Sprinkler fitters are pipefitting specialists in fire
protection. They install, repair, and maintain all types
of fixed extinguishing systems. While most of this work
deals directly with automatic sprinkler systems they also have
the skills necessary to install and service a wide variety of
other fire protection equipment such as standpipes, carbon
dioxide systems, halon systems, foam systems and dry chemical
If you should become a member of the Local 696 Joint
Apprenticeship Program the facts of life are that you:
- Are under the jurisdiction and control of the Local 696
Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee and assigned to
a contractor for training.
- Must complete a 5-Year apprenticeship in the related training program.
- Must perform satisfactorily both on the job and in the
Related Training Program. Unsatisfactory progress in
either area can result in termination of your
- Must travel to the job location.
- Are required to work both inside and outdoors. The
job can vary from working in a trench 8 feet below the grade
level working 100 feet or higher above the floor. The
majority of the work is done 10 to 20 feet off the floor.
- Will work with overhead piping normally ranging in size
from 1 inch to 8 inches and with underground pipe normally
between 4 inches and 16 inches in size.
- Will receive a starting wage as established by Agreement
between Local 696 and the National Fire Sprinkler
Association, Inc. Those performing satisfactorily will
receive an increase based on a percentage of the
Journeymanís rate each year.
- Will become eligible for Health and Welfare benefits for
yourself and your immediate family on the first day of the
calendar month following your completion of 600 hours work
on the trade. Your employer will also make
contributions into a fund to cover the cost of your
education and, upon completion of Grade 2 Apprenticeship,
will begin payments on your pension.
The Sprinkler Fitters Union Local
696, U.A. Joint Apprentice Committee will begin accepting
applications for admission to the Sprinkler Fitters
Apprentice Training Program. Applications will be
accepted at various times throughout the year. See below
under the current news and events items for the list of dates and hours for
Qualification for Apprenticeship
All applicants must be at least 18
years old and MUST HAVE the following documents ALONG WITH
COPIES to receive an application:
- Birth Certificate
- Social Security Card
- Valid Driverís License
- High School Diploma with Official Transcript OR
- GED with Official Transcript
- Military Discharge Form DD-214 (if applicable)
NO applications will be accepted without ALL of these
documents including copies for our records. NO exceptions
will be made.
All successful applicants will be scheduled
for a test at a later date and will be notified of the test
date and time by certified mail. There is a testing fee of
$60.00 which must be paid at the time of testing by a Bank
Certified Check or Money Order payable to The NASI
Apprentice and Training Fund, NO personal checks, cash or
credit cards will be accepted. NO exceptions will be made.
- The Application for must be completed on site and
must be legible.
- All required documentation MUST be presented at the
time of application as specified above.
applications will be accepted after the application
- INCOMPLETE OR ILLEGIBLE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE
Apprenticeship News and Information
2016 APPRENTICESHIP RECRUITMENT
[3/2/2016] - The Local 696 Joint Apprenticeship Committee will be accepting applications for the Apprenticeship Program. Please click link for information. link
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