Pillar Innovations

  • Fire Alarm Technician - Charleston, WV

    Job Locations US-WV-Charleston | US-WV-Elkins
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview



    Pillar Innovations is now accepting applications along with resumes for a full-time Fire Alarm Technician.  The Fire Alarm Technician will work individually and/or as a part of a team to provide support to new and existing customer’s systems and components in various industries that may include, but are not limited to: Energy, Mining, Concrete, Oil and Gas, Aggregate, Food & Drug / General Industry, etc.


    The Fire Alarm Technician will be based out of the Pillar Innovations’ office, located in Charleston, WV.  Areas of operations include, but are not limited to:  West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC Metro Area, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina and New Jersey. 


    Pillar Innovations, LLC is a service company that takes pride in being on the cutting edge of technology. Pillar Innovations offers a diverse product portfolio to fulfill the needs of the energy, mining, environmental, manufacturing, and food & drug sectors. Additionally, it provides services ranging from custom software packages to vision systems and wireless communications. Regardless of the need, Pillar Innovations is there to provide the safety, communication, and automation systems that industrial customers need to succeed.


    Pillar Innovations is a rapidly-growing company that offers a fun and challenging work environment with a wealth of opportunities for professional growth.  Pillar Innovations offers competitive wages commensurate with experience, outstanding medical, dental and vision benefits, short-term and long- term disability, life insurance, 401k, paid holidays and paid time off.




    Job Responsibilities:


    • Analyze blue prints, schematics, and drawings of fire alarm, network, security and/or other related electrical systems for the purpose of determining the efficient installation of new or upgraded systems.
    • Coordinate with assigned Foreman and/or other trades for the purpose of completing projects and work orders efficiently. Diagnose causes of electrical problems or failures in assigned systems for the purpose of identifying equipment and/or systems repair.
    • Inform personnel regarding procedures and/or status of work orders for the purpose of providing information for making decisions, taking appropriate action and/or complying with health and building regulations.
    • Inspect electrical / fire alarm / security systems/networking systems and their components for the purpose of evaluating condition, identifying necessary repairs and recommending preventive maintenance.
    • Install electrical system components as assigned (e.g. panels, audible/visual alarms, pull stations, detectors, switches, cameras, servers etc.) for the purpose of providing enhanced, new, and upgraded system capabilities.
    • Prepare written materials for the purpose of documenting activities and/or conveying information. Request equipment and supplies for the purpose of maintaining inventory and ensuring availability of items required to complete the necessary installation and/or repair.
    • Respond to emergency situations during and after hours for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns.


    Job Qualifications:

    • Associate’s or technical degree in related field
    • Possess NICET fire protection certification
    • Must have 1-3 years of experience with installation and repair of electronic security and fire alarm systems
    • Technical knowledge of security technologies.
    • Proficient with computers.
    • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Skill in dealing with the public in a manner which will facilitate any constructive problem solving possible.
    • Ability to work under stress and handle stressful situations. Ability to meet deadlines.
    • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule with some out of town and overnight travel
    • Ability to be able to work independently
    • This position is subject to the Pillar Innovations’ Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy which includes: pre-employment testing, post-accident testing, reasonable suspicion testing, return to duty testing, and follow-up testing



    Working Conditions:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to:

    • Walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb ladders and stairs; crawl; kneel
    • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 80 pounds unassisted.
    • Must be safety and customer-focused, without exception
    • Required safety equipment:  Metatarsal boots, ARC flash rated clothing, protective eye wear, gloves, hard hat, and hearing protection


    Additional Eligibility Qualifications

    1. Must possess a valid and appropriate state driver’s license prior to employment
    2. This position requires the completion of a thorough background and pre-employment drug and alcohol screening. In accordance with Pillar Innovation’s Drug and Alcohol policy, employees are required to participate in random, post-accident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing as requested.

    AAP/EEO Statement 
    Pillar Innovations is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that provides opportunities without regard to any protected classes under applicable law.


    ADA Statement

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    Other Duties
    This job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required for this position. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.



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