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Job Summary

Johnson Controls
Strongsville, OH
Other/Not Classified
Job Type
Full Time
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)
Job Reference Code

Fire Suppression Technician - Sign On Bonus of up to $2500

About the Job

What you will do:

The Johnson Controls Suppression Team is responsible for selling, installing, maintaining, and repairing portable fire extinguishers, emergency lighting, and special hazard fire suppression systems. This team does not typically work on fire sprinkler or fire alarm systems, but often works alongside those teams to provide comprehensive life safety services to customers. The Suppression product line is present in more businesses than any other fire protection discipline, and as such this team reaches more customers and plays a bigger role in driving our leadership in all we do.


The qualified candidate will run a route servicing existing fire extinguisher and emergency light accounts, in addition to service and installation of pre-engineered and engineered special hazard fire suppression systems. Fire systems included in this definition protect kitchen hoods, automotive paint spray booths, data centers, fueling depots, heavy equipment (mining, manufacturing), power generation, etc. 

Up sell those customers needing products and services to meet compliance with current fire codes.

Sell new accounts on the route based on the same compliance criteria.

Complete all necessary paperwork as needed and meet deadlines set for paperwork to be turned into the district.

Maintain your weekly, monthly and annual quota as set forth by the Manager.

Comply with all customer service obligations as set forth by the manager and all company policies as set forth by the department, district, and Johnson Controls.

Perform all other duties as set forth by the Manager. This may include but is not limited to assisting other districts, shop, installation and marine work.


How You Will Do It


The Qualified Candidate Will:

-Have the ability to work with their hands and possess mechanical skills. Some fire suppression industry experience preferred.

- Have a positive attitude, be self-motivated, and possess strong organizational and communication skills.

-Have a strong desire to learn and become an expert in the field.

-Have strong sales skills to aid in upselling customers, and adding new customers to their territory.

-Have the ability to manage a route servicing existing and new customers’ fire protection equipment and work on flexible hours when necessary. This includes scheduling with customers and/or AHJs, maintaining stock of materials as needed, and completing professional paperwork as required.

-Have computer skills and a good understanding of building codes and regulations.

-Be able to obtain and retain a security license if necessary and other appropriate certifications and/or licenses.

-Be able to safely operate a work van.

The selected candidate may be eligible for up to a $2500 sign on bonus, based on experience and licenses .

What We Look For:

[Required Qualifications – Education, Skills & Experience]

•Positive attitude, self-motivated, strong organizational and communication skills.

•Strong mechanical aptitude, and ability to work with their hands, work safely from a ladder.

•Technology skills, including intermediate expertise using email, Excel, and Smart Phone apps.

•Be able to obtain and retain required state fire marshal licenses.

•Be able to pass a background and drug screening, and obtain security clearances as required.

•Possess a valid drivers’ license with a clean driving record.

•High School diploma or equivalent.


[Preferred Qualifications – Education, Skills & Experience]

•Experience with the service and sales of fire extinguishers and/or other suppression products preferred.

•Ohio State Fire Marshal licenses in Portable Extinguishers, Pre-Engineered Systems, and/or Engineered Systems OTW.

•General background working with fire protection and life safety devices preferred.

•Good understanding of building codes and regulations.

•Skilled trade experience and/or education a plus. (Plumbing, Electrical, and Mechanical skills sets are all helpful in this line of work.)



Who we are

At Johnson Controls, we’re shaping the future to create a world that’s safe, comfortable and sustainable. Our global team creates innovative, integrated solutions to make cities more connected, buildings more intelligent and vehicles more efficient. We are passionate about improving the way the world lives, works and plays. The future requires bold ideas, an entrepreneurial mind-set and collaboration across boundaries. You need a career focused on tomorrow. Tomorrow needs you.

Johnson Controls is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you are an individual with a disability and you need an accommodation during the application process please email SpecialAccommodations@Tyco.com



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