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Access Control Sales Technician - $55K-$65K/Year

Company: American Fence Company
Location: Johnston
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

For over fifty years, American Fence Company has been the fence contractor of choice for some of our nations most secure facilities to provide protection and peace of mind. Nuclear power plants, Strategic Air Command, Google, Microsoft and Apple all rely on us to provide security solutions. We have substantially grown our business on a solid foundation of great employees and customer relationships. With eight branches and three hundred employees, we are one of the Nation's top ten largest fence contractors.

American Fence Company is one of the leading gate access control providers in the United States. We install over five hundred access control systems every year. Our system installations range from complicated DOD crash rated barriers to the most basic slide gate operators with keypad entry. As todays technology makes it easy to provide perimeter access control solutions, customers expectations in automating their gates is exponentially growing. The number of access control systems we install every year is trending off the charts. Even more importantly, customers are expecting easy and economical remote access and advanced security. Everyone was to control their gates from their iPhones.

With so many gate access control systems being installed, surprisingly this is an industry in its infancy. There are currently no full-time gate access control technicians in this market. American Fence Company has a reputation for being on the cusp of changes within our industry. Our predictions which bring about opportunities such as this are rarely misguided and typically spot on.

This position will be responsible for estimating, planning, coordinating and installing new automated access control systems. This position will also be responsible for evaluating and repairing existing access control systems.



  1. Identify leads and prospects

  2. Estimate and supply a proposal for products as supplied by the Company to all interested parties for projects

New Installations:

  1. Take the lead in coordinating installations with sales and project management staff.

  2. Interpret plans and specifications relevant to new systems.

  3. Prepare submittals that demonstrate access control equipment locations and necessary wiring.

  4. Coordinate installation of equipment installed by installation crews.

  5. Complete installation, low voltage connections, and programming of equipment.

  6. Review installation and programming with customer and to assure system is compliant with

current codes.

Repair and Upgrade Existing Installations:

  1. Maintain an inventory of frequently used components and incidental items.

  2. Review and diagnose current systems for repair and compliance.

  3. Prepare and present proposal for repair and compliance to customers.

  4. Order required equipment and track receiving.

  5. Perform repair and bring systems into compliance.

  6. Complete pre-invoice billing information and provide required documentation for submittal to

project manager.

Additional Responsibilities:

  1. Attend educational and training activities as designated by company.

  2. Participating in training new sales staff specific to access control installations.


  1. Three to five years experience in diesel, automotive or general maintenance

  2. Associates degree in mechanical, electrical or industrial maintenance preferred.

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may lift up to 75 lbs. on a regular basis. The

employee is required to read documents, signs, and signals, and is required to drive a commercial vehicle.

The employee is required to frequently stand, walk, climb, stoop, and kneeling while performing repairs

on vehicles and equipment.

In addition to a competitive wage, we offer an excellent benefits package, including:

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Optional Life, Short Term Disability, and Long Term Disability
  • 401K with a Company match
  • Paid Time Off, Company Paid Holidays and Personal Days

Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: American Fence Company, Des Moines , Access Control Sales Technician - $55K-$65K/Year, Other , Johnston, Iowa

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