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Fire Alarm Lead

Viking Automatic Sprinkler Co. is searching for a qualified individual to lead our fire alarm and fire extinguisher division in Des Moines, IA.  The qualified candidate should be able to leverage their industry knowledge to lead a growing fire alarm/suppression business by maintaining an existing customer base while developing new account sales in a variety of markets.  This would include selling turn-key inspections, managing all existing and new monitoring accounts. 

For more than 90 years, Viking Automatic Sprinkler Co. has forged an unparalleled reputation for excellence in the design, installation, and service and maintenance of fire protection systems.  Viking’s specialized capabilities are virtually unlimited and we are one of the largest fire protection companies serving the Upper Midwest

Job Responsibilities

  • Maintain existing customer relationships while establishing a new customer base
  • Growing new monitoring accounts while managing the existing monitoring base.
  • Ensure proper manpower for each project to maximize productivity
  • Use code knowledge to provide accurate estimates and drawings for fire alarm installations and upgrades
  • Complete estimates and proposals for new work
  • Ensure all work complies with codes and standards
  • Monitor and track project progress ensuring the project remains on or under budget
  • Recommend improvements on project or procedures to improve overall company success
  • Provide direction for future growth and planning of the fire alarm division
  • Effectively plan the day-to-day activities of the assembly installation, and repair of fire alarm systems
  • Provide guidance and direction to crews in meeting budgets and schedule dates of each project
  • Inform leadership of all issues affecting production, materials, schedule, costs, and relationships
  • Serve as trainer and coach for crew members
  • Some travel maybe required


  • Strong communication skills (oral and written) is a must have
  • Ability to function and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft
  • NICET in fire alarm required with ability to get NICET 3 in fire alarms
  • Suppression experience/certification a plus
  • Initiative and drive to grow a business unit
  • Strong organizational skills required
  • Business development/marketing skill a plus
  • Possess a valid driver’s license


  • Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k), PTO, ESOP, Mileage reimbursement