We are always keen to hear from talented and passionate people who want to join our team.

In this careers section, you can find out how you could build a career with Fire Security Services. You can also view our job vacancies. Don't forget to read our story here

Career journey

See the variety of ways that you can grow your career at Fire Security Services.

Job vacancies

Job vacancies are updated in this section regularly. Otherwise, feel free to contact us directly.

Career Journey at Fire Security Services

Be part of our journey

With new ownership and fresh leadership, Fire Security Services is on an exciting journey to be the most trusted fire protection provider in New Zealand. If customer service is important to you, please click here to contact us and join our journey in delivering a new standard in the industry.

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We live by our three company values:

Make it easy – Always look for improvements. Challenge the status quo. Keep it simple.

Do what we said we’d do – Commit to your customer and colleagues. Make sure it happens. Take ownership.

We’ve got your back – Work as a team towards our common goal. Look after your customers and team mates by doing what’s right.

Our offer to you

We’re not a new player in the market. In fact, we’ve historically been a market leader as our roots go back more than 40 years. Our journey to disrupt the fire protection industry will open up many opportunities that may not appear as often in larger companies. It’s an exciting time to join us as we earn more customers’ trust by making it easy, doing what we say we’d do, and having their backs.

Develop yourself and your career


Skilled staff are critical to our success. We offer NZQA qualifications to help build your career. It combines online and ‘on-the-job’ training. Our managers and supervisors will ensure you experience your new skills on the job. We have many stories of technicians learning new disciplines and completing more than one NZQA qualification to become multi-skilled technicians.

Fulfilling Careers

New opportunities are frequently appearing as we continue our journey to be NZ’s most trusted fire protection provider. Our technicians work on some of NZ’s more complex and interesting sites. These range from airports, hospitals, data server centres, heavy industrial facilities, and stadiums.


Ease into work with a company induction from our HR Team. You will find out how we do our day-to-day tasks and who to talk to if you have any questions.

On-going Support

You will be supported with a buddy as you get to know the role and the company.

We also know that sometimes life throws a curved ball. Staff mental wellbeing is important to us, so we provide all staff with access to a free 24/7 helpline, which includes three free anonymous sessions with professionals. We have a good track record of helping staff work through personal situations where we can help. We have our staff backs, especially through difficult personal situations.

Stories from Staff at Fire Security Services

Your first role at Fire Security Services could be the start of a long and rewarding career with us. If you are ambitious, there are many pathways to grow and develop your career with us.

We have plenty of examples of staff building fulfilling careers at Fire Security Services. These include administrators who moved into sales or branch management roles, as well as entry-level technicians who have become supervisors, branch managers, and even general managers.

John Stevenson: Our Industry guru

John has been there and done it all within the fire protection industry. He is currently on the Fire Protection Association (FPA) Committee providing leadership to the industry.


From no industry knowledge, to helping our customers understand industry jargon - Lesley Fuller has quite the story to tell.







Job vacancy 1847 Compliance Technician Trainee - Hamilton

We are inviting applications for the role of Compliance Technician Trainee.

Are you looking for a career in the fire protection industry?

About the role

As a trainee, you will be allocated tasks like running diesel pumps, and testing fire protection systems like sprinklers and alarms along with other building features. Once you are competent to carry out this work you will be allocated a monthly run. These will be your customers each month and they will be relying on you to test their systems according to the NZ Standards in order for the annual Building Warrant of Fitness to be completed.

Given time your career pathway could include working towards being an IQP or a move to a specialised field like alarm service.

You will be supported through on-line training courses, and in the field where you will build your knowledge and skills.

Thus, we are looking for someone fit and ready to learn.

Are you:              

Willing to set yourself learning targets and keep to them.

Able to study after hours

Willing to take ownership of the test run and complete it each month

Able to build relationships with customers and your team

Demonstrate initiative; and have sound organisational skills

Able to pay close attention to the details such as the year of installation so you test the system to the correct NZ Standard.

You will need:

  • Full Driver licence and able to drive a manual vehicle

  • You will be required to undergo a pre-employment drug test.


    We offer a competitive package including:

  • An opportunity to gain NZQA qualification

  • A supportive team and learning environment

  • Uniform including safety shoes.

If this opportunity sounds like you, we look forward to receiving your application. Send you cv to  

Please quote vacancy number 1847 in the subject line of your email.

Applications close 30th November 2018

Job vacancy 1850 Sprinkler Technician - Palmerston North

We require a highly competent Service Technician preferably with experience in Sprinkler systems to join our dedicated team in Palmerston North.

 Job Description:

Fire Security Services has a small team of technicians based at Palmerston North Airport, who service the Manawatu region.

As a Multi-Disciplined Technician, you will specialise in sprinkler work, and have a working knowledge of Fire Alarms and Compliance Testing.  You will participate in the On-Call Roster for servicing after hours’ callouts.

Most the work is fault finding and repairs, however, from time to time there are installation jobs we complete.

The Role:

Your role will include working with Sprinkler Systems, Fire Alarms and Compliance Testing associated fire protection systems.

You will be:

  • Diagnosing system faults and repairing system faults

  • Completing small to medium style installation projects

  • Technical

  • Health and Safety focussed

You will have experience in the Fire Protection Industry, with Sprinkler Systems.

  • Ability to work alone

  • NZQA Fixed Fire Protection Level 4

  • Preferably have your own tools

You will hold:

  • A clean driver licence

  • NZ residency or current work visa

You will be able to communicate easily and professionally in both oral and written English.

We promote a drug free work environment and carry out pre-employment testing.

 In turn we are offering:

Remuneration that will match your skills

  • Vehicle  and phone.

  • Real time job tracking software.

  • The opportunity to be a part of a very progressive and successful organisation.

  • Work where no two days are the same.

Please send your cv to and quote 1850 in the subject line.

Applications close 30th November 2018