Electrical and Mechanical Systems Engineering Technology Certifications:
Fire Alarm Systems
Electrical - Control Systems, Electrical Engineering
The Fire Systems Designer works for the Premier Fire to layout and design fire alarm systems for installation at customer sites. Designers convert input data (PDF’S) into installation drawings in using CAD software, as well as do as-built drawings after installation. Designers are also responsible for production of submittal packages for the permitting and installation of the system. Designers are responsible for ensuring the design meets the applicable manufacturer’s requirements, NFPA Standards, and local code requirements. Designers will help our field staff in obtaining technical information to assist them while they are in the field as necessary.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Uses computer assisted engineering and design software and equipment to perform engineering and design tasks.
Evaluates system designs to ensure they meet appropriate requirements. This may include customer specifications, building codes, NFPA codes and standards, manufacturer manuals and bulletins, insurance carrier requirements or others dependent upon applications.
Prepares installation drawings that conform to input requirements. Suggests changes to the contracted scope for improvements in reliability, price reduction, or missing scope.
Support sales effort through performing applications analysis and pre-sales design work as necessary.
Communicates via email and other electronic means regarding project information internally and outside the company.
Organizes workload and tasks autonomously. Communicates the status of each task to supervisor/manager/project managers and internal customers on a regular and on-going basis.
Tracks work tasks using the company provided systems.
Organizes technical information for storage and retrieval by self and others.
Performs self-review of completed designs as part of the quality control process.
Research applications for fire systems and products. Become familiar with new applications/products through active learning.
Perform field surveys to develop new designs, modify existing systems, or assist installation personnel in complex projects.
Interpret multiple types of trade drawings to coordinate between other trades.
Consistently exhibit company values including: integrity, cooperation, accountability and safety.
Other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
BS in engineering technology, electronics, or equivalent experience in related industry, preferred.
3 years’ experience in the alarm industry, required.
1-year experience in CAD, required.
Prior NICET certifications (any level, any discipline) are preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Ability to communicate professionally across a diverse group of audiences.
Ability to partner across functions to reach desired company goals.
Ability to perform on sites safely and obtain the necessary safety certifications.
This position will report to the corporate office daily in Paducah, KY. Working hours are Monday-Friday from 7am-5pm and may require more depending on workload.
Overnight travel will be required up to 15% of the time for field visits.
All associates are required to pass a drug screen, background check and motor vehicle report.