Join one of the largest, independently owned fire protection companies in the United States!

Wolverine Fire Protection Co. operates nationwide with regional offices that span coast to coast. We provide opportunities to work in a growing, family owned business with a focus on teamwork and quality. We are also proud to offer our employees a wide array of competitive benefits which include:

  • Healthcare Coverage (employer paid premiums)
  • AFLAC Supplemental Insurance Coverage
  • Company Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Employee Savings Account
  • General Motors Supplier Discount
  • Chrysler Affiliate Rewards
  • Enterprise Rental Car Discount

Wolverine Fire Protection Co. is an AA/EOE Company. Equal employment opportunity for all persons, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, height, weight, arrest record or disability, is a fundamental company policy. EOE is a legal, social and economical necessity for the company. Equal opportunity will affect all employee practices including (but not limited to) recruiting, hiring, transfer, promotion, training, compensation benefits, layoff and termination.

If you’re interested in a position with us, please complete our employment application and mail it to:
Wolverine Fire Protection Co.
PO Box 219
Mt. Morris, MI 48458-0219
or e-mail to: wfpc@wolverinefp.com

OPEN POSTING:

Sprinkler Fitter Apprentice - Connecticut Location

Please note that all completed applications must be received no later than 4:00pm on July 12, 2019. Please be prepared to provide documentation of your Social Security Card or Birth Certificate, Drivers License and Diploma during the interview process.  If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Meghan at 860-906-3701. Completed applications may be e-mailed to wfpc@wolverinefp.com or mailed to 101 Bidwell Road, South Windsor, CT 06074.

Applicant must:

  1. Be at least 18 years old
  2. Have a high school diploma or GED
  3. Be physically fit to do the work of the trade
  4. Pass a 10-panel drug test
  5. Provide a current Driver’s License
  6. Be a US Citizen or be Authorized to work in the United States
  7. Be willing to travel from state to state for months at a time
  8. Have other than dishonorable discharge from the military (if applicable).

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. These will range from pipe wrenches and pipe threading machines to welding equipment and man lifts.

Duties and requirements for the job include, but are not limited to pipe fitting, running power equipment including pipe machines, climbing & aerial work, operating man lifts, loading and unloading pipe, working with others on construction sites and travel.Physical Demands of work include frequent lifting up to 100 pounds in weight for +- 100 feet.

Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee

The JATC governs all training for Sprinkler Fitters Local 669. This encompasses our more than 10,000 active journeymen and more 4,000 apprentices. In this section of the site you can find a great deal of information regarding are upcoming classes for our members as well as information on apprenticeship.

Nationwide Union

Road Sprinkler Fitters Local Union 669 is a nationwide local union. This gives the members of Local 669 the flexibility to work in almost any part of the United States they would like to seek employment. The career of the Sprinkler Fitter can provide a range of opportunities for achievement. Once an apprentice successfully completes the apprenticeship program and becomes a Journeyman, many opportunities lie ahead. You can work as a foreman, move up to superintendent or even move into management with a company. On the other hand, you can strive to continue building on the most respected labor unions in the construction industry. Being identified as a Sprinkler Fitter is both rewarding and fulfilling.

Entry into the Apprenticeship Program

The Apprenticeship Program is a five-year program with on the job training and a 19 Course correspondence through a nationally recognized university. Once you have entered the Apprenticeship Program and have completed your six-month probationary period you will be become a member of Local 669. An Apprentice is paid at a percentage of the Journeyman wage. Each six months of the Apprenticeship the apprentice 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.

Wages and Benefits

The wage rate of apprentices is determined by the “Class” of the apprentice. The Apprentice will receive the appropriate percentage of the Journeyman wage rate in the state where he/she is working. The Sprinkler Fitter wage rate is negotiated state by state, based on the economic conditions of the state. All apprentices will participate in a Health and Welfare program that provides medical coverage and life insurance. In addition to that, apprentices will start building a Pension once they meet the stipulated requirements to begin participation.

Fire Protection Engineer

Wolverine Fire Protection Co. is currently looking for a full time, licensed, Fire Protection Engineer for its Michigan Office. Candidates must have excellent technical skills, strong communication and interpersonal skills, as well as a proficiency in CADD – including BIM.

 Candidates will provide engineering and design for both new and remodeled design/build projects in a variety of markets including commercial, industrial, and power. Candidates will be expected to design and coordinate plans and specifications with internal teams and field installers to clarify and incorporate changes as needed. Candidates should have detailed knowledge of working fire protection systems including; Wet, Dry, Foam, Deluge, Pre-Action, Standpipe, Fire Hydrants and Fire Pumps. Fire alarm system knowledge a plus.

Alarm and Suppression Inspection / Installation Technician

Department: Life Safety Division

JOB SUMMARY:
Perform inspection and testing of fire protection, fire alarm and fire suppression systems. Installation of fire alarm systems and Fire suppression releasing systems.

JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
Schedule inspections in most cost effective manner to be performed.
Perform inspection procedures as required under NFPA guidelines and customer requirements
Complete proper forms for inspection reporting
Installation of fire alarm system and wiring associated with suppression systems per NFPA guidelines and customer requirements.
Troubleshoot all aspects of fire alarm and suppression system including panels, wiring, and devices.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Working knowledge of applicable NFPA standards.
Knowledge of fire alarm panels and fire alarm panel programming.
Ability to work cooperatively with employees at all levels of the organization.
Ability to be prompt and courteous when interacting with
co-workers and customers.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
High school diploma
Knowledge of Fire Protection, Alarm, and Suppression Systems

NICET Certified or related experience (willing to training the right person)

Project Manager

Summary of Position: Wolverine Fire Protection Co. is currently looking for a full time Project Manager for their Mt. Morris, MI location. Project Manager would be responsible for the successful execution of construction/installation projects while ensuring that his/her projects are completed in a safe, cost effective, and high quality manner.

Responsibilities/Requirements:

    • Maintain effective relationships with customers, management and field staff
    • Read, comprehend and implement project drawings and specifications
    • Estimating, bid and proposal preparation
    • Prepare project documentation, including work plans, status reports, etc
    • Prepare and track project schedules and submittals
    • Selection and management of subcontractors and material vendors
    • Direct and coordinate project teams, including field and office staff
    • track costs and preparation of project cost reports
    • Management of change orders
    • Assist in business development activities as needed
    • Ability to handle multiple projects/conflicting deadlines
    • Construction management background strongly preferred.

Competitive salary, 401k, and benefit package available.

Please email  your resume to jterwilliger@wolverinefp.com for consideration.

Project Manager - Fire Alarm, Los Alamos, NM

Wolverine Fire Protection is currently looking for a full-time, long term project manager to lead and manage construction/installation projects in Los Alamos, NM. Responsibilities for this position will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Building and maintaining effective relationships and open communication with clients, Wolverine staff, subcontractors and vendors
  • Estimating new project opportunities and assisting with bid and proposal preparations
  • Managing/tracking all project documentation, including work plans, costs, schedules, change orders, submittals, status reports, etc.
  • Directing, managing and coordinating project teams, including office and field staff, subcontractors and vendors
  • Reviewing contracts for clarifications and exceptions
  • Experience with Nuclear power preferred

Job Requirements

  • Must have working knowledge and understanding of all NFPA Codes, Fire Alarm System requirements, and Fire Protection Systems.
  • Must be able to handle multiple projects and tasks simultaneously and in an organized fashion
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Office (outlook, word, excel)
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Good organizational and time management skills.
  • Valid driver’s license.

Fire Alarm Systems Sales and Service Specialist

This position is based out of our S. Windsor, Connecticut location

Responsible for the successful execution of service testing and sales installation projects. This specialist will ensure that his/her inspections/service projects are completed in a safe, high quality and cost-effective manner.

Primary duties and responsibilities would include:

  • Maintaining effective relationships and partnerships with customers, management, and field staff (general contractors, electricians)
  • Read, comprehend, and implement project drawings and specifications
  • Estimate, bid and prepare proposals
  • Prepare project documentation; including work plans, status reports, etc. for review
  • Prepare and track project schedules and submittals
  • Selection and management of subcontractors and material vendors
  • Direct and coordinate project teams, including office and field staff
  • Tracking of costs and preparation of project cost reports
  • Recognition of change orders and preparation of required documentation
  • Assist in business development activities as required
  • Must be able to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Adhere to all safe practices
  • Willing to work in fast changing/growing company

Minimum Qualifications

  • 8 Years of Relevant Industry Experience (Sprinklers, Special Hazards, Fire Systems)
  • NICET Certification; License L6 a plus
  • Special Hazards Certification a plus
  • Fire Extinguishers Certification a plus
  • Bachelor’s Degree is preferred, however not required if demonstrated experience is exhibited.

Fire Alarm System Designer

Wolverine Fire Protection Co. has an immediate opening for a full time Fire Alarm System Designer in our Mt. Morris, MI office. The primary responsibility of this person is to provide AutoCAD based fire alarm design. The ideal candidate will have an understating NFPA Code, fire alarm system requirements, basic knowledge of AutoCAD, will be self-motivated and possess good communication and organization skills.

If you are a fire alarm technician looking to move into a more regular routine in an office environment we will be willing to train the right candidate.

Responsibilities/Requirements:

  • Perform computer assisted drafting and design to support engineering services
  • Assist in development, documentation and communication of best practices of CADD technologies, including model sharing and coordination with other disciplines
  • Manage the initial set up of models to comply with office standards and best practices
  • Manage CADD standards, content libraries and templates
  • Engage with project teams to strategize, employ and maintain an effective CADD strategy for project deliverables
  • Assist in performing field visits required to support design
  • Organize and assist maintaining project CADD records
  • Performing Quality Control and Quality Assurance reviews of drawings

Competitive salary, 401k, and benefits package available.

Email your resume to jterwilliger@wolverinefp.com for consideration.

Fire Protection System Designer

Summary of Position:
Fire Protection Sprinkler Systems design for both new design/build and remodel projects, monitor progress, evaluate quality of design and take necessary action to keep project engineering on schedule.

Job Responsibilities:
Effectively manage the design of multiple projects simultaneously. Produce Material cutsheets and equipment lists. Work with project management and field personnel to effectively implement field changes.

Requirements:
MUST have fire protection system design background with a minimum of 5 years of design experience and be on a NICET track. Must have the ability to coordinate, plan and supervise.
Must be a self-directed independent worker that is also an innovative thinker. Knowledge of and proficiency with CAD design software and the ability to do hydraulic calculations required.
Must have the ability to coordinate plans and specifications with field installers to clarify and incorporate required changes. Must have detailed knowledge of fire suppression design, construction aspects, and project controls. Technical training and/or experience in the areas of fire sprinkler system design and specialty applications.