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Job Description for Fire Alarm Installer Technician

Calling all low voltage technicians who specialize in fire alarm installation!  We are hiring mid-level to experienced commercial fire alarm installer technicians, starting with a minimum of three years under your belt!  If you're looking for growth in your career and a company that rewards for great performance, where you'll work on a variety of projects, then GenX Security is the place for you.  Or, if you're a more experienced fire alarm technician with your NICET and you're ready to work for a company that will notice and value your expertise, then GenX Security is the place for you, too.

Are you currently working for an electrical company or an electrical contractor as a fire alarm installer and tired of long hot days of heavy lifting and running 10,000 feet of pipe non-stop for up to months on the same job?  Have you wondered what it would be like to work for the "parts and smarts" guys you see on the job site, like GenX Security, instead?  Do you feel like you're missing out on your potential because you can never see the full results of your hard work?  Do you feel capable of more but where you are now has limited opportunities? 


Maybe it's time to take the next step in your career where you can earn better pay, better quality of work-life, and opportunities for real career growth!  

Whether you've been a fire alarm technician at another integrator or with an electrical company, we've got a place for you.  Here at GenX Security you'll do both new construction and retrofit, which gives you a break from the dust and heat and variety in your work environment.  You'll also get the job satisfaction of being able to see your excellent work and attention to detail from start to the finished product, not just a piece of the job.  With GenX Security you'll get to see the whole picture.  And, you'll also have the opportunity to learn to do more and expand your career.  For example, in addition to building circuits and installing them, putting in devices, trimming, and testing as a fire alarm installation specialist with GenX Security, if you've got an aptitude for computers but have never been given the chance to learn programming and you'd like to, then you can learn it here.  If we see you've got what it takes, we will train you and certify you to program!  And, even though with us you will be a fire alarm specialist first and foremost, you will get to expand your horizons here on a variety of low voltage work and learn about cameras, access control, and more.  

In short, if you've got the drive, determination, and positive attitude combined with the skills then there is no limit to where you can go with GenX Security.  Apply today, and see where the future can take you with the next generation of interactive security and fire technology! 

Job Summary


Status: Full time

Reports to: Lead Technician

Summary of job: Reputable and Growing security integrator in Greenville is looking for an alarm installer who is eager to be part of an amazing team doing great things! GenX Security Solutions is seeking an experienced commercial fire alarm installer who can work with a variety of systems. NICET certification is a big plus, but not required.  The sky is the limit at GenX Security for our top team members!  Your career will grow here.  This position will focus on fire alarm installation but will also work on all other jobs.  In addition, the tech in this position should be able to:

  • Obtain training where required for certifications in order to completely finish a system.

  • Installation, placement, termination, testing, labeling and documenting various low voltage cable as well as installing a variety of systems for commercial application. 

  • Cabling includes but is not limited to twisted pair cable, coax, power limited tray cable, stranded cable, solid conductor low voltage cable, CAT-6, CAT-5, single mode fiber optical cable & multi mode fiber optical cable.

  • Technicians may also test, troubleshoot, repair and maintain electronic systems that are part of customer buildings.

  • Conduct preventative maintenance inspections and initiate work orders to repair deficiencies.

  • Meet with fire inspectors to test system and certify work.

  • Perform inspections of new construction and renovation projects.

  • Maintain and update drawings and documentation for electronic systems.

Salary: Pay is commensurate with experience and skill level.  Top skills + excellent references + best at what you do = top dollar. 

Relocation: Relocation is NOT available for this position.  Candidates must live near or in Greenville, SC.  Selected candidates will be issued a company vehicle (van or truck) to and from work with gas card provided.  

Major Responsibilities

  • Install cable pathway systems (cable trays, cable racks,

      J-hooks or D-rings).

  • Install, terminate, test, label & document horizontal, backbone

      & other cables.

  • Dress & route cable.

  • Fire-stop various types of cable penetrations.

  • Test, troubleshoot, & document test results for cabling.

  • Possess working knowledge of cabling standards

      and electrical code.

  • Understands, adheres to, & promotes Environmental, Health

      & Safety policies.

  • Report any project scope changes, issues, or concerns to 

       assigned contacts.

  • Program fire alarm panels.

Position Qualifications


We are seeking all levels of fire alarm technicians, from a minimum of 1 year to senior level technicians in commercial fire alarm installation, cabling, and related electronic integration.  This position requires, at a minimum:

  • Hands-on knowledge and experience with installing commercial fire alarms.

  • Demonstrable knowledge of fire alarm circuitry and pathways.

  • Knowledge of basic NEC, NFPA 72, and fire alarm industry standards.

  • Programming experience a plus, but we will train and certify technicians who demonstrate computer aptitude and desire to learn.

  • Must be able to read blueprints, specifications, and contract documents.

  • Must have ability to install, terminate & test low voltage cables & fiber optical cables (to include twisted pair cable, coax, power limited tray cable, stranded & solid conductor low voltage cable, single mode & multi mode fiber optical cables).

  • Must be a team player with a knack for electronics and problem-solving.

  • Must be able to travel overnight (company paid) 1 to 3 times per month within surrounding states for 1 to 3 days/nights.

  • Must possess:

    • Valid driver’s license with clean driving record, clear criminal background, and be able to pass a drug test

    • Equipment/Manufacturer specific certifications a big plus.

    • A High School Diploma or equivalent. (Vocational/Technical/Business School strongly preferred.)

    • Ability to read blueprints.

    • Strong mechanical aptitude.

    • Ability to follow written & verbal instructions.

    • Comprehension of terminology pertaining to installation & service of telecom, data, security & wireless systems.

    • Positive attitude, works well with others, and can communicate positively with customers.

Work Requirements/Conditions

  • Use of small hand tools.

  • Use of power tools.

  • Heavy physical effort (usually lifting/moving up to 100 pounds).

  • Climbing of stairs, ladders, and/or scaffolds.

  • Ability to work from heights such as man lifts, scissor lifts & roof tops utilizing proper fall protection.

  • Carrying of loads up & down stairs.

  • Must work both indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions.

  • Company truck, tools, gas card, and travel expenses are provided.

  • Technicians need their own basic hand tools (ie. screwdrivers, etc.)


At GenX Security we are proud to offer excellent benefits for our technicians, which includes:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance

  • Retirement matching

  • Vacation and sick days

  • Continuing education

  • Performance bonuses

Low Voltage Applicaton

Job Application for Fire Alarm Installation Tech

To apply, please take the following steps for consideration for our fire alarm installation technician position:


Step 1:

Submit your up to date current resume by email as a Word or PDF attachment using the button below.  Stay on this page to complete the application after emailing your resume!​


Step 2:

Complete our online application questionnaire and indicate your availability.  Be sure to click "Submit My Application Now." You will receive a confirmation email if sent correctly.  

Applications without emailed resumes WILL NOT be considered! 

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