Fire Alarm Electrician (8195C), Facilities Services -
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Application Review Date The First Review Date for this job is: February 21, 2019
Departmental Overview Facilities Services works to maintain a campus built environment that is conducive to teaching, learning and research. We strive to continuously improve the campus in partnership with all members of the campus community. Facilities Services is comprised of the following units: Campus Recycling and Refuse Services, Custodial Services, Environmental Services, Grounds Operations, Shops, Quality Assurance & Customer Service, Sustainability and Engineering Services and People's Park.
Responsible for the installation of new fire alarm devices, including but not limited to: troubleshooting, shop fabrications, predictive and preventive maintenance, inspections, test operations, services repairs or replacement. Participate in the design of assemblies, systems, equipment and/or controls, electrical and/or mechanical. Prepare drawings in detail showing measurements and materials with information obtained from blueprints and verbal instructions. Perform work on shop fabrications, predictive and preventive maintenance, inspections, test operations, sustaining services, troubleshooting and repairs and/or replacement of complex control and mechanical systems of fire alarm systems. Administrative Duties
Adherence to the scheduling of work through the work management program is required. Consult shop superintendent and/or lead for technical information. Interpret prints, schematics, wiring diagrams, flow charts and written descriptions of functions and project requirements. Support maintenance projects and programmatic work assignments. Keep accurate work records and complete paperwork in a neat and timely manner. Define and describe materials, tools and/or equipment, work methods and task sequences. Serve as liaison with clients, relaying their needs and requirements to the appropriate department or superintendent. Obtain materials and equipment as required. Safety
Adhere to all University and Departmental safety guidelines. Attend job-related and safety training as required. Other
Perform other duties as assigned.
Must possess California State Fire Alarm License (Blue Card).
NICET Level I
Must have five years verifiable experience with fire alarms
Employee must possess five years experience in a comparable position or related experience in a university, hospital or large building complex, including a minimum of two years performing installation, trouble-shooting, and repair of fire alarm systems.
Education and training in fire alarms can be through documented experience and/or professional development through an accredited college or university.
Must be able to work in confined spaces.
Must be available to respond to emergencies, work on-call, weekend on-call, rotating swing shift, watch and holidays.
Adhere to Facilities Services' work rules and Code of Conduct.
Employee is personally responsible for following health and safety guidelines/instructions.
Must possess knowledge and ability to utilize correct tools, techniques and methods for handling specific fire alarm projects by applying thorough knowledge of codes and the skills of a craftsperson.
Ability to interpret prints, schematics, wiring diagrams, flow charts and written descriptions of functions and project requirements.
Ability to operate electrical machines, equipment, and other hand and/or power tools needed to perform skill-related job tasks.
Ability to work in confined spaces and to gain access to areas that normally require stairs, ladders and scaffolding using specific methods to perform job tasks.
Ability to safely move supplies and objects up to 75 pounds with or without a reasonable accommodation.
Must possess excellent communication skills and ability to interact in a positive manner with the campus community, including students, building managers, academic personnel, and craft personnel, in a multi- cultural environment.
Ability to track jobs to completion and prioritize requirements; able to work and support shutdowns and project schedules to minimize interference with others.
Ability to read information from equipment manufactures manuals, service requests, layout sketches, blueprints, appropriate state and local government codes, trade-specific manuals and practices, and to determine how the fixture or equipment should perform.
Ability to distinguish colors and use color codes effectively.
Ability to communicate clearly over the telephone and two-way radio. AII Ability to execute job assignments in a timely manner.
NICET Level II (Preferred or receive within 6 months)
Salary & Benefits The position is non-exempt, bi-weekly paid position. Hourly pay for this role is $50.03 per hour.
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Physical Exam Employment is contingent upon passing a physical exam.
Conviction History Background This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
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