Careers at NIFCO

Fire Sprinkler Technician – Apprentice

Starting Wages :
$13/hr and up (based on experience) plus generous benefits such as 401K with company contributions; paid vacation; paid holidays; paid health insurance; paid life insurance & many other company paid benefits you just won't find anywhere else.

    Job Overview
    NIFCO is looking for a full time Apprentice Fire Sprinkler Technician to join it's growing Lincoln field staff. NIFCO provides design and installation of fire sprinkler systems to its customers and is in need of more skilled fire sprinkler technicians who are interested in understanding the various types of fire sprinkler systems and their operation. Our fire sprinkler team is able to take the designs given to them from our CAD technicians to build out an integrated fire sprinkler system. This set up includes placing all pipe routing & sizing; head placement & styles per NFPA Codes; planning, assigning, and directing work or apprentices; coordination with other trades; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
    NIFCO truly excels at providing the "on the job" training experience necessary to our employees who are new to the trade. NIFCO finds this training not only helpful to the company as a whole but as individuals in keeping up with the newest innovations of the trade and improving their overall future within the company. NIFCO Provides an apprentice program to those who are serious about making the fire sprinkler industry their career.
    Essential Duties and Responsibilities*
    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty & responsibility satisfactorily after training is complete.

Essential Duties
  • Selects type and size of pipe, and related materials and equipment, such as supports, hangers, and hydraulic cylinders, according to specifications.
  • Inspects work site to determine presence of obstructions and to ascertain that holes cut for pipe will not cause structural weakness.
  • Plans installation or repair to avoid obstructions and to avoid interfering with activities of other workers.
  • Cuts, threads, and fabricates pipe.
  • Assembles and installs variety of metal and nonmetal pipes, tubes, and fittings, including iron, steel, and cpvc piping.
  • Connects pipes, using threaded, grooved or cemented joints.
  • Secures pipes to structure with brackets, clamps, and hangers.
  • Increases pressure in pipe system and observes connected pressure gauge to test system for leaks.
  • Observes fabrication machines on job site to detect malfunctions.
Supervisory Responsibilities
  • This job is an entry level apprentice position and carries no supervisory responsibilities.
    Qualifications
    The qualifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability needed for this position.
    Personal and/or Team Skills
    Self-starter with strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Flexibility and ability to work effectively on multiple concurrent projects, meeting established timelines
    Education and/or Experience
    High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    Language Skills
    Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and construction documents. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to work in a team environment as well as alone.
    Mathematical Skills
    Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret graphs.
    Reasoning Skills
    Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
    Valid Driver's License is preferred.
    Physical Demands
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
    While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to grip, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
    Work Environment
    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
    While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts and high, precarious places. The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions; extreme cold; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
*Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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