The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Electronics Technician I - Fire Alarm, Fire Safety Systems, Electronics Tech I

Hiring department Fac Operations & Maint
Monthly salary $2,970+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Variable
Posting number 17-08-25-01-5332
Job Status Deleted
FLSA status Non-exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

40 hours a week, Monday thru Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., possible four ten-hour days with schedule to be determined with supervisor. Some overtime, evening, and holidays possible. Hiring decision contingent upon applicant clearing a security background check and receiving an acceptable driver's rating. Applications will be reviewed online by the hiring department.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


To provide journey level skilled work associated with building fire alarm systems.

Essential Functions

Performs journey level skilled level work in the maintenance and operation of fire alarm systems in campus buildings. Performs both routine and preventative maintenance on detection and alarm systems. Perform and/or assist with Fire Alarm systems inspections. Assist with fire sprinkler inspections when required. Assists with repair, replacement, upgrade and remodel of Fire Alarm systems. Assists with Fire Alarm system commissioning. Provides timely and courteous customer service, keeps supervisors and team members up to date on daily work order status to ensure clear, concise and necessary communication channels are maintained and customer expectations are met. Performs work from written or verbal instructions and in accordance with established safety procedures. Driving university owned vehicles to job sites will be required. Generates material lists and acquires materials for efficient work. Keeps accurate records of materials used and maintains daily time reports to efficiently complete work and document details of the functions performed. Keep accurate and up to date documentation of all systems. Support outages, coordinate and work with contractors and other entities and respond and give guidance to emergency personnel. Keep up to date on all code changes, testing procedures and product knowledge. Performs organizing and cleaning tasks to keep work areas safe and efficient. Cleans and keeps mechanical equipment and rooms organized. Assists other shops and team members in the accomplishment of shop goals related to key performance indicators.

Licenses: Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned. May be required to participate in the On-Call Program.

Required qualifications

High school graduation or GED. Three years of experience in journey level inspection, testing, maintenance, and repair of fire alarm systems or electronic equipment, systems, and components. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate. Must have a current driver license. Demonstrated excellent communication skills. Excellent customer service skills. Candidate's Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) for the past 36 months must be clear. This includes all states resided in for past 36 months. Candidate must provide out of state MVR(s).

Preferred Qualifications

Associate Degree or equivalent in related technical field. More than three years of experience in maintenance and testing of fire alarm systems. Experience at the University of Texas or in a university setting. Demonstrated ability to work well within a team environment. NICET Level I certification or higher in Fire Alarm Systems or other related fields. Successful completion of the Campus Planning and Facilities Management Leader Development program.

Working conditions

Uniforms and/or personal protection equipment (furnished) May work in all weather conditions May work in extreme temperatures May work around chemical fumes May work around standard office conditions May work around biohazards May work around chemicals May work around electrical and mechanical hazards Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Climbing of stairs Climbing of ladders Lifting and moving Exposure to noise, dust on job sites, and allergens. Occasional work from ladders and scaffolds. Lifting/moving up to 50 lbs. Push and pull. May work in confined space. May require tuberculosis screening and occasional use of a respirator.

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