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Security and Fire Systems Representative at Johnson Controls, Inc in Des Moines, Iowa

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Johnson Controls is powered by your talent. We are the power behind the customer mission. Together we are building a world that’s safe, comfortable and sustainable. Our diverse global team creates innovative, integrated solutions to make cities more connected, buildings more intelligent and environments more comfortable and secure. We are all about improving outcomes for our partners. Tomorrow needs your talent. Tomorrow needs you. So let’s talk today.

What you will do 

Under general supervision, possesses technical competence on fire / security systems and the ability to resolve or guide others through systems problem resolution. Able to perform programming, commissioning, troubleshooting and preventive maintenance of fire / security systems per contract obligations. Provides detailed information to communicate design to customers, installation or service team and subcontractors. 

How you will do it 

  • Provides solutions to systems problems by troubleshooting the system or advising others on how to resolve problems. Requires thorough understanding of core and third party fire / security products, software and systems / electrical technology. 

  • Configures fire / security systems, which utilize both core and third party fire / security products and systems / electrical technology as defined by the project specification or on retrofit projects while maintaining quality and ensuring customer satisfaction. 

  • Orders material from both internal sources and / or external vendors, and expedites as necessary. Ensures timely delivery to appropriate locations. 

  • Completes all required commissioning documentation. Provides accurate information for as builts documentation. 

  • Assists engineering and sales by providing technical recommendations to produce job layouts and bid proposals. 

  • Performs site-specific training for owner / operator on the total system. 

  • Adheres to safety standards and local and national codes, with a high degree of regard to employee and subcontractor safety. 

  • Maintains appropriate local and National Fire / Security Industry Certifications. 

  • Communicates with customer upon arrival and before leaving the work site. Continuous proactive customer interactions including an in-depth understanding of customer(s) needs wants and systems currently in place. 

  • Plans for future needs with customer that include recommending complete systems enhancements and promoting the sale of add-on work. 

  • Assists in monitoring project execution per plan. Reports problems or changes to management. 

  • Creates and presents field proposals for small projects and labor and material. 

  • May mentor Fire and / or Security Technicians on tools and technology. Serves as a Fire / Security Team technical resource. May assist sales in development of cost estimate on complex projects. 

  • Performs other duties as assigned 

What we look for 


  • Experience within the fire / security industry with basic knowledge and understanding of fire / security systems, database structures, network configuration and analysis. 

  • Able to act independently and to coordinate the work of others on a job site. 

  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills to represent the company to customers and other outside contacts. 

  • Able to explain technical information to non-technical people. 


  • Electronics Certification from an accredited Technical School with three years experience required in the Fire / Security Industry. 

  • NICET Level I Certification.

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, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information, please view EEO is the Law. If you are an individual with a disability and you require an accommodation during the application process, please visit