Sprinklerfitters build, install, inspect, maintain and repair sprinkler systems on industrial, commercial and residential sites. They can be self-employed or work with construction firms, plumbing contractors, heating and air conditioning companies, building developers or sprinkler system contractors.
Read and interpret work specifications and fire codes
Inspect, maintain and repair piping, fixtures and controls including hydrant, pump and sprinkler head connections
Install valves, alarms and associated equipment
Connect piping systems to water mains, supply tanks, pumps, compressors and control equipment
Test systems for leaks using air or liquid pressure equipment
Service and repair sprinkler systems
May prepare cost estimates for clients
What You’ll Need
Usually a combination of 5+ years of construction experience, plus high school, college or industry courses in plumbing to be eligible for certification.
Apprenticeship Program: Includes technical training, on-the-job training and exam. Journeyperson certificate awarded after successful completion. As an apprentice, you also earn while you learn.
Key Skills & Attributes
(technical training and on the job)
Strong communication skills, reading and numeracy
Ability to read and interpret drawings, specifications and fire codes
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