The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

Fire/Life/Safety Systems Technician - Fire Alarms, Fire Life Safety Systems Technician

Hiring department Fac Operations & Maint
Monthly salary $3,510+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Variable
Posting number 18-02-22-01-5330
Job Status Open
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, variable schedule to be determined with supervisor, overtime, weekends 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 work associated with fire alarm equipment, systems, and/or their components.

Essential Functions

Performs both routine and preventative maintenance on fire alarm systems. Performs fire alarm system inspections. Assist with fire sprinkler inspections when required. Performs repair, replacement, upgrade and remodel of fire alarm systems. Assists with new fire alarm system comminssioning. Support outages, coordinate and work with contractors and other entities and respond and give guidance to emergency personnel. Performs follow-up investigations to assure the proper operation of fire safety systems during actual fires. Keep up to date on all code changes, testing procedures and product knowledge. Read and interpret drawings and technical manuals. Perform work from both written and verbal instructions and in accordance with established safety procedures. Complete paperwork accurately and on a timely basis. Provide equipment information for FAMIS updates. Keep accurate and up to date documentation of all systems. Train others within shop. Possess and use leadership skills to advance the shop towards its goals. 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. 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. Assist other shops and team members in the accomplishment of shop goals related to key performance indicators. Performs organizing and cleaning tasks to keep work areas safe and efficient. Cleans and keeps electronic equipment and rooms organized. Participates in the On-Call Program.

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 drive University vehicle as necessary. Maintain acceptable driver rating as established in Policy: UTS157 Section 2.5.4.

Required qualifications

High school graduation or GED. Four years of experience in journey level installation/repair/maintenance/operation of fire alarm equipment with electronic background. NICET Level II certification or pass all testing and receive NICET II certification for Fire Alarms within (1) one year of hire date. Valid Commercial State Fire Alarm License required if not NICET Certified. Must have a valid driver's license and an acceptable driving record. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Associate's degree in a technical field or equivalent experience. More than four years of the described experience. Experience at the University of Texas or in a university setting. Demonstrated excellent communication skills. Computer experience. Experience with computerized service request system. Demonstrated excellent customer service skills. Proven ability to work with a team of multi-crafted trades people. Graduated from a leadership program. Ability to multi-task. NICET Level III or above certification in fire alarm. 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 Climbing of stairs Climbing of ladders Lifting and moving Exposure to noise, allergens, dust on job sites. Occasional work from scaffolds. Lift and move up to 50 lbs. May require tuberculosis screening and occasional use of a respirator.Push and pull. May work in confined spaces.

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