Fire Systems Technician

Job Overview

The Fire Systems Technician will be based at one of three Amentum sites in Iraq and serve the Operations and Maintenance Support Services (OMSS) contract in support of the U.S. Department of State. This position will report to the Fire Systems Lead. The duties and responsibilities listed below are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.



  • Responsible for maintaining a safe workplace and ensuring that safety is the highest priority in the workplace.
  • Comply with all Environmental Health & Safety and Quality Assurance requirements and goals.  Provide information and materials to these divisions as necessary to ensure adequate and legal documentation.
  • Inspect, test, maintain, and repair installed fire alarm detection and suppression systems in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications and National Fire Protection Association standards (NFPA).
  • Inspect and test Ansul Hood suppression systems.
  • Inspect all fire extinguishers as required by NFPA.
  • Flow and test Fire Hydrants.
  • Inspect and Test Fiber Optic decibel loss
  • Perform tests on all exterior and interior indicating devices including audio speakers, strobes, bells, horns, pull stations, fire flows and tamper switches.



  • One (1) year experience with National Fire Protection Association standards.
  • One (1) year experience as a Journeyman Fire Alarm System Mechanic.



  • Minimum Acceptable Experience Level:
  • One (1) year experience with Plumbing Systems (or) One (1) year experience with Electrical Systems
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of applicable US Codes and accepted trade practices.
  • Good organizational and communication skills with the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently.
  • Knowledge of principles and processes involved in supporting contract responsibilities at an overseas facility.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment that requires handling multiple tasks at a given time and rapidly adapting to changing priorities and schedules.
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity with an international perspective.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Computer skills, specifically in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Ability to become an active and functioning member of a team.
  • Ability to be innovative and be an agent for change.
  • Expert communication skills to facilitate and disseminate information.
  • Education: A high school diploma or GED. A vocational diploma in Fire Alarms or Fire Systems or completion of certified training is preferred. Technicians are required to be certified for the systems in use at their assigned location.
  • Licenses and Certifications: 
  • As part of pre-contingency requirements, candidates must possess a valid passport with a minimum of 18 months remaining to expiration date with 8 blank pages.
  • Ability to gain Fire alarm systems certification for the systems in use at the assigned location.
  • Security Vetting: Already possess a US Government issued security clearance or Moderate Risk Public Trust (MRPT) or be able to obtain a favorable MRPT certification or US Government clearance prior to being hired is required for the position. Must maintain eligibility at the required certification or clearance level for the duration of the contract.
  • Language Skills: Satisfactory English proficiency to meet job requirements and to adhere and comply with safety, health, and security measures.
  • Medical: Successfully complete and pass the medical and dental examinations as required by Amentum and our customer for deployment to Iraq. Must maintain physical and dental requirements for duration of deployment.



  • Previous supervisory experience in an OCONUS environment with a multi-national workforce is desirable.
  • Previous out of home country experience and previous work experience in harsh environmental conditions are a plus.
  • Experience working with Amentum.


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