I work at a department store, graveyard shift while balancing college classes
Communications Technician for a school district. I maintain or repair the clocks, bells, PA systems, intrusion alarms and fire alarms. Been doing this for over ten years. Previously I've done a number of non-related jobs, such as Ford Motor Company assembly line in Milpitas, CA, Peterbilt assembly line in Newark, CA, Rides technician at a major Northern California amusement park, Instructor at an automotive technical institute, several cooking jobs, part owner of a General Contracting company (killed by a partner that chased 'pie in the sky') and most importantly, Radar technician for the USAF, working on F4-D Phantom II fighters. Oh, and a short stint working in retail in a hardware store.
As you might have guess, I'm a true grey-muzzle.
Communications Technician for a school district. I maintain or repair the clocks, bells, PA systems, intrusion alarms and fire alarms.
Originally posted by TeenageAngst
Is that official TRD stuff or is it all third party aftermarket?
Having installed a lot of those intrusion and fire alarm systems in schools that you maintain, I salute you, sir. I can't imagine the nightmare that is trying to figure out a system installed long ago by a technician far away mixed in with all the other crap that's in the ceiling above the tiles. Especially when we get tired and take shortcuts (*cough, cough* not that I've ever taken a shortcut with a life safety system... mid-line splice in a hallway because we ran out of wire? Never! Perish the thought.)
Phantom F4-D? You realize you just gave away your age there, with the "proof that given enough thrust, even a brick can fly" aircraft?
Just ran across one of those 'hidden splices' in a plenum rated fire data cable the other day. Telecom jellybeans inside a wall, half-way between the t-bar and the manual pull station. Took a day to finally find, cut a hole in the wall and fix. Carpenters were not impressed with my work for some reason.