Skills Installer, Sprinklers And Fire Protection Systems near Cold Lake (AB)

Find out what skills you typically need to work as an installer, sprinklers and fire protection systems in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers (NOC 72301).


  • Schedule materials, tools and personnel
  • Liaise with management, engineers and other trades
  • Prepare tenders and quotations
  • Instruct apprentices
  • Connect piping systems to water mains, supply tanks, pumps, compressors and control equipment
  • Install clamps, brackets and hangers to support piping system and sprinkler and fire protection equipment, using hand and power tools
  • Installs valves, alarms and associated equipment
  • Join pipes and piping sections using soldering and welding equipment
  • Select, measure, cut, ream and thread pipe, install sprinkler heads and mount prepared pipe in supports
  • Service and repair sprinkler system
  • Supervise other workers
  • Test system for leaks using air or liquid pressure equipment
  • Clean and maintain pipe units and fittings and flush system
  • Cut openings for pipe in walls, floors and ceilings using hand or power tools or machines
  • Install supports, valves, piping and control systems
  • Measure, cut, thread and bend pipes to required shape and size
  • Remove and replace worn components and reactivate system
  • Select type and size of pipe required
  • Test system for leaks using testing equipment
  • Weld, braze, cement, solder and thread joints to join pipes and fabricate sections of piping system
  • Estimate costs and materials
  • Operate CADD and other computer software systems
  • Read and interpret blueprints, maps, drawings and specifications

Skills and Knowledge Checklist

The following skills and knowledge are usually required in this occupation.


Analysis Help - Analysis
  • Projecting Outcomes
  • Analyzing Information
  • Inspecting and Testing
Building Help - Building
  • Installing Building Interior Infrastructure
  • Restoring and Repairing


Law and Public Safety Help - Law and Public Safety
  • Public Safety and Security
Business, Finance and Management Help - Business, Finance and Management
  • Client Service
Engineering and Technology Help - Engineering and Technology
  • Building and Construction
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