Fire Alarm Inspector at Johnson Controls, Inc in Des Moines, Iowa

Posted in General Business 20 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

In this role you will help save lives by assisting in the inspection of fire alarm equipment.  You will also be stepping onto a noble career path - to be a life safety professional. Inspector Helpers are responsible for assisting the Lead Fire Alarm Inspector with conducting routine inspections, testing, service, and preventative maintenance on Electrical, Sprinkler or Suppression life safety product lines.  Johnson Controls will take an active role in laying out a training and development program for Inspector Helpers to help them begin to achieve NICET certifications and get promoted to higher levels of responsibility in our organization and in the fire industry.

 How you will do it

  • Assisting our customers to keep their buildings and occupants safe and compliant by inspecting and testing fire alarm systems and associated devices to make sure they are fully functional and operational

  • Complete Inspection reports and documents 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.

  • Complete assigned inspections on time.

  • Perform duties with the safety of yourself and your colleagues and customers in mind 100% of the time – attention to performing work in a safe way is of the utmost importance to Johnson Controls.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

What we look for


  • Demonstrate a high level of customer service.

  • Ability to work well with others.

  • Self starter who can eventually work with little to no supervision.

  • Strong organizational skills, positive attitude, and an ability to learn quickly.

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.

  • Basic computer skills – Microsoft (Excel, Word, Outlook) along with SmartPhone skills 

  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.

  • Capable of performing physical labor to include carrying and moving equipment and tools up to 30 lbs.

  • Must be able to climb ladders and willing to work with scaffolding and high lift equipment up to 40 feet. Understanding this may include working within ducts, crawl spaces, above ceilings etc.

  • Ability to work flexible hours including alternate shifts or weekends to meet customer requirements.

  • Ability to adhere to, implement, and follow safety guidelines and procedures at all times.

  • Desire to take and then successfully complete the Inspector Entrée Course (Electrical or Sprinkler) and OSHA requirements provided by company training.

  • Possess a valid driver’s license and driving record that meets company requirements.

  • Experience in retail, insurance adjusting, inventory or order management a plus.

  • Able to pass a pre-employment background and drug test.


  • Experience in reading and interpreting blueprints, diagrams, and operational/product manuals (this can be taught to employee in first 12 months)

  • Experience with hand tools and barcode scanners. (this can be taught to employee in first 12 months)

  • Successfully obtain NICET Level 1 License within 1 year of employment, supported by company provided training.

Who we are 

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