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Fire Alarm Designer


Job Summary

Johnson Controls
Santa Fe Springs, CA
Other/Not Classified
Job Type
Full Time
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)
Job Reference Code

Fire Alarm Designer

About the Job

What you will do

The primary role of the Fire Alarm Designer is to design fire alarm systems for Johnson Controls projects. Acting as a design lead on large complex multi-faceted projects and directing other members of the design team supporting these projects

How you will do it

• Organizes and plans own workload, helps to direct workload of less experienced design team members, and additionally works with other design teams when required.
• Facilitates reviews of initial designs of medium complexity to provide value engineered/code compliant solutions where required.
• Coordinates with CAD Support Technicians to prepare fully detailed technical submissions with complete detailed schematics and drawings to meet design criteria.
• Oversees CAD Support Technicians in the preparation of project submissions for medium complexity systems including: system operation, drawings, and calculations.
• Completes detailed calculations to verify system design meets code and standard requirements.
• Participates in pre/post project design meeting and attends customer/site coordination meetings, as applicable.
• Reviews bill of materials to facilitate construction.
• Examines completed submissions in conjunction with CAD Support Technician for equipment application, equipment compatibility, and compliance with specifications and scope.
• Provides support to Project Managers when orders have been received to assist in maintaining and/or improving project margins.

What we look for


• A Minimum of 7 years’ experience in design of Fire and Security systems.
• NICET Certification of Minimum Level II, Level I with Level II attainability
• Experience in Fire Alarm, Security, Nurse Call, CCTV and/or Construction Industry. High school degree or equivalent required.
• Demonstrated ability in drafting/CAD, using AutoCAD, computer skills estimating/pricing, and project management.
• Proficient in reading and understanding architectural and electrical diagrams
• Knowledge of multiple electronic building systems.
• Advanced understanding of mechanical systems and their interface to fire alarm systems.
• Fundamental understanding of Microsoft Office Suite including, Excel, Access, Word, Outlook, Adobe
• Effective written and oral communications
• Ability to obtain appropriate licenses required by national, state and local codes.
• Ability to work a full-time schedule
• Available for local travel

• Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical, Mechanical, or Drafting (AutoCad) preferred, Or equivalent field experience.
• NICET Level III preferred, Or the ability and experience to obtain.
• Field-experience in fire alarm system installations is a plus
• Proficient in using Revit, NavisWorks or other drafting/design software packages.


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