Job Description

Firestop/Containment Workers install fire-stop, smoke-stop, systems designed to return the rating to fire/smoke-rated floor, wall and ceiling construction. They may also install sound, air movement, infectious disease control systems. Firestop/Containment Workers use a variety of skills to install these systems. They use both hand and power tools in their work for installing numerous caulking, wrap strip, composite sheet and pillow applications. These systems are designed and tested as a component of the life safety industry and require following a detailed set of instructions to ensure adequate installation.

Working Conditions

Firestop/Containment Workers work out doors in all kinds of weather, as well as, indoors. They work on ladders, scaffold, and mobile elevated work platforms, in trenches, attics, crawl spaces or in unfinished sections of a new building. Often this work is done in cramped and/or dirty locations. It is frequently necessary to stand, kneel, stoop or bend for long periods of time. Occasionally, work must be done in uncomfortable positions and relatively inaccessible places.

Interest and Temperament

Firestop/Containment Workers must be able to understand detailed written and verbal instructions. They must be able to plan ahead and visualize completed projects. They should enjoy working with their hands and accept occasionally unfavorable working conditions and have the ability to solve problems quickly and accurately. Firestop/Containment Workers must be willing to keep abreast of changes and advancing techniques after their apprenticeship is complete and throughout their careers.

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