PAE, Inc Fire Systems Technician in Beijing, China

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Fire Systems Technician

PAE is seeking a Fire Systems Technician to support our embassy program in Beijing, China. The duties and responsibilities below are not inclusive:


  • Ensure proper fire and smoke detection, monitoring, and suppression system operation by inspecting, testing, programming, maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing networked, addressable digital, electronic, and analog fire detection and suppression systems.

  • Locate and correct deficiencies in electronic fire detection and various other fire suppression and fire alarm systems.

  • Program fire systems to properly detect, transmit, and announce alarm signals.

  • Fabricate, install, inspect, alter, and repair fire suppression systems including water sprinkler and spray systems, kitchen suppression systems, standpipes, sprinkler risers, and electric and diesel fire pumps.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Perform troubleshooting, repairs, modifications, calibrations, and preventive maintenance on a wide variety of digital and analog fire protection detection systems, pneumatic, mechanical, auxiliary equipment, microprocessors and programmable equipment, and other related fire protection systems and devices.

  • Perform troubleshooting, repairs, modifications, calibrations, installations, and preventive maintenance on fire suppression systems, electrical and diesel fire water pumps, and related control systems.

  • Preform maintenance on fire extinguishers and related fire safety equipment.

  • Conduct fire safety inspections to ensure compliance with applicable codes.

  • Maintains detailed records, and produces periodic inspection and work reports as required.

  • Perform technical review on construction and renovation projects that involve modification to fire detection or suppression systems, and provide as-built drawings as required.

  • Maintain adequate stock of spare parts for fire detection and suppression systems. Initiate orders of parts as required ensuring continued operation of critical fire detection and suppression systems.

  • Provide informal training to maintenance, and security personnel on the daily function and operation of fire detection systems.

  • Supports other trades as directed.

Job Qualifications:

  • High school diploma, or the math and language skill set equivalent to that of a high school graduate.

  • Skills and knowledge normally associated with completion of a formal on-the-job training program in a related skilled building trade and/or at least two years of experience as a Building Systems Technician or related skilled trade.

  • A skill set commensurate with journeyman level work is required.

  • NICET certification in Fire Protection Engineering Technology/Fire Alarm Systems or ability to obtain within 6 months.

  • Candidates must have a working knowledge of computer and microcomputer hardware and software used in fire alarm systems and should have experience with addressable fire alarm hardware and software.

  • Knowledge of building systems, life safety and NFPA fire codes.

  • Candidates must possess trade-related math skills appropriate for this level of work and demonstrate proficiency in written and spoken English.

  • Must be 21 years of age or older, and possess a valid driver's license.

  • A Top Secret Clearance is required.


Experience and formal training in Siemens Cyberus Pyrotronics, and Honeywell Notifier fire alarm systems.

PAE is an equal opportunity employer and drug-free workplace.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. PAE’s hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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PAE is a leading provider of enduring support for the essential missions of the U.S. government, its allied partners and international organizations. With over 60 years of experience, PAE supports the execution of complex and critical missions by providing global logistics and stability operations, technical services and national security solutions to customers around the world. PAE has a workforce of approximately 15,000 people in over 60 countries on all seven continents and is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

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