Commercial Fire & Alarm Systems Inspector in Long Beach, CA at Interface Security Systems

Date Posted: 9/12/2018

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Job Description

At Interface, it’s the human equation that drives us.

Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, Interface is uniquely qualified to be the one source for safeguarding customer data, people, and assets. As the leading national provider of cloud-based managed network services and security systems for retail, commercial and small business customers, we provide the industry’s most comprehensive bundle of integrated solutions that connect and protect some of America’s best-known companies.

Our service offerings include PCI-compliant private secure managed broadband, managed digital voice, alarm/event monitoring, interactive video surveillance, and managed access control and fire/life safety systems. Multiple UL-Approved 5-Diamond CSAA Certified Secure Operations Centers monitor, manage and support their system, backed by a nationwide service delivery infrastructure.

Interface believes in the philosophy of listening to our customers and addressing their needs. We are guided by integrity, as well as, an all-consuming desire to exceed expectations and foster long-term partnerships. Our goal is nothing less than complete customer satisfaction. We strive to achieve this by providing responsive, accommodating service to each and every one of our valued clients.

Interface is seeking an experienced Commercial Fire & Alarm Systems Inspector!




POSITION SUMMARY


Installation, service, and maintenance of commercial customer’s fire security equipment.  

 



PURPOSE AND SCOPE

Reporting to the Regional Operations Manager, the Fire & Alarm Inspector is responsible for daily support of the Customer through troubleshooting, on-site service, and installation duties.  The qualified candidate will possess very strong communication skills and a customer-centric focus.  Candidate will be responsible for guided & assisted installation, upgrading, service, and maintenance of commercial fire systems.  This position is full time and may occasionally include 24/7 on-call duties.



RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE FIRE & ALARM SYSTEMS INSPECTOR

  • Installation and programming of commercial fire alarm systems.
  • Daily hands-on field interaction with commercial customers at the site level and some smaller customer care levels.
  • Perform reconstruction, dismantling, configuration, testing, and verification of successful operations while following required schematic wiring diagrams & procedures.
  • Effectively read commercial blueprints and diagrams. 
  • Work directly in the field, using the most efficient solution to solve service issues. 
  • Properly request off-site service equipment needs through Dispatch. 
  • Commercial customer training as needed.
  • Troubleshoot service issues remotely and on site as needed.  
  • Maintain acceptable and accurate inventory levels by conducting physical inventory counts. 
  • Maintain, verify, and submit all documentation for inventoried items per the company policy. 
  • Maintain a company vehicle to safe well-stocked standards at all times. 
  • Maintain proper documentation and forethought with scheduling and necessary inventory to complete upcoming services. 
  • Keep detailed records and communicate effectively with internal and external customers.  

Job Requirements



REQUIREMENTS OF THE FIRE & ALARM SYSTEMS INSPECTOR

  • Extensive low voltage wiring knowledge.
  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • State licensed/ Journeyman’s License Preferred (or ability to attain).
  • U.S Citizen or have the authorization to work in the U.S as defined by the Immigration Act of 1986.
  • If applicable, hold a state fire/burg license, or ability to do so.
  • Possess a clean criminal and driving record, ability to pass a drug screening and physical examination.


 
SPECIAL SKILLS REQUIRED


  • Thorough understanding and past experience with alarm systems and fire systems.
  • Extensive experience with Fire Systems and Access Control.
  • General previous experience within the low voltage industry.   
  • Ability to climb a ladder and handle equipment and tools while on the ladder. 
  • Maintain industry certifications and licenses as required.
  • Computer knowledge (LAN/WAN) preferred.
  • Possess a strong sense of urgency; self-motivated.
  • Dependable independent problem solver.
  • Lead by example.


 
Working Conditions


  • Differing work hours
  • Ability to lift 40lbs up to 10 times a day
  • Outdoor work (all seasons) required

 
Security Fire Alarm Inspector: 
Candidates will have extensive knowledge of burglar and fire alarm, CCTV, access control, audio and other related systems. Previous experience within the alarm industry installing or servicing this type of equipment is necessary. Must be able to obtain a state alarm license. Excellent customer service skills a plus. Candidates must have a clear driving record.

 Interface offers a competitive compensation package based on education and experience plus excellent benefits that include medical, dental, vision, 401(k), paid time off, the opportunity for growth and much more. Please submit a resume, cover letter, and compensation requirements.

Interface Security Systems will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.  The contractor will take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, status as a protected veteran, or individual with a disability. Such action shall include, but not be limited to the following: Employment, upgrading, demotion, or transfer, recruitment or recruitment advertising; layoff or termination; for rates of pay or other forms of compensation; and selection for training, including apprenticeship. 

Interface Security Systems will, in all solicitations or advertisements for employees placed by or on behalf of the Interface Security Systems, state that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, status as a protected veteran, or individual with a disability.