Entry-Level Alarm Technician at Keystone Fire Protection

Keystone Fire Protection
Chester, PA
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Company Profile:

Keystone Fire Protection Co. is a Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware based life safety system and service provider. Keystone provides high-quality fire detection and extinguishing systems to our commercial and industrial customers.� We provide indispensable services of testing, installation, maintenance and emergency repair of life safety systems, which protects the lives and assets of our customers with a goal of zero down-time due to fire.

Job Scope:

The Entry-Level Alarm Inspection/Repair Technician is to deliver quality products and services which meet or exceed customer and industry standards, and to achieve customer satisfaction through a unified commitment to job competency and unsurpassed service.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assist with routine service as assigned (includes replacing detectors, changing flex loops, replacing initiators, replacing manual pull stations, etc.)
  • Assist�routine maintenance and inspection of engineered systems. Including Halon, Industrial Dry Chemical, Clean Agents, and CO2�s. Examine systems to locate problems such as loose connections or broken insulation
  • Test backup batteries, keypad programming, sirens, etc., to ensure proper functioning and to diagnose malfunctions.� Repair circuits and sensors
  • Assist�panel replacements when necessary.� Mount and fasten control panels, door and window contacts, sensors, etc., and attach electrical and telephone wiring in order to connect components
  • Read/follow blueprints, electrical layouts and building plans.� Able to determine materials required for jobs
  • Feed wires/cables through access holes, roof spaces, and cavity walls to reach outlets
  • Adjust sensitivity of units based on room structures and manufacturer�s recommendations, using programmable keypads
  • Keep informed of new products and developments.� Attend in-house training sessions and manufacturers� training as assigned and/or required
  • Accurately complete and return all field paperwork on time, including calling in times worked daily
  • Be available for off-hour emergency service calls and the on-call schedule assigned
  • Report all accidents, mishaps and/or customer complaints immediately
  • Keep company issued vehicle clean, neat, and organized.� Return unused parts and equipment to the warehouse upon completion of job
  • Work cooperatively with other departments within the company and with fellow coworkers
  • Interface with customers to explain work to be performed, answer their questions and address their concerns in a knowledgeable and respectful manner
  • Provide accurate and complete information on reports and quotes
  • Manage time including time on the job as well as time on road to job sites
  • Return all tools, equipment and unused products and materials along with the appropriate paperwork to the warehouse/shed upon the completion of the job


  • Education
  • Required: High School Diploma or GED
  • Preferred: Advanced Technical School Training
  • Preferred Certification: NICET Level 1

  • Experience
  • Required: Mechanical aptitude
  • Preferred: 1-3 years related experience
  • Licensing
  • Valid driver�s license with clean driving record required

  • Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision
  • Demonstrate integrity, honesty
  • Mechanical skills and aptitude
  • Proficient in basic computer skills
  • Demonstrate problem-solving skills
  • Good communication skills (written and verbal).� Able to interact with all levels being served. Represent the company in a professional, credible manner in speech, written communications and appearance
  • Able to adapt behavior to different people and situations�
  • Be flexible by adjusting interpersonal approaches appropriate to the manager/employee.
  • Must pass random substance abuse tests

Physical Demands/Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time (up to 4 hours) without a break.
  • Position requires bending, twisting, stooping, climbing.
  • Must be able to lift 10-50 pounds frequently and up to 100 pounds occasionally.
  • Position requires pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds frequently and 40 pounds occasionally.
  • May be exposed to temperature changes, small spaces and confined spaces.
  • Ability to distinguish colors and use hands for repetitive fine manipulation frequently.