Fire Sprinkler Technician

Fire Sprinkler Technician

Job category: Other

Job Type: Full Time

Norfolk, Virginia

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Job Description:

Fire Sprinkler Technician 

Full-Time Position

SJ Technologies is looking for an experienced Fire Sprinkler Technician that ensures the building’s fire sprinkler systems are working properly. The Fire Sprinkler Technician’s duties may involve measuring and cutting piping, installing valves and control systems, interpreting work specifications and fire codes, and testing systems for leaks, etc.

It’s an exciting time at SJ Technologies​​. We are growing rapidly – and we were ​​​​​voted one of Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces for 2021. Enjoy a generous benefits package that includes an employee retirement plan with employer match, 11 paid holidays, PTO, dental, vision, life insurance and more.


  • Service sprinkler systems, which include electrical, mechanical, pneumatic and/or electronic units and devices that detect, indicate or regulate pressure, temperature and similar values and relationships.
  • Perform pretests to determine the extent and location of malfunctioning equipment, energizes system, components, and conducts operational checks, including test of input and output from or to related system components. Check mechanical parts for damage, proper operation and wear.
  • Repair or replace faulty parts and adjusts all moving parts and controlling devices within the simulated system. Occasionally assist engineering personnel in resolving issues and problems regarding the installation, modification and maintenance of fire sprinkler systems. Check for and repairs leaks in water and air lines, checks water flow rate, resets trip valves, checks water flow alarms, packs, lubricates and replaces gate and globe valves, renews valve gaskets and seats, and replace defective gauges. Plugs and/or jumps out station fire alarm boxes wired into Fire Alarm Headquarters and checks for proper operation while tests are being made.
  • When working on dry pipe systems (Closed Heads), uses stop-clock to test the time it takes for water to reach the inspectors test valve and then uses the stop clock to test the water flow rate. Check water flow alarms. Check and adjust quick-tripping exhauster and globe valves.
  • When working on wet pipe systems (Closed Heads) check and clean retarding chamber. Check, adjust and rests releasing mechanisms. Renew valve gaskets and seats. Make repairs by replacing pipe, valves, fittings, sprinkler heads, electrical devices, etc., on faulty or damaged sprinkler systems. Work in an advisory capacity to provide adequate sprinkler protection in buildings undergoing structural changes.

Education and Experience:

  • National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) Level II certification inspection, testing and maintenance of water-based fire protection systems is required
  • Must have working knowledge of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 13 and 25) instructions on sprinkler systems and maintenance, inspection and test procedures
  • Must have a thorough working knowledge of the principles of operation, assembly, construction and installation procedures of fire sprinkler systems.
  • 5 years or more of related experience required


Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.
  • Occasionally required to perform work by stooping, bending and reaching while in cramped and uncomfortable positions and by walking, kneeling, crouching, and crawling. Must be able to climb ladders and scaffolds to perform work at various heights. Normal vision is required.
  • Some work is performed outside and may require exposure to prevailing weather conditions.
  • Subject to perform work in areas with high noise levels where ear protection is required.
  • The Fire Sprinkler Technician may be exposed to fumes, dust, dirt, grease and oil, and is subject to the possibility of scrapes, cuts, bruises, contusions, burns, electric shock and eye hazards.

    SJ Technologies is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

Pay: $26-$30/HR

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Position filled: Open

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