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Job: Fire Sprinkler Field Superintendent, FIRE & LIFE SAFETY AMERICA, INC., Birmingham, AL

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Fire Sprinkler Field Superintendent
Job location:
Birmingham, AL  35216 United States
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Job Description

SUMMARY: Overall responsibility for establishing, coordinating, and managing all field installation activities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include working with and through the District office. Field Superintendents are responsible for adhering to FLSA's quality program including procedures and work instructions, especially as they relate to field activities. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Schedule all field activities, beginning with the pre-construction meeting (coordinate with sales and design personnel on completing the Preconstruction Package and Meeting Template) to scheduling the 5'-0 out (make sure we get a permit) to scheduling overhead installation (check for permit and approved plans). 

  2. Ensure that all tools are maintained in proper working order. If damaged, ensure that tools are labeled indicating their status. New tools purchases are to be coordinated with the District Manager. Ensure that each quarter, each foreman completes a tool inventory checklist and reports any lost or stolen tools.  

  3. Purchase or rent all equipment needed for each job and specific need.

  4. Get all material, plans, and information to the foreman in charge before the job starts.

  5. Ensure that all (or a significant portion) material has come in for each job before it starts to avoid delays. In conjunction with purchasing personnel, track and pursue back orders.

  6. Visit job sites regularly. Through weekly progress meetings, communicate the percent of the job roughed in, the percent of the job complete and the overall status of construction. Additionally, communicate the expected duration of rough in, duration of completion. Observe and communicate changes to the original design.

  7. Follow up on punch-lists and make sure the customer signs off on them when completed.

  8. Ensure that trucks are serviced regularly and a log turned in on a monthly basis. Service tickets are required to keep up with why and how trucks are being serviced. Vehicle mileage should be compared to service records. Vehicle repairs are not to be made without your consent. All major repairs over $100.00 need to have a written estimate first and approved before any work is done.

  9. Ensure that all field employees understand FLSA's safety policies. Ensure that safety toolbox talks are occurring at regular intervals and that, in conjunction with the District Manager that required safety training is offered.

  10. Schedule manpower each week using the Weekly Manpower Report and schedule all jobs over a 3-month period using the 3 Month Manpower Planning Report which is updated twice each month.

  11. Hire and terminate all field personnel. Review all field employees at least annually. In cases where disciplinary action is required, suspensions and terminations are to be coordinated with the District Manager with appropriate documentation entered in personnel files.  

  12.  Review employee time sheets for accuracy. See that they are submitted on a timely basis.

  13.  See that progress reports are completed and turned in weekly by foremen.

  14. Encourage enrollment in the FLSA Apprenticeship Programs.

  15. Support FLSA's drug policies by ensuring that all new employees have successfully passed the drug test and that any employee injury results in drug testing.


Minimum of 8-10 years of broad field experience. Ability to motivate field teams to meet and exceed project schedules.   Possesses strong leadership and communication skills.


High school, GED, or equivalent experience.


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 is required to review the work of Foreman, Fitters, and Apprentices.   While not regularly subjected to the same day to day demands as subordinates, the Superintendent is still required to be able to lift; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The Superintendent is required to stand; walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


Ability to speak and write clearly. Ability to present information and respond to questions from managers and customers.  


A valid drivers license is required.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS: Reports to the District Manager.

About Fire & Life Safety America

Fire & Life Safety America is one of the fastest growing companies in the southeast and is proud of a well-deserved reputation for quality work and talented professionals.  Our goal is to save lives and protect property by providing the best fire protection products and services in America.   

FLSA is a full service provider that designs, installs, inspects, tests, and repairs all components of integrated fire protection systems.  As an essential part of community safety, we provide 24-hour service assistance to residents, businesses, and health care facilities.

Founded in 1997, FLSA is the premier fire protection provider with offices in VA, MD, DC, NC, SC, AL, TN, FL, GA, OK, and TX.  FLSA encourages initiative, independence, diversity and personal career growth with sensitivity towards work-life balance.    

Our company is consistently recognized for service excellence while enriching the fire protection industry.  FLSA supports trade skills and workforce development by hosting Recognized Apprenticeships and on-the-job (OJT) training programs for new career-seekers.   Many of our leaders chair NFPA code compliance committees, regional safety boards, and support technical education in local schools.  We challenge our employees to continue training and education by encouraging NICET certifications.  We continually strive to be the Employer of Choice for highly motivated Team Members who want to succeed in a fast-paced environment. We encourage initiative, independence, diversity, and personal career growth.  


Fire & Life Safety America offers extensive training opportunities, career advancement, competitive pay, bonus opportunities, and an excellent benefit package. Our benefits package includes:

  • Medical Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • 401(k) Plan

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Long Term Disability

  • Short Term Disability

  • Life Insurance for Team Members and dependents

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Paid Vacation and Holidays

  • Employee Referral Program

FLSA Core Values


  • We are PASSIONATE about life safety.

  • We have INTEGRITY (Do the right thing).

  • We work in PARTNERSHIP with our customers and community.

  • We constantly strive for OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE (do things right).

  • Our Employee's, Customer's, and community's SAFETY is our #1 priority.

FLSA participates in E-Verify & promotes a drug-free workplace. FLSA is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.  

(Job number: 3912559)
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