Security Alarm Technician

RFI Communications & Security Systems | Renton, WA

Posted Date 6/08/2021

RFI is looking for a Security Alarm Technician to join our team in Seattle!  

Do you consider yourself: 
• Technical
• Independent
• Competitive
• Professional
• Optimistic
• Fast-paced

If this sounds like you, RFI, one of the United States top 20 Security & Integration companies is looking for you!    

As an Installer, your duties will include:  

Installers report directly to the Operations Manager, but are responsible to the Project Managers on a daily activity basis. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: performing startup, installation and closeout of all jobs; assisting Project Managers in other tasks as assigned by the Project Managers.

Technical Acumen:
• Responsible for all work to be performed according to RFI standards and quality installation techniques as per the RFI “General Installation and Craftsmanship Standards and Practices” policy.
• Installs and terminates cable and equipment as per specifications and in conjunction with any relevant building and or electrical codes.
• Ability to read and understand/ follow a Scope of Work / Specifications.
• Ability to read and understand/ follow Blueprints.
• Able to follow a wire diagram/ cut sheet to terminate devices correctly.
• Tests all equipment after terminations are complete to ensure proper performance of system.
• Ability to solve practical problems and carry out responsibilities under supervision.
• Maintain knowledge of current industry standards and emerging technologies.
• Understands the different construction methods for walls, doors, floors, and ceilings.
• Understands the different anchor types for securing devices to surfaces correctly and safely.
• Must be able to set up and configure basic settings on field devices including setting up IP addresses.

Customer Service & Communications Skills: 
• Work with Field Engineers on startup to ensure complete system compliance.
• Work proactively and in a positive manner with all co-workers.
• Communicate effectively and in a timely manner to resolve RFI, Client, or other inquiries and/or requests.
• Ability to write simple correspondence and present information in a one-on-one and small group situations.
• Ability to communicate daily reports on project progress.

Safety & Accountability: 
• Adherence to all RFI Safety Policies; Work at required heights utilizing ladders, scaffolding, lifts, or other.
• Consistently keeps work area clean and free of potential hazards.
• Work in confined spaces as necessary.
• Daily communications with Project Manager on delays, safety concerns, requirements and general status of jobs.
• Work with Project Manager to ensure all jobs are maintaining budgets and timelines throughout all phases of project.
• Ability to complete work and solve problems in a timely manner.
• Maintain professional licensing and certifications as required by manufacturer’s State and Local jurisdictions.
• Consistently keeps work area clean and free of potential hazards.
• Ability to organize workload for effective implementation.
• Ability to adapt as the external environment and organization evolves.  

Education, Work Experience and Requirements   

High school education, or equivalent, required. 2 year associate degree in electronics/basic electrical theory a plus. 2+ years working in the electronic field with daily use of AC/DC theory. EL06 Electrical License preferred. Proper hand and power tool operations and safety. Ability to read blue prints and schematics. Basic computer skills. This position requires a valid driver’s license, clean driving record and insurance.  

Physical Demands:
In general, the following physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:
• Ability to lift occasionally and/or move up to 50 pounds.
• Specific vision abilities include close vision and color vision.
• Ability to effectively communicate, (i.e. see, hear, speak and write clearly) in order to communicate with employees and/or customers.
• Manual dexterity required for frequent reaching, climbing, and lifting of moderate objects, operation of power and manual tools/equipment, and operating office equipment.
• Ability to stand and work on a ladder; must have the ability to reach and work overhead.

What We Do:
RFI Enterprises, Inc. is a diversified multi-systems integrator that has been designing, installing, servicing and monitoring, technology-driven security and fire/life safety solutions for more than 40 years. Quality, value and innovation are the rock solid cornerstones of RFI. Since 1979, the company has been delivering integrated security and fire/life safety solutions throughout the Western United States. RFI maintains four regional offices located in Reno, Seattle, Sacramento, and San Jose.

Why Join Us?
• Competitive Salary
• Medical, Dental, Vision and Disability Plans
• Life Insurance
• Flexible Spending Accounts
• Medical Reimbursement Accounts with pre-paid debit cards
• Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
• Savings and Retirement
• 401(k) / Retirement Plan with Matching Program
• 529 for College Savings Plan
• Paid Vacation & Paid Holidays
• Pet Insurance

In addition to all of the above benefits our employees enjoy
• Company Wellness & Rewards Program
• Student Loan Assistance Program
• Company Sponsored Training
• Employee Referral Program
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Professional Development Opportunities
• Employee Organized Events and Competitions

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