What is a Sprinkler Fitter?
Sprinkler Fitters are pipefitting specialists in fire protection. They install, repair, and maintain all types of fixed extinguishing systems, including underground piping. While most of this work deals directly with automatic sprinkler systems, they also have the skills necessary to install and service a wide variety of other fire protection equipment such as standpipes, carbon dioxide systems, halon systems, foam systems and dry chemical systems.
A Sprinkler Fitter may work in various conditions such as confined spaces, trenches as deep as 8 feet below ground or over 100 feet above the floor, and may be required to work indoors or outdoors.
What are the program specifics?
· Length of program – 5 years
· 6 month probationary period
· A minimum of 12 Correspondence lessons per
quarter (3 month period) with Washtenaw College
· 8 mandatory classes a year
· Starting pay – 50% journeyman wage
How do I qualify?
· At least 18 years of age
· Possess a high school diploma or GED
· Have a valid driver’s license and transportation
· Physically able to perform the work of this trade
What will be helpful to succeed?
· Accurate reading skills
· General math ability
· Pipe welding
· Blueprint reading
Where do I apply?
Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee
7050 Oakland Mills Rd. Suite 100
Columbia, MD 21046
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