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.