What is a ‘fire technician’ and what do they do?

Imagine waking up each day and wanting to go to work. Imagine being surrounded by like-minded people who love a challenge, and a laugh. Imagine making a difference.

Our industry exists to give peace of mind to Kiwis across the country that everyone can exit their buildings safely in the event of a fire. Our fire protection systems let fire-fighters know where the fire is located in a building, and they help control the fire until help arrives.

But our mission and our systems are only as good as our technicians, and right now, we’re on the lookout for some fresh meat to join the team.

Everyday there are new risks to manage, problems to solve and technologies to master. If you’re after a career that’s incredibly rewarding – we’d love to hear from you.


Watch your career take off!

  • A career with lots of choices

  • Earn qualifications while you work

  • Meaningful work as you help protect people and their property.

A fire technician’s pay is on par with other trades, with the ability to earn more by attending after hours call outs.

If you like each day to be different, like problem-solving and fault finding, and like to work with a fun crew, please get in touch with us.

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If you prefer to learn on the tools rather than behind the books, but a labouring job just isn’t for you, we’ve got some good news!

Fire Security Services are looking for young Kiwis to join the team as trainee technicians.

Forget studying inside and all day—you can work towards your NZQA qualifications on the job, which means you’ll get paid while you learn. Once you’re qualified, you’re even eligible for a pay increase.

Our amazing coaches will help you work your way up the ladder, and since your skills in fire alarms, sprinklers and passive fire protection can easily be transferred to other industries, you can be confident you’re keeping your options open for a range of career opportunities down the track.

Team culture is also important to us - we’re big on working together to overcome challenges, achieve success and have a laugh along the way. If you have a positive attitude, are at least 17, and want a meaningful career dedicated to protecting people, give us a call.


Protecting people against fire isn’t just for the guys – there are a number of women who are making their mark on the industry.

Could you be one of them?

Fire Security Services is a privately-owned fire protection powerhouse with a long and proud history of delivering specialised fire expertise to Kiwis. We’re also a workplace that fiercely supports women.

If you need flexibility to fit around school hours, don’t worry – we get it. Lots of us are parents too, so we know how important work/life balance is and how flexible locations and hours can mean the difference between a stressful career and a rewarding one.

If you’re keen to join a team of highly skilled men and women who are passionate about their industry, and you’d like to gain NZQA qualifications while building your CV in a warm, welcoming environment, we’d love to hear from you.


Sparkies, plumbers and multi-skilled tradies – listen up!

Did you know your skills and qualifications are easily transferable to the fire protection industry?

We’re looking for new fire technicians to join the team and help us on our way to becoming New Zealand’s most trusted fire protection provider.

You don’t need any formal fire protection training to make the switch - once you’ve got your head around the different standards, it’s a pretty easy process and a huge step forward in terms of career development.

Fire techs enjoy lots of variety, travel, a safe work environment and the opportunity to be creative, solve problems and make a difference in people’s lives while climbing the career ladder.

Highly skilled senior techs have the potential to earn well over $100,000 per year (if you are available for after hours call outs), and there are also on-call allowances and other benefits that won’t impact your personal life.

If you’re ready for a new challenge and are keen to work with a great crew and skilled managers with lots of tool and project management experience, give us a call today.


They say New Zealand is one of the best places to live and work, and with good reason!

We live in a beautiful country where we’re encouraged to dream big, work hard and enjoy life.

If you’ve ever thought about building your career in New Zealand, now is the perfect time because Fire Security Services is hiring. Our mission is to become New Zealand’s most trusted fire protection provider, but to be the best, we need to hire the best. Reckon you’ve got what it takes?

If you’ve got at least five years’ experience in the fire industry or another relevant trade such as electrical or plumbing, and if you’re multi-skilled, hands on, practically-minded and have proven fault-finding and repair skills, we want to hear from you.

Ideally, you’ll already be in New Zealand with an approved immigration visa, but as long as you’ve started the process, that’s all that matters. We offer a welcoming environment and additional support to understand Kiwi standards and processes. We’re big on culture, too - so you’re guaranteed to feel part of the team and local community in no time.

What are the Visa requirements for working in New Zealand?

Click here to find out NZ’s Visa requirements from the NZ Government website.

Before applying for roles at FSS, make sure you have:

  • A NZ Visa (or you have least started the application process)

  • 5-years or more of fire protection experience (or another trade like electrical or plumbing)

  • Proven fault-finding and repair skills

There’s more to NZ than Auckland and Middle Earth

Fire Security Services has offices in nine locations across New Zealand’s North Island. They are all beautiful, affordable, and are great places to raise a family. Click on the images below to find out more about the regions outside of Auckland.

Choosing to live in these locations will likely help your visa application.


Bay of Plenty





Hawkes Bay