Work with a great team dedicated to helping your development as a fire protection layout technician.

Prior experience in the fire protection or construction industry is a plus, however, not required. Pay dependent upon level of experience, education & industry certifications.


Medical, Dental, Life Insurance, Long-Term Disability, 401K, & Employee Stock Ownership Plan.

Job Description:

A Design Technician will ultimately be responsible for the design, coordination and project management of commercial, industrial and residential projects as assigned.

About Security Fire:

As a life safety contractor, we at Security Fire Protection have a reputation for protecting people’s lives and property. Over the past 50 years we have built our reputation by taking on challenging projects (Link for most recent) and diligently inspecting & maintaining existing systems. Our reputation has been accomplished in thanks to our 100+ employees between our offices in Memphis (Headquarters), Nashville, and Knoxville (Morristown Automatic Sprinkler). To learn more about Security Fire Protection please click here.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Read and interpret building construction documents such as drawings, specifications and other contract documents
  • Prepare fire protection shop drawings, specifications, equipment submittals and computer hydraulic calculations as needed for compliance with applicable fire protection codes
  • Prepare equipment stock lists and fabrication lists for fabrication of fire protection piping and hangers and purchases material as necessary
  • Survey of existing buildings for accurate, economical installation of fire protection systems
  • Work closely with other Designers, Project Managers, field staff and other employees throughout the company
  • Generate Request for Information Forms (RFI’s), test certificates and Operation and Maintenance Manuals (O&M’s)
  • Attend Project Manager meetings as necessary
  • Attend related training classes, courses and seminars as requested by supervision


  • Good oral, written and telephone communication skills
  • Good customer service skills
  • Moderate to advanced computer skills
  • Time management, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to read, analyze building construction documents
  • Good mathematical skills


  • High school diploma / GED required
  • Associate’s degree preferred; Engineering degree a plus
  • CAD experience preferred


  • Valid State Driver License
  • NICET Certifications preferred (or willingness to obtain)


  • Office environment – moderate noise
  • Construction job sites – moderate to heavy noise, uneven ground, may be subject to heights
  • Ability to maneuver in restricted, poorly lit spaces
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds at times
  • May be required to climb ladders up to 6 feet
  • Depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships)


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