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Protection Systems Technician, Fire Alarm Systems

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University of Cincinnati
Published
March 27, 2024
Location
Cincinnati, Ohio
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Description

Protection Systems Technician, Fire Alarm Systems

Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation's best urban public research universities. Home to more than 50,000 students, 11,000 faculty and staff and 340,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 public research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls "the most ambitious campus design program in the country."

With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, nine straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 Conference, UC's momentum has never been stronger. UC's annual budget tops $1.65 billion and its endowment totals $1.8 billion. The University's overall regional economic impact exceeds $10.6 billion, paving the way for the future of Cincinnati.

Job Overview
Install, support, monitor, maintain and repair University electronic safety and security systems.

Essential Functions

  • Install, repair, replace, service and test various types of electronic equipment. Performs component-level repairs or makes modifications of equipment. May perform some fabrication of parts.
  • Monitor systems participate in troubleshooting/problem determination and make hardware/software repairs or refer problem to appropriate party. Follow-up to inform department of current problem status and ensure issue is resolved.
  • Perform system administration for electronic safety and security systems.
  • Inspect equipment, perform preventive maintenance and provide appropriate documentation for maintenance activities. Monitor parts inventory and requests additional parts.
  • Work closely with Planning + Design + Construction by reviewing building drawings and documents to provide suggestions and approval for electronic safety and security systems.
  • Assist with project management by attending job meetings and provide system check out at end of installation.
  • Interpret blueprints, sketches and layouts; determining amount of materials needed and time involved. Applies all pertinent codes.
  • Provide system user training.
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

Required Education

  • Vocational or technical training or degree in Electronic Technology or related field.
  • Four (4) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.

Required Trainings/Certifications

  • Must have current valid state operator's license with acceptable driving record.
  • Must obtain/possess a current Ohio Fire License within one (1) year of employment.
  • Must pass a complete background check and polygraph examination.

 Required Experience

  • Must have at least two (2) years of experience in installation and repair of digital electronic systems.
  • Must be able to understand and interpret industry codes and standards.
  • Must be able to safely and effectively use general hand tools and power tools.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Sitting - Continuously
  • Repetitive hand motion (such as typing) - Continuously
  • Standing - Continuously
  • Hearing, listening - Often
  • Talking - Often
  • Walking - Often
  • Bending - Often
  • Stooping - Often
  • Climbing stairs/ladders - Often
  • Kneeling, squatting - Often
  • Crouching - Often
  • Crawling - Often
  • Reaching overhead - Often
  • Pulling, pushing - Often
  • Lifting - up to 20 pounds - Often
  • Lifting - up to 50 pounds - Often
  • Lifting - over 50 pounds - Often
  • Shoveling - Seldom
  • Outdoor Environment: Employees work outdoors and may not be protected from weather conditions.
  • Hazards: Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts of machinery or tools used to perform work, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, or exposure to chemicals.
  • Atmospheric Conditions: Conditions that affect the respiratory system, such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, or poor ventilation.
  • Close Quarters: Employees are frequently required to work in crawl spaces, shafts, manholes, sewage and water line pipes, and other areas that could cause claustrophobia.

Compensation and Benefits
UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.

If interested, please apply online at https://bit.ly/3TUGyXR

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

To learn more about why UC is a great place to work, please visit our careers page at https://www.uc.edu/careers.html.

For questions about the UC recruiting process or to request accommodations with the application, please contact Human Resources at jobs@uc.edu.

The University of Cincinnati is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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