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Fire Sprinkler Design Technician/Engineer

Posted on: September 1, 2022
Fabrication Shop Welder


Job Qualifications:

·         Completion of High School or equivalent

·         Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.

·         Write routine reports, operating instructions and correspondence.

·         Effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients and to other employee of the organization.

·         Apply knowledge of mathematical formulas and physical laws obtained at a high school level and use conventional, computerized work aids to make calculations.

·         Ability to apply building codes and to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.

·         Have knowledge of CAD Design Software, SprinkCAD and Microsoft Office software.

·         Ability to problem solve, involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

·         Read blueprints for fire sprinkler layout.

·         Ability to make technical presentation to internal and external customers.

·         Must have sound working knowledge of NFPA 13 and related codes.

·         Be able to survey and have a good understanding of the construction coordination process.

·         Ability to work independently and within a team.


Essential Job Functions:

·         Distribute and track projects requiring design work for construction, other day work projects and is the liaison between engineering/design department and estimating and installation personnel.

·         Is the primary in-house contact for customers and reviews customer source control drawings, specifications control drawings and other applicable specifications to determine requirements and/or feasibility of project.

·         Serves as the technical expert for fitters, estimators and external customers.

·         Interacts with vendors and customers on engineering design issues.  Must be able to work with customers to define and document requirements, address technical concerns and provide project status.

·         Performs tasks repetitive in nature such as stock listing projects for material ordering and in-house/out of house fabrication.

·         Check design work with contract documents including layout, form, fit, function, materials, specification callouts, geometrics, dimensioning and other output.  Confers with chief engineer and estimating staff to determine design modifications and coordinates changes with fitters.

·         Perform preliminary and advanced work in development of working layouts and final master drawings.

·         Ensures that less experienced designers are trained so that design studies, tolerance stacks-ups, layouts, drawings, calculations, supporting documentation, etc., are properly completed on 2-D / 3-D CAD, SprinkCAD or other computer application.

·         Assist with the preparation of proposal documentation, technical data such as qualification test procedures, reports, component maintenance manuals, etc.

·         Mentor less experienced designers.

·         Apply cost estimates to changes in scope or work for projects.

·         Coordinate schedules for project phases.


Training/Certification Requirements:

·         American Fire Sprinkler Association Apprenticeship program

·         Advancing NICET to Level III or IV certification

To apply for this job email your details to tcalderon@tfpsd.com