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CFAA Fire Alarm Inspector

Johnson Controls

This is a Contract position in Ottawa, ON posted May 16, 2023.

Job Details

Be part of the future! Let's Build a better Tomorrow Together!

We are one team, dedicated to working together to create the purposeful solutions that propel the world forward. We hope you will join our diverse team of top people – you bring your talent, and we’ll give you the space and opportunities to grow and succeed. We are passionate about making a difference!

What we offer

  • Competitive Pay
  • Extensive Training with Best-in-Industry Resources
  • Career Advancement Opportunities across Business and Geographies
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package including Retirement Savings Plan, Pension, Extended Health Care, Dental
  • Flexible Schedules & Work Arrangements such as Hybrid or Remote Work within Canada (if applicable)
  • Relocation Assistance (if applicable)
  • Refer-A-Friend Bonuses (if eligible)
  • Company Vehicle (if eligible)
  • Encouraging, supportive, and collaborative team environment

What you will do  
Inspectors are responsible for conducting routine inspections, testing, service, and preventative maintenance on Electrical, Sprinkler or Suppression life safety product lines as well as similar competitive manufacturers’ product lines.

How you will do it  

  • Work with low voltage wiring and associated devices for the operation of low voltage equipment.
  • Complete Service Acknowledgements with proper coding through communication devices such as laptop computers and/or hard copy.
  • Follow and maintain a highly structured inspection schedule.
  • Input, retrieve and archive inspection documents via laptop computer.
  • Make minor repairs and programming changes to systems being inspected.
  • Provide technical training to less senior inspectors and trainees.
  • Complete assigned inspections on time.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

What we look for  

  • 5+ years of documented Inspection or Service experience in Fire Alarm.
  • Experience in reading and interpreting blueprints, diagrams, submittals, specifications, programs schematics and operational/product manuals.  
  • Experience with hand tools and multi-meter usage.  
  • Demonstrates an aptitude for troubleshooting systems and performing necessary repairs.  
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.  
  • Capable of performing physical labor to include carrying and moving equipment and tools up to 50 lbs.  
  • Able to work in unusual and sometimes difficult position such as climbing ladders, scaffolding and high lift equipment up to 40 feet, crawl spaces, above ceilings, etc.  
  • Ability to work flexible hours including weekends to meet customer requirements.  
  • Ability to adhere to, implement, and follow safety policy guidelines and procedures at all times.  
  • Able to obtain and retain any licenses that are required by National, Provincial and Local codes.  
  • Demonstrate a high level of customer service.  
  • Ability to work well with others.  
  • Self-starter that can work with little to no supervision.  
  • Strong organizational skills, positive attitude, and an ability to learn quickly.  
  • CFAA Certification Required.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.


  • Special Hazards experience    
  • Service background  
  • Familiarity with sprinkler, Fire Pumps and Suppression Systems  

Johnson Controls and each of its Canadian subsidiaries are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants, candidates and employees with disabilities, in accordance with applicable human rights legislation and in Ontario, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (“AODA”). If you are an individual with a disability and you require an accommodation during the application process, please visit

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