Looking for Occupational Training as a Sprinkler Systems Installer?
To become certified as a journeyman sprinkler systems installer, an apprentice must complete 48 months of on-the-job training along with seven weeks of technical training in each of the first three years and a minimum of 1,800 hours of on-the-job training in the fourth year.
To qualify for acceptance, apprentices must meet the minimum Alberta or equivalent High School Requirements for their trade or complete an entrance exam for the trade of their choice. Those who hold an existing Trade Certificate can use it to qualify for entrance.
What are the Duties of a Sprinkler Systems Installer?
As a sprinkler systems installer you will fabricate, install, test, repair, and inspect both commercial industrial sites. By safely executing your work as a sprinkler systems installer, you will utilize and interpret engineering draws and spec sheets to determine layout requirements, select and arrange piping for fire protection and prevention, test systems for leaks and pressure, prepare cost estimates – and much more.
What Are the Work Conditions for a Sprinkler Systems Installer?
You will work a standard 40-hour work week, generally in an indoor environment that may or may not be heated. At times your team may need you to work overtime to meet certain deadlines.
What Abilities are Needed to be a Successful Sprinkler Systems Installer?
As a Sprinkler Systems Installer, you must understand that this position demands a high level of accountability, responsibility, precision, and skill. Along with these traits, you must be willing to work with minimal oversight, be dexterous, work well with certain heights, be within reasonable bounds physically fit, and be a good communicator with other team members and other tradespeople. Remember – you are responsible for keeping a system in place that in the event of a fire – WILL SAVE LIVES – therefore, it is important to appreciate the fact that our clients will be literally putting their lives in your hands.
*Material referenced from Alberta Government Apprenticeship and Industry Training