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Become A Sprinkler Fitter

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Working As A Sprinkler Fitter

  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Getting Information
  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • Repetitive

  • $50,620

    Average Salary

What Does A Sprinkler Fitter Do At Trade Management Inc.

* Overhead pipe installation, including: steel overhead sprinkler piping, wet, dry, pre-action and deluge, fire pump, standpipe and hose systems.
* Install commercial systems, including: CPVC pipe and copper pipe.
* Install and service underground pipe including: private service fire mains, hydrants, pits and underground control valves.
* Install and service valves, devices and trim for system risers, alarm valves, dry pipe valves, pre action and deluge valves, backflow prevention devices, sprinkler system alarms.
* Fabricating, assembling, installing and maintaining piping, fixtures and equipment for fire sprinkler systems.
* Measure, cut, thread, groove, and bend pipe to specifications, using tools such as saws, cutting torches, pipe threaders, groovers, and benders.
* Inspect, examine, and test installed systems and pipe lines, using pressure gauge, hydrostatic testing, observation, or other methods.
* Plan pipe system layout, installation, or repair according to specifications

What Does A Sprinkler Fitter Do At Kiewit Corporation

* Read and interpret engineering/design, architectural and structural blueprints
* Select type/size of pipe and related materials and equipment (i.e. supports, hangers, etc.) for layout and installation
* Perform cutting, fitting, and pipe connection using threaded, soldered, brazed, or grooved joints and utilizing a variety of hand tools
* Install hydraulic components of machines and equipment, such as pumps
* Complete required paperwork/reports on each job including: daily time, progress, duration, record of parts, material, labor, subs, returns and other cost data per assignment
* Mentor and train Apprentices
* Adhere to OSHA standards and Company safety policies and procedures (i.e. work sites, equipment usage, tools, signage, driving, ladders, etc.)
* Other duties as assigned

What Does A Sprinkler Fitter Do At Fire and Life Safety America

* include the following.
* Other duties may be assigned.
* In conjunction with the field team, responsible for the installation of fire protection system.
* Work is to be completed in a professional and workman like manner following the sprinkler design prepared.
* On a daily basis, reports to field foreman on progress and / or job related problems.
* Keep tools in serviceable working conditions and tags those that are unsafe.
* Assists in the training of apprentices and helpers.
* Assists in cleaning up job site.
* Assists in cleaning and inspecting up tools.
* Understands FLSA s Safety program, MSDS book, Hazardous communication program, policies and procedures.
* Toolbox talks are mandatory reading within the first week of employment.
* Fitters must know where all related safety documentation is at all times on each project.
* Sprinkler fitters are expected to be making progress in their fire protection education with tools provided by FLSA

What Does A Sprinkler Fitter Do At Security Fire Protection Co Inc.

* Responsible for installing and servicing a variety of other fire protection equipment such as standpipes, foam systems, electric and diesel fire pumps, wet systems, dry systems, deluge systems.
* Also have experience with setting all types of switches on PIV’s and valves.
* Travel across the mid-south & the nation to work on various locations/job sites; as necessary.
* Comply with union collective bargaining

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How To Become A Sprinkler Fitter

Although most plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters learn on the job through an apprenticeship, some start out by attending a technical school. Most states and localities require plumbers to be licensed.

Education

A high school diploma or equivalent is required.

Technical schools offer courses on pipe system design, safety, and tool use. They also offer welding courses that are considered necessary by some pipefitter and steamfitter apprenticeship training programs.

Training

Most plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters learn their trade through a 4- or 5-year apprenticeship. Each year, apprentices must have at least 1,700 to 2,000 hours of paid on-the-job training and a minimum of 246 hours of related technical education.

In the classroom, apprentices learn safety, local plumbing codes and regulations, and blueprint reading. They also study mathematics, applied physics, and chemistry.

Apprenticeship programs are offered by unions and businesses. Although most workers enter apprenticeships directly, some start out as helpers. Some apprenticeship programs have preferred entry for veterans. To enter an apprenticeship program, a trainee must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Pass a basic math test
  • Pass substance abuse screening
  • Know how to use computers

Some plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters learn on the job through specific task-oriented training. Employers provide training that enables workers to complete a variety of tasks. The Home Builders Institute offers a pre-apprenticeship training program for eight construction trades, including plumbing.

After completing an apprenticeship program, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters are considered to be journey workers, qualifying them to perform duties on their own.

With additional technical education and several years of plumbing experience, plumbers are eligible to earn master status. Some states require a business to employ a master plumber in order to obtain a plumbing contractor’s license.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Most states and localities require plumbers to be licensed. Although licensing requirements vary, most states and localities require workers to have 2 to 5 years of experience and to pass an exam that shows their knowledge of the trade and of local plumbing codes before they are permitted to work independently.

A few states require pipefitters to be licensed. Several states require a special license to work on gas lines. Obtaining a license requires taking a test, gaining experience through work, or both. For more information, check with your state’s licensing board.

Important Qualities

Business skills. Plumbers who own their own business must be able to direct workers, bid on jobs, and plan work schedules.

Customer-service skills. Plumbers work with customers on a regular basis, so they should be polite and courteous.

Mechanical skills. Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters use a variety of tools to assemble and repair pipe systems. Choosing the right tool and successfully installing, repairing, or maintaining a system is crucial to their work.

Physical strength. Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters must be strong enough to lift and move heavy pipe.

Troubleshooting skills. Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters find, diagnose, and repair problems. For example, pipefitters must be able to perform pressure tests to pinpoint the location of a leak.

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Sprinkler Fitter Demographics

Gender

  • Male

    94.7%
  • Female

    4.4%
  • Unknown

    0.9%

Ethnicity

  • White

    82.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    9.6%
  • Asian

    6.0%
  • Unknown

    1.6%
  • Black or African American

    0.5%
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

    66.7%
  • German

    16.7%
  • Japanese

    16.7%

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Top Skills for A Sprinkler Fitter

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Top Sprinkler Fitter Skills

  1. Safety Requirements
  2. Fire Suppression Systems
  3. Job Site
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Complied with OSHA and job safety requirements.
  • Position involved installing, testing, inspecting, and certifying of automatic fire suppression systems in all types of structures.
  • Install and test fire prevention systems in large commercial job site.
  • Train Sentry personnel on installation and inspection procedures and policies per NFPA 25.
  • Verified and tested installed sprinkler pipes in accordance with current codes.

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