• Arlington, VA, USA
  • Required Clearance - Top Secret
  • USN
  • Fire Services

So what does a Fire Alarm Technician at Michael Baker International do?

The Fire Alarm Technician is responsible for providing specific responsibility for installing, repairing and/or replacing fire alarm systems and related equipment; maintaining a regular inspection schedule; documenting activities; assisting other skilled trades; and ensuring that tools and materials are available as needed.. This position is based in the Washington DC Metro area, with periodic overseas travel.


Can you walk me through a typical day of a Fire Alarm Technician?

  • You will inspect, test, maintain and repair fire detection and suppression systems both addressable and conventional type.
  • You will identify equipment and materials needed to perform the requirements. 
  • You will develop trip reports after a trip to document efforts and results.
  • You will inspect newly installed fire suppression systems and systems such as smoke control systems, egress control, emergency lighting, exit lighting, and other life safety systems. 
  • You will assist with the development of written technical requirements, project scopes, testing plans, and other written technical documentation pertaining to their field of expertise.


Could I be the Fire Alarm Technician Michael Baker International is looking for?

  • NICET Level II (or equivalent) in Fire Alarm Systems or Inspection and Testing of Fire Alarm Systems.
  • 5 Years' fire sprinkler and/or fire pump experience performed at the Journeyman level.
  • Certification for at least one of the following fire alarm systems:
    • Notifier ONYX (3030/640/320)
    • Siemens MXL
    • Siemens XLS
    • Siemens System 3
    • Simplex 4100 U
  • You must have an active Top Secret clearance.
  • Must possess computer skills, Excel, Word, spread sheets, e-mail.
  • Must possess valid current US passport.
  • Maintenance journeymen or master technicians experience highly desired.
  • Prior military experience is preferred.
  • 5 years experience at Journeyman's level.
  • Experience working with diverse cultures in an austere, hazardous environment is referable.
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