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Fire Alarm Specialist Technician

Bristol Myers Squibb Company
Devens, Massachusetts
Start date
Feb 22, 2024

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Clinical, Clinical Medicine
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
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Challenging. Meaningful. Life-changing. Those arent words that are usually associated with a job. But working at Bristol Myers Squibb is anything but usual. Here, uniquely interesting work happens every day, in every department. From optimizing a production line to the latest breakthroughs in cell therapy, this is work that transforms the lives of patients, and the careers of those who do it. Youll get the chance to grow and thrive through opportunities uncommon in scale and scope, alongside high-achieving teams rich in diversity. Take your career farther than you thought possible.

Bristol Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees with the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives. Read more:

The Fire Alarm Specialist Technician position is to troubleshoot, service and repair fire alarm, other fire, and life safety products with minimal supervision. The individual in this role must be available for call-in work and perform other duties as required. Some overtime is to be expected. Develop and maintain building and campus assets through proper maintenance.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Comprehensive working knowledge of fire alarm codes and standards.
  • Knowledge of different manufacturers clean agent and high-pressure suppression systems.
  • Troubleshoot to determine fault or faults to include ground faults with fire alarm systems.
  • Repair or replace damaged fire alarm components such as FACP, power supply, alarm-initiating devices, etc.
  • Communicate with internal and external customers as well as offsite monitoring companies in a professional manner.
  • Periodically attend seminars or similar education/training sessions to stay abreast of latest technology, codes, and standards changes.
  • Troubleshoot Fire alarm and Electrical service calls inside our buildings.
  • Individual will partner with subject matter experts (SME) & Reliability services to troubleshoot operational issues.
  • Ensures that all appropriate R&M data (e.g., material costs, contract labor costs, effort) is captured on a work order.
  • Role will support of the following operations at the BMS Devens campus:
    • Biologics Large Scale Commercial Manufacturing
    • Biologics Clinical Manufacturing
    • Biologics Cell Bank Manufacturing
    • Biologics Development and Laboratory operations
    • CAR-T (Cell Therapy) Manufacturing
  • Responsible for the effective uninterrupted support of Facilities operational activities for BMS Devens.
  • Review and analyzing system data and developing initial recommendation with Reliability Manager and/or Operations Manager on any maintenance changes, upgrades, replacements, etc.
  • Cross train and / or back up, as appropriate to the advanced level.
  • Maintain up to date and complete system documentation in a central resource location for all repairs or changes to the system.
  • Monitor the operation and make adjustments on: Fire Alarm, electrical systems, refrigeration, heat exchanger, HVAC, hot water systems, floor radiant heating systems, chilled water, and air conditioning equipment, boilers, heating and ventilating equipment, domestic water heaters, pumps, valves, piping and filters, other mechanical equipment, record readings and make adjustments where necessary to assure proper operation of equipment.
  • Analyze the operation of various systems, determine the cause of any problems / malfunctions, and make recommendations to management on the corrective action as required.
  • Performs preventive maintenance on all base building, fire alarm systems, electrical systems and critical HVAC system equipment.
  • Conduct immediate clean-up of work area, returning tools to workshop, and unused supplies to storeroom,
  • Report any equipment problems, impending supply or material shortages to the Operations Manager.
  • Maintains tools and orders supplies as required for installation and repairs.
  • Complies with departmental policy for the safe storage, usage, and disposal of hazardous materials.
  • Any/other duties assigned

Qualifications & Experience:

  • High School diploma, state equivalent, or GED equivalent.
  • 2+ years of related trade schooling or equivalent, preferred.
  • Licenses required: A Massachusetts Journeyman Electrician
  • Licenses required: A Massachusetts Systems Technician C, B license or D license.
  • Knowledge of OSHA standards and local codes.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to communicate well in both oral and written reports
  • Familiar with computer equipment and programs.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to operate electric hand tools, work on a ladder up to 28, carry tools, lift and carry heavy loads, operate required equipment, and operate a motor vehicle.
  • Ability to work in close places such as closets, crawl spaces, attics, vaults, etc.
  • Ability to work on roofs of buildings able to safely perform overhead work while standing on a ladder
  • Demonstrated ability to manage across functional lines and deliver results in a matrix organization.

If you come across a role that intrigues you but doesnt perfectly line up with your resume, we encourage you to apply anyway. You could be one step away from work that will transform your life and career.

Uniquely Interesting Work, Life-changing Careers
With a single vision as inspiring as Transforming patients lives through science , every BMS employee plays an integral role in work that goes far beyond ordinary. Each of us is empowered to apply our individual talents and unique perspectives in an inclusive culture, promoting diversity in clinical trials, while our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

On-site Protocol
Physical presence at the BMS worksite or physical presence in the field is a necessary job function of this role, which the Company deems critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, employee well-being and engagement, and it enhances the Company culture.

BMS is dedicated to ensuring that people with disabilities can excel through a transparent recruitment process, reasonable workplace accommodations/adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Applicants can request a reasonable workplace accommodation/adjustment prior to accepting a job offer. If you require reasonable accommodations/adjustments in completing this application, or in any part of the recruitment process, direct your inquiries to Visit to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.

BMS cares about your well-being and the well-being of our staff, customers, patients, and communities. As a result, the Company strongly recommends that all employees be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and keep up to date with Covid-19 boosters.

BMS will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, pursuant to applicable laws in your area.

Any data processed in connection with role applications will be treated in accordance with applicable data privacy policies and regulations.


Bristol Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases.

At Bristol Myers Squibb, we believe in the power of science to address some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our focus on these unmet needs comes during a remarkable time, when unprecedented scientific breakthroughs are advancing the treatment of disease as never before in human history.

We work every day to transform patients’ lives through science. Each day, our employees around the world work together for patients – they are at the center of everything we do. They inspire us. They are the reason we come to work each day.

We combine the agility of a biotech with the reach and resources of an established pharmaceutical company to create a global leading biopharma company powered by talented individuals who drive scientific innovation.

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