Pipefitters and fire protection mechanics - Emploi d'avenir
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Pipefitters and fire protection mechanics

Pipefitters fabricate, install and maintain heating and cooling systems. As for fire protection mechanics, they specialize in the installation, repair and maintenance of automatic sprinkler systems to prevent and fight fires.

No matter which of these trades you choose, you will have to be meticulous and thorough, as we do not play with fire! 

 

 
Average salary39$ / hour
 

Description

Pipefitters lay out, assemble, fabricate, maintain, troubleshoot and repair piping systems carrying water, steam, chemicals and fuel in heating, cooling, lubricating and other process piping systems. Fire protection mechanics fabricate, install, test, maintain and repair water, foam, carbon dioxide and dry chemical sprinkler systems in buildings for fire protection purposes.

Profile(s)

  • Enterprising
  • Investigative
  • Realistic

Each profession is associated with a combination of three initial letters corresponding to one of the six RIASEC profiles. Profile combinations are determined based on skills, fields of interest and certain personality traits.

Main tasks

Pipefitters

  • Read and interpret drawings, blueprints and specifications to determine layout requirements
  • Cut openings for pipe in walls, floors and ceilings using hand or power tools or machines
  • Select type and size of pipe required
  • Measure, cut, thread and bend pipe to required shape using hand and power tools
  • Weld, braze, cement, solder and thread joints to join pipes and fabricate sections of piping system
  • Install supports, valves, piping and control systems
  • Test system for leaks using testing equipment
  • Clean and maintain pipe units and fittings and flush system
  • Remove and replace worn components and reactivate system
  • May prepare cost estimates for clients.

Fire protection mechanics

  • Read and interpret drawings, specifications and fire codes to determine layout requirements
  • Install clamps, brackets and hangers to support piping system and sprinkler and fire protection equipment, using hand and power tools
  • Select, measure, cut, ream and thread pipe, install sprinkler heads and mount prepared pipe in supports
  • Join pipes and piping sections using soldering and welding equipment
  • Connect piping system to water mains, supply tanks, pumps, compressors and control equipment
  • Installs valves, alarms and associated equipment
  • Test system for leaks using air or liquid pressure equipment
  • Service and repair sprinkler system
  • May prepare cost estimates for clients.

Training

DIPLOMA OF VOCATIONAL STUDIES (DVS)

Mécanique de protection contre les incendies

Description of the Mécanique de protection contre les incendies program (French only)

To register for Mécanique de protection contre les incendies (French only)

Plumbing and heating

Description of the Plumbing and heating program

To register for Plumbing and heating

More information

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This trade is in highest demand in these regions:

  • Capitale-Nationale
  • Mauricie
  • Abitibi-Témiscamingue
  • Chaudière-Appalaches
  • Grande région de Montréal

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