Dave Jones

Journeyman Sprinkler Fitter - Milwaukee

Milwaukee, WI
In 1977, operating out of his garage, and then in a shop in his hometown of Mt. Horeb, Dave Jones es

Job Description

Journeyman Sprinkler Fitter

Posted: Saturday, 3/9/2024

Position Title:

Journeyman Sprinkler Fitter

Date Posted:



Madison / Milwaukee, WI

Job Category:

DJ Application v2

Salary Interval:


Pay Range:

$46.00 - $52.00

Application Instructions

Please complete an application online or by stopping into our office to complete an application by hand.

Our office is located at:

2225 Kilgust Road

Madison, WI 53713

Position Description


Dave Jones is a full service mechanical subcontractor, providing plumbing, heating, cooling, electrical and fire sprinkler installations in both residential and commercial settings. We also feature a complete service department for Southern Wisconsin. We can handle any size project, big or small, without sacrificing our unmatched quality and service.

Our mission is to treat co-workers, customers, and partners as family!

Our vision is to be the company most revered by its people, customers, partners, and communities.


Career Advancement - We are growing rapidly and we promote from within. Career advancement opportunities are endless!

Excellence - We strive to be the best at everything we do and we take great pride in the quality of our work.

Family - We are a family oriented company with a culture of compassion and safe work practices.

Forward Thinking - We embrace change and there are no limits to what we can achieve together.

Giving Back - We positively impact our industry and the communities we live and work in.

Work Hard, Play Hard - We promote a work environment in which lasting friendships are created and hard work and fun go hand in hand.


As a Commercial Journeyman Sprinkler Fitter will be responsible for direct oversight of Commercial Construction jobsites. The Fire Protection Foreman will be actively involved in working hands on with all aspects of installation onsite, effectively manage larger crews by assigning tasks, setting goals and expectations. As a foreman, you will also be assisting with training and development of other individuals on the jobsite. This will include but is not limited to Youth Apprentices, Pre-Apprentices, Apprentices, and other Journeyman Sprinkler Fitters. Foreman also help with jobsite housekeeping.

Position Requirements

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the organizing of materials and maintain job site (tools and material) to provide a safe and efficient work environment.
  • Understands and practices the principals of code compliant Fire Protection Systems and working knowledge of NFPA standards to include NFPA 13, 13R, 14, 20, and 25.
  • Experience and ability to prepare and layout all associated materials and equipment from fire protection fabrication drawings for installation.
  • Knowledge, experience, and ability to perform all duties associates with cutting, fitting, and piping connections to industry standards and code.
  • Lays out and marks the position of pipe installations, passage holes, and sprinkler heads in structure for other crew members.
  • Can read and interpret fire protection, architectural, and structural plans and specifications.
  • Has a strong understanding of all job phases and how the Fire Protection systems have to be installed in conjunction with other trades.
  • Effectively lead larger job sites and crews and can effectively assign tasks in all areas of a project to meet long term timeframes by providing regular check in's and guidance.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in the use of hand tools, power tools, and power equipment.
  • Responsible for pre-planning and communicating material needs so everything is onsite when needed.
  • Responsible for direct communication with the General Contractor and to convey labor needs to the appropriate person to ensure goals are met.
  • Responsible for the training and development of Youth Apprentices, Pre-Apprentices, and Apprentices on the jobsites.
  • Understand, demonstrate, supports, and hold crew accountable to the Dave Jones Safety Culture through compliance of DJ Safety policies and practices. Actively engaged in ensuring jobsite conditions are safe for Dave Jones employees and external subcontractors.
  • Working knowledge of NFPA Standards to include NFPA 13, 13R, 14, 20 and 25
  • Minimum 5 years of Sprinkler Fitter experience
  • Experience in residential and commercial projects
  • Ability to travel to all areas of work including potential overnight stays
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Previous experience as a crew leader is a plus
  • Ability to read and interpret documents and blueprints
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence

Dave Jones At A Glance

In 1977, operating out of his garage, and then in a shop in his hometown of Mt. Horeb, Dave Jones established his business. He "did it all" earning multiple professional licenses in the plumbing trade. In 1985, he acquired a heating and cooling company to expand his service offerings under one roof. By 1992, growth warranted a move to Madison for closer proximity to customers and major suppliers. In October 2005, the company moved into its newly constructed headquarters at 2225 Kilgust Road. The 30,000 square foot facility that includes prefabrication equipment for plumbing and heating, as well as administrative offices and an expansive warehouse, was essential for the company's continued growth and technological advancement in its industry. The building provides the necessary support for their over 270 dedicated employees, and was named the 2006 "New Building of the Year" award by the City of Monona. In 2008, Dave added to his promise of "One Call Does it All" by acquiring a local fire sprinkling business. The dedicated employees of Dave Jones Fire Protection provide design, installation, and service of fire protection systems throughout Wisconsin.
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