Fire Alarm Technician - $1,000 sign-on bonus for qualified individuals

Richmond, VA posted on June 14

Atlantic Constructors is seeking dynamic, motivated, career minded individuals to join our expanding team! Atlantic Constructors has been recognized as an industry leader in the Mid-Atlantic Region for over 50 years.

Job Title: Fire Alarm Technician

Reports to: Fire Protection Superintendent


Responsible for installation, troubleshooting, repair, inspection and testing fire alarm systems

Essential Functions:

  • Installation, troubleshooting and repair of complex networked and non-networked fire alarm systems with limited or no supervision
  • Assisting our Construction Fire Alarm Division in troubleshooting, inspecting and testing large scale networked fire alarm/mass notification systems for extended periods of time
  • Perform fire alarm, sprinkler, and extinguisher inspections
  • Read and interpret drawings and specifications to determine layout requirements
  • Assist in training and directing the day to day work of a helper
  • Maintain appropriate documentation for the work performed
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibility (Direct Reports Y/N) N


  • Two years of fire protection/alarm experience and/or equivalent combination of vocational training and experience
  • Extensive knowledge of NFPA 72, NEC, Fire Alarm System Theory, OSHA requirements, and industry standards for fire alarm systems installation
  • Experience with a variety of system manufacturers including Honeywell (Notifier, Fire-Lite, Silent Knight, Gamewell-FCI); UTC (EST); Siemens
  • Troubleshooting skills including, researching on line, system manuals to resolve problems
  • Experience with conduit bending, understanding of blue prints and wiring schematics and layout of system installations
  • Exceptional communication skills with customers, other field personnel, office staff and sub-contractors
  • Must be flexible in adapting to changes in priorities, work assignments, and other interruptions that may impact pre-established courses of action for completing or progressing with projects and assignments
  • Must be able to pass post-offer pre-employment drug screen, and may be required to satisfactorily complete additional background checks as required (i.e. DMV, criminal history)
  • Must adhere to all company policy and procedures
  • Must be available to work assigned schedules and extended hours as needed including day, evening, weekend, and holiday hours

The work environment and physical demands required would be representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, and may include, but are not limited to the following:

Work Environment:

  • May work in varying temperatures; both inside and outside, including inclement weather, heat, humidity, cold and dampness
  • May work in areas with exposure to moderate/high noise levels
  • May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles including dust
  • May be required to work in confined spaces or from high heights

Physical Demands:

  • This role routinely uses construction equipment such as heavy machinery, hand and power tools.
  • While performing duties of the job the employee may work aloft, climb, bend, pull, reach overhead, stand/walk for long periods of time and lift up to 50 lbs
  • Frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms
  • Must be able to correctly identify all colors of a color-coded cable/wires and see close vision, distance vision, depth perception, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus


  • May require travel


  • Prior military experience 
  • HS diploma or GED equivalent


Atlantic Constructors offers competitive pay and benefits, to include:

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • 401K
  • Paid leave