Who Can Be a Fire Sprinkler Fitter?
Age and schooling requirements vary, but for most must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED. Must have reliable transportation, driver's license, and be physically capable of performing the essential functions of the apprenticeship program: cut, thread, or hammer pipes to specifications using tools such as saws, cutting torches, pipe threaders, or pipe benders; lay out full-scale drawings of pipe systems, supports, or related equipment according to blueprints; assemble or secure pipes, tubes, fittings, or related equipment according to specifications by welding, brazing, cementing, soldering, or threading joints; measure and mark pipes for cutting or threading; inspect, examine, or test installed systems or pipe lines using pressure gauge, hydrostatic testing, observation, or other methods. Abilities include but are not limited to arm-hand steadiness, control precision, manual dexterity, near vision, and multilimb coordination.
*Individual program requirements may vary such as be able to lift 80 lbs.; possess a social security card or qualify as a citizen or national of the United States; be able to read, write, and follow instructions in English; etc. Contact the program directly to inquire about minimum requirements and the application process.