NOC 7252 – Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers
apprentice fitter, sprinkler systems
apprentice sprinkler system fitter
fire prevention and automatic suppression systems installer
fire protection mechanic
fire protection piping installer
fire sprinkler fitter
fitter, sprinkler system
installer, fire prevention and automatic suppression systems
installer, fire protection piping system
installer, sprinkler systems
installer, sprinklers and fire protection systems
journeyman/woman sprinkler system installer
pipe installer, radiator
pipefitter – shipbuilding
pipefitter, railway cars and locomotives
railway car and locomotive pipefitter
sprinkler and fire protection installer
sprinkler system fitter
sprinkler system installer
sprinkler system installer (non-construction)
sprinkler system installer apprentice
steam heating installer
steam main servicer
steamfitter – shipbuilding
Steamfitters and pipefitters perform some or all of the following duties:
Read and interpret drawings, blueprints and specifications to determine layout requirements
Cut openings for pipe in walls, floors and ceilings using hand or power tools or machines
Select type and size of pipe required
Measure, cut, thread and bend pipe to required shape using hand and power tools
Weld, braze, cement, solder and thread joints to join pipes and fabricate sections of piping system
Install supports, valves, piping and control systems
Test system for leaks using testing equipment
Clean and maintain pipe units and fittings and flush system
Remove and replace worn components and reactivate system
May prepare cost estimates for clients.
Sprinkler system installers perform some or all of the following duties:
Read and interpret drawings, specifications and fire codes to determine layout requirements
Install clamps, brackets and hangers to support piping system and sprinkler and fire protection equipment, using hand and power tools
Select, measure, cut, ream and thread pipe, install sprinkler heads and mount prepared pipe in supports
Join pipes and piping sections using soldering and welding equipment
Connect piping system to water mains, supply tanks, pumps, compressors and control equipment
Installs valves, alarms and associated equipment
Test system for leaks using air or liquid pressure equipment
Service and repair sprinkler system
May prepare cost estimates for clients.
Completion of secondary school is usually required.
Completion of a four- to five-year apprenticeship program or A combination of over five years of work experience in the trade and some high school, college or industry courses in steamfitting, pipefitting or sprinkler system installation is usually required to be eligible for trade certification.
Steamfitter-pipefitter trade certification is compulsory in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba and Alberta and available, but voluntary, in all other provinces and the territories.
Steamfitter-pipefitter (non-construction) trade certification is compulsory in Quebec.
Sprinkler system installer trade certification is compulsory in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec and Manitoba and available, but voluntary, in all other provinces and the territories.
Sprinkler system installer (no construction) trade certification is compulsory in Quebec.
Red Seal endorsement is also available to qualified steamfitters-pipefitters and sprinkler system installers upon successful completion of the interprovincial Red Seal examination.
The Red Seal endorsement allows for interprovincial mobility.
Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.
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