-year degree in Electrical Engineering 2. Technology (EET) or related field experience.
3. Minimum NICET level II Fire Alarm certification.
4. Must possess an understanding of electronic systems, such as fire alarm systems, healthcare communications systems, paging systems, infant protection systems, and security systems.
5. Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills. Must have 2+ years' experience with AutoCAD -.
6. AutoCAD - Revit, AutoLISP programming and Trimble SketchUp a plus Strong project management and organizational skills required.
7. Must have the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and adjust to shifting priorities.
8. Must possess a strong sense of urgency.
9. Preference given to individuals certified in EST, Autocall, Kidde and Simplex.
Travel: Some out of town travel required.
Additional Skills and Abilities:
1. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
2. Must be responsible, self-motivated, self-starter, personable and well-organized.
3. Superior customer service skills to deal with both internal and external customers.
4. Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
5. Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work with diverse groups.
6. Proficiency in the use of personal computers including such programs as MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook.
7. Ability to demonstrate planning, organizing and implementing skills which allow the successful completion of a project by a specific due date.
8. Must be able to effectively handle stressful situations.
9. Must be able to read and effectively interpret general business documentation.
10. Valid and current drivers license.
Physical, Mental and Environmental Requirements:
1. Employee is required to stand, walk, climb, sit and use hands and fingers.
2. Some light lifting of objects is required.
3. Reaching, grasping and carrying activities also required.
4. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
5. Although most work is performed inside, occasional outside activities are subject to seasonal temperature fluctuations.
All requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.
This job description does not list all the duties of the job. You may be asked by supervisors or management to perform other instructions and duties. You will be evaluated in part based upon your performance of the tasks listed in this job description.
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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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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Other details

  • Job Family ENG
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Employment Indicator Regular
  • Required Education Some College
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