The United Association’s Sprinkler Fitters Local 669 Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) is currently accepting applications for our apprenticeship program throughout the United States. The Apprenticeship Program is a five-year program with on the job training and a 19 Course correspondence through a nationally recognized college. Once you have entered the Apprenticeship Program and have completed your six-month probationary period you will become a member of Local 669. We encourage all to apply!
Nature of the Work
The principle function of a sprinkler fitter is the installation of fire protection systems. This includes:
- Underground supply piping, which is connected to an integrated overhead piping system for suppression of fire.
- Safety is first and foremost; therefore you will be trained in the care and proper use of tools and equipment associated with fire sprinkler installations.
Wage and Benefits
- The apprentice will receive an appropriate percentage of the Journeyman wage.
- The Sprinkler Fitter wage rate is negotiated state by state, based on the economic conditions of the state.
- Every six months of the Apprenticeship the apprentice’s records are reviewed to make sure that there is satisfactory progress both on-the-job and in the related training courses.
- Satisfactory progress means advancement to the next classification and a wage increase until the Apprentice completes the five-year program.
- All apprentices will participate in a Health and Welfare program that provides medical coverage and life insurance.
- Apprentice will start building a pension once they meet the requirements to begin participation.
- Both the Health & Welfare and Pension programs are among the finest in the construction industry.
To qualify for the Sprinkler Fitters 669 Training Program, you must check to confirm the following five items: