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
- Problem-solving skills
- Ability to read and interpret drawings, specifications and fire codes
- Plumbing knowledge
- Strength and stamina
- Attention to detail
- Ability to work at heights