Wolverine Fire Protection Co. has been saving lives and protecting property since 1958. We’re one of the largest, independently owned fire protection firms in the United States and we’re always looking to add talent to our team of passionate professionals.

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 includes EMPLOYER PAID Heathcare, as well as the following:

  • Healthcare Coverage (EMPLOYER paid premiums)
  • AFLAC Supplemental Insurance Coverage
  • Company Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Paid Holidays
  • 401K
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Savings Account
  • General Motors Supplier Discount
  • Chrysler Affiliate Rewards
  • Enterprise Rental Car Discount

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

OPEN POSTING:

Wolverine Fire Protection Co. is currently looking for a full time, licensed, Fire Protection Engineer. Candidates will provide engineering and design for both new and remodeled design/build projects in a variety of markets including both the commercial and industrial sectors and collaborate with current design team.

Responsibilities

  • Determine design criteria for various design/build and plan/spec projects
  • Assist Design Team utilizing AutoSprink software
  • Mentor/train existing design team
  • Interface with clients and other construction professionals
  • Coordinate with project managers and field personnel to effectively implement company procedures

Requirements

Experience with BIM Coordination and ability to coordinate, plan, and supervise

  • Knowledge of and proficiency with CAD and Revit design software and the ability to do hydraulic calculations required.
  • Ability to coordinate plans and specifications with field installers to clarify and incorporate required changes.
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable NFPA standards, UFC 3-600-01 (8/2016, Change 5, 9/24/20)
  • Proficient in AutoSprink, Navisworks, and Microsoft Office software
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at the same time

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years of fire protection design experience
  • Valid driver’s license, ability to pass background check
  • Current P.E. license

Wolverine Fire Protection Co. is currently seeking a fire alarm designer to support our increased operations. This is a permanent, full-time position from our headquarters in Mt. Morris, Michigan. Wolverine offers EMPLOYER-PAID healthcare as well as many other benefits.

Typical responsibilities will include:

  • Design of fire alarm systems for commercial, industrial and federal clients – new and existing facilities.
  • Assist with estimating/project management and developing proposals for new project opportunities

Required Qualifications and/or Experience:

  • Applicants with field experience is preferred
  • Experience with CAD software preferred
  • Familiarity with budgeting/estimating preferred
  • Experience with installation/testing/maintenance of fire alarm systems preferred
  • Working knowledge of Fire Protection Systems: Wet, Dry, Foam, Deluge, Pre-Action, Standpipe, Fire Hydrants, Special Hazard Systems and Fire Pumps desired but not required.
  • Thorough knowledge of Uniform Fire Code, Uniform Building Code, State Administrative Code, and National Fire Code, as well as departmental rules, regulations, and NFPA.
  • NICET Certification or State of Michigan FAST License preferred but not required
  • Ability to work on ladders, scaffolding and scissor or articulating lifts.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Office (outlook, word, excel)
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Good organizational and time management skills.

Want to work in an exciting, but stable career? Our sprinkler fitters have the opportunity to travel the country and get paid for it. WFPC has installed life and property saving systems all across the country and globe, including major manufacturing buildings, federal military bases, airports, sports arenas and casinos.

Apprenticeship

The sprinkler fitter apprenticeship program is designed to equip individuals with the skills and knowledge needed to ensure a long, successful career in the fire and life safety industry.  This program is designed to provide entry-level training to individuals via on-the-job training and classroom education. Individuals accepted into our apprenticeship program will have the opportunity to learn a skilled craft at the hands of a professional, get paid while doing so, and often step directly into long-term employment as a result. We ensure our apprentices are field-ready by providing them with a comprehensive fire and life safety education that includes bolstering hard skills as well as building interpersonal skills such as teamwork, dependability, and leadership.

The Apprenticeship Program is a five-year program with on-the-job training and 19 Course correspondence through a nationally recognized university. Once you have entered the Apprenticeship Program and have completed your six-month probationary period you are eligible to become a member of Local 669.

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. Both the Health and Welfare and Pension programs are among the finest in the construction industry.

Nature of the Work

The work of a Fire Sprinkler Fitter focuses on the installation of fire protection and fire control systems including fire sprinkler systems, fire alarms, fire extinguishers, and special hazard fire protection. This also includes underground supply piping, which is connected to an integrated overhead piping system for the suppression of fire.

Safety is first and foremost; therefore, you will also be trained in the care and proper use of tools and equipment that includes pipe wrenches, pipe threading machines, welding equipment, and man lifts. Training will also include NFPA codes, inspections, and maintenance of all systems.

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

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.

Qualifications

  1. Must be at least 18 years old.
  2. Must have a high school diploma or GED.
  3. Must be physically fit to do the work of the trade.
  4. Must have other than dishonorable discharge from the military (if applicable).
  5. Must pass a drug test.
  6. Must have a current driver’s license.
  7. Must be a US Citizen or authorized to work in the United States.
  8. Be willing to travel from state to state for months at a time (as needed)

How to Apply

If you’re interested in joining the apprenticeship program, please complete our application included here and return it to wfpc@wolverinefp.com

Wolverine Fire Protection Co. is an AA/EOE Company. Equal employment opportunity for all persons, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, height, weight, arrest record, disability, or status as a protected veteran 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. For additional information please visit //www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/OFCCP/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/22-088_EEOC_KnowYourRights.pdf or //www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/OFCCP/pdf/pay-transp_%20English_formattedESQA508c.pdf