Master Alarm Technician

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 740201 - Physical Plant - Work in Progress
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Support Staff
Position Open Date:
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Salary Grade/Salary Minimum:
ALM-M/Minimum: 55,286

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Operate, repair and maintain existing security, fire alarm and video surveillance systems, facilities and related equipment. This may involve analyzing, isolating and correcting malfunctions in equipment and circuits using voltmeters, ammeters, ohmmeters and circuit analyzers.
2. Monitor work in order to assure quality performance.
3. Inspect assigned jobs, equipment and tools in order to assure compliance with codes, guidelines, university standards, and safety rules.
4. Plan, research and install new security, fire alarm and video surveillance systems, facilities and related equipment, including verification that these systems operate and report properly to the alarm central station.
5. Maintain, update and download existing alarm account records.
6. Install, program, and field test automatic dialers for existing alarm systems.
7. Disassemble, clean, repair, and reassemble a variety of electrical equipment following established procedures.
8. Be knowledgeable and comply with all safety and electrical codes. Inspect assigned jobs for compliance to the National Electric Code and University standards.
9. Provide technical information, advice, operating instructions, and similar information to supporting skilled trade’s employees.
10. Erect and work from ladders, scaffolding, boom trucks and similar devices.
11. Interpret blueprints, diagrams, sketches, circuit diagrams, and job specifications.
12. This position has responsibility for the health and/or safety of others. Responsibilities include overseeing the safe use of equipment and materials and maintaining safety standards for the support staff when working in dangerous or hazardous conditions.
13. Provide assistance to electricians as needed.
14. Perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

High School Diploma or equivalent High School Diploma or GED

Experience 6 yrs. Experience in electrical and alarm systems.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Valid Commercial Driver’s License

Knowledge of methods, materials, tools, equipment, occupational hazards, and safety
precautions of the trade.

Thorough knowledge of applicable electrical codes, rules, and regulations (local, state, and national). Ability to climb wooden and steel poles.

Developed supervisory skills.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort:

Regularly involves lifting, bending or other physical exertion. Often exposed to one or more elements such as heat, cold, noise, dust, dirt, chemicals, etc.

Frequent-externally imposed deadlines; set and revised beyond one’s control; interruptions influence priorities; difficult to anticipate nature or volume of work with certainty beyond a few days; travel or irregular hours often anticipated; meeting of deadlines and coordination of unrelated activities are key to position; may involve conflict-resolution or similar interactions involving emotional issues or stress on a regular basis.

Job frequently requires standing, walking, reaching, climbing or balancing, talking, hearing, handling objects with hands, and lifting up to 50 pounds.

Job occasionally requires sitting, stooping/kneeling/crouching/crawling, and lifting more than 100 pounds.

Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically, ability to distinguish colors.

Instructions for Applying:

Submit application and any requested documents online.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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