F.E. Moran Contracting
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Technician, Fire Alarm Suppression
at F.E. Moran Contracting
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For over fifty years, the Moran Group of companies has focused on life safety and life comfort across the nation. Headquartered in Northbrook, IL, the Moran Group provides a full spectrum of mechanical services for the commercial, industrial, and residential markets: HVAC installation and maintenance, fire protection, and plumbing.
The Moran Group prides itself on nurturing its employees to promote career development and retention. At the Moran Group, employees are considered partners and are valued for their part in the company’s growth.
Reporting to the General Manager located in the La Porte, TX Special Hazard Systems office, the Fire Alarm and Suppression Technician inspects, installs, repairs and replaces commercial and industrial fire alarm systems and inspects, installs and repairs gas suppression systems.
- Analyzes blue prints, schematics, and drawings of fire alarm and other related electrical systems.
- Builds panel programs of various manufacturers.
- Coordinates with project Foreman and other trades to complete projects and work orders efficiently.
- Diagnoses cause of electrical problems or failures in systems to identify equipment replacement or system repair needs.
- Communicates procedures and status of work orders.
- Provides information so client can decide on appropriate action and can comply with health and building regulations.
- Inspects fire alarm systems and their components for the purpose of evaluating condition, identifying necessary repairs and recommending preventive maintenance.
- Installs electrical system components (panels, audible/visual alarms, pull stations, detectors) in order to enhance or upgrade system capabilities.
- Installs, tests and inspects new and existing fixed gas suppression systems (CO2, FM-200, Novec, Fixed Dry Chemical).
- Maintains assigned vehicle, tools and test equipment to ensure availability of equipment in the workplace.
- Monitors the fire alarm system work of outside contractors to ensure that the projects are compliant with local, State, Federal and District codes, regulations and specifications.
- Participates in meetings, workshops, training, and seminars to stay current on industry information.
- Documents activity and processes.
- Requests equipment and supplies to maintain inventory and ensures availability of items required to complete the necessary installations and repairs.
- Responds to emergency situations during and after hours to resolve immediate safety concerns.
- Transports a variety of tools, equipment and supplies required at job site.
- Assembles panels in the shop or on site in accordance with drawings and specifications.
Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.
- FAL & FEL-A certifications required
- Proven experience operating equipment used in the repair and maintenance of fire alarm systems (which may require working knowledge of algebra and geometry).
- Proven experience planning and managing fire alarm projects; preparing and maintaining accurate records; adhering to safety practices; and handling hazardous materials.
- Proven experience reading and understanding technical information on alarm systems, communicating technical information, and facilitating group discussions on this topic.
- Proven experience solving problems.
- Proven experience with methods, techniques, materials, tools used in installation, troubleshooting, maintenance, and repair of alarm systems/subsystems and ability to read blueprints and schematics.
- Proven experience gathering, collating and classifying data.
- Proven experience problem solving to identify issues and create action plans. This frequently requires independent interpretation of guidelines and the ability to adapt to changing work priorities.
- Experience communicating with diverse groups
- Experience meeting deadlines and setting schedules
- Experience working as part of a team, but often independently with interruptions.
- Experience complying with OSHA/TOSHA requirements.
- Experience using standard practices and methods, providing information or advising others.