Alarm System Auditor

Frederick, MD
Sep 15, 2017
Sep 18, 2017
Audit and Tax
Specialty Trades
Full Time
UL is seeking a field-based Alarm System Auditor to join our Building & Life Safety Technology team. This position would require significant business travel and work outside of the office required (50-75%) mostly within the North East. This includes a possible range from Maine to Virginia and as far West as Ohio. Must be willing to travel anywhere in the US, but travel outside of the afore mentioned territory would be limited. The ideal location for this position is anywhere between Long Island, Washington DC, and Maryland. Conducts all burglar and fire alarm system field inspections and service tests to determine that assigned alarm installation companies are providing Certificates and service in compliance with UL and other applicable requirements. Transfers inspection results to appropriate UL forms and prep ares detailed inspection reports. Conducts annual field inspections of all burglar and fire alarm systems to verify that performance of the system, arrangement of monitoring devices, continuity of circuits, wiring of control units, and other security elements are consistent with the types of systems listed on the Certificates. Prepares report of findings and follows up to verify that deficiencies are resolved. Maintains and applies current knowledge of all applicable burglar and fire alarm equipment and installation standards, the National Electrical Code, National Fire Codes, applicable building codes, latest alarm equipment technology, alarm technology practices and UL policies and procedures. Conducts Listing inspections for all burglar and fire alarm systems, by examining and evaluating equipment to verify that components are compatible with each other and the system meets applicable standards. Prepares procedure reports, correspondence and associated materials related to new work, revisits, and Listing inspections. Communicates with customers to schedule appointments, discuss UL requirements for Listing compliance, explain results of field inspections, and resolve adverse field report findings. Provides information to Authorities Having Jurisdiction and other external bodies as required. May assist in educating the public in areas of burglar and fire alarm safety. Conducts annual central station monitoring inspections by examining and evaluating facilities to verify that the equipment, standby power, installation techniques, service, and building are in compliance with UL standards. Conducts Listing inspections. Reads and interprets equipment installation literature, wiring diagrams and building blueprints to verify that alarm system equipment and operations room security meet UL requirements for installation, operation and maintenance. Develops and manages a work schedule from an annual assignment of work. This includes scheduling appointments with customers, reviewing files for a profile of past performance, selecting certificates to be analyzed, and arranging travel schedules and hotel accommodations. Conducts building consultations by reviewing building plans/blueprints and performing site inspections to evaluate suitability of construction materials, electrical systems, utilities, security, signal processing and administrative systems. Analyzes previous year's inspection reports to verify and check inspection results. Required Some University education in applied science or a related discipline. (Electrical, Engineering, Technology, etc.) Approximately six years directly related experience or a combination of education and experience. Detailed knowledge of the technical vocabulary common to the fire and burglar alarm industry. Working knowledge of applicable testing apparatus and techniques common to the fire and burglar alarm industry. Demonstrated ability to prepare procedure reports and associated materials related to Listing inspections. Must be willing to travel for periods of 1 week. This position will spend approximately 20 weeks/year traveling. May be less depending upon candidate location. Preferred Experiences Sales, Management Customer/Client service AHJ (Authority Having Jurisdiction) NICET II Certified Experience in working with/in the Government