What does the job entail?
For the fitter apprenticeship program:
We provide training in the areas of new installations of various types of fire protection systems. The program consists of in house training in our shop to start to get you familiar with basic pipe fabrications and all the components.
Followed by book work, testing as well as full time on the job training. You will be paired with and working side-by-side with an experience sprinkler fitter installing a variety of pipe and tubing materials operating a wide range of tools
in measuring, cutting and threading of pipe for installation, fitting connections and testing of new commercial and residential automatic fire protection systems.
How long does the apprenticeship program last?
Minimum of two years. A lot depends on the individual and how quickly they can get through the books and testing portion.
What do we pay?
For sprinkler fitter apprentices we are starting people with zero experience at $20/hr. Wages increase based on advancement withing the program
For all other positions we offer very competitive salaries based on experience.
What benefits do you offer?
Employer paid healthcare, 401K matching, l/S term disability, company paid holidays, paid vacation time, per diem for out of town stay and profit sharing, boot allowance and we provide all PPE.
Trained fitters and technicians have a company provided vehicle
Where would my job be located?
We work throughout the State of Maine as well as in New Hampshire.
Is there out of town stay?
Occasionally there will be jobs that require our people to stay out of town. We provide the hotel accommodations and per diem.
Is there any weekend work?
Because we are in a service industry as well we work in all sorts of commercial environments—sometimes facilities experience maintenance shutdowns, so our schedule can vary. We may need to be in a facility on a weekend when
their equipment isn’t running to perform our work. We also may need to do the work during a night shift. So, the short answer is YES there may be the occasional time when weekend work or night shift work is necessary.
Also we are a 24/7 service industry and eventually when you become a competent fitter you are place on the “on call” rotation schedule for a week where you would be responsible for responding to any service related emergency
calls for that particular week.
*We provide a shift differential in pay for night work
*We provide an on call bonus for the week you’re on call as well as the week before when you’re back up for the person who is on call.
Do you lay people off in the winter?
In short: No. Our industry is highly specialized and work is in high demand.
Do you hire from within?
Absolutely. Our preference is to promote from within.
Do I need my own tools to start?
Not required, but there’s a list of basic hand tools you will need as you work your way through the program.