Fire Alarm Technician

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Nov 12, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
Bentley University

Job Description Summary
Under the direction of the Manager of Life Safety Services, maintains all related equipment that the Life Safety Department is responsible for, which includes: fire alarms, security systems, water detection and sprinkler/standpipe equipment, field detection devices, automatic extinguishing equipment, CCTV, digitize dispatch system, energy management system, access control security system and any future technology based systems that may develop under the Life Safety Department.

The physical demands of this position range from LIGHT to MEDIUM. This position involves installing, maintaining, repairing, and testing all campus fire detection and security systems. This includes periodic inspection and cleaning of detection and sounding devices as well as assist police and/or fire officials in emergency situations. These are completed in accordance with all applicable OSHA and NFPA regulations and established schedules and procedures at Bentley University. Standing, walking, lifting, carrying and reaching are performed on a frequent to constant basis. Bending, pushing, pulling, climbing, kneeling and twisting are performed on an occasional to frequent basis. The heaviest physical demands are required during handling of furniture and heavier equipment, etc. These activities require handling of 25-50 pounds of load resistance on an occasional to frequent basis. Heavier tasks may require the assistance of (2) or more co-workers.

Minimum Qualifications

A minimum of 5 years overall work experience in the field. A minimum of 2-3 years of experience as an Edwards Certified Technician. High School diploma/GED, plus technical school education. Valid Massachusetts Class D electrical license. Use of motor vehicle required for transportation of tools and equipment for job related duties. Must hold and maintain a valid, unrestricted United States driver's license, with an insurable driving history as determined by Bentley's insurance carrier. Will be required to drive a Bentley issued vehicle. Ability to troubleshoot problems to system, board, and filed device/wiring. Ability to interpret diagrams, plans, schematics, blueprints, and manufacturers' programming materials. Ability to utilize electrical, mechanical, and other tools required to perform job functions. Knowledge of electronic and electrical control circuitry, meters and repair shop techniques. Must be able to read, write and interpret documents in the English language, e.g. safety rules, material safety data sheets (MSDS), operating repair, installation and procedure instruction manuals. Must be able to effectively interact and communicate with co-workers and supervisors. Must be available for emergency call-in situations. Properly uses and cares for Bentley tools, radios and equipment. Must be physically able to perform the essential duties of the position as set forth in this Position Description.

Bentley University requires references checks and may conduct other pre-employment screening.


Bentley University strives to create a campus community that welcomes the exchange of ideas, and fosters a culture that values differences and views them as a strength in our community.

Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity. The University is committed to building a community of talented students, faculty and staff who reflect the diversity of global business. We strongly encourage applications from persons from underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities, covered veterans and those with diverse experiences and backgrounds.


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