Fire Alarm Technician

  • Anywhere

Peel District School Board

Permanent, full-time position

If you’re a skilled troubleshooter, conversant with institutional and commercial fire alarm and suppression systems, this is a great opportunity to play a vital role in ensuring safety across the Peel District School Board (PDSB).

Working out of the North or South Maintenance shop – from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm. – under the direction of a Maintenance Supervisor, you will provide fire alarm system maintenance and installation services at Board locations. This will include, but is not limited to, servicing, maintaining and replacing the aforementioned items, and performing other related duties. as assigned.

These tasks call for your good working knowledge of institutional and commercial fire alarm systems, fire suppression systems, and wet and dry sprinkler systems, as well as experience working with electronics as it applies to interconnection between fire alarm and security and dust collection systems.


The qualified Fire Alarm Technician we seek for our Board will be a Registered CFAA technician in good standing, with 7-plus years’ related Service Truck experience in an institutional or commercial environment. In this key role, you will also put to full use the following knowledge and skill set:

·         Good working knowledge of Notifier, Simplex and Edwards fire alarm systems.

·         Good working knowledge of various fire suppression systems.

·         Good working knowledge of CAN ULC S524, S536, S537 and NFPA 25.

·         Good troubleshooting skills, including ground fault tracing.

·         A Valid Ontario Driver’s Licence (Class G) and a recent driver’s abstract confirming a safe driving record.

·         Ability to work on your own initiative with a minimum of supervision.

·         Ability to meet the physical requirements of the position.

·         Working knowledge of computer systems.

·         Good communication skills, both oral and written, to work effectively with Board personnel and outside agencies.

Demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusion, anti-racism, and anti-oppression and to working in a diverse school community and/or work environment.
Salary: $80,089 per annum

To apply for the position of Fire Alarm Technician, please complete an online application through Apply To Education .  Your completed application package on Apply to Education must include your cover letter, resume and supporting educational credentials. Applications must be received no later than 4:30 p.m., on Thursday, November 24, 2022. An updated resume and applicable licences must be submitted with the application for candidates to be considered.

The Peel District School Board (PDSB) is a racially, culturally and linguistically diverse board that serves 155,000+ students and approximately 17,000 employees. In PDSB, 87% of students are racialized, non-white, representing 162 different ethnic backgrounds. Students in Peel have 121 different first languages. Student diversity also exists in terms of gender and gender expression, sexuality and in terms of ability and faith. A responsive and empathetic understanding of the lived experiences of the students and communities we serve is vital to those who will take on leadership roles within the PDSB. The workforce consists of teachers, office staff, custodial staff, education assistants and professional staff. The workforce is largely unionized through PDSB’s numerous affiliated bargaining agents.

Commitment to Equity, Anti-Oppression and Anti-Racism

The Peel District School Board is committed to equity in employment. We are committed to equitable hiring practices that allow us to hire qualified staff who reflect the full diversity of the Region of Peel. We will provide reasonable accommodation (e.g., an accessible location, rescheduling of interviews that fall on Days of Significance, etc.) based on any of the human rights protected grounds, during the hiring process if advised in advance.

We are also committed to inclusion, anti-oppression and anti-racist practices while also supporting the continuous growth and development of an equitable and empowered education system at the PDSB.

​Criminal Background Check

Successful candidates must provide a satisfactory Criminal Background Check prior to commencing employment. Please review the requirements for the Criminal Background Check.

​Recruitment Process

We appreciate the interest of all applicants, but will only be contacting candidates whose skills, experience and qualifications best meet the requirements of the position. When contacted, candidates will be provided with an overview of the various elements of the selection process, such as test and skill demonstrations. All communication to applicants regarding this job posting, including an invitation to complete skills assessments and/or a job interview if applicable, will be made through email. Candidates are encouraged to regularly check their email as listed on their account.

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