Sprinkler Apprentices assist Sprinkler Fitters and Foreman installing fire suppression systems on new construction sites. Sprinker Apprentices learn to install, cut, thread, bead, and groove sprinkler pipes, connectors, and sprinkler heads in accordance with NFPA code and local standards. Additionally, Sprinkler Apprentices learn to read blueprints, complete change orders, and perform safety duties as part of daily course of work.
Training: Sprinkler Apprentices must enter FLSA's 8000 hour apprenticeship training program within 6 months of hire date. The training program consists of monthly classes and On-The-Job training. Successful graduates become certified Sprinkler Fitter Journey Workers. FLSA's Sprinkler Apprentice program is a Department of Labor recognized apprenticeship. Successful graduates are awarded the Journey Worker "Fitter" classification.
Pay: As an FLSA apprentice, you will EARN while your LEARN. Our apprenticeships are full-time positions with access to healthcare, 401k, and other benefits. Apprentices who successfully progress in the program recieve pay raises after reaching each level.
Career: Beginning as a Sprinkler Apprentice provides you with upward mobility and promotion. Fitters become foreman, superintendents, service technicians, and service operations managers. There are many cross-over career opportunities in sales, inspection, project management, and sprinkler design.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
1. Distribute the piping and accessories from the truck to the designated material lay down area.
2. Maintain and organize lay down areas.
3. Clean-up job site.
4. Clean-up tools.
5. Understand FLSA’s Safety program, SDS book, Hazardous Communication Program, policies and procedures. Toolbox talks are mandatory reading within the first week of employment. Helpers must know where all related safety documentation is at all times on each project.
6. Sprinkler apprentices are expected to continually make progress in their fire protection education with tools provided by FLSA.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: High School diploma or GED preferred but not required; or related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and write.
LICENSES and CERTIFICATIONS: Valid driver’s license and ability to pass a motor vehicle record check required.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will frequently be required lift loads up to 50pounds and occasionally lift or assist with lifting loads/weight in excess of 50-pounds; use hands and fingers, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is required to stand; walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Frequent use of ladders or scaffolds with likely use of personal fall arrest systems is required. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS: Reports to Foreman.