Sprinkler System Installers build, install, adjust, maintain and repair sprinkler systems on industrial, commercial and residential sites. They can be self-employed or work with construction firms, plumbing contractors, heating & air conditioning companies, building developers or sprinkler system contractors. They work primarily indoors but may also install outdoor systems above and below ground.

You pay attention to detail.

You have strength and stamina.

You are comfortable working at heights.


  • Read and interpret prints & specifications to determine location, size & material required
  • Examine, inspect and test sprinkler systems
  • Identify and use tools & special equipment
  • Apply codes to installation, inspection & maintenance equipment
  • Erect and use steel and power-operated scaffolding & swing stages
  • Install and maintain appliances, controls, equipment, piping & hangers

Key Skills & Attributes

(technical training and on the job)

  • Strong communication skills, reading & numeracy
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Ability to read and understand complex instructions
  • Manual dexterity & mechanical aptitude
  • Physical strength & stamina
  • Ability to lift heavy materials and stand for long periods
  • Ability to do careful & exacting work

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Hourly Pay

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Construction Workers Needed

55,810 Construction Workers needed by 2030*

*BuildForce Canada

Did You Know?

Sprinkler System Installers can install equipment during all phases of construction and renovation or upgrading of existing structures. They frequently work on the same site more than once.