Fire Sprinkler Fitter Job Description

By | July 28, 2011

Fire sprinkler fitter job description and profile

Fire safety in buildings is one of their most important security and safety measures. A fire sprinkler fitter fits the piping system and accessories such as knobs, pipe heads, sprinklers and valves in order to complete the fire sprinkler system.

Fire sprinkler fitter duties and responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities of a fire sprinkler fitter are:

  • Planning and estimating the requirements of a building with regard to fire sprinkler system
  • Assembling crew and equipment necessary for fitting the system
  • Study the blueprints of the building in order to decide fitting of the fire sprinkler system
  • Employ safety measures while installing fire safety systems
  • Prepare financial estimates of fitting the whole system
  • Ensure high efficiency of the fire sprinkler system
  • Meet with the owners of the building and submit plans and estimates
  • Ensuring that the quality of materials used is high and durable
  • Ensuring that the job is done with high precision and the pipes do not develop problems like leaks
  • Keeping abreast with the latest developments in fire sprinklers and implementing them whenever and wherever possible
  • Documenting all details of work

 

Fire sprinkler fitter skills and specifications

The skills and specifications of a fire sprinkler fitter are:

  • High precision in working
  • A thorough knowledge about fire sprinkler systems
  • A thorough knowledge about fitting methods
  • Strong eye for detail
  • Ability to study blueprints of buildings
  • Excellent judgment and analysis skills in order to choose the most feasible way of laying pipe work
  • Must be highly organized, systematic and adherent to dead lines

Fire sprinkler fitter education and qualification

On the job training is the best education for the job. A high school diploma along with training in the trade is required.

Fire sprinkler salary

The average salary of a fire sprinkler fitter is $32,000 per annum. Income of self employed fitters varies.