Installing a new life safety system or upgrading an existing one is a demanding process. It requires careful design, estimating, planning, installing, pretesting, expediting until the final inspection and approval. 

We are currently seeking experienced professionals that will work with project managers assisting with primary functions and responsibilities including -but not limited to- configuring, installing, troubleshooting, programming life safety systems.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Wiring
  • Install & program fire alarm systems
  • Troubleshoot, test and pretest fire alarm systems
  • Perform system inspections
  • Complete job reports on time, including service reports, inventory log, time sheets and weekly expense reports.
  • Complete all job assignments on time and work in a manner that will exceed customer expectation
  • Attend service calls
  • On-call for emergency service calls.
  • Replace system components (panels, smoke detectors, alarms etc.)
  • Inform management the status of service in order to take appropriate action.
  • Maintain tools and equipment.
  • Attend training and obtain NICET certification


  • Previous proven experience in fire alarm systems or other related fields.
  • Read and interpret prints, diagrams, schematics, specifications, system programs, and operational manuals in order to understand the requirements to properly service, inspect, or install equipment.
  • Ability to interact in a professional manner with customers and associates.
  • Strong troubleshooting skills.
  • Basic electrical and/or fire alarm knowledge-
  • Ability to report to various job sites in New York City.
  • Good work ethic.
  • Analytical skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills - documenting test results and repairs in service log, complete service reports and to coordinate with coworkers and supervisors.
  • Competency with hand tools - must be able to handle tools safely and efficiently.
  • Ability to handle physical work load.
  • Demonstrating good computer skills.

Additional qualifications that will be considered as a plus:

  • Notifier experience and/or certification.
  • Possessing NICET fire protection certification
  • OSHA certification.
  • Associate’s or technical degree in related field
  • A valid driver’s license with good driving record.

Cross-Fire is IBEW Local Union No. 3 affiliated.


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Astoria, NY 11103
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