Schaumburg, IL | Full-time

Fire Alarm Inspector

Job Summary:

As a Fire Alarm Inspector for Alarm Detection Systems, the individual will test and inspect existing fire alarm systems in accordance with NFPA 72. The employee must also possess the skills, knowledge and demeanor to provide ADS customers with the professional service that they expect from the company.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Alarm Detection Systems is an EEO employer

Company Benefits:

We believe in providing a generous, comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Health, dental, vision and life insurance
  • 401(k) plan with a company match
  • Company-paid short-term disability
  • Company-paid cell phone
  • Company vehicle
  • Tool allowance of $15 per month for the purchase of tools, equipment, uniforms, safety equipment and supplies related to Company business
  • Paid time off and holiday pay
  • Continuous professional and development opportunities
  • A fun, high-energy work environment

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Test and inspect fire alarm control panels, transmitters, and devices at customer locations according to applicable NFPA Standards and company policy
  • Perform tests and inspections in an efficient manner, including one person and multi-person tests
  • Must be punctual; arrive on time to first job of the day, allowing for traffic, weather, and distance
  • Must maintain the company vehicle, inventory, cell phone, and required testing tool
  • Clearly document all test results on paper and within the ADS ticket app in accordance with NFPA Standards and ADS Company policy
  • Communicate necessary information with the department manager, co-workers, and schedulers
  • Conduct inspections and acceptance testing of newly installed fire protection systems
  • Inspect buildings to locate hazardous conditions and fire code violations, such as accumulations of combustible material, electrical wiring problems, and inadequate or non-functional fire exits
  • Conduct fire code compliance follow-ups to ensure that corrective actions have been taken in cases where violations were found
  • Inspect properties that store, handle, and use hazardous materials to ensure compliance with laws, codes, and regulations, and issue hazardous materials permits to facilities found in compliance
  • Write detailed reports of fire inspections performed, fire code violations observed, and corrective recommendations offered
  • Identify corrective actions necessary to bring properties into compliance with applicable fire codes, laws, regulations, and standards, and explain these measures to property owners or their representatives
  • Achieve and maintain NICET II in Fire Alarm Testing and/or Water Based Sprinkler Inspections
  • Follow safe work practices to ensure a safe work environment for themselves, co-workers and customers
  • Be prepared to work in all types of weather conditions.


  • High school diploma or equivalent is required
  • Associates degree in Applied Science is preferred


  • NICET II certification in Fire Alarm Systems is preferred for this position
  • The successful candidate must have a clear and valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to obtain a Permanent Employee Registration Card from the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation


  • Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction
  • Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one
  • Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively
  • Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions
  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience
  • Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem
  • Visualization — The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged
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