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Sprinkler Fitter

Description


Lays out, assembles, installs, and maintains pipe systems, pipe supports, and related hydraulic and pneumatic equipment for steam, hot water, heating, cooling, lubricating, sprinkling, and industrial production and processing systems, applying knowledge of system operation, and following blueprints: 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 pipe, using saws, pipe cutter, hammer and chisel, cutting torch, and pipe cutting machine.

Threads pipe, using pipe threading machine. Bends pipe, using pipe bending tools and pipe bending machine. Assembles and installs variety of metal and nonmetal pipes, tubes, and fittings, including iron, steel, copper, and plastic. Connects pipes, using threaded, caulked, soldered, brazed, fused, or cemented joints, and handtools. Secures pipes to structure with brackets, clamps, and hangers, using handtools and power tools. Installs and maintains hydraulic and pneumatic components of machines and equipment, such as pumps and cylinders, using handtools. Installs and maintains refrigeration and air-conditioning systems, including compressors, pumps, meters, pneumatic and hydraulic controls, and piping, using handtools and power tools, and following specifications and blueprints.

Increases pressure in pipe system and observes connected pressure gauge to test system for leaks. May weld pipe supports to structural steel members. May observe production machines in assigned area of manufacturing facility to detect machinery malfunctions. May operate machinery to verify repair. May modify programs of automated machinery, such as robots and conveyors, to change motion and speed of machine, using teach pendant, control panel, or keyboard and display screen of robot controller and programmable controller. May be designated Steam Fitter (construction) when installing piping systems that must withstand high pressure.


O*NET Code: 47-2152.00

DOT Code: 862.281.022
AIMS Code: 0414


Sprinkler fitters install and fix the pipes used in building fire sprinkler systems. These professionals should have good physical stamina and strong manual dexterity. Besides that, sprinkler fitters also must complete at least four years of training in order to be successful in this field. Sprinkler fitters measure and cut steel or plastic pipes for installation using blueprints and local building codes as a guide. They then must attach sprinkler heads and fittings to pipes and ensure pipe systems do not have any leaks.

Specialized Skills Summary

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  Plan reading and interpretation
Care of tools, materials, and equipment
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Pipe cutting, threading, reaming and welding
Installation of underground piping and accessories
Wet pipe systems
Dry pipe systems
Standpipe systems
Special hazard installation
Installation of fire pumps and accessories
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