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Sprinkler Fitters

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SPRINKLER FITTER  

The Work
Sprinkler fitters are pipefitter specialists in fire protection. They install fire protection systems of all sorts - for every commercial building or risk there is a fire protection system designed for that specific hazard.

Working Conditions
This job requires a person with the ability to carry heavy pieces of pipe of various lengths, to climb and work at various heights and to have the manual dexterity to handle the tools of the trade. It is hard work that requires dedicated, intelligent and reliable people who must often travel to different job sites over a seven county area in the performance of their trade.

The Apprenticeship
This is a five year program including 10,000 hours of on-the-job training and 144 hours per year classroom training. Apprentices are eligible for upgrade to the next classification and pay bracket every six months.

Apprenticeship Entry Requirements

  • At least 18 years old.
  • Birth certificate available at time of application.
  • High school graduate, GED or equivalent; show proof of completion or diploma at time of application.
  • Physically fit to do the work of the trade.
  • Pass aptitude test and oral examination.

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