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Job: Sprinkler Foreman, FIRE & LIFE SAFETY AMERICA, INC., Nashville, TN

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Job title:
Sprinkler Foreman
Job location:
Nashville, TN  37217 United States
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Job Description


Sprinkler Foremen install sprinkler head, valves, and steel and CPVC pipe in newly constructed structures and renovations to existing structures with minimal supervision.  

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Cut, fabricate and install steel pipe and CPVC pipe as designed for fire sprinkler system.

  • Install and hang a variety of pipe, sprinkler heads, fittings, hangers and other fire protection components in accordance with blueprints and construction documents.

  • Install and trim a variety of valves for wet, dry, and pre-action fire protection systems.

  • Read and interpret blueprints and construction documents to ensure sprinkler system is constructed as designed.

  • Ensuring all project close out documents are turned in as needed. Such as test papers, red line drawing, owners training, signed extra work orders, etc.

  • Attend job meetings and coordinate schedules with GC and other contractors.

  • Ensure project timeline are being met, and all required documentation is submitted in time manner so project is completed on time and on budget.

  • Report any scheduling delays, personnel issues, safety concerns to your direct supervisor.

  • Coordinate and manage all assigned projects with the superintendent, GC and employees.

  • Ensuring communication by assigned crew with vendors, contractors is conducted in a professional manner.

  • Complete daily progress reports. Include any accidents, changes in design due to field conditions, proposed changes in scope and conflicts with design as related to existing conditions.

  • Ensure that all materials for a job is ordered and on site as required. Once on site, you will be expected to layout or store your material in a safe and orderly fashion in the designated location.

  • Ensure company provided vehicle is clean and well maintained in accordance with company policies.

  • Ensure all work areas remain clean, safe, and orderly while working and at the end of the workday.

  • Clean, inspect and service required tools in accordance with company policies.

  • Ensure all tools, equipment, and supplies are secured and accounted for while on the job site and prior to the end of the workday.

  • On a daily basis, reports to the superintendent or GC on progress and/or job related problems.

  • Train the Sprinkler Fitters and Sprinkler Apprentices on all aspects of their job.

  • Understand and follow FLSA's Safety program, SDS book, Hazardous communication program, policies and procedures. Participate in weekly Toolbox talks.  Foreman must know where all related safety documentation is at all times on each project.


The qualifications listed below are representative of the elements required to perform the job successfully, however in some cases, an equivalent combination of Education, Training, Certifications and Experience may meet the job qualifications.

Education, Training, Certifications:

  • HS Diploma or equivalent preferred. NICET Certification preferred.

Experience, Knowledge, Skill Requirements:

  • 5-10 years' experience installing fire sprinkler systems required.  Must be able to work alone and as part of a team.  Construction experience,  basic math skills, mechanical aptitude, problem solving skills, decision making skills, ability to multitasking, ability to meet project schedules, ability to plan and organize,  troubleshooting skills, and the ability to train other is required.   

Communication Skills:

  • Must have the ability to read, write and communicate in English with employees and customers.

Systems and Software Skills:

  • Ability to operate a computer and tablet, use Microsoft office and read electronic blueprints required.

Other Qualifications:

  • Valid driver's license with acceptable driving record required.

  • Must be able to comply with FLSA's Drug and Alcohol policy and Background screening requirements, which may also include customer specific requirements based on contractual agreement


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform Essential Job Duties.

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is consistently required to bend, ascend and descend step stools, ladders and stairs, kneel, lift <50lbs, reach above and below shoulders, stand and walk for extended periods of time.  Employee is required to see in color, close and far distances, peripheral, depth, and adjust focus. Employee will frequently balance, crouch, drive, kneel, lift >50lbs, sit, stoop, twist, and work at heights.

Work Environment:

Frequent local travel is required.  Employee will frequently be required to work inside and outside in hot/cold temperatures, wet conditions and be exposed to loud noises, cramped quarters, dust, fumes and odors, and standing on hard surfaces frequently.  Employees will occasionally be exposed to electrical hazards, chemicals, uneven and slippery surfaces.  Employee will be consistently wear all appropriate personal protective equipment, as required by company safety policies.

While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the position, management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary.

(Job number: 3948155)
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