Summary Installer, Sprinklers And Fire Protection Systems near Vancouver (BC)
Find key facts and figures about working as an installer, sprinklers and fire protection systems. The following information is applicable to all Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers (NOC 72301).
Note that some information in this job profile is based on the 2016 version of the NOC.
Steamfitters and pipefitters lay out, assemble, fabricate, maintain, troubleshoot and repair piping systems carrying water, steam, chemicals and fuel in heating, cooling, lubricating and other process piping systems. Sprinkler system installers fabricate, install, test, maintain and repair water, foam, carbon dioxide and dry chemical sprinkler systems in buildings for fire protection purposes. Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers are employed in maintenance departments of factories, plants and similar establishments, and by pipefitting and sprinkler system contractors, or they may be self-employed. Apprentices are also included in this unit group.
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College or apprenticeship
This occupation usually requires a college diploma (community college, institute of technology or CÉGEP), an apprenticeship training of 2 or more years, or experience working in a supervisory occupation.
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Median wage in the Lower Mainland–Southwest Region
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The job prospects are good in the Lower Mainland–Southwest Region
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advertised near Vancouver (BC)
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- 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
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