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Fire Alarm Designer - Military Veterans

at Johnson Controls, Inc.

Build your best future with the Johnson Controls team

As a global leader in smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, our mission is to reimagine the performance of buildings to serve people, places and the planet. Join a winning team that enables you to build your best future! Our teams are uniquely positioned to support a multitude of industries across the globe. You will have the opportunity to develop yourself through meaningful work projects and learning opportunities. We strive to provide our employees with an experience, focused on supporting their physical, financial, and emotional wellbeing. Become a member of the Johnson Controls family and thrive in an empowering company culture where your voice and ideas will be heard - your next great opportunity is just a few clicks away!

What we offer

  • Competitive salary and bonus plan

  • Paid vacation/holidays/sick time - 15 days of vacation first year!

  • Comprehensive benefits package including 401K, medical, dental, and vision care - Available day one !

  • Extensive product and on the job/cross training opportunities With outstanding internal resources!

  • Encouraging and collaborative team environment

  • Dedication to safety through our Zero Harm policy

  • JCI Employee discount programs (The Loop by Perk Spot)

  • Check us Out: A Day in the Life of the Building of the Future

What you will do

Without direct supervision, and using established standards & procedures, the fire alarm designer will be responsible for creating accurate & complete fire alarm system designs and submittal packages to meet the intent of the project requirements. Provides detailed information and submittals to communicate design and operation to customers, consultants, fire install/sales/management team and subcontractors.

How you will do it

  • Organize and plan own workload, help to direct workload of less experienced design team members, and additionally work with other design teams when required.

  • Facilitates reviews of initial designs of medium complexity to provide value-engineered/code-compliant solutions where required.

  • Coordinates with CAD Support Technicians to prepare fully detailed technical submissions with complete detailed schematics and drawings to meet design criteria.

  • Oversees CAD Support Technicians in the preparation of project submissions for medium-complexity systems including system operation, drawings, and calculations.

  • Completes detailed calculations to verify system design meets code and standard requirements.

  • Participates in pre/post-project design meetings and attends customer/site coordination meetings, as applicable.

  • Develop bill of materials to facilitate construction.

  • Examines completed submissions in conjunction with CAD Support Technician for equipment application, equipment compatibility, and compliance with specifications and scope.

  • Provides support to Project Managers when orders have been received to assist in maintaining and/or improving project margins.

  • Reviews equipment application, researches outside purchases, and ensures equipment compatibility.

  • Provides answers to questions from customers, contractors, and authorities, having jurisdiction, as they arise.

  • Collaborates with the Project Manager during system commissioning to verify system performance against the design.

  • Supports field technical staff and subcontractors with technical support and design inquiries.

  • Provides pre-sales estimate support to the sales and project management teams.

  • Mentors and provides guidance to CAD Support Technicians in the completion of project deliverables.

  • Performs the duties of a CAD person on assigned projects, as required, if a CAD person is not available to fulfill those duties.

  • Directs, supports, and reviews work product provided by CAD Support Technicians.

  • Monitors actual hours to ensure all time is properly coded to projects and are within originally estimated hours sold on the projects.

What we look for


  • Three years minimum experience with design in the fire alarm industry (i.e., floor plan circuitry for devices, battery and voltage drop calculations, sequence of operations, bill of material, network layouts, electrical wiring details & risers) and software applications to create Shop Drawings and Product Data Books.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Government / Provincial Fire Alarm Code Requirements.

  • Demonstrated technical aptitude in Fire Alarm Systems.

  • Advanced computer skills required, particularly computer-related drafting tools (AutoCAD), Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, SalesForce, MS Teams, Adobe Acrobat, and BlueBeam.

  • Advanced Communication and Organizational skills.

  • NICET I Fire Alarm Systems

  • NICET II Fire Alarm Systems, or ability to obtain level II within 1 yr.


Johnson Controls International plc. is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a qualified individual with a disability or any other characteristic protected by law. To view more information about your equal opportunity and non-discrimination rights as a candidate, visit EEO is the Law . If you are an individual with a disability and you require an accommodation during the application process, please visit here .

Nashville, TN

Johnson Controls, Inc.


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Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and multi industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. We are committed to helping our customers win and creating greater value for all of our stakeholders through strategic focus on our buildings and energy growth platforms.

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