Pillar Innovations

  • Field Technician (Fire Suppression) - Evansville, IN

    Job Locations US-IN-Evansville
    Fire Suppression
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Pillar Innovations is now accepting applications and resumes for an experienced full-time Field Technician with a focus on Fire SuppressionThe Field Technician will be responsible for troubleshooting, testing, servicing, repairing and maintenance on fire suppression, detection and alarm systems in underground facilities.  This position works within a wide range of industries and applications to include but not be limited to: energy, commercial and industrial. This position is customer-driven and candidates must be flexible and willing to work extended hours.  This position will require travel to customer sites with some over-night/out-of-town stay and some emergency call-out work.     

    The Field Technician will be based out of the Pillar Innovations’ office, located in Evansville, IN. 

    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. Pillar Innovations provides services ranging from custom software packages to vision systems and wireless communications. Regardless of the need, Pillar Innovations is able 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.


    • Inspect, maintain, troubleshoot, test and repair fire detection and suppression systems.

    • Troubleshoot electronic fire alarm, detection and suppression equipment at customer sites.

    • Read and interpret blue prints, diagrams, submittals, specification, schematics and operational product manuals

    • Perform programming on fire alarm system networks and fire alarm panels.

    • Prepare associated paperwork and forms for customer service and project activities in a timely manner as required.

    • Communicate with Project Managers and Project Engineers for daily duties.

    • Proactively assist customers with all questions and concerns in a timely and professional manner.

    • Respond to trouble calls and emergency service calls on an on-call basis as necessary to meet customer needs.

    • Ensure a high level of customer service and satisfaction

    • Must be willing to travel and work a flexible work schedule including Saturday and Sunday

    Other Duties as Assigned. The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.


    • 3+ years of plumbing experience on fire suppression systems including wet pipe, dry pipe, pre-action, deluge and fixed fire extinguishing systems preferred.

    • Ability to work underground for extended periods of time.

    • Possess a thorough understanding of the principles of fire alarm protection and fire alarm systems.

    • Technical/mechanical knowledge and abilities.

    • Comprehensive knowledge of NFPA 25

    • Understanding and knowledge of electric and diesel fire pumps

    • Ability to read and interpret mechanical drawings, specifications, and schematics.

    • Must be willing to attend training and remain updated with regard to industry standards and requirements.

    • Possess a thorough understanding of the principles of fire alarm protection and fire alarm systems.

    • MSHA 40-hour underground training required.

    • Underground mining experience is a plus but not required.



    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:


    • Long hours, exposure to weather and hazardous conditions.

    • Must be physically fit to stand and bend for long periods of time and regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

    • Sit, talk, hear, read, write and type.

    • Regularly walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.

    • Perform duties on-site and underground at industrial locations.

    • Ability to work at elevated heights in upwards of 40’.

    • Required to wear safety equipment: as per MSHA requirements including but not limited steel toed and/or metatarsal shoes, hard hat, lanyard, fire retardant, protective eye wear, etc.



    Additional Eligibility Qualifications

    1. Must possess a valid and appropriate state driver’s license prior to employment


    1. 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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