Alarm System Inspector

Location US-NY-Melville
Job ID
2022-28492
# of Openings
1
Job Category
Engineering

 

Lab.BLST – Fire Test – Safer World

At UL, we know why we come to work.

Thousands of us around the world wake up every day with a common purpose: to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration, inclusion and excellence. UL stands at the forefront of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to find new ways to foster innovation and positive change. Satisfying? Yes. Exciting? Absolutely!

What you’ll learn & achieve:

An Alarm Systems Inspector conducts listing and annual field inspections for all burglar and fire alarm system installations by examining and evaluating equipment, and preparing inspection reports. 

  • Conducts all burglar and fire alarm system field inspections and service tests to determine that assigned alarm installation companies are providing Certificates and service in compliance with UL and other applicable requirements. Transfers inspection results to appropriate UL forms and prep ares detailed inspection reports.
  • Conducts annual field inspections of all burglar and fire alarm systems to verify that performance of the system, arrangement of monitoring devices, continuity of circuits, wiring of control units, and other security elements are consistent with the types of systems listed on the Certificates. Prepares report of findings and follows up to verify that deficiencies are resolved.
  • Maintains and applies current knowledge of all applicable burglar and fire alarm equipment and installation standards, the National Electrical Code, National Fire Codes, applicable building codes, latest alarm equipment technology, alarm technology practices and UL policies and procedures.
  • Conducts Listing inspections for all burglar and fire alarm systems, by examining and evaluating equipment to verify that components are compatible with each other and the system meets applicable standards. Prepares procedure reports, correspondence and associated materials related to new work, revisits, and Listing inspections.
  • Communicates with customers to schedule appointments, discuss UL requirements for Listing compliance, explain results of field inspections, and resolve adverse field report findings. Provides information to Authorities Having Jurisdiction and other external bodies as required. May assist in educating the public in areas of burglar and fire alarm safety.
  • Conducts annual central station monitoring inspections by examining and evaluating facilities to verify that the equipment, standby power, installation techniques, service, and building are in compliance with UL standards. Conducts Listing inspections.
  • Reads and interprets equipment installation literature, wiring diagrams and building blueprints to verify that alarm system equipment and operations room security meet UL requirements for installation, operation and maintenance.
  • Develops and manages a work schedule from an annual assignment of work. This includes scheduling appointments with customers, reviewing files for a profile of past performance, selecting certificates to be analyzed, and arranging travel schedules and hotel accommodations.
  • Conducts building consultations by reviewing building plans/blueprints and performing site inspections to evaluate suitability of construction materials, electrical systems, utilities, security, signal processing and administrative systems.
  • Analyzes previous year's inspection reports to verify and check inspection results.

What makes you a great fit:

  • Some University education in applied science or a related discipline + NICET* II plus.
  • Six years directly related experience required.
  • Detailed knowledge of the technical vocabulary common to the fire and burglar alarm industry.
  • Working knowledge of applicable testing apparatus and techniques common to the fire and burglar alarm industry.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare procedure reports and associated materials related to Listing inspections.
  • Knowledge of the design, installation, operation, and maintenance for Emergency Responder Communication Enhancement Systems a Plus.
  • Technical knowledge of NFPA72, UL Standard 827, 681 and 2050 a plus.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to travel up to 50%.
  • UL has COVID-19 protocols and policies in place to ensure the safety of our employees, customers and clients. Effective November 1, 2021, the company mandates that employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment (except where prohibited by law), subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.

What you’ll experience working at UL:

  • Mission: For UL, corporate and social responsibility isn’t new.  Making the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place has been our business model for the last 128 years and is deeply engrained in everything we do.
  • People: Ask any UL employee what they love most about working here, and you’ll almost always hear, “the people.” Going beyond what is possible is the standard at UL.  We’re able to deliver the best because we employ the best.
  • Interesting work: Every day is different for us here as we eagerly anticipate the next innovation that our customers’ create. We’re inspired to take on the challenge that will transform how people live, work and play. And as a global company, in many roles,  you will get international experience working with colleagues around the world.
  • Grow & achieve: We learn, work and grow together with targeted development, reward and recognition programs as well as our very own UL University that offers extensive training programs for employees at all stages, including a technical training track for applicable roles.
  • Total Rewards: All employees at UL are eligible for bonus compensation. UL offers a generous 401k matching structure of up to 5% of eligible pay. Additionally, we invest an additional 4% into your retirement saving fund after your first year of continuous employment. We provide Healthcare Reimbursement Accounts and Health Savings Accounts that UL contributes to twice per year! Depending on your role, you can work with your manager on flexible working arrangements. We also provide employees with paid time off including vacation, holiday, sick and volunteer time off.

Learn More:

Working at UL is an exciting journey that twists and turns daily. We thrive in the twists and revel in the turns. This is our every day. This is our normal.

 

Curious? To learn more about us and the work we do, visit UL.com

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