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Fire Alarm Designer

Company: ADT Commercial
Location: Orange
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Job Description:

Company Overview:At ADT Commercial, we are in the business of helping people and organizations to protect what matters most to them. Building upon ADT's 145-year legacy, we secure the livelihoods and futures of critical commercial environments, retail location, educational campuses, healthcare facilities and financial institutions across the U.S. as an industry-leading security, fire and life safety systems integrator. We strive to have the most experienced and technically trained and talented teams in the industry, driven by excellence at every turn. At ADT Commercial, we truly believe that our people are the difference for our organization, the customers we serve and the communities we protect. When you're a part of ADT Commercial, you'll have the opportunity to be a part of that difference every day. With more than 300 locations, a deep national presence, and comprehensive portfolio of solutions and services, our employees are always poised for career advancement and growth. For more information, visit or follow us on LinkedIn ( and Facebook ( .Position Summary:The Designer is responsible for working with local sales and design departments to provide drafting, interpret project specifications and drawings, and assist with determining system layout of life safety, access control, CCTV and security systems to meet the needs of the customer. This position may also focus on fire alarm and/or sprinkler specialization. (Specific qualifications for fire and sprinkler listed below.)Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Sales and Technical staff to interpret project specifications and drawings, determining system layout
  • Work with staff to interpret project specifications and drawings, determining system layout.
  • Perform to a professional standard for accurate, neat, error free work, as determined by the department manager
  • Complete requests in accordance with sound business practices and general corporate policies
  • Review drawings to ensure completeness and accuracy of work performed
  • Understand and utilize company-drafting procedures
  • Promote a team environment, assisting other drafters, designers, engineers with their projects
  • Create background floor plans in AutoCAD from scanned or hardcopy floor plans
  • Perform takeoff and prepare counts of equipment and devices from floor plans
  • Support local sales team with pre-sale site visits, system design and estimating
  • Lead post sale system design including equipment and software choices
  • Monitor, manage and improve the efficiency of support services such as efficient maintenance of project documentation to include contracts, revisions, estimates, work drawing and specifications; facilitate coordination and communication between support functions
  • Promptly resolves questions and problems related to assigned areas raised by customers.
  • Review plans where a design was prepared by others (i.e.: MEP or FPE firm)
  • Review specifications where a design was prepared by others (i.e.: MEP or FPE firm)
  • Create background floor plans in AutoCAD from scanned or hardcopy floor plans
  • Perform takeoff and prepare counts of equipment and devices from floor plans
  • Support sales department with pre-sale design and estimating
  • Lead post sales system design including equipment choices
  • Performs other related duties as required and/or assignedKnowledge:
    • Basic understanding of Security concepts, theories and processes. To include intrusion systems, basic access control and IP video.
    • Basic knowledge of electronic circuits, AC and DC voltage and basic relay logic in conjunction with a Security Design
    • Actively participate in personal and professional development and maintain knowledge of current and new technologies that the company offers
    • Have proficient knowledge in the use of AutoCAD for the purpose of drafting and application of some of the systems ADT Commercial provides.
    • Have proficient knowledge of the product lines and related parts used by ADT Commercial
    • Possess a working knowledge of low voltage communications systemsSkills:
      • Must possess superior interpersonal skills and be a team player
      • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and adjust to shifting priorities
      • Excellent teambuilding, customer service, and interpersonal skills
      • Excellent communications, listening and presentation skills with all levels of the organization.
      • Must possess good decision-making skills, be very organized and detail oriented.
      • Constant use of discretion and problem analysis.
      • Frequent use of judgment and independent action.
      • High degree of professionalism in working with employees and customers.
      • Excellent time management, planning, and forward-thinking skills
      • Be self-motivated and have a professional attitude and demeanor
      • AutoCAD experience - 2-5 yearsAbilities:
        • Ability to read schematic and/or construction plans is preferred.
        • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
        • Ability to read architectural, mechanical and electrical blueprints and have a solid understanding of basic electrical and mechanical control systems.
        • Ability to utilize computer continually throughout the workday.
        • Ability to adapt to changes in the work environment, delays or unexpected events; manage competing demands; change approach or method to best fit the situation.
        • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
        • Planning and organizingPhysical Demands:
          • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, twist; use hands to handle, push, pull or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.
          • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
          • Physical requirements may include, but are not limited to: climbing up or down ladders, occasional lifting up to 50lbs, stairs, scaffolding, ramps and the like; remaining in a stationary position, often standing or sitting for prolonged periods; moving about to accomplish tasks or moving from one worksite to another; moving in different positions to accomplish tasks in various environments including tight and confined spaces; and general office duties including use of a computer
          • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Work Environment:
            • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
            • Normal Office Environment.
            • Must be able to work extended hours to support timelines.Minimum Qualifications:
              • Possess a working knowledge of low voltage communications systems
              • Minimum of two (2) years' experience with AutoCAD preferred
              • Must demonstrate Computer literacy, including such programs as MS Word, Excel, OutlookCertificates, Licenses, Registrations: (see below)Fire Alarm Specific:
                • Have basic knowledge in current codes such as NFPA, IBC, IFC
                • Possess a working knowledge of low voltage communications systems
                • Preferred to have NICET Level I in Fire Alarm Systems or Inspection and Testing of Fire Alarm SystemsSprinkler Specific:
                  • Have basic knowledge of current codes such as NFPA and IBC
                  • Ability to field survey an existing sprinkler system and document the equipment being utilized and its exact location
                  • Ability to use one or more sprinkler design software packages (AutoSprink, SprinkCAD, and or HydraCAD) to layout new sprinkler head locations and utilize a field survey do digitize an existing sprinkler system
                  • Ability to use one or more sprinkler design software packages (AutoSprink, SprinkCAD, and or HydraCAD) for design purposes only
                  • Basic knowledge of sprinkler system components/equipment and how to use them properly based on their listing/approval
                  • Experience coordinating project designs with other trades utilizing native AutoCAD files
                  • Preferred to have NICET Level I in Water-Based Fire Protection Systems LayoutADT Commercial LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. We are committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce and do our best to foster a culture and environment where every employee feels valued. Our goal is to serve our customers and help save lives. We can achieve this goal when we have the best talent working in an environment where employees feel included and recognized. Visit us online at to learn more.

Keywords: ADT Commercial, Orange , Fire Alarm Designer, Other , Orange, California

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