Utah State University

Fire Alarm Technician Apprentice or Journeyman

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/13/2023 6:30 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
Telework Eligible


This Fire Alarm Technician (Electrical Technician) Apprentice or Journeyman position will perform or assist 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.  Accomplishes this by applying technical skills in conjunction with advanced knowledge and the ability to analyze and understand unique project requests.  Works as a member of a team on various projects or assignments.


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


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Apprentice: Minimal experience and knowledge of fire alarm/electronic field (aptitude required).
  • Journeyman: Minimum four years of experience in fire alarm/electronic field, with two of those years directly related to the fire alarm field.

Preferred Qualifications:

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

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of all state life safety, and fire codes.
  • Advanced knowledge of fire alarm installation and maintenance techniques.
  • 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 electronic 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.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application 

Please do not upload your cover letter.  You will be instructed to copy and paste it during your 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 Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employs 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


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.


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.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


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 Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Matthew Pinner, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, Ut 84322

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


*updated 11/2022


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