What will I be doing?
Fire Sprinkler Fitters are trained to layout, fabricate, install, repair, maintain, inspect, and service all types of fire suppression systems. They also learn different types of pipe joining techniques which include thread, solder, braze, plastic CPVC piping and weld.
Where will I be working?
Fire Sprinkler Fitters work on new construction projects and renovation projects – from industrial sites, water treatment plants, hospitals, nursing homes, government and commercial buildings, hotels and luxury resorts, retail / shopping centers and high-rise condominiums.
How will I be trained?
Training is accomplished through an apprenticeship program, where the apprentice gains hands-on experience while working with a qualified journey worker of the trade and earning a wage. Related instructions and training courses are conducted by qualified instructors. Course curriculum includes safety, first aid, blueprint reading, NFPA codes, fire pumps, different types of fire protection systems, pipe layout and fabrication, rigging, and basic welding.
The apprenticeship program is a tried and proven method of training apprentices to acquire the skills of the trade.
What about wages and benefits?
Members are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the Plumbing & Mechanical Contractors Association of Hawaii and Local 675 of the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentice Plumbers & Pipefitters of the U.S. & Canada, AFL-CIO, known as the Labor-Management Agreement. This Agreement provides for good working conditions, wages, and fringe benefits such as health and welfare, vacation and holiday pay, pension and annuity.