BURTELL FIRE PROTECTION INC. FIRE SPRINKLER INSTALLER APPRENTICE in BILLINGS, Montana
Basic Minimum Qualifications1. Must meet minimum age requirements and have a birth certificate or other acceptable proof of age.2. Provide proof of graduation from high school or equivalent. Academic transcripts must be submitted with application.3. Applicants shall possess the basic aptitudes essential for acquiring the skills and proficiency of the trades.4. Applicant shall be physically capable of performing the essential functions of the occupation without endangering the health and safety of themselves and/or fellow workers. Included in the requirements are Heavy Lifting, Prolonged Standing, Overhead Reaching, Ladder Climbing, and Working on Scaffolding or lifts up to 80 feet in Height.5. Applicant must have a current Montana driver's license and a good, clean driving record.6. Position requires travel as needed within the construction industry within a multi-state operation and to work on out-of-town or out-of-state jobs sites through the completion of any project. Reliable, adequate transportation will be needed for this position to get to the various job sites.7. Applicant must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test in order to be considered for the apprenticeship position.Duties:- Selection, measuring, cutting, and installation of piping.- Installing sprinkler heads, valving, etc.- Connecting piping systems to water mains, supply tanks, pumps, and control equipment.- Testing systems for leaks using water or air.- Reading and interpreting contract drawings, specifications, and fire codes including National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).- Servicing and repairing sprinkler systems.Work Conditions:The standard work week for sprinkler system fitters and installers is 40 hours (10 hours a day, 4 days a week). As with many careers in construction, there are peak periods that will require you to work overtime. The number of additional hours you work each week depends on construction schedules and company workloads, to name a few.As a sprinkler fitter and sprinkler installer, you may work indoors and outdoors, often with a team of other construction professionals. The job can be physically demanding - you may work at considerable heights on both ladders or lifts and have to lift heavy materials. As with all careers in the construction industry, safety is the top priority. Sprinkler fitters and sprinkler systems installers are trained to work safely, and wear special equipment to protect themselves from injury.Essential Skills:- Numeracy (Working with numbers to perform calculations during installation.)- Oral communication (Conveying or exchanging information verbally to others.)- Problem solving (Come up with solutions, to challenges, you will be confronted with.)Apprenticeship Program:Apprenticeship is one way of starting out in the construction industry. It involves both textbook studies and on-the-job training under the supervision of a certified sprinkler fitter, commonly known as a journeyman pipe fitter. As an apprentice, you earn while you learn and are paid by the hour while working on the job site. Wages start at approximately $16.00+ per hour and increase during your apprenticeship, until you reach the full rate, as long as all course work and testing is kept current. Our apprenticeship training program for sprinkler fitters is a five year program, including at least 8,000 hours of on-the-job training. There is a 180 day probationary period for all apprentices.