Fire Protection Designer in Minneapolis, MN at Ahern

Date Posted: 9/4/2020

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Job Description

Want to join an exciting high-paced highly specialized industry?  Join Twin Cities - Ahern Fire Protection team designing the sprinkler systems in buildings that protect and save lives.  We are a fire protection contractor that designs and installs fire protection systems in new and existing building, working with some of the biggest names in the construction industry on some of the top tier projects in town.

Building a first class reputation in the industry since 1880 did not happen by chance. It has developed over time through our commitment to conducting business ethically and by providing continuous learning, improvement and development opportunities for our number one asset, employees.  As one of the largest Mechanical Contractors in the Midwest, J.F. Ahern can provide you with a meaningful career at a family owned company with a rich history of over 130 years.  At J.F. Ahern Company, you are more than just a number on a page, but a valuable part of the family.  It’s no wonder that over 87% of our interns rate their experience with us as well above average. 

As a Fire Protection Designer you will take lead in designing, managing, and supporting the installation of fire protection systems.  We are always looking for hard working passionate people looking to join a competitive team looking to grow into the top fire protection contractors in Twin Cities.

How you will contribute:

  • Drafting and designing of sprinkler system drawings in accordance with applicable codes and installation requirements.
  • Performing hydraulic calculations to prove and ensure system performance.
  • Leading project coordination, scheduling, change requests, and technical assistance.
  • Tracking and being aware of project financials
  • Preparing and ordering materials required for project installation.
  • Working with field foreman to resolve any installation issues that arise.
  • Assisting the estimating and other design personnel with technical interpretation as needed.
  • Obtaining all necessary approvals and reviews of project design data.
  • Maintaining organized records of active projects.
  • Performing Safety Audits during site visits to ensure and encourage company’s commitment to safety.

What you need to qualify:

  • Prior experience working in AutoCAD or similar drafting experience.
  • Math and analytical skills is preferred.
  • Strong project management and time management skills preferred.
  • Associate or bachelor’s degree in a related field (Fire Protection Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Construction Management, Architecture, or other relevant degree).
  • Preferred knowledge of the construction industry. 

What's in it for you?

Working for the 19th largest mechanical contractor in the United States comes with many perks. The Company has a commitment to excellence that extends beyond our outstanding customer satisfaction ratings and numerous safety awards. 

  • Bonus programs and generous 401K match
  • Health benefits package that ranks in the top 25% of all plans nationally
  • Wellness program that was designed to keep employees and their families happy and healthy. 
  • Significant investment in employee training programs, advancement opportunities, educational assistance, and flexible work schedules have helped Ahern stand out above others in the industry. 

Ahern is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages veterans, women, minorities, and disabled individuals to apply.



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