Job Description

Grand Canyon University's Environmental Health and Safety department is currently seeking a Fire Alarm Technician. The Fire Alarm Technician is responsible for the service, inspection, testing, installation and repair of fire alarm systems and components.


  • Perform service, repairs and programming on fire alarm systems; including but not limited to Gamewell / FCI, EST, Notifier, Simplex / Autocall etc.
  • Ensures all work is performed to meet requirements as specified by the manufacturer of systems.
  • Test and inspect all aspects of fire alarm systems and peripheral devices per NFPA 72 standards; utilizes a variety of testing devices to identify any electrical system irregularities.
  • Complete required daily paperwork, including work orders, inspection reports and safety documents.
  • Read and interpret structural and electrical blueprints and designs.
  • Meets daily work order schedule, installation project timelines, and adjusts work schedule to ensure promised deadlines; informs management of obstacles.
  • Maintain an accurate inventory of any and all fire sprinkler material.
  • Adheres to scheduled maintenance and testing schedule to prevent systems from nonperformance when needed.
  • Comply with current National Electric Code in fulfilling all installations and repairs.
  • Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Utilizes work order system to record detailed handling of scheduled assignment including hours needed to complete assignment.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience as a Fire Alarm Technician.
  • A NICET or CSA Level 2 certification in Fire Alarm Systems Technician.
  • Must have working knowledge of NFPA 72 and NEC.
  • Gamewell / FCI E3 & S3 Certified preferred.
  • Ability to accurately troubleshoot and repair field wiring and ground faults. 
  • Able to identify issues and take corrective measures to fix problems with fire alarm components.
  • Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University.
  • Must have sufficient knowledge of relevant building codes, legislation, regulations, policies and procedures installation and maintenance.
  • Must have working knowledge of NFPA 72 and NEC.
  • Read and interpret blueprints and designs.
  • Must demonstrate a strong knowledge in the correct usage of tools, power tools, and equipment as related to fire alarm systems.
  • Must have the physical skills and endurance to move about campus and the buildings in order to fulfill daily maintenance tasks and activities.
  • Must be familiar with, and follow, safety requirements and precautions.
  • Detail oriented with good troubleshooting skills.
  • Must be able to present professional demeanor in all interactions.
  • Willing to respond to emergency requests outside of normal work hours.
  • Willingness to work weekends, holidays, or extended hours as needed.
  • Must be willing to operate work ticketing system and update to be able to inform status of work.
  • Must have valid driver’s license.
  • Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University.


GCU's Christian worldview has shaped the university's mission and growth for more than 65 years. As a Christ-centered higher education institution, GCU integrates faith, learning and work to connect the GCU community with distinct Christian principles and strong central values. The University values diversity among its students, faculty and staff, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans. At GCU, working professionals may find their purpose in ways marked by compassion, service, integrity and concern for the common good.

Employment is contingent upon the satisfactory outcome (as determined by the university) of pre-employment screening activities, including a background check.

Only candidates who submit a resume and complete the full application will be considered - anyone without a resume will be declined automatically. For assistance with your job application please use our External Candidate Job Application Guide.

All staff and faculty candidates will be asked to review GCU’s staff or faculty expectations as part of the application process.

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Posted 30+ Days Ago

Full time


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