Fire Protection Designer

Job Description

Western States Fire Protection (WSFP) and its subsidiaries are more than a company. We are a family of unique individuals committed to our purpose, our values, and each other. And we believe in making our own luck, creating our own opportunities. WSFP accomplishes this by constantly innovating, finding ways to create new value and seizing new opportunities.

Protecting lives and property since 1985, WSFP and its subsidiaries specializes in Life Safety Systems. Our values are simple: integrity, quality, safety, professionalism, commitment.

What we offer:

- Health, Life, Dental and Vision Insurance
- Flex Spending (FSA) (Cafeteria Plan)
- 401(k) Plan
- Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
- Paid Time Off (PTO)
- Paid Holidays


This individual will design; coordinate, and possibly project manage the fire sprinkler systems for commercial, industrial, and residential buildings. He or she will design and create the finished representation for the sprinkler systems using drawing and drafting skills and tools. The drawings produced will be used as a guide by every other link in the chain of construction, both on-site and in the office. The designer will have responsibility for the initial planning of a project including scheduling of time, creating material stock listing, analyzing changes, and solving problems. Close coordination with the project manager, project superintendent, and sales representative will be required throughout the life of the project.

Job Responsibilities

Review construction contract documents and coordinate with sub-contractors and General Contractor/owner to gather the required information to design the project s sprinkler system
Thorough use of analytical thinking and problem solving, determine construction feasibility and systems possibilities
Create detailed drawings through extensive use of AutoCAD and AutoSprink type programs
Create stock list for all material required throughout the project
Perform hydraulic calculations
Develop initial schedules for preliminary project work
Maintain design historical records for future use
Develop positive and ongoing relationships with customers to ensure company is meeting customers expectations
Coordinate with other departments within office to ensure proper handover of job information
Perform Project Manager functions as required
Complete other assigned responsibilities as directed by immediate supervisor or other WSFP management personnel

Job Qualifications

Applicable degree from a technical school or college
NICET certification is a plus
Demonstrated ability with AutoCAD, AutoSprink, or other specialized fire sprinkler layout software
Project management experience a plus
Proven ability and track record of performing work in a timely manner and meeting deadlines
Three years experience in commercial, industrial, and residential design
Detail-oriented and skilled in free hand and mechanical lettering and drawings
Possess good communication skills; both verbal and written
Willing to coordinate and work well with others
Willing to pass a post-offer drug screen test, background and reference check

All qualified applicants with Western States Fire Protection Company will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin or status as a qualified individual with a disability or protected veteran.

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