Utah State University

Fire Alarm Technician

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(12/21/2021 3:46 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Building Trades
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
40 hours per week
Facilities Operations
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


The Fire Alarm Technician performs complex work in the efficient installation, maintenance, and repair of fire alarm systems and other electronic systems according to the shops overall responsibilities, with a specified area of expertise. The candidate accomplishes this by applying journeyman skills in conjunction with advanced technical knowledge and the ability to analyze and understand unique project requests. They will work as a member of a team on various projects or assignments.


  • Troubleshoots and repairs complex fire alarm and other electronic systems.
  • Assists engineering and design staff with development of equipment and standards.
  • Locates and corrects defects in fire alarm systems, and makes appropriate repairs.
  • Tests and evaluates assembly and system performance and reliability.
  • Performs preventative maintenance on fire alarm equipment, by replacing parts, testing and inspecting equipment as needed.
  • Fabricates and installs fire alarm from blueprints, diagrams and specifications provided.
  • Responds to and monitors fire alarm systems and other emergency situations on an on-call basis.
  • Maintains various records including maintenance logs, work orders, time cards, and billing materials.
  • Provides technical guidance and direction to less senior technicians.
  • Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
  • Cleans equipment, shop area and work site.
  • Performs miscellaneous duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Four (4) years of directly related experience in the electrical field with at least three (3) of those years in the fire alarm field.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5 years of experience in fire alarm field
  • State Fire Alarm Certificate
  • Notifier Brand specific experience


  • Comprehensive knowledge of all state electrical, safety, and fire codes.
  • Advanced knowledge of electrical installation and maintenance techniques.
  • Knowledge of all types of electrical systems including generation and utilization.
  • Skill in the use of various hand and power tools common to the trade.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Customer service skills.
  • Skill in troubleshooting and repairing all types of electrical circuitry.
  • Ability to create, read, understand, and build to specifications from blue prints and schematic drawings.
  • Ability to work without supervision.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with co-workers and customers.
  • Ability to work with high voltage distribution and wiring.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1. Resume to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile

2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted into a text box at the end of the application



**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


The position requires considerable physical activity. Employees must have sufficient strength to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position including heavy lifting and/or pushing and pulling of heavy objects.  Employees must be prepared to assume uncomfortable positions such as crawling, kneeling, and squatting. Additionally, the work environment can include confined or narrow spaces. Employees occasionally work outdoors, may not be protected from weather conditions or contaminants, and may be exposed to extreme temperature fluctuations. 

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity discrimination@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


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