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Title:  Fire Alarm/Special Hazards Designer


Various Locations

Ahern, one of the leading mechanical and fire protection contractors in the United States, has an exciting opportunity for a Fire Alarm/ Special Hazards Designer out of anywhere in the Midwest. In 2020, Ahern was named the ENR Midwest Specialty Contractor of the Year. Building this first class reputation in the industry since 1880 did not happen by chance. It has developed over time through our commitment to conducting business ethically and by providing continuous learning, improvement and development opportunities for its number one asset, employees. You owe it to yourself to find out what Ahern has to offer!


How you will contribute:

This is a great opportunity to demonstrate your organization and communication skills while overseeing project design progression from inception to completion including design, permits, as-builts and operations and maintenance manuals. This position will develop a comprehensive design plan to meet schedules and budgets and participate in team and on-site progress meetings. Understand and follow all published codes, standards, and unique project specifications while ensuring AHJ requirements and procedures are followed. Ability to multi-task and prioritize among assignments with a strong adherence to deadlines will be crucial in this role. You will be challenged to excel beyond your expectations in a team-oriented, fast paced environment.


What you need to qualify:

Ahern will make the most of your 3-5 years’ experience in design of fire alarm, special hazard suppression, and pre-engineered systems. Previous experience working in AutoCAD is required. You can stand out above other candidates by demonstrating your knowledge of low voltage wiring and conventional and/or addressable fire alarm panels, along with experience and knowledge of special hazard fire suppression systems. A commitment to providing exceptional customer service, maintaining cutting edge industry knowledge and being able pre-plan and execute tasks with a great amount of detail will be crucial. NICET Certification preferred.


What's in it for you?

The Company has a commitment to excellence that extends beyond our outstanding customer satisfaction ratings and numerous safety awards. The Company extends this commitment by passing a significant amount of profits back to employees through bonus programs, and generous 401K match. Ahern has a health benefits package that ranks in the top 20% of all plans nationally. Ahern also has a wellness program that was designed to keep employees and their families happy and healthy. Significant investment in employee training programs, advancement opportunities, educational assistance, and flexible work schedules have helped Ahern stand out above others in the industry. Experience for yourself why Ahern has been voted the Best Place to Work!


Ahern is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages veterans, women, minorities, and disabled individuals to apply.